California may be suffering from a devastating drought condition, but it’s definitely not stopping the swimming pool industry from performing well. From infinity pools to backyard swimming pools, Californians just can’t stop building them all.
Last year, the number of backyard swimming pools built by Californians has broken records upon records. This year, it would seem that the state is on the track to breaking that record and shatter last year’s mark even when California is experiencing one of the most terrible droughts in the state’s history, earning them differing reactions from the local water agencies.
Aaron Gurley of Gurley’s Premier Pools and Spas was supervising his crew as they tap a tool used for leveling into a wet concrete located at the edge of a large hole in the backyard when he stated how most people are unaware of the amount of math needed in building a swimming pool.
His crew is now going to lay natural stone tiles on the edges of the pool after they had just finished sealing the hole to prevent any leakages.
His company is currently building a pool for Victoria Deal who currently resides in Folsom, particularly at the eastern part of Sacramento suburb. Deal has three children and she says that she is actually excited that she can give her kids a pool that they can enjoy.
She said that a lot of people were actually surprised that Deal had decided to build a pool in the midst of a drought but she thought of the act as good for her family and her backyard which will now be very low maintenance.
But Deal is not the only person who had done this. According to a tracking firm, about 11,000 Californians have either built or rebuilt a pool in the past year and this year it is expected that 13,000 people are going to do the same.
But since local water agencies are now tightening their restrictions in order to implement the newly mandated reductions, the pool industry in the state of California would have to fight in order to survive.