Pool sales going off deep end as Montreal homeowners prep for summer staycation

With travel restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic grounding planes and vacation plans, Montreal homeowners are investing in their backyards preparing for a summer staycation.

Local West Island company, Pools’R’Us has seen a spike in business this season with pool installations jumping 20 per cent this summer compared to last.

“It is tough to deal with the constant demand,” company owner Sean Sara said.

“We have had a huge influx of calls this summer and we’re trying to keep up.”

He says the big-ticket item is new pools but he is also receiving a higher demand for pool renovations and relining.

“Revamping old pools it’s on the up and up,” Sara said.

Stephaine Quesnel and her family are among those eager clients waiting to be able to use her new $30,000 investment.

“It’s hard to see others with pools right now. The kids keep asking when ours will be ready were super excited,” Quesnel said.

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With parks closed and no official date to the reopening of public swimming pools and splash pads she sees the pool as a way entertain the children.

”It will definitely alleviate some stress especially with the parks closed, ” Quesnel said.

“Moms are having trouble keeping their kids busy the pool will help a lot.”

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