Two years ago, the pool industry was hit hard by pandemic-related shortages that affected many businesses all over the globe. Demand was up, factories were shut down, and shipping was problematic. Thankfully, those days are now behind us, and we are all breathing a sigh of relief. Above-ground pools are readily available again. Aside from availability, customers could experience a delay at this time of the year if they want their new pool professionally installed. With those factors in mind, here’s what to keep in mind if you want to get an above-ground pool in 2023.
Do Retailers Have Above Ground Pools in Stock?
Most retailers, including The Pool People, do have above-ground pools in stock at this time. We have a good supply of Doughboy®, Embassy®, Radiant®, and Cornelius® pools available. If the model you want does not have to be special ordered, it is a matter of getting the pool from our warehouse and delivering it to the customer, a process that should not take more than a week or so.
DIY Above-Ground Pool Installation
If you have a level place to put your above-ground pool or can easily excavate a level spot, erecting the pool is something that you can probably do yourself pretty simply. DIY installation of an above-ground pool typically takes a few people to handle the heavier components. Your pool kit will come with step-by-step instructions and even links to video tutorials. There are four main steps in DIY pool installation: ground preparation, assembling the pool framework, installing the pool wall, and installing the lining and finishing. You should plan on this process taking a few days to complete.
Professional Above Ground Pool Installation
Even though it’s possible for you to install your above-ground pool yourself, it may be worth the extra expense to hire a professional team to do the job. Reasons for hiring the pros to install your new pool are that they have the right tools and equipment for the job. Also, they are skilled individuals who have the experience behind them to get your pool installed quickly and properly. Finally, if any unforeseen challenges pop up during the installation process, they will know how to handle them. A professional above-ground pool installation typically can be accomplished in one day, barring unforeseen weather events.
The Pool People is now doing above-ground pool installations. Because we are in the warm weather season and demand is high, you may have to wait up to six weeks for an opening in our schedule. However, to ensure that your above-ground pool is installed correctly, it’s worth the wait.
Are you ready to take the plunge and get an above-ground pool? If you are concerned about supply and delivery delays, don’t worry, they are a thing of the past. How long does it take to get an above-ground pool in 2023? The Pool People has above-ground pools in stock and can deliver in a matter of days. If you want to go the route of a DIY installation, our products come with excellent installation instructions. However, if a DIY project of that magnitude isn’t your cup of tea, The Pool People can professionally install your new pool for you. Give us a call and let’s explore your options together.