Pool Building Changes during COVID-19

If you haven’t built a pool yet on your property, there are a lot of good reasons for considering doing so. The pervasiveness and danger of COVID-19 have made spending time at home more appealing than perhaps any moment in recent history. If you’re going to be stuck at home anyway, there’s no better time to have a pool. Swimming is a great source of exercise you can do right at home, and spending sunny afternoons swimming or hanging out by the pool can be very helpful in lifting your spirits. Of course, the process of constructing a pool is rife with extra challenges due to the novel coronavirus, so here are some things you should know about the current state of pool installation in Atlanta, GA.

Planning Is Done as Remotely as Possible

As with other businesses — not to mention school classes and social get-togethers — much of the preparation that can be done in advance of building residential or commercial pools in Atlanta can be accomplished via teleconferencing. Using programs like Zoom and FaceTime, contractors can speak with their clients about their plans for the pool design and construction, so that there’s as little face-to-face contact as possible. In this way, professional pool builders are doing their part to stem the spread of the virus, while still keeping the lines of communication open at all times.

On-Site Meetings

Eventually, the contractor is going to have to take a look at your backyard to determine how to construct your pool. Thankfully, your yard is an outdoor environment, so you won’t have to spend any time in an enclosed space with anyone outside your family. You can (and should) expect the contractor to maintain social distancing while wearing a mask to ensure that each of you is kept as safe as possible. For the construction itself, you don’t have to be present any more than you have to. Furthermore, all pool construction companies know the importance of preventing any employee who’s showing symptoms — or who as tested positive — from visiting your home.

Professional Maintenance

Most gyms are either closed or unsafe, so it’s important that you be able to keep up with an exercise routine even in the middle of a pandemic. This is one of the many reasons why installing a pool is so beneficial. Not only does it give you a place to exercise, but the chemical treatment of swimming pools is expressly designed to prevent the spread of bacteria, viruses, and other communicable diseases. In order to make sure your swimming pool is safe for you and your family, you should hire a professional pool cleaning service. Hiring a person who’s an expert in pool maintenance will ensure that your new pool will be chemically balanced at all times so that COVID-19 won’t be able to survive in your pool and infect anyone in your family.

If you’re worried about constructing a new pool during a pandemic, contact the experts at Hilltop Pools. We’ve been building high-quality residential and commercial custom pools in Atlanta for over 40 years, and we’ll take every precaution to ensure that yours is built soundly and safely. Give us a call today for a free quote at (770) 471-3889.

We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”