by Jeff Baxter
For the last few months we have been reporting on how bad the
economy is. So has everyone. Blah, blah, blah, we
all know how bad it is. But there are some bright spots
for the pool & spa industry that we would like to report:
People Are Buying Foreclosures
Yes, people are buying foreclosures, and many of them
have pools and/or spas in them. This has proven to be a
big boom for pool & spa companies nationwide. Many of the
pools or spas have fallen into disrepair during the time the
houses were vacant, and they need to be fixed up. Also,
many of the buyer's of these homes are first time homeowners who
have never had to care for a pool or spa before...so there are
thousands of people who need help setting up their pools or spas
People Are Choosing Not To Vacation As Much This Year
With the economy in it's current state, many people have
indicated that they will not be taking their normal summer
vacations and instead, are opting to stay home and enjoy the
pool, spa and backyard they already have. Many folks are also
upgrading their backyards as well. For the same couple of
thousand dollars people would normally spend on a one week
vacation, they are purchasing new barbecues, hot tubs, outdoor
kitchens, gazebos and the like. Many pool owners are
either replacing their pool liners or doing other pool
renovations such as replacing their steps, diving boards, lights
or filter systems.
New Pool & Spa Prices Are Way Down
you can afford
it, and are thinking about buying a new pool or spa, THIS IS
DEFINITELY THE TIME TO BUY! You will never see deals like this
again. Many of the swimming pool builders and spa dealers are
offering tremendous deals, bargains and incentives in order to fill
their installation schedules and keep their employees busy.
If you have some money saved up, or
you do have access to the very low interest rates being offered by
some banks, you could save thousands of dollars by purchasing your
pool or spa now, while the market is still down. Although Poolandspa.com does not sell
pools or spas, our site is a great resource for you to do your
research before purchasing.
Click here to get to
the Hot Tub Spa Buyer's Guide section of our web site and
click here to get
to the Swimming Pool Buyer's Guide section of our web site to
If you need a local pool builder or
spa dealer, visit our
Locator Search Engine
to find qualified companies in your area.
To get the unbiased opinions of
others, you may want to check out our
Pool and Spa
Message Board Forums to see what other consumers have to say
about their pools or spas - or their experiences buying the.
Any of course we suggest visiting the
web sites of many of our sponsors, which you will see along the left
hand side-bar on many of the web pages on our site.
Swim Spa Sales Are Up
So you think you might want a
swimming pool, but it costs too much money. So you thought about
getting a hot tub spa instead, but they seem to be just too small.
Don't you wish that someone would invent something that had all the
best features of a pool and a spa combined, but at a really
reasonable cost ? Well, your wish has come true because although
Swim Spas have actually been around for a few years, they are just
now becoming much more popular and much more available throughout
most of the USA - and the rest of the world too !
Click here to get
to the new Swim Spa section of our web site.
Online Sales and Replacement Part
Sales Are Way Up
As many local pool & spa stores are forced to close their
doors, many pool & spa owners are flocking to the Internet
to purchase their supplies. Poolandspa.com, along most
other online retailers, are reporting sales increases from
30%-50% over the same period last year. The fact the
so many local pool & spa stores have gone out of business is
a large contributing factor for people to
opt to purchase online rather than drive all around town
looking for a bricks-and-mortar store that is still in
This is the fourth recession our company
has lived through and we can tell you that every time,
replacement part sales go through the roof as well.
Instead of just buying a new pump, filter or heater, many
consumers are purchasing the replacement parts needed and
simply fixing what they have. It's amazing how handy
"Dad" can be when he wants too - and it ends up being quite
a savings in money!
you are in the market for some replacement parts for your
pool or spa, check out our wide selection in our
More Bright Spots - We Have Slashed Our Prices Too!
Due to a new order fulfillment system, increased sales
volume, and the addition of a few more warehouses across the
country, all of our Poolandspa.com prices have been
tremendously slashed - most are a full 50% off retail. At Poolandspa.com we have all the
chemicals, parts and accessories you will need to get that pool or
spa in shape for this year's summer season. And to help with
people's tighter budgets, we have reduced many of our prices to near
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