Native pool firm making a splash throughout pandemic

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. – It’s the perfect way to enjoy hot summer days – cool off in a backyard pool.

“There’s always a little spike in the spring, but the number of incoming calls is just unreal,” said Chris Freeman, owner of Bluewater Pools.

Freeman and his team are literally overcrowded.

“I’m just trying to keep my head afloat to be honest,” Freeman said.

He told News 3 that the phone rang in March.

“You really want to do something,” he said. “I don’t think people will travel that much … maybe invest in their garden and read to enjoy family time.”

Freeman gets about 30 new leads a week, but he usually only creates 30 pools a year.

“We’re fully booked well into autumn, maybe by the end of the year,” he said.

Another plus for a pool is that, according to the CDC, there is no evidence that the coronavirus can spread in pool water as long as it is disinfected and properly maintained.

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According to Freeman, putting a pool in the ground takes about eight weeks, so many customers are just adding things to their garden lifestyle.

“We make fire pits, waterfalls, BBQ areas, hot tubs – everything so people can really enjoy their whole yard,” Freeman said.

He says the time to call is now to get into the books for next year.

“Call now and make an appointment, but remember, this is a long-term commitment,” he said.

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