Summer is here, and after months of social distancing, many Americans are ready to travel. However, others may not be ready to travel, or aren’t keen on reports of crowded travel destinations. Rather than packing up the car or catching a flight to their preferred beach, some consumers are planning for another summer spent in the backyard.
While some consumers have invested in a new RV or other camping gear, others are opting for a swimming pool they can enjoy all summer long. Demand for home swimming pools rose considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic, causing retailers to struggle to keep above-ground pools in stock.
Above-ground pools are typically more affordable than in-ground pools, last long enough for families to enjoy them for many years to come, and are relatively easy to install. It also makes for an easier opportunity for potential scammers to take advantage of the situation by creating suspicious websites.