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Pool company sees increase in demand

Posted at 3:16 PM, May 12, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Since Gov. Andy Beshear announced pools in Kentucky would not open this summer, pool companies across the area have had an influx of calls.

Aurora Pools of Lexington has sold nearly 100 pools online and over the phone, which is unusual for this time of year.

"We normally do between 300 and 400 above ground pools and 50 to 70 in grounds, of our critical mass, we can't really do anymore than that. And this year, we'll do that at least," owner Scott Farmer said.

To abide by the CDC guidelines, Aurora Pools has closed their showroom, only booking one appointment per hour. The owner says during almost every appointment, a pool is purchased.

"Our sales were off some of course. It's hurt patio furniture and things like that, where people can't come in the store," Farmer said. "But as far as pools and spas, the demand is through the roof. Nobody's taking a vacation, everybody's staying home."

The store's curbside service will continue through Memorial Day Weekend.