North Texas Pool Pros Swamped With Work

North Texas’s unusually harsh cold spell this past winter was bittersweet for local pool professionals: While it’s unfortunate that Mother Nature wreaked havoc on so many pools, it’s good to be busy.

Rolling blackouts shut down many pools’ freeze-protection systems, and near-record days of below freezing temperatures froze pool pipes and cracked pavement and tiles.

"This has been the busiest winter and spring since I've been in business, and I've been in business since 1988," said Bob Iovinelli, owner of Blue Horizon Pool & Spa in Plano, Texas, as reported on

Ron Robertson, owner of Robertson Pools in Coppell, Texas, says he and his crews are busier this spring, too. “We are up 126 percent over last year with over 50 jobs to start, and the average cost of the job is up $7,000.”

Many contractors are so busy, they’re telling customers they’ll have to wait up to three weeks before work can begin.

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