My dad is a pool artist.
The guy has been building concrete in ground pools since before I was born.
He is known all over the county and his schedule is backed up by 6 months. Everyone wants a pool installed by my dad. He does amazing work and transforms every backyard into a beautiful oasis. He can tackle the project with a $10,000 budget or $100,000 budget. My dad uses a lot of rebar supplies when he is building pools. Rebar is the Steel part of the structure that gives the concrete the shape that it needs. My dad buys all of his rebar and rebar tie wire from the same distribution house that he has used for the past 15 years. Both of the businesses seemed to grow together. One thing that I have noticed is the prices on rebar tie wire. They really seem to be going up lately. I’ve helped my dad with the number of pool projects this year and the price on rebar tie wire has easily jumped by 10% since the beginning of the pandemic. All of the rebar that is made here in America has increased in price. Even though rebar that is made overseas has also increased. There really isn’t anything that we can do about the prices. We have to buy rebar and rebar wire in order to create the pools. It is an expense that we are stuck paying and the customer sees a brunt of that cost. We pay some of the cost and the customer feels it too.