Here comes summer! But wait, you may ask yourself, how do I cool off this summer if the local pool is closed due to the coronavirus?
If your immediate answer was buy a little pool for the backyard, you may already be too late. The Los Angeles Times reports that demand for inflatable vinyl pools — whether for kids or adults — has already swamped demand.
Companies creating and selling vinyl pools, such as the Mylle, Minidip and Funboy brands, all are sold out. Their websites say they expect to be restocked by late June, although you should get in on a presale order now.
Seattle-based Mylle founder Kriss Myllenbeck told the Times the company saw a "comically noticeable geographic spike" in purchases the last weekend in April from Los Angeles.
"We have been a niche brand for an activity most people were only doing on the weekend, and now all of a sudden everyone is home on a Tuesday trying to deal with 90-degree" weather, Myllenbeck said.