The lockdown and uncertainty over summer holidays has led to a boom in business for one UK company who are now recruiting a ‘Staycation Designer’ to help them meet demand.
Sussex based Compass Pools has reported a 600% increase in orders for home swimming pools as millions of us prepare to spend our summer holidays in the UK with ‘Swimming pools’ becoming one of the top 10 Googled products in the UK.
To meet increased demand the company is now on a recruitment drive, which could also help those that have been made redundant from the travel industry.
Compass Pools made headlines last year after they designed a one-of-a-kind, death defying swimming pool that sits 200 metres above London’s skyline.
Managing director and pool designer Alex Kemsley says the cost to build a basic home pool starts from £60,000 and they can be installed in as little as 17 days, meaning Brits’ desire to own their very own slice of paradise needn’t only be a pipedream.
He said: “The uncertainty over Coronavirus means thousands of British holidaymakers have shelved their foreign holiday plans and are opting to stay in the UK instead.
“We’ve seen a sharp rise in enquiries and orders for home swimming pools as people decide to holiday at home rather than head to the airports.
“A home pool can give years and years of pleasure and can also add value to a home so it’s an investment that a growing number of people are choosing to make. We have also had a run of hot weather and that’s helped too.
“The increase in business has enabled us to recruit and grow our team, offering positions to many who had lost their jobs in the travel industry.
“Now we are looking to recruit the UK’s first ever dedicated Staycation Designer to help customers plan the perfect pool holiday in the comfort and safety of their own home.”
He added that as well as a Staycation Designer the firm was also seeking Production and Installation Engineers.
He said: “Staycation Designer would suit someone from the travel industry who could help people design the perfect pool space and staycation, and the Production Engineer role would suit someone with a background in the automotive or motorsport industry, as they’d be helping to manufacture our pool shells.
“To help get the pools in the ground, we also need more Installation Engineers. This could suit someone from the construction industry.
“Logistically, the lockdown was initially a bit of an issue for us as hotels were closing, making long distance jobs difficult.
“We’re now working round the situation in a safe manner, and pools have started to go in with new practices over the past few weeks.”
To apply for one of Compass Pools’ new vacancies, visit: https://www.compass-pools.co.uk/careers/