The first pool was built about five thousand years ago in the Pakistani city of Mohenjo-
Daro. The pool was christened great bath and its walls measured twelve meters south and north,
seven meters wide and two-point four meters deep (Wiltse, 2018). The most famous pool is
found in ancient Greece, characterized by a revolution in the people's lifestyle based on wealth
acquisition that resulted in a luxurious lifestyle. In America, the first swimming pool was built in
1907, and its construction grew rapidly after the Second World War. The rapid growth of the
film industry did revolutionize the pool building industry as it depicted that owning a swimming
pool in once backyard brought about some status. Pool building has gone through a great
revolution; today, swimming pools have mutated as practicable consumer purchases (Wiltse,
2018). Several individuals started to realize that pools provide an excellent vacation place. The
demand for the swimming pool in America has been on the rise in the recent past. It has also led
to an increased number of pool building firms in the market. This paper takes a poisoned look at
problems faced by the pool builders.
Productivity; Constant construction workforce efficiency is one of the problems faced by
pool builders. While other production and manufacturing sectors of the economy have gained
one hundred percent from an enhanced workforce, productivity in the pool building industry has
been experienced a low growth rate over time. According to a recent study, production
stagnation in the pool building industry is always a result of direct production time loss. It
happens as a result of waiting for equipment’s, going for early breaks, moving to the worksite,
production planning and waiting for raw materials. Reduced productivity in the pool building
industry is depicted in the bottom line, where the margin of pool building firms ranges between
eight to ten percent. Therefore, pool building firms get themselves fixed less profit margins and
stand still production, unable to generate revenues needed in essential technological investment.
Profitability; The regulations to join the pool building industry are little, creating a
flooded sector with lots of competition. The competition brought about by the many pool
building companies is lowering the profit revenue and straining the necessary reinvestment in
good business performances and new technology (Herman, 2019). Not all Americans can afford
to build and maintain pools. The building firms are always scrambling for the few individuals
who are in a position of building pools. Therefore, there is a need for proper marketing in the
pool building industry.
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Project performance; The openings in the pool building industry are on the rise, but so is
the complexity of the projects. With several firms already running on a tight profit ratio, a minor
production mess would lead to a total loss of profit for the whole firm. The evolution of designs
and pool location sites has also brought about complications. Some locations and designs are
much bigger or too complex and require superior efficiency (Herman, 2019). Pool building firms
toil to meet such requirements by clients.
Lack of budget; Constant operation with zero real-time budgets on pool constriction
projects is a significant challenge affecting pool building firms. According to recent research,
most energy sector projects are delivered as per the budget, and it’s only a few developments that
are finished on time. A good number of pool building firms are operating without or not adhering
to the budget (Schwartz, 2005). Our digital marketing firm will stress to our clients the need for
budgeting and adherence to the budget. To help improve profitability and on-time projects
Skilled labor shortage; The pool building industry is bracing for a drastic labor reduction.
A majority of firms operate at equilibrium or with a tiny profit margin resulting in a crisis in the
skilled labor market. With small or no profits, several firms are not able to procure services from
professionals like engineers, supervisors, and estimators as they will not be in a position to pay
them. The present variation of generation in the labor market has also brought about
complexities (Schwartz, 2005). The four generations: millennial traditionalists, Generation X,
and baby boomers, bring about a big challenge as each generation subscribes to different work
behavior, attitude, ethic, and outlook. On some occasions, the pool building industry has
experienced a reduction in human resource experience and a rise in project complexities. The
fusion of the two brings about production difficulties, project quality issues, workers' safety and
project delivery delays.
Sustainability issues; Water management and climate change are environmental matters
that bring about an ever-increasing challenge to the pool building industry. Meeting goals for
lower greenhouse gasses and carbon dioxide emissions around the globe will be a severe
problem for the construction of a swimming pool in some parts of the nation that has always
experienced lots of rain, flooding, and other natural tragedies of climate change (Schwartz,
2005). Workable designs and intelligent planning will be needed to overcome such calamities,
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but the whole fresh approach is required an issue the entire pool building industry is yet to
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