SARATOGA SPRINGS – Normally, the Perry kids would spend the summer playing baseball, going to camp and making weekend trips to their family’s cottage in Vermont. But because of COVID-19, their baseball season is on hold, camps are canceled and Vermont is off limits for now. Lucky for them, they have a new pool.
The Perry family — parents Kyle and Jen, and their sons, aged 12 and 9 — bought a pool from Concord Pools and Spas just before the COVID-19 shutdowns began. Installation was underway when non-essential businesses, pool installers among them, were shut down. Work was allowed to continue at the Perrys’ house on Phila Street because leaving it unfinished would have been unsafe. Kyle Perry said he watched the progress while working from home. The day a crane settled the new fiberglass pool into his backyard was a welcome distraction for his family and their neighbors in the early days of the quarantine.