With no end to demand in sight, pool makers look to hire hundreds of people

Pool Makers Hire ThousandsCOLONIE — There is a silver lining in the current pandemic-driven economy.

Actually, make it a fiberglass or vinyl pool lining.

In an example of how COVID-19 is rearranging the economy and job market, a Capital Region pool manufacturer says it can’t hire people fast enough to keep up with the backlogged demand for swimming pools.

“Our view is this pool boom is not going to slow down,” said Scott Rajeski, president and CEO of Latham Pools, one of the nation’s largest makers of vinyl and fiberglass pools.