A pool. What I would give for a pool right now. I was smart enough to buy a kiddie pool for my son back in early April, but in the heat of early spring here in South Carolina, it's now deflated into a flaccid bird bath and I'm too embarrassed to ask a neighbor for a pump to refill it with air. If only I had access to a real pool, summer for my 5-year-old would be saved. Fortunately, even though pools are sold out practically everywhere right now, there are still a few available (but you'd better act fast).
Whether you're talking about the kind of sturdy above-ground pool that's big enough for actual swimming or the inflatable kind you can deflate and put away when you're done using it, pretty much every variety of pool has suddenly become impossible to find, reported New York magazine (there's even been an increase in demand for the services of inground pool builders). Like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, suddenly everyone is realizing that they're going to need a pool to get through the next few months. Alas, all the usual suspects are out of stock, from Lowes to Home Depot to Target... but there are still a few pools you can buy online. Some come from mom and pop shops in small towns, others are from big retailers like Amazon, but all are in short supply. Even if it's listed below, note these few remaining items might not be available in a few days. So don't delay.
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