Backyard pool sales, dog adoptions spike amid pandemic stay-at-home orders | Burns & Wilcox

Sales of pools, trampolines and other backyard recreational items surge as families try to salvage a summer marred by camp closures, community pool shutdowns, travel restrictions and continued anxiety over the COVID-19 crisis. U.S. and Canadian vendors sell out of above-ground pools and trampolines and luxury backyard amenities like hot tubs and outdoor fire features become increasingly popular. Pet adoptions rise dramatically, in a “pandemic puppy” trend that has families taking advantage of extra time at home to train a new dog.

 

“If you do decide to invest in warm-weather amenities, be sure to also invest in the proper liability coverage to protect yourself and the possibility of injury among guests, neighbors and family, in addition to your property coverage.” –Kate Wright, Associate Vice President, Regional Practice Group Leader, Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Indianapolis, Indiana

 

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