The 90-degree temperatures on Wednesday were a challenge for the Tanguay Pools installation team. NBC Connecticut caught up with them when they installed a pool in Watertown.
They’re constantly fighting the sun’s rays because it gets even hotter in a pit six feet deep.
“Regardless of the outside temperature, it will be around 20 degrees warmer in the pool because the steel reflects the sun’s rays back. So if it’s a 90 degree day out here, it’s 110 in the hole. Said Rick Tanguay, the president of Tanguay Pools.
Your ultimate goal is to provide the customer with a refreshing pool that can be an oasis on hot summer days. But during the construction process, the workers roast.
“We only drink a lot of water, sometimes we just spray ourselves with a hose when the sweat is not enough to cool us down,” said Tanguay.
It’s those hot summer days that make them work harder and attract more customers.
“The hot weather definitely brings them in. Some people might have the pool on hold for a year. All of a sudden you get a day in the 90s and they want the pool to be installed yesterday. They don’t care what the cost is [they’ll say] when can you do that, ”said Tanguay.