More stories about Loans

  • New Path for Pool Financing

    The pool industry has completely changed since the 2008 housing crash.

  • Financial Freedom?

    Edwards Pools began offering financing to its vinyl-liner pool customers last year. But the program didn’t stimulate sales. In fact, not one client applied for a loan. 

  • Pool Financing Evolves Through Recession

    In response to ongoing struggles over consumer financing, the swimming pool industry is seeing a number of new initiatives take hold

  • From All Angles

    The economic crisis is a serious matter, but many still find time for gallows humor.

  • An Industry Leader’s Take on the Economy

    Challenging economic conditions have industry leaders pondering the current state of affairs and where the nation is headed. Manuel J. Perez de la Mesa, president/CEO of distributor giant PoolCorp in Covington, La., offers some insights.

  • Lending Crisis Spreads to ‘Alt-A’ Loans

    The housing bust that’s hurting pool construction first struck the subprime lending market last year. Then, this summer, even major brokerage houses began pulling back from lending money to their wealthy clients.