Thank you for considering BERRY FAMILY POOLS for your future Doughboy Above-ground Pool, Viking Spa (both made in the USA!) or Deck. We have been serving East Texans for 43 years. Doughboy pools are a lasting investment! Our oldest pool turned 41 last year! We’re proud to have tons of pools that are 30-plus years old and counting!
We believe in being completely transparent and honest with our customers, so this page explains what you need to know if you want to purchase a pool for Summer 2022. No gimmicks—just the facts.
COVID has greatly impacted the recreational products industry.
During 2020, families were stuck at home, having to cancel vacations and sports, and left with nothing to do. Anything from the recreational industry was a hot commodity and left the shelves quickly. Pools, trampolines, bicycles, boats, spas—you name it. Doughboy Pools were the only ones that were manufactured in the US. Others (including Walmart type) had no pools because they couldn’t be shipped in from China or Canada. The result: We were slammed, and Doughboy (a 75+ year American company) received 4-years-worth of orders AT ONCE! This caused major delays at the plant and problems with getting enough raw materials. Orders we used to receive within just a few days began taking 6 months or longer to receive from the plant in Arkansas.
Families made early pool purchases all through last fall and winter to get in line for their pool sometime this summer. In early spring, Doughboy notified us that they would fill existing orders, but they could not accept additional orders for the 2021 season.
As of April 29th, we were completely sold out of pools for the 2021 season. Doughboy had announced that they would not accept orders for 2022 until the fall, but that changed. In July, we were notified that we could order our summer 2022 inventory, but we would be limited to the quantity we had ordered in 2021.
So we ordered all the pools and liners we could order!
We ordered immediately to try to get in the front of the production line and get pools for next year as soon as possible! We will have just those pools and liners available for summer 2022. When they're gone, they're gone.
We don't work on commission, and we don't believe in pressuring our customers. We believe in the quality of the products we sell and the lasting value they provide to families. We are not trying to rush or pressure anyone. But we do want to be open and transparent about the way things are.
Here's the situation:
The pools we ordered are going fast! If you want a pool for 2022, please come see us as soon as possible to start the process. Our Viking Spas are coming in late, but we are getting them. Patience is the key. Nothing is fast any more. So if you want a pool for next summer, please don’t delay. Get started now!
Here are some steps to get started:
Step 1: Check out the Pools and Decks pages on our website. You’ll find lots of information about pools and spas along with photo galleries of our pools and decks to inspire you. Also check out the official Doughboy website. (Use this link to get to the official Doughboy site.)
Step 2: Come to our Store. We have 5 running pools, liners, equipment, cleaners, steps, covers, spas and decks. (Our deck builder is on site and can answer your questions.)
We have lots of choices! Our pools are installed in two days. (Watch this cool slideshow of the installation process.) The backhoe can give you depths up to 7 ft, and the pool can be countersunk 2 ft. Pools with Vermiculite (soft concrete) bottoms range from $5000 up to around $20,000 and all in between. Customers come from up to 1 ½ hours away. We install within 80 miles of Longview except for Louisiana. It’s worth the trip to come see us!
We have no commissions, so there is no sales pressure at Berry Family Pools. Instead, we give you lots of information: a large brochure packet with a complete price list and instructions for how to mark out the different sizes in your yard. We want you to be able to choose what is best for YOU!
Start planning now!
We offer 100%, zero down, low-interest financing.
We are easy to find at 655 E. Loop 281, one mile East of Sam’s/Walmart. (Look for a large Rehab Hospital that uses our driveway.)
Open Tues-Friday, 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday 9-3, Closed Sun & Mon.
Hope to see you soon!
Sheila Berry Satterwhite
(Four generations of Berrys)