Summer 2020 is off to a slow start with COVID-19 ruining most people's summer plans. This is leading to people trying new and potentially safer ideas. With many businesses struggling during these times, some are seeing a huge increase in sales. Personal pools, trampolines, boats, and many other outdoor activities are seeing those increases.

According to the New York Times,

Landscapers and retailers say sales of gardening soil, mulch and firewood — for fire pits — are soaring. Trampolines are hard to come by. And swing sets at one large Long Island distributor that has been taking orders online and by phone, Backyard Solutions, have been out of stock since March.

Clearly some things can still do well in 2020, but boat sales are even crazier. According to Discover Boating, sales are up 154 percent over 2019. What's even crazier about that is that 2019 was a great year for sales beating 2018. So this jump is already beating a record year.

It makes sense as to why all these things, in particular, are doing well. They are all outside and for the most part, help provide social distancing. By owning one of the outdoor 'activities' people can still have some fun, and still feel safe.

Will you be buying something new this year to try and salvage this summer?

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