More than 450 new swimming pool permits were added to the HBW database in January, and Dallas is leading the way.
Looking for the latest on swimming pool construction in Texas? Texas is holding steady for the start of the year as swimming pool construction for January remained consistent with December’s figures. When reviewing Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio, more than 450 new swimming pool permits with approximately $23.2 million in construction value were added to the HBW database in January alone. Leading construction activity as usual, Dallas continues to hold steady having a slight 2% increase in activity since December and 264 new permits (total value: $11.3 million+).
Another area that saw a slight increase since December is Houston. The area experienced close to a 7% increase in pool construction activity, with 98 new permits and a total construction value in excess of $6 million on file for January. On the other hand, Austin was slightly down since December (6% decrease) with 51 pool starts and a total construction value close to $3.6 million. Approximately 89% of all new pool permits in Austin were out of Travis County. Although fourth for total permits, San Antonio saw a spike of 10% in pool construction activity with 42 starts and more than $2.3 million in total value.
From a county-by-county perspective, there were some slight shifts in the top five since December. Not surprisingly, Dallas counties were leading and holding the top three positions. Just as in December, Collin County in Dallas held the #1 spot for the month; with a 20% increase in pool construction activity, Collin had 124 permits with more than $5.6 million in total value added to the HBW database. Another area with an increase since December is Tarrant County (Dallas); Tarrant experienced a 30% increase in pool construction since December, moving it from #3 to the #2 spot in January. Tarrant had 70 pool starts and more than $2.5 million in total construction value.
Dropping from second in December to the third spot this month, Dallas County had 55 pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $2.7 million. Moving outside of Dallas for the fourth and fifth spots, we travel to Houston and Austin. Stepping up from #5 in December, Harris County (Houston) was the fourth highest for total pool permits; in January, Harris had 50 pool starts with a total value greater than $3.4 million. Slipping back one spot to #5 is Travis County in Austin. Travis had 45 new pool construction permits with a total value close to $2.8 million on file for the month.
Information utilized for the graphs and above listed figures was directly derived from HBW builder data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest building activity in Texas and beyond, please contact HBW for details.