A review of the permit data on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in Texas through the second quarter of 2020
Based on the latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report for Texas (thru Q2-2020), new pool construction in Texas is maintaining a similar growth pattern to last year. Since the start of this year (thru June 2020), there have been 4,300 pool starts from the combined areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, reflecting a 3 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction. Out of the four metro areas reviewed, the greatest gains in the market could be found in Houston (+16% YoY), while the highest concentration of total permits remains in the Dallas area (2,022 permits).
Here is a closer look at permit totals, leading counties and growth rates in new swimming pool construction in each of the four major metropolitan areas of Texas:
Since the start of this year (thru June), there have been 2,022 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for Dallas and surrounding areas. While Dallas carried a greater amount of pool starts for the six-month period in comparison to other regions reviewed, pool construction has been on a slow but steady decline since last year; in 2019 the market took a 4 percent year-over-year dip, and so far this year has demonstrated a 5 percent year-over-year decrease in pool starts. Out of the six counties factored into the equation, more than half of all new pool construction activity took place in Collin County (543 permits) and Tarrant County (533 permits), where there were year-over-year increases of 10 percent and 4 percent respectively.
The Houston area has seen the greatest gains in pool construction since the start of this year, having a 16 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts that resulted in approximately 1,385 new permits on record with HBW (thru Q2-2020). Out of the five counties that make up the Houston area, the majority of new swimming pool construction activity took place in Harris County (880 permits) which has experienced more than a 25 percent year-over-year increase in new permits.
While Austin has reflected a growth pattern in new pool construction from 2017 through 2019, so far this year things appear to leveling off. From January through June 2020, the Austin area has exhibited a nominal 1 percent year-over-year decrease in pool starts, resulting in more than 535 new swimming pool construction permits on record for the six-month period. Out of the four Austin-area counties reviewed, nearly all new pool construction took place in Travis County (377 permits) and Williamson County (136 permits).
Through the second quarter of this year, San Antonio has exhibited gains in new swimming pool construction activity in the form of a 12 percent year-over-year increase that has resulted in nearly 360 new permits. Out of the three counties that make up the San Antonio area, Bexar County carried the highest volume of new construction activity, having experienced a 3 percent year-over-year increase that resulted in nearly 270 new permits on record with HBW for the 6-month period.
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