A report on the permit data for new swimming pool construction in Texas from January through September 2020
According to the latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report released by HBW, new swimming pool construction is on the rise in the Lone Star State. From January through September of this year, there have been approximately 8,315 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database, reflecting a 23 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts.
All major metropolitan areas included in the report (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio) have experienced significant year-over-year increases in new pool construction (thru Q3-2020), ranging from 16 percent to 33 percent, and more than 80 percent of all new swimming pool construction permits on record throughout the state originated from Dallas (3,890 permits) and Houston (2,798 permits).
Here is a closer look at the total number of new swimming pool construction permits and leading counties by Texas metro area through the third quarter of this year:
In Dallas, there have been 3,890 pool starts through Q3-2020, reflecting an 18 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction. Out of the six counties reviewed, well over half of all new permits originated from the counties of Collin (1,104 permits) and Tarrant (1,034), where there have been year-over-year increases in new pool construction of 45 percent and 29 percent respectively.
Through the third quarter of this year there have been 2,798 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for the Houston area, reflecting an impressive 33 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts. Out of the five counties that make up the Houston area, the majority of all new pool construction took place in Harris County (1,645 permits) where there has been a 27 percent year-over-year increase in new permitting activity.
Since the start of this year (thru Q3-2020), there have been approximately 980 pool starts in the Austin area, reflecting a 16 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction activity. Out of the four counties reviewed, the bulk of new permits could be found in Travis County (678 permits) where there has been a 5 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.
Although the San Antonio area holds the fewest new swimming pool construction permits out of the four regions reviewed, pool starts have been on the rise annually for more than five years. So far this year there has been a 21 percent year-over-year increase in pool starts, resulting in nearly 650 new permits on record with HBW through Q3-2020. Nearly all new construction took place in Bexar County (453 permits) where there has been an 8 percent increase in pool starts in comparison to the same time last year.
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