An HBW report on new swimming pool construction permits in the Atlanta area for 2022
For the first time in nearly 10 years, new swimming pool construction has slowed across Metro Atlanta. Since 2013, swimming pool construction had been on the rise in the Atlanta area, until 2022; last year, there was a 9 percent year-over-year decrease in new pool construction activity, resulting in approximately 3,990 new permits added to the HBW database.
Counties that had the highest concentration of new swimming pool construction activity include Fulton and Cobb. Fulton County exhibited a year-over-year decrease of 7 percent in new pool construction, resulting in nearly 770 new permits, and while new swimming pool construction activity in Cobb County experienced a massive decrease of 28 percent since the previous year, it still ranked second-highest for new swimming pool construction, having 395 permits last year. Other counties with higher levels of new pool construction include Gwinnett (362 permits, -13% YOY), Forsyth (316, -21% YOY), and Cherokee (306 permits, -23% YOY).
When looking at the year ahead, we reviewed Metro Atlanta counties to identify the highest levels of growth and potential. For example, while Paulding County was on the lower end of total permits (162 permits), it has recovered from the major drop it experienced in 2020 to now demonstrating a year-over-year increase of 142 percent in new pool construction. Another county on a growth track is Henry. Since 2018, Henry County has been exhibiting annual increases in swimming pool construction ranging from 6 percent to 45 percent; last year, there were nearly 200 new pool permits in Henry County, reflecting a 17 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction. Similar growth also took place in Coweta County. Last year, Coweta exhibited an upswing with a 9 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction, resulting in 260 new permits for the area.
Information utilized for the above listed figures for Metro Atlanta swimming pool construction was directly derived from HBW construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.