Pool construction is on a high for the start of the year in the Metro Atlanta area.
When you think of Atlanta, chances are swimming pool are not at the top of the list, especially during the cold winter months. Well, things may be changing a bit, as swimming pool construction has consistently been on the rise in Atlanta and surrounding areas over the last four years, and the first quarter of 2017 was no exception. From the start of this year, swimming pool construction is up 15% in comparison to the same time last year. Counties across Georgia had spikes in pool construction ranging from 3% to more than 300% in the first quarter alone!
Out of the nearly 440 new permits on file with HBW for the first quarter, Fulton County was a standout for total pool starts. With more than 90 new permits, Fulton County experienced a year-over-year increase of 22% in Q1 2017.
Next in line, Cobb County had nearly 60 swimming pool starts in the first quarter of this year, reflecting a 12% year-over-year increase in pool construction. Not far behind and ahead of last year by 14%, Gwinnett County ranked third for new pool permitting activity in the first quarter. Gwinnett has experienced slow but incremental growth in swimming pool construction for more than five years and had 42 pool starts in Q1 of this year.
Just behind Gwinnett County, Cherokee ranked fourth highest for total pool starts. While new pool construction has fluctuated in Cherokee County over the last five years, this northern area is ahead of last year by 17%, having just over 40 new pool permits on file in the first quarter.
Rounding out the top five counties for total new pool permits, Forsyth County had a small year-over-year increase of 3% in the first quarter. Just north of Atlanta and one of Georgia’s fastest growing counties, Forsyth has shown growth across the board over the last five years and had approximately 40 pool starts in the first quarter of this year.
Information utilized for the graphs and 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.