A review of the construction data for new swimming pool permits in the Metro Atlanta area during the first quarter of 2021
New swimming pool construction in the Metro Atlanta area has been off to a strong start in the first quarter of this year. From January through March 2021, there were more than 1,140 new swimming pool construction permits on record with HBW for the Atlanta area, reflecting a 106 percent increase in new pool construction in comparison to the same time last year.
Out of the twenty-four counties reviewed that make up the Metro Atlanta area, more than half of all new swimming pool construction took place in the four counties Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and Cherokee.
In 2020, Fulton County experienced a 23 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction, and so far this year, the county is positioned for another year of growth. In the first quarter of 2021 there has been a major 151 percent increase in new pool construction in comparison to the same time last year, resulting in 246 new permits on record with HBW.
In the first quarter of this year there have been nearly 170 new swimming pool permits added to the HBW database for Cobb County; this reflects a 76 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction. While there are still three quarters left to see how the market fares over the span of a year, if the annual spikes in 2019 (+6%) and 2020 (+31%) are indicative of things to come, then Cobb County will continue its growth pattern in new pool construction.
In Cherokee County, there have been 117 pool starts in the first quarter of this year, reflecting an 80 percent increase in new swimming pool construction in comparison to the same time last year. Since 2019, new pool construction has been on the rise in Cherokee, and with the strong start to 2021, it looks like it will continue to be a county to watch.
On par with Cherokee County, Gwinnett had 116 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database in the first quarter of this year; this reflects a 104 percent increase in new pool construction in comparison to the same time last year. New pool construction had picked up in the Gwinnett County area last year, after a slow year in 2019. Based on this early data, Gwinnett may be on the cusp of an upward trajectory, opening opportunities for pool service providers and contractors.
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