A review of the quarterly construction permit data on record with HBW for new swimming pool construction in the Metro Atlanta area from January through March 2020
Earlier this week, we reviewed the quarterly figures for new residential construction in the Metro Atlanta area, which reflected a 10 percent increase in housing starts in comparison to the same time last year. And while the 10 percent increase reflects a strong start for new homes in the Atlanta area this year, new swimming pool construction is off to an even more impressive start.
Since the start of this year (thru March 2020), there has been a 28 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction throughout the Metro Atlanta area, resulting in more than 550 new permits on record with HBW. Out of the 24 counties reviewed, the top three for total new swimming pool permits include Fulton County, Cobb County and Cherokee County, all of which have demonstrated year-over-year spikes in pool starts ranging from 28 percent to 81 percent.
In Fulton County, there were nearly 100 new swimming pool permits added to the HBW database for Q1-2020, reflecting a 44 percent year-over-year increase. Considering the dip that new pool construction took in Fulton County last year (-8%), this increase in new pools could be a sign of things to come, especially in Q2 and Q3 when new swimming pool construction has customarily been at its highest.
Another Metro Atlanta area county that is proving to be “one to watch” when it comes to new pool construction is Cobb County. Last year, Cobb County exhibited a 6 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction, and this year the area is ahead of Q1-2019 figures by 28 percent. Since the start of this year (thru March 2020), there have been 95 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for Cobb County, ranking it #2 for new pool construction based on volume in comparison to the other counties reviewed.
Finally, Cherokee County ranked #3 in the first quarter of this year for total new swimming pool permits on record. The county has demonstrated an 81 percent increase in new pool construction during Q1-2020 (vs. Q1-2019), resulting in 65 new pool permits added to the HBW database. Just as with the other counties reviewed, it is still too early in the year to determine if this increase is indicative of an overall and upcoming annual increase in new swimming pool construction in the Metro Atlanta area, but HBW will continue to monitor patterns, add new permits as they are available and offer subscribers immediate access to the latest construction permit data available.
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.