Through the third quarter of this year, Texas has experienced a 3% year-over-year increase in swimming pool construction.
With close to 6,100 swimming pool starts through the third quarter of 2017, Texas is gaining on last year’s pool construction figures by 3%. Out of the four major metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), there were increases in new pool construction in all areas with the exception of San Antonio (-1%). Dallas is currently leading for total new permits (3,213 permits) as more than half of all permits originate from there, while Houston is leading for growth (+9%).
While the Austin area has seen a decline in pool construction over the last couple of years, as of the third quarter of this year it is climbing out of its slumber to currently be 3% ahead of last year with 580 new permits on file. In San Antonio, pool construction remains somewhat steady with a slight decline (-1%) so far this year, and every quarter has been more active than the last; if this pattern remains through Q4, there is a high likelihood that San Antonio will chart on or ahead of last year.
When reviewing pool construction by major counties across the Lone Star State, there were higher concentrations in Houston and Dallas area counties. With Harris County (Houston) being the most populous county of Texas, it is no surprise that a large amount of new construction activity can always be found there. Through Q3 Harris ranked #1 for total pool starts (1,018 permits), reflecting a slight 1% year-over-year increase. In the Dallas area, Collin County ranked second highest for new pool construction having 933 new permits through the third quarter of this year. Tarrant County (Dallas) is also tracking ahead of last year with a 6% year-over-year increase and approximately 780 swimming pool starts through Q3 of this year.
Information utilized for Texas swimming pool construction reports 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.