With Florida being dominant in new swimming pool construction, it is not often that we review other areas. As reported in an article by Realtor.com, Florida is #1 and Texas is #3 out of the top ten cities with the highest percentage of backyard pools. With access to a wide variety of new and archived construction data through HBW, we pulled reports for Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston for December 2015. The review resulted in more than 450 new swimming pool permits in Texas for the month of December alone. Swimming pool construction across the state in December totaled nearly $23 million in value, with the majority of activity taking place in Dallas (258 permits – total value greater than $11.6 million).
In Dallas, one county emerged as a leader in December; Collin County was a front-runner for new pool construction with 103 permits on file for the month and a total value in excess of $4.8 million. Not far behind Dallas was Houston, another hot area for new construction. In December, Houston was second highest for swimming pool construction with 92 pool starts on file and more than $5.7 million in total value. Harris County held the majority of new permits in Houston with 49 permits on file and a total value in excess of $3.4 million. Here’s a look at new swimming pool construction totals across Texas in December:
Across the state, several counties were standouts in new pool construction, and it should come as no surprise that the top three counties are in the Dallas area. As previously noted, Collin County (103 permits – total value: $4.8 million+) led the Dallas area for the month, and it also took the #1 spot in comparison to counties across the state. Dallas (57 permits – total value: $2.8 million+) and Tarrant (54 permits – total value: $2 million+) held strong for the second and third highest in new pool construction for the month. Travis County in Austin wasn’t far behind with 50 new permits added to the HBW database and $3.4 million in total value. Harris County in Houston was equally as active with 49 new pool permits and approximately $3.4 million in total value.
Information utilized for the graphs and above listed figures was directly derived from HBW builder data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest building activity in Texas and beyond, please contact HBW for details.