An overview of new swimming pool construction permits in Texas from January through June 2022
Over the last several years, new swimming pool construction has been on the rise throughout Texas, and through the second quarter of this year the upward growth pattern has continued. From the four major metro areas of Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio), there has been a four percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction through Q2-2022, resulting in a combined total of 7,132 new permits on record with HBW. While the bulk of new permits originated from Dallas (3,470 permits) and Houston (1,973 permits), the greatest growth through the second quarter has taken place in San Antonio where there has been a 66 percent increase in new permits in comparison to the same period last year.
Here is a closer look at new swimming pool construction and permitting activity in each Texas Metro area:
In Dallas, there has been a 3 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction, resulting in 3,470 new permits on record with HBW. Out of the six counties that make up the area, the greatest volume of new permitting activity could be found in the three counites of Collin (931 permits), Tarrant (793 permits), and Dallas (745 permits).
New swimming pool construction has been significantly increasing year after year in Houston since 2017, but the region is off to a slower start so far this year. In the first half of 2022, Houston has experienced a 20 percent year-over-year decrease in new pool construction, resulting in 1,973 new permits for the six-month period. More than half of all new pool construction has taken place in the larger county of Harris where there have been 1,105 new permits so far this year (thru June).
While Austin is positioned on the lower end of the spectrum for total pool starts, new pool construction has been picking up in the area over the last several years. Since January (through June) of this year, the area has experienced a 59 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction, resulting in 1,066 new permits on record with HBW. Nearly all new permits originated from Travis County (814 permits), where there has already been an impressive 106 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction.
Although the San Antonio area had the fewest new swimming pool construction permits in comparison to other metro areas in the Lone Star State, pool construction is on the rise. Since the start of this year, San Antonio has experienced a 66 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction activity, resulting in approximately 625 new permits. Most permitting activity originated from Bexar County (438 permits) which has also exhibited growth in swimming pool construction (+107% YOY).
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