A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction in the Metro Atlanta area from January through June 2022
In Atlanta, new swimming pool construction permits have been on the rise year after year, until now. Since 2015, HBW has identified marked growth in swimming pool construction ranging from annual increases as low as 1 percent to as high as 39 percent every year. So far this year (thru Q2-2022), new swimming pool construction in the Metro Atlanta area appears to be off to a slower start as there has been an 11 percent year-over-year decrease in new pool construction activity, resulting in 2,112 new permits on record with HBW.
For the purpose of HBW reports, the Metro Atlanta area includes data from twenty-four counties. Based on HBW’s latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report for the second quarter of this year, and as noted in the above listed graph, the counties with the highest concentration of new swimming pool construction include: Fulton County (433 permits); Cobb County (219 permits); Cherokee County (181 permits); Gwinnett County (176 permits); Forsyth County (165 permits); and Coweta County (145 permits); all of the top listed counties are off to a slower start in new pool construction in comparison to the same time last year with the exception of Coweta County; new swimming pool construction activity has been on the rise in Coweta County since 2019, and through the second quarter of this year, the area has exhibited a 13 percent increase in comparison to the same time last year.
Although carrying lower levels of new construction activity, other Metro Atlanta area counties that are exhibiting healthy growth in new pool construction so far this year include Henry County (53% year-over-year increase) and Walton County (13% year-over-year increase).
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.