Texas Swimming Pool Builders Report – October 2016

In October, there were more than 700 new swimming pool permits in Texas with a total value exceeding $37M added to the HBW database.

HBW pool builder report

Since we last reviewed swimming pool construction in Texas (July), there has been close to a 30% increase in monthly pool starts.  Out of the four major metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Dallas led for the most starts with close to 400 new permits and a construction value over $18.3M.  The highest average value of swimming pools last month was in Houston where the average value of construction was nearly $59M.  And while we are looking at the highs, there was a county that stood out on the charts – The county with the most swimming pool starts for the month was Collin County in the Dallas area with 130 new permits and close to $7.6M in total construction value.

TX Top 5 Counties for Pool Permits - October 2016

TX Top 5 Counties for Pool Permits – October 2016

TX Average Value of Pool Construction - October 2016

TX Average Value of Pool Construction – October 2016

Here’s a closer look at the new pool construction activity in each area:


The Dallas area was on top for new pool permits last month.  As previously mentioned, there were nearly 400 pool starts with a value greater than $18.3M for the month.  The county experiencing the greatest number of pools starts for the one-month period was Collin County, but there was also significant construction activity in Tarrant and Dallas counties.  The average value on new pool construction in the area was $46,521, the lowest of all four metro areas.  Out of the approximately 135 active pool builders, those leading for total starts are as follows:

#1 – Sandler Pools

#2 – Claffey Pools Inc.

#3 – Venture Custom Pools


Houston came in at second highest for total new swimming pool permits.  In October, the area had just over 100 active pool builders and nearly $11M in construction value.  More than half of all permits originated from the Harris County, although there was some level of new pool construction in every county reviewed.  The average value of new pool construction was highest in Houston at $58,924.  Construction activity was somewhat evenly disbursed between active builders in the area with the following positioned at the top for total new permits:

#1 – Anthony & Sylvan Pools

#2 – Platinum Pools

#3 – Premier Pools


In October, the Austin area had a concentration of new pool construction in the two counties of Travis and Williamson.  There were forty active pool builders during the month and a total construction value of nearly $4.2M for the area.  The builders with the most permits on file for the period are as follows:

#1 – Cody Pools

#2 – Texas Pools & Patios

#3 – Aquamarine Pools

­San Antonio

Although San Antonio did not see the greatest number of swimming pool starts last month, the area had more than $3.2M in new pool construction.  The lion’s share of new construction took place in Bexar County, while Guadalupe county was the least active.  The average construction value of swimming pools in the area was $51,313, and there were approximately 28 active builders for the period.  Keith Zars Pools led the area for total new permits and value, and the top three for the month were as follows:

#1 – Keith Zars Pools

#2- Blue Haven Pools

#3 – Gary’s Pools & Spas

Information utilized for the graphs and above listed figures for Texas 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.

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