HBW reviews the new swimming pool construction permit data for Texas in the first quarter of 2018.
Overall, Texas is off to a healthy start for new pool construction. In the first quarter of this year there were just over 1,550 new pool permits added to the HBW database, reflective of a 3% year-over-year decrease in new construction activity. This drop is primarily due to the decline in pool construction in the Houston area where pool starts were down 30% in comparison to Q1-2017. While the first quarter of the year is not the high season for pool builders, all other major metro areas reviewed (Dallas, Austin, San Antonio) are already ahead of last year’s figures.
The area experiencing the greatest increase in pool starts is San Antonio. With just over 140 new pool permits in Q1-2018, the area is ahead of Q1-2017 by 13%. Dallas also had a spike in new pool construction; with approximately 870 new pool construction permits on file with HBW, Dallas ranked #1 for pool starts having experienced a 9% year-over-year increase during the first quarter of this year. The Austin area is also 9% ahead of last year having 183 new swimming pool permits on file for the three-month period.
When focusing on Texas counties that have the highest concentration of new pool permits in the first quarter, Tarrant County (Dallas) takes the top spot as it has already experienced a colossal 49% year-over-year increase in new pool construction, resulting in 270 new permits in Q1-2018. Other counties that are carrying higher totals for pool starts include Harris (Houston) with 240 permits and Dallas with 199 permits. Here is a closer look at the top five counties for total new swimming pool permits in Q1-2018:
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