Pooling revenue: Increased dwelling commencements have aided industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in discretionary income and dwelling commencements has boosted demand for pools and spas
  • Despite increasing competition, industry profitability has grown as a share of revenue
  • Employment is expected to increase over the period as firms emphasise customer service

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores industry is expected to grow over the five years through 2017-18. Following the adverse effects of severe drought and stringent water restrictions over the previous five-year period, industry revenue has recovered over the current five years. This recovery has been aided by growth in real household discretionary income and an upturn in dwelling commencements. However, despite these positive trends, annual fluctuations in the availability of water and negative consumer sentiment have placed downward pressure on demand during the period. Industry revenue is forecast to grow by an annualised 2.5% in 2017-18, to reach $685.5 million. This includes growth of 1.3% in the current year, due to a modest rise in water availability...

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    What is the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores industry?

    The industry sells both above-ground and in-ground pools and spas, and products used for their upkeep and general maintenance. The industry also sells items used for leisure or entertainment. New pools and spas have high price tags, but are not the industry's largest revenue source. The largest portion of the industry's revenue is derived from chemicals and pool equipment, which all pool owners are required to purchase regularly.

    Pool chemicals

    Pool chemicals account for the largest share of industry revenue in 2017-18. Most pools and spas require chemicals, such as chlorine, on a regular basis to stop the spread of disease-causing bacteria, viruses and algae. A typical pool owner spends between $25 and $50 per month on pool chemicals. Whi...

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    Additional Insights for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Pool chemicals
    Pool equipment and accessories
    Pool toys and leisure products
    Pools and spas

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Availability of water
  • Dwelling commencements

  • Current Performance
  • Trading conditions
  • Water restrictions
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating landscape
  • Competition

    and profit

  • Table: Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Plumbing Goods Wholesaling
  • Pump and Compressor Manufacturing
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pools and spas
  • Pool equipment and accessories
  • Pool toys and leisure products
  • Chart: Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Homeowners
  • Property managers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Swimming Pool and Spa Equipment Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Above-Ground Pool
  • A pool (either permanent or temporary) installed above ground elevation.
  • Chlorine
  • A chemical used to clean and disinfect swimming pools and spas.
  • In-Ground Pool
  • A pool installed at ground level, generally requiring excavation of the land to accommodate the pool.
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