Keep swimming: Despite low demand, higher incomes may benefit the industry

Over the past five years, industry operators have struggled as stagnant demand and rising competition hamper performance. Although industry operators try to attract patrons by providing superior customer service and promotions, external competitors have continually filtered away customers from swimming pool equipment retailers. Despite an influx of housing starts and increased renovation activity, pool construction has stagnated. Over the next five years, the Swimming Pool Equipment Stores industry is expected to continue wading through difficult market conditions...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite an influx in housing starts and home renovation, pool construction has remained a low priority
  • Competition from online and big-box stores has been an increasing threat to the industry
  • Industry operators are expected to benefit from rising demand from high-income consumers
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The regions with the greatest concentration of industry establishments include the Southeast followed by the Southwest and the West regions. Distribution of swimming pool equipment stores is based mainly on population levels and the dispersion of swimming pools around the United States, which is, in part, determined by weather conditions. According to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, California, Florida, Texas and New York represent the top growing markets in terms of the number of newly installed swimming pool and hot tub units.The Southeast has the greatest share of swimming pool equipment stores, estimated at 25.7% of the total. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Swimming Pool Equipment Stores Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Housing starts in the Swimming Pool Equipment Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Swimming Pool Equipment Stores Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily sell aboveground swimming pools and hot tubs as well as swimming pool equipment, including pool chemicals, cleaning and maintenance equipment and recreational items intended for swimming pool use.

    Industry Products
  • Pool chemicals
  • Pool equipment and accessories
  • Recreational and other items
  • Aboveground pools
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing pool chemicals
  • Retailing swimming pool equipment
  • Retailing swimming pool recreational items
  • Retailing aboveground pools and hot tubs
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Housing starts
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
  • Sinking demand
  • Rising competition
  • Participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand picks up
  • External competition
  • Table: Swimming Pool Equipment Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fence & Swimming Pool Construction
  • Homeowners' Associations
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Pool equipment and accessories
  • Pool chemicals
  • Aboveground pools
  • Recreational and other items
  • Chart: Swimming Pool Equipment Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Marketing and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Swimming Pool Equipment Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Swimming Pool Equipment Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Leslie's Poolmart Inc.,
  • Table: Leslie's Poolmart Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Swimming Pool 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Swimming Pool Equipment Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Aboveground Pools
  • Temporary (inflatable) or permanent residential swimming pools that are installed primarily above ground elevation.
  • Dyi
  • Do-it-yourself homeowners typically perform repairs, alterations and maintenance work themselves rather than employing tradespeople to perform the work.
  • Inground Pools
  • Swimming pools that are built into the ground. In order to build these pools, ground excavations are most commonly lined with concrete.
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