Keep swimming: Projected rises in disposable income will support industry growth

Over the five years to 2018, Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry operators benefited from a steady rise in employment and disposable income, which made pool-cleaning services more affordable for homeowners and existing customers. However, the majority of industry revenue growth over the past five years has been driven by new swimming pool construction, which bolstered the available client base for industry operators. Over the five years to 2018, rising residential construction and private spending on home improvements sparked a sharp increase in the construction of residential pools. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is anticipated to continue increasing...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 13-18
6.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
94,507
Businesses
67,350
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators benefited from a steady rise in employment and disposable income
  • Condominiums and apartment complexes are a substantial source of industry revenue
  • Any potential expansion in housing starts will contribute to industry revenue growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry experiences a low level of capital intensity. In 2018, for every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators are expected to spend $0.07 on capital investments. The industry is composed primarily of small companies and sole-proprietorships. In fact, nonemployers make up more than 88.0% of total industry operators, and the average employing operator has fewer than two employees. Nevertheless, the industry is highly labor-intensive and relies on the manual labor as well as the skills and knowledge of its employees. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services Industry

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

  • Close monitoring of competition
  • Provision of related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • Receiving the benefit of word of mouth recommendations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from swimming pool construction and Households earning more than $100,000 in the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide cleaning services for swimming and wading pools. Industry operators may also provide cleaning services for spas, hot tubs, whirlpools and saunas. Services include surface cleaning as well as maintenance work for pumps, heaters, filters and other related equipment.

    Industry Products
  • General cleaning services
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Chemical adjustments
  • Industry Activities
  • Swimming pool and spa pool cleaning
  • Swimming pool and spa equipment maintenance and repair
  • Swimming pool and spa chemical adjustment services
  • Opening and closing swimming pool services
  • Swimming pool inspections
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from swimming pool construction
  • Households earning more than $100,000
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from property management
  • Demand from hotels and motels
  • Prime rate

  • Current Performance
  • Keeping well above water
  • Resurgent residential construction lifts industry
  • Other factors stimulating growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New pool construction helps demand
  • Economic and demographic factors improve industry prospects
  • Industry landscape
  • Technology effects
  • Table: Swimming Pool Cleaning Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Apartment Rental
  • Educational Services
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Hotels & Motels
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Home Improvement Stores

  • Products & Services
  • General cleaning services
  • Other
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Chemical adjustments
  • Chart: Swimming Pool Cleaning Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Single-unit households earning $100,000 or more
  • Other single-unit households
  • Other
  • Multi-unit residential
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Swimming Pool Cleaning Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Swimming Pool Cleaning Services 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 Cleaning Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Households earning more than $100,000 (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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  • Do-it-yourself homeowners typically perform repairs, alterations and maintenance work themselves rather than employing tradespeople to perform the work.
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Also called muriatic acid. A very strong acid used in pools to lower the pH or total alkalinity. It can also be used for cleaning an empty pool (acid washing).
  • Ph Balance
  • The acidity or basicity of a solution, measured on a scale from 1 to 14.
  • Winterizing
  • The process of preparing a pool or spa for freezing weather. Includes chemical treatment of the standing water plus physical and chemical protection against freezing of the pool and its equipment.
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