Staying afloat: After steep recessionary drops, revenue will rebound as homeowners return to work

The Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry was hit hard by the recession and low unemployment. Homeowners started to clean their own pools and spas or nixed pool treatment altogether. As the economy recovered and homeowners returned to work and had less time to clean their pools, the industry has recovered. Companies in the industry compete on the basis of price, quality of service and breadth of service offerings...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An increase in household income and jobs will bring revenue back to pre-recession levels
  • The industry’s target market increased over the five-year period, which has contributed to growth
  • As unemployment decreases, people have less time to clean their own pools, boosting industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Swimming Pool Cleaning Services industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2016, the three largest industry operators are expected to account for less than 5.0% of the industry's revenue. The majority of the industry is characterized by self-employed individuals who work as independent contractors or small operators with fewer than three employees. Since companies typically offer swimming pool cleaning within a limited geographic scope in order to limit transportation expenses, there are limited benefits to economies of scale; consequently there is a low level of market share concentration. Rather, the most prominent companies are franchised operations...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
  • 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 impacts
  • 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
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Chemical adjustments
  • Other
  • 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
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther 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
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Households earning more than $100,000 (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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