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Global Pools & Spas

Global Pools & Spas

Global sales of pools and spas – i.e., units preassembled at the point of manufacture – is forecast to rise 3.5% per year to 4.9 million units in 2023, bringing the total number of units in use to 140 million. Unit gains will correspond with healthy global demand growth for pool and spa water treatment equipment and chemicals through 2023 to $12.1 billion. Advances will be supported by rising incomes, expansions in tourism and hospitality industries, and product and technology innovation, among other key factors specific to regional and national markets.

This study covers the global markets for new pool and spa sales, the number of pools and spas in use, and pool and spa water treatment equipment and chemical demand by type, region, and major national market. In addition, the study provides regional market analysis – including Country Spotlights of important national markets – and covers competitive strategies, mergers and acquisitions, marketing and distribution trends, and other supply-side activities of leading global industry participants.

Pool and spa water treatment equipment covered in the study encompass the following product types:
Conventional filtration equipment
Disinfection equipment (e.g., chlorinators, ultraviolet disinfection systems, carbon disinfection systems)
Other pool and spa equipment (e.g., cleaning equipment, water testing equipment, metering equipment, pumps, valves)

Pool and spa water treatment chemicals covered in the study comprise the following product types:
Biocides (e.g., bromine, chlorine)
pH adjusters
Other pool and spa chemicals (e.g., odor controllers and clarifiers)

Data are broken out for the following regional (and national/subregional) markets for pools and spas and related equipment and chemicals:
North America (US)
Europe (Western Europe and Eastern Europe)
Central & South America (Brazil)
Asia/Pacific (Australia, China, and Japan)
Africa/Mideast

Scope of the Report
This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the global market for pools and spas and related water treatment equipment and chemicals, including trends in key market segments. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018, with forecasts for 2023. Pool and spa data are provided in unit terms, while pool and spa water treatment data are provided in US dollar terms. Also included are analyses of consumer and environmental trends affecting the global pool and spa market.


  • Executive Summary
    • Table Figure 1-1 - Global Pool & Spa Market Trends
  • Factors Impacting The Global Pool & Spa Market
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 2-1 - Key Trends in the Global Pool & Spa Market
    • Demographic & Consumer Income Trends
    • Housing & Lot Size Trends
    • Outdoor Living Trends
    • Tourism & Hospitality Industry Trends
    • Weather
      • Local Climate
      • Climate Change
    • Sustainability
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
    • Aesthetic & Design Trends
      • Outdoor Living Aesthetics & Features
      • Infinity & Reflective Pools
      • Countercurrent Swim-in-Place Pools & Spas
        • Table Figure 2-2 - Product Example: Wellness Marketing-s Endless Pools Countercurrent Swim-in-Place Pools & Spas
      • Unconventional Pools & Spas
        • Table Figure 2-3 - Product Example: The Little Pool Company-s Ready-to-Install Aboveground Pool Units
        • Table Figure 2-4 - Product Example: Modpools- Upcycled Shipping Container Pools
    • Technology & Product Innovation
      • Table Figure 2-5 - Product Example: Val-Mar-s CUBE Pool Featuring One-Step Pour Installation
  • Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 3-1 - Key Global Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
    • Pools & Spas: Scope
    • Pools & Spas in Use by Type & Region
      • Table Pools & Spas in Use by Type & Region, 2008 - 2023
    • New Pool & Spa Sales by Region & Country
      • Table New Pool & Spa Sales by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023
    • Producers & Competitive Strategies
      • Table Global Pools & Spas: Selected Producers by Product Line
    • Distribution & Marketing
      • Table Global Pools & Spas: Selected Distributors by Regions Served
  • Pool & Spa Water Treatment Options
    • Key Findings
      • Table Figure 4-1 - Key Trends in Global Pool & Spa Water Equipment & Chemicals
    • Pool & Spa Water Treatment Product Demand by Region
      • Table Global Pool & Spa Water Treatment Product Demand by Region, 2008 - 2023
    • Pool & Spa Water Treatment Product Demand by Type
      • Table Global Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Type, 2008 - 2023
    • Pool & Spa Water Treatment Equipment
      • Conventional Filtration Equipment
        • Table Selected Global Suppliers of Pool & Spa Conventional Filtration Equipment
      • Disinfection Equipment
        • Table Selected Global Suppliers of Pool & Spa Disinfection Equipment
      • Other Equipment
    • Pool & Spa Water Treatment Chemicals
      • Biocides
        • Table Selected Global Suppliers of Pool & Spa Biocides
      • pH Adjusters
        • Table Selected Global Suppliers of Pool & Spa pH Adjusters
      • Other Chemicals
    • Producers & Competitive Strategies
      • Table Global Pools & Spas: Selected Mergers & Acquisitions
    • List of Industry Participants by Product Line
      • Table Global Pool & Spa Water Treatment: Selected Industry Participants by Product Line
  • North America
    • North America: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 5-1 - Key Trends in the North American Pool & Spa Market
    • North America: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
      • Table North America: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Country & Type, 2008 - 2023
    • North America: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand
      • Table North America: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Country & Product, 2008 - 2023
    • Country Spotlight: United States
      • United States: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table US: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use, 2008 - 2023
      • United States: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table US: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand, 2008 - 2023
      • United States Pool & Spa Consumer Insights: Accessibility
        • Table Figure 5-2 - US Consumer Insights: Pool & Spa Accessibility, 2019
      • United States Pool & Spa Consumer Insights: Ownership & Maintenance Trends
        • Table Figure 5-3 - US Consumer Insights: Pool & Spa Ownership Trends, 2019
      • United States Pool & Spa Consumer Insights: Affordability & Desirability
        • Table US Consumer Insights: Opinions on Pool & Spa Affordability & Desirability, 2019
  • Central & South America
    • Central & South America: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 6-1 - Key Trends in the Central & South American Pool & Spa Market
    • Central & South America: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
      • Table Central & South America: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Country & Type, 2008 - 2023
    • Central & South America: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand
      • Table Central & South America: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Country & Product, 2008 - 2023
    • Country Spotlight: Brazil
      • Brazil: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table Brazil: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use, 2008 - 2023
      • Brazil: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table Brazil: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand, 2008 - 2023
  • Europe
    • Europe: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 7-1 - Key Trends in the European Pool & Spa Market
    • Europe: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
      • Table Europe: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Region & Type, 2008 - 2023
    • Europe: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand
      • Table Europe: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Subregion & Product, 2008 - 2023
    • Western Europe
      • Western Europe: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table Western Europe: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Country & Type, 2008 - 2023
      • Western Europe: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table Western Europe: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Country & Product, 2008 - 2023
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table Eastern Europe: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Type, 2008 - 2023
      • Eastern Europe: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table Eastern Europe: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023
  • Asia/Pacific
    • Asia/Pacific: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 8-1 - Key Trends in the Asia/Pacific Pool & Spa Market
    • Asia/Pacific: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
      • Table Asia/Pacific: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Country & Type, 2008 - 2023
    • Asia/Pacific: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand
      • Table Asia/Pacific: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Country & Product, 2008 - 2023
    • Country Spotlight: Australia
      • Australia: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table Australia: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use, 2008 - 2023
      • Australia: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table Australia: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand, 2008 - 2023
    • Country Spotlight: China
      • China: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table China: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use, 2008 - 2023
      • China: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table China: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand, 2008 - 2023
    • Country Spotlight: Japan
      • Japan: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
        • Table Japan: Pools & Spas in Use, 2008 - 2023
      • Japan: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand & Suppliers
        • Table Japan: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand, 2008 - 2023
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Africa/Mideast: Key Findings
      • Table Figure 9-1 - Key Trends in the Africa/Mideast Pool & Spa Market
    • Africa/Mideast: Pool & Spa Sales & Use Trends
      • Table Africa/Mideast: New Pools & Spas & Pools & Spas in Use by Type, 2008 - 2023
    • Africa/Mideast: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand
      • Table Africa/Mideast: Pool & Spa Water Treatment Demand by Product, 2008 - 2023
  • Appendix
    • Scope
      • Table Relevant Industry Codes
      • Table Relevant NACE Codes
      • Table Relevant HS Codes
    • Definitions
    • Abbreviations
      • Table Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study
    • Freedonia Methodology
    • Study-Specific Methodology
    • Sources
    • Associations & Agencies
    • Related Studies & Reports
    • Country Lists by Region
      • Table Countries in North America
      • Table Countries in Central & South America
      • Table Countries in Western Europe
      • Table Countries in Eastern Europe
      • Table Countries in the Asia/Pacific Region
      • Table Countries in the Africa/Mideast Region
    • Macroeconomic Assumptions
      • Global Economic Outlook
        • Table Global Gross Domestic Product by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023
      • Global Population
        • Table Global Population by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023
      • Global Personal Consumption Expenditures
        • Table Global Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region & Country, 2008 - 2023

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