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Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products, 2nd Edition

SBI’s U.S. Market for Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products contains in depth historical data and projections for 2007 – 2021 for swimming pools and various pool related equipment and maintenance products.  The study identifies trends and factors that affect the size and direction of market growth in the U.S.
 
The U.S. market for swimming pool equipment and maintenance products was estimated at over $3.4b in 2011.  This is despite the closing of commercial and public swimming pools in recent years, due to the global financial crisis and recession, and a slow down of growth of residential in-ground pools. SBI Energy however looked at several factors that indicate that the market is poised to grow once again. 

The American population’s increased interest in fitness is one such factor.  The athletic club membership has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, and this trend is expected to continue.  Swimming is often the exercise option for baby boomers because it offers a low impact, total body workout.  The increased interest is also driving apartment complexes, retirement habitats, schools, and other types of residential and community to add swimming pools to meet the growing demand.


 

The U.S. market for swimming pool equipment and maintenance products includes liners, covers, heaters, filters, pumps, chemicals, lighting, cleaners, sweepers, vacuums, automated systems, controllers and safety equipment. Sales of these products in the United States have followed closely those of swimming pool sales. There are some discrepancies in the level and direction of growth between market segments; however, due to a variety of driving and inhibitory factors.

 

The U.S. market for swimming pool equipment and maintenance products was valued at over $3.4 Billion in 2011. Although the market has not shown much growth over the past few years, SBI Energy expects sales will pick up a little in 2012 and by 2021 projects the market will have nearly doubled in value. Products associated with residential above-ground pools will likely experience the most growth, as these more economical pools are increasingly being chosen over their more costly counterparts.

 

With the recent recession, the United States has had to face its share of economic challenges; less money has been spent on luxuries, while consumers have had to spend more on necessities. Swimming pool sales have been affected, along with pool equipment and maintenance products. Commercial, public pools across the country have closed and construction of residential in-ground pools has slowed. Although the swimming pool market has suffered some, it is expected to slowly recover, as Americans resume their spending and as a variety of other factors come into play.

 

One factor fertilizing the market is America’s heightened interest in fitness; in the past 20 years, the percentage of athletic club members has nearly doubled and this trend is expected to continue. Swimming pools are often part of the fitness equation – especially for baby boomers and the elderly looking for a low-impact gentle workout. Individuals in need of a convenient place to exercise have helped to spur a demand for more apartment complexes, retirement centers, schools and other types of residential and community facilities, which sport gyms as well as swimming pools.

 

In order to save energy and support a healthy environment many consumers are looking to go green by installing solar powered pumps and heaters for their swimming pools. Solar power is especially suitable for swimming pools, as the majority of pools are located where there is plenty of sunshine. In response to consumer demand, researchers and developers are improving solar power technologies for swimming pools, already-existing companies are expanding their product lines into the solar realm and new companies dedicated solely to solar-power products for swimming pools are opening their doors.

 

The U.S. Market for Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products contains comprehensive historical data (2007-2011) and forecast data (2012-2021) for swimming pools and various pool equipment and maintenance products. This report identifies key trends and factors (such as the regulatory scene, new technologies, employment opportunities and economic drivers and challenges), which affect the size and direction of market growth in the United States. Profiles of more than one dozen major – or simply interesting – companies involved in the industry are also included in this report.

 

Report Methodology

The information contained in The U.S. Market for Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products has been gathered from trade associations; business, science and law journals; company literature and websites; interviews with at least ten key individuals, research services and institutes around the world; and is based on data from government agencies, trade associations and other industry sources.

 

How You Will Benefit From This Report

The U.S. Market for Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products details significant trends, schemes and market numbers for a clear overview of the evolving swimming pool equipment and maintenance products market.

 

This report will help:

  • Managers identify market opportunities and develop new designs for their swimming pool equipment and maintenance products.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and understand the developments and obstacles within the swimming pool equipment and maintenance products market.
  • Business development executives work within the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians access vital information.
  • Policy makers and government officials understand the dynamics and scope of the market they may be affecting.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients involved in the swimming pool equipment and maintenance products market to help design appropriate messages and images.
  • Investors and stakeholders gain a well-rounded view of the swimming pool equipment and maintenance product market, including its strengths, weaknesses and likely future direction.

 

 

 

 

  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of Report
    • Methodology
    • Introduction
      • The Evolution of the `Swimming Pool'
      • In-ground Pools
        • Table Approximate Costs of In-ground Pools
      • Above-ground Pools
    • Market Size and Growth
      • Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products Market
      • Nearly 10 Million Swimming Pools in the United States in 2011
      • U.S. Swimming Pool Market Valued at $7.07 Billion in 2011
      • Equipment & Maintenance Products Valued Over $3.4 Billion
      • About 17.4 Million Swimming Pools in the U.S. in 2021
      • Total U.S. Swimming Pool Market Valued at $10.73 Billion in 2021
      • Equipment & Maintenance Products Valued Over $6.1 Billion
      • California Lays Claim on Equipment and Maintenance Market
    • Factors in Market Size and Growth
      • Pool and Pool Product Sales Seasonal
      • Economic Woes Weigh Heavily on Commercial Swimming Pools
      • Fitness Regimes Becoming More Commonplace
      • Proper Maintenance and Repair May Be Costly, but Is Necessary
      • Push for Eco-friendly Pool Equipment & Maintenance Products
      • Energy Efficient Equipment and Maintenance Products for Pools
    • Technological Innovations and Schemes
      • New Technologies for Swimming Pool Products Pour Forth
      • Salt Systems Reduce Need for Harmful Chemicals
      • Ozone Technology Is Effective Bacteria Killer
      • Sonic Wave Technology Cleans Pools
      • Architectural Membranes for Year-round Outdoor Pools
    • Employment Opportunities
      • Wide Range of Jobs in Pool Equipment and Maintenance Market
      • 472,013 Employed in Swimming Pool Products Market in 2011
      • Close to 634,859 in Swimming Pool Products Market in 2021
  • Introduction
    • The Evolution of the `Swimming Pool'
    • A Glimpse Outside the U.S.
    • In-ground Pools
      • Table Approximate Costs of In-ground Pools
    • Above-ground Pools
    • Vinyl Liners
    • Pumps
    • Filters
    • Heaters
      • Table Pool Heater Pump Costs
    • Sweepers and Vacuums
    • Controllers & Other Automated Systems
    • Chemical Products
    • Lighting
    • Pool Covers
    • Alarms
    • Leak Detection Equipment
    • Safety Equipment
    • Pool Insurance
    • Pool Cleaning and Maintenance Services
  • Market Size & Growth
    • Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products Market
    • Nearly 10 Million Swimming Pools in the United States in 2011
    • Residential In-ground Pools Claim More than Half of Market
    • Almost 4.24 Million Residential Above-ground Pools in 2011
    • Over 278,000 Commercial Swimming Pools in 2011 in the U.S.
    • Residential Above-ground Swimming Pools Dominate Market
    • U.S. Swimming Pool Market Valued at $7.07 Billion in 2011
    • Residential In-ground Swimming Pools Valued at $3.52 Billion
    • Above-ground Residential Pools Valued at $.54 Billion in 2011
    • Commercial Swimming Pools Valued at $3.01 Billion in 2011
    • Swimming Pool Market Value Share Shifts Slightly in 2011
    • Equipment & Maintenance Products Valued Over $3.4 Billion
    • Liners and Covers Valued at $202.3 Million in 2011
    • Swimming Pool Pumps & Filters Valued at More than $1.8 Billion
    • Electric Swimming Pool Heaters Valued at $154.3 Million in 2011
    • Solar Power Heating Equipment Valued at $78,033 in 2011
    • Swimming Pool Chemical Products Valued at $960 Million
    • Swimming Pool Sweepers and Vacuums Valued Over $99 Million
    • Swimming Pool Lighting Valued at Nearly $26 Million in 2011
    • Pool Controllers & Automated Systems Reach $61.72 Million
    • About 17.4 Million Swimming Pools in the U.S. in 2021
    • Over 9,157,000 Residential In-ground Swimming Pools in 2021
    • Over 7.9 Million Residential Above-ground Pools in 2021
    • About 348 Thousand Commercial Pools in the U.S. in 2021
    • Residential Above-Ground Swimming Pools Gain Share by 2021
    • Total U.S. Swimming Pool Market Valued at $10.73 Billion in 2021
    • Value of In-ground Swimming Pools Nears $6 Billion in 2021
    • Value of Above-ground Swimming Pools Rests at $.98 Billion
    • Value of Commercial Swimming Pools Nears $3.8 Billion in 2021
    • Market Share Values Slip and Slide by 2021
    • Equipment & Maintenance Products Valued Over $6.1 Billion
    • Swimming Pool Liners & Covers Valued at $372.6 Million in 2021
    • Pumps and Filters Valued Over $3.2 Billion in 2021
    • Electric Swimming Pool Heaters Valued at Almost $220 Million
    • Solar Power Heating Equipment Valued at $99,268 in 2021
    • Swimming Pool Chemical Products Valued at Nearly $1.7 Billion
    • Pool Sweepers & Vacuums Valued Close to $214 Million
    • Swimming Pool Lighting Valued Close to $52 Million in 2021
    • Value of Controllers & Automated Systems Over $134 Million
    • California Holds the Majority Share of Swimming Pools
      • Table Number of Swimming Pools in the U.S. Quantity, by State/District (2011)
    • California Holds the Majority Share of Swimming Pool Value
      • Table Swimming Pools in the U.S. By State/District In Thousand Dollars (2011)
    • California Lays Claim on Equipment and Maintenance Market
      • Table Value of Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Market in the U.S. Dollar Value, by State/District In Thousands (2011)
    • Pool Cleaning & Maintenance Services Valued About $2 Billion
  • Factors in Market Size & Growth
    • Pool and Pool Product Sales Seasonal
    • Regional Factors Steer Pool and Pool Product Sales
    • Small Residential In-ground Pools Becoming More Popular
    • Economic Woes Weigh Heavily on Commercial Swimming Pools
    • Fine Balance of Operating Costs and Income for Public Pools
    • Above-ground Pools Sought for Vacationing in the Backyard
    • Water Shortages Incite Strict Restrictions in Some Regions
    • Fitness Regimes Becoming More Commonplace
    • Pool Safety Products of Great Importance
    • Proper Maintenance and Repair May Be Costly, but Is Necessary
    • Swimming Pool Chemicals Can Be Dangerous
    • Pools Easily Damaged by Floods
    • Push for Eco-friendly Pool Equipment & Maintenance Products
    • Energy Efficient Equipment and Maintenance Products for Pools
    • Solar Pool Heating Huge; at Least in Some States
    • Robotic Cleaners Becoming More Popular
    • Water Pollution Spurs Interest in Swimming Pools
    • Tight Regulations Hurting Commercial Pool Market
    • Pool Refurbishment and Repair Can Be Costly
    • Pools Not Always Considered Desirable
    • Associations, Trade Publications and Online Resources
  • Technological Schemes and Innovations
    • New Technologies for Swimming Pool Products Pour Forth
    • Polaris 9300 Sport Robotic In-Ground Cleaner
    • Dirt Devil's Pool Cleaner Relies on Unifram(tm) Technology
    • E-ZEE Flow Indirect Pool Heater
    • Solar Powered Pool Water Purifier Cuts Chlorine Usage
    • Magni-Clear Solar Pool Covers Extend Swim Season
    • Aluminum EZ Panel Pool(tm) Easily Erected
    • SRS(R) Chlorine Generator Transforms Salt into Chlorine
    • Water Purification Using Nano-Catalytic Micro Electrolysis
    • Creative Water Solutions Serious about Being Green
    • TechnoPure's Chlorine-free System
    • `Liquid' Solar Blankets
    • Mineral Pool Systems
    • SolidPOOL Modular Blocks Ease Pool Construction
    • Spool: Hybrid Hot Tub and Pool
    • Salt Systems Reduce Need for Harmful Chemicals
    • Residential Heating and Cooling Systems Use Pool Water
    • Ozone Technology Is Effective Bacteria Killer
    • Sonic Wave Technology Cleans Pools
    • Architectural Membranes for Year-round Outdoor Pools
    • Crematorium to Heat Public Swimming Pool
    • Pool Heated by Nearby Arena's Ice Compressors
  • Employment Opportunities
    • Wide Range of Jobs in Pool Equipment and Maintenance Market
    • 472,013 Employed in Swimming Pool Products Market in 2011
    • Close to 634,859 in Swimming Pool Products Market in 2021
    • Wide Range of Experience and Salary in Pool Products Market
      • Table Job Earnings and Educational Requirements: For the Swimming Pool Equipment and Maintenance Products Market, By Occupation
    • Many Job Openings Posted on Company Websites
    • Job Openings Posted on Job Websites
    • NSPF Offers Training and Scholarships
    • Aquatherm Offers Scholarships Totaling $16,000
  • Company Profiles
    • America's Swimming Pool Co.
      • Table America's Swimming Pool Co. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • ASP Franchises Golden
    • Anthony & Sylvan Pool Corp.
      • Table Anthony & Sylvan Pool Corp. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • A&S Products & Services
    • Aquatherm Industries, Inc.
      • Table Aquatherm Industries, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Aquatherm Polar Heating System
      • Aquatherm Installs One of Largest Solar Power Pool Heating Systems
    • Del Ozone Holding Company, Inc.
      • Table Del Ozone Holding Company, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • DEL's Ozone Sanitation Systems
      • DEL Ozone Installations
    • Hayward Industries, Inc.
      • Table Hayward Industries, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Hayward Products
      • Hayward Featured on Designing Spaces
      • "Beat the Heat" Campaign Awards Rebates for High Temperatures
      • Hayward Donates $1 Million in Product for Virginia Graeme Safety Act
      • "PoolSide Stars Video Contest" Open to Facebook Fans
    • King Technology, Inc.
      • Table King Technology, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • King Tech Products
    • Leslie's Poolmart, Inc.
      • Table Leslie's Poolmart, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Leslie's Products
      • Leslie's Expands
      • Leslie's Sponsors Golf Tournament
    • Pc Pools
      • Table Pc Pools Profile
      • Company Overview
      • Pc Pools' New Grand Entrance Pool Step
      • Pc Pools Has Focus on On-line Security
    • Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
      • Table Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc. Profile
      • Company Overview
      • Pentair's Focus on Green Products
    • Pool Corp.
      • Table Pool Corp. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Pool Corp. Products
      • Pool Corp. Financial Overview
    • PoolGear Plus
      • Table PoolGear Plus Profile
      • Company Overview
    • Poseidon Technologies, Inc.
      • Table Poseidon Technologies, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Poseidon's Life-saving Products
      • Glimpse of Poseidon's Financials
    • Precision Pool Care LLC
      • Table Precision Pool Care LLC Profile
      • Company Overview
    • Raypak, Inc.
      • Table Raypak, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Raypak Products
    • Reliable Pool Solutions, Inc.
      • Table Reliable Pool Solutions, Inc. Profile
      • Company Overview
    • Waterco USA, Inc.
      • Table Waterco USA, Inc. Profile
      • Corporate Overview
      • Waterco's Products
      • Waterco Financial Profile
      • Waterco Wins Awards
    • Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
      • Table Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. Profile
      • Company Overview
      • Zodiac Products
      • Zodiac Creates Spanish Website
      • Zodiac Uses Facebook for its "Dive in and Win" Sweepstakes
      • Zodiac Launches Massive Advertising Campaign

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