Swimming pools are a popular source of recreation for households across the world. According to the report Market Analysis and Insights: Global Swimming Pool Market, published by Market Growth Report in November 2022, it is expected that the global swimming pool market to reach USD 13.81 billion by 2028, from USD 775.4 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 8.8% during the period 2023–2028. Next, we will focus on sharing the market insight reports from the main pool markets of Germany, France, and the U.S. Let’s get started.
Germany: remained stable in swimming pool sales
With more than 2.2 million private pools now available, Germany, the third-largest market in Europe after France and Spain, has remained relatively stable in pool sales. An estimated 9,500 pools are built each year, with high-end swimming pools making up around a third of those, according to Businesscoot. There is still a significant amount of renovation work underway in Germany despite the decreased trend in swimming pool development. Private pools are increasingly in demand due to Germany’s strong domestic consumption and thriving economy.
Here are some fun statistics about the German pool market to share:
- Around 14 million gardens are without a pool in Germany.
- Only 22% of the existing swimming pools have a service or maintenance contract.
- Over 40% of pool owners prefer energy-efficient solutions for heating.
- Sports enthusiasts make up over 62% of those who plan to own a pool in the near future.
- In the 56 to 65 age group, the proportion of those planning to invest in a swimming pool shortly is almost 27%, higher than any other generation.
France: still the largest private pool market in Europe
In 2021, France surpassed the milestone of having 3 million private swimming pools, consolidating its position as the first in Europe and second in the world. According to the FPP (Fédération des Professionnels de la Piscine), there are more than 3.2 million private swimming pools in France, including 1.55 million in-ground pools and 1.64 million above-ground pools. The French swimming pool market is growing for the 6th consecutive year, with 2021 seeing a 32% growth in revenue and a 22% increase in the number of pools constructed annually. The sales revenue of swimming pool-related products has increased by 33%. In 2021, nearly 86,000 households decided to invest in a swimming pool. Forecasts suggest France will have built about 230,000 new in-ground swimming pools by the end of 2024.
Today, the French develop swimming pool projects that aim to enhance the living environment and create spaces of true relaxation and well-being as the heart of the trend. Mini pools are again in high demand in 2023, with more fashionable and creative designs. Pool equipment that is more eco-friendly and cost-effective is more crucial, such as inverter heat pumps that use less energy and automatic pool treatment systems that are more intelligent. Get more insights from the graphic below and catch the pool industry trends in France.
The United States: heaters & heat pumps showed a 101% significant growth
As the largest market of swimming pools, there are 10.7 million pools in the United States, 10.4 million of which are residential. Nearly 59% of residential pools are in-ground. Statista projects that the U.S. swimming pool segment will reach a market size of $1.33 billion by 2022, an 8% increase since 2012 and a 32% increase since 2020.
Check out the graphic below and discover more swimming pool industry statistics about the U.S.:
- The main age group (25-75 years old) of the U.S. swimming pool market reaches 64%.
- Home improvement spending to reach $430 billion in 2022.
- Heaters & heat pumps showed 101% significant growth compared with 2019.
The pool and spa industry is looking positively into the future due to increased health awareness and demand for gentle exercise. More and more people are taking advantage of their private swimming pools, where they can swim, splash, or relax. As one of the manufacturing companies of pool equipment, Aquark is the first inverter pool heat pump manufacturer to propose the iOutdoor Living concept. Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Aquark will keep innovating products for an energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and intelligent iOutdoor Living lifestyle. Keep up with Aquark on LinkedIn for the latest industry report and consumer reviews.
Source reference and data from Market Growth Report, Businesscoot, FPP (Fédération des Professionnels de la Piscine), Guide-Piscine, EuroSpaPoolNews, Statista.