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France Remains the Leading Private Swimming Pool Market in Europe with Extraordinary Growth

2022-11-09
France is the leading private pool market in Europe and the second-largest market in the world after the United States. The French market has been on the rise for 50 years and going strong for 10 years. But in the last two years, it has become bigger than ever.


In France, One Swimming Pool in Every 38 People

On the grounds of the Décryptis survey for the FPP (Fédération des Professionnels Piscine), 15% of French households living in single-family homes have a swimming pool, of which 1.47 million are in-ground swimming pools and 1.48 million are fixed above-ground swimming pools larger than 10 square meters. That means there is one swimming pool for every 38 people in France, which is the same level as Spain (1 in 37), but far ahead of Germany (1 in 112), Italy (1 in 180) or Portugal (1 in 105), thus confirming France's European pole position in terms of swimming pools installed in private homes.


2020, a Record-breaking Year for Swimming Pool Industry in France

2020 was a record-breaking year for the industry. In the first semester of 2020, the sales of above-ground and in-ground pools continued to grow in France. As the press release from the FPP published in November 2020 showed, pool sales were up 8.5%, and 5.5% more swimming pools were built in France. These impressive numbers are due to an increase in time spent at home as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


Construction Demand for Swimming Pools Surged Throughout France in 2021

Moreover, the construction of private swimming pools in Hauts-de-France has doubled in the last two years. Beyond Hauts-de-France, demand has surged across France, with the number of swimming pools increasing from 2.5 million in 2018 to 3 million in 2021. In the spring of 2021, the total revenue of the private swimming pool industry grew by 51%. Affected the first containment, the number of pool constructions jumped by 52.5% in the first half of 2021. Over the first 6 months of 2021, 55% of swimming pools sold, and the swimming pool market recorded an increase of 55% in value compared to the same period in 2020.


France Breaks the Bar of 3 Million Private Swimming Pools

Until the data released by the FPP in October 2021, France owned nearly 3 million private swimming pools. Just as the preliminary forecasts from FPP, there will be almost 250,000 new swimming pools in French gardens by the end of 2021 (around 91,000 in-ground and 158,000 above-ground) to reach a total of over 3.2 million swimming pools.


Potential Market for Pool Heat Pump in France

In recent years, energy-saving has become a consumption trend in the world. And the swimming pool heat pump caters to this trend because it has the highest conversion rate, the best heating effect, and is relatively energy saving than other traditional pool heating methods. However, while there are at least 3 million pools in France, only 28% have heating equipment, and there are merely about 100,000 swimming pools using heat pump technology.

At the beginning of 2020, the global economy was affected by COVID-19, but the heat pump industry became increasingly popular. French people are keen on decorating their courtyard and love sports by nature. More and more people are willing to spend time and money in their gardens. The study suggests that 4.5% of pool owners plan to purchase pool heat pumps shortly. Demand for heat pumps in France is estimated to be between 100,000 and 120,000 units. And France soon will be the best and biggest market for pool heating equipment manufacturers in China.


Fairland to Deliver Ultimate Customer Experience with Technology Innovation

With the advance in science and technology, the change in consumption concept and population structure, swimming pool equipment will become more and more energy-efficient. As a tech leader in the industry, Fairland will accelerate technological innovation. Just as Fairland's corporate mission and vision state, "Technology creates outdoor living". Fairland will continue to create exciting products and services for partners and end-users, delivering the ultimate customer experience that goes beyond imagination. 4 Season Swimming is just the beginning; let us look forward to more innovations from now on!

* Source reference and data from: FPP (Fédération des Professionnels de la Piscine)




To learn more about the market trends of the pool industry from other regions, please read the following posts:
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l Spain Swimming Pool Market: A Bright Future Brimming with Opportunities
l German Private Swimming Pool Market Grows with Potential
l North America Continues to Stand Out as the Largest Swimming Pool Market in 2022
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