State of the Industry

Every year, AQUA sends out a survey to our readership, asking how their businesses fared and where the industry is headed. That information is compiled into our annual State of the Industry issue. If you're looking to get a leg up, or see what's coming down the pipeline, start here.



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Retail Report 2017: Brick and Mortar, Empowered

We share the results of our industry-wide survey. In short: Things are looking up.

Builder Report 2017: Optimism Abounds

Builders serve on the front line for the pool and spa industry; if things are going well in their market, the rest of the industry follows suit. Luckily, this year’s survey results found a record high level of optimism in the builder market.

Service Report 2017: Sunny Days in the Backyard

Most aspects of the service industry are looking up. The exception: the shrinking workforce. Find out more about the service market as we share our State of the Industry survey results.

2017 SOI Hot Tub Report: An Industry on the Rise

Despite price-focused shoppers, our State of the Industry survey results find spa dealers are reporting sales growth.

Stars are Aligned for the Pool and Hot Tub Industry

APSP's guest economist shares how leading indicators are pointing to an optimistic outlook for the industry.

Competitors for Discretionary Dollars

We look at the products that compete with pool and spa purchases: RVs, boats and vacations.

How High is Up?

New research in the hot tub industry show sales are on their way towards pre-recession highs.

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