Swimming Pool Treatment Chemicals  Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Swimming Pool Treatment Chemicals Market Research Report Information By Type (Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA), Sodium Hypochlorite, Calcium Hypochlorite, Bromine, Others) End Use (Residential Pool, Commercial Pool) Forecast 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/6740-CR | September 2022 | Region: Global | 100 Pages         

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Swimming Pool Treatment Chemicals Market

Swimming Pool Treatment Chemicals Market is projected to be worth USD 1,353.1 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 2.74% during the forecast period (2022-2030).

By Type Calcium Hypochlorite Sodium Hypochlorite Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA) Bromine
By End-Use Naphthalene Sulfonates Lignosulphonates Polycarboxylates and Melamine Sulfonates
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Solvay of Belgium   Olin Corporation of the United States   BASF SE of Germany   Arkema of France   Igneous of the United Kingdom   AGC Inc. of Japan   ICL of Israel   Occidental Petroleum Corporation of the United States   Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd of Japan   Eros S. A of Spain   ICL of Israel   Aditya Birla Chemicals of India   Lenntech B. V of the Netherlands   NIPPON SODA Co. Ltd of Japan   ODYSSEY MANUFACTURING CO of the United States   Heze Huayi Chemical Co. Ltd of China   Nankai Chemical Co Ltd of Japan.
Market Driving Forces   Popularity of Swimming as a Recreational Activity to Bolster Growth
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Swimming Pool Treatment Chemicals Market Overview

The global swimming pool treatment chemicals market was valued at 1,061.43 million in 2021 and is projected to reach 1,353.1 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 2.74%. In terms of volume, the global market was sized at 708.67 kilotons in 2021 and is expected to register a CAGR of 2.00% to reach 843.8 kilotons by the end of the assessment period.

The growth of the global swimming pool treatment chemicals market is driven by the growing popularity of swimming as a sport and recreational activity worldwide. Swimming is considered an excellent workout activity as it reduces stress, builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness, tones muscles, and helps maintain a healthy weight, heart, and lungs, resulting in increased spending on the construction of private swimming pools. Moreover, the increase in residential construction has resulted in increased construction of new swimming pools, fueling the demand for swimming pool treatment chemicals at a significant rate globally, particularly in the US.


The COVID-19 pandemic, which began spreading worldwide in late 2019, has had a significant impact on several businesses. Restaurants were understaffed and had to close early. As more individuals began working remotely and relocating and the housing market exploded. The pool business was not immune to the damage. Pool companies continued working and servicing their clients' pools during the pandemic. Due to supply limitations, however, completing new construction and equipment repairs constituted a unique task. The desire to build a pool or renovate an existing one has exploded as more people spend more time at home. This is especially true for families looking to sell their homes, as a well-kept pool in the backyard can help increase the overall value. The pool business rose by 24% in the year 2020, according to the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.

Pool businesses have been consuming more resources as demand increases, resulting in a supply shortfall. Typically, this is not an issue as pool equipment manufacturers produce a surplus and store it in warehouses until it is required. This technique helps to compensate for the constantly shifting supply and demand balance. With parents working from home and children studying at home, the backyard pool has become a popular place to unwind and relax. In 2020, there was an increase in the number of Americans who opened their pools early. Pools opened as early as April in colder areas, while individuals began utilizing their pools as early as March in warmer climates, such as in the city of Dallas. Longer pool seasons result in higher demand for chlorine and replacement equipment like heaters. Pool heaters and chlorine are both in short supply as a result of the increasing demand.

Market Dynamics


  • Growing popularity of swimming as a recreational activity: Swimming has become a renowned sport and a popular recreational activity across various regions, particularly developed countries. Competitive swimming has gained popularity as an Olympic game. Many people are opting for swimming, which consequently has increased the construction of swimming pools. Besides, swimming has also become a popular recreational activity among the population of all ages, as it is a low-impact workout. Swimming helps reduce stress, builds endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness, and tones muscles. These benefits associated with sport have increased spending on the construction of private swimming pools.


  • Growing preference for natural swimming pools: Swimming pool owners are shifting to alternatives such as ionization and UV light therapy as a result of the health risks linked with chlorine use. Furthermore, the growing trend in developed countries to build organic or natural swimming pools that employ a natural filtration method to purify the water instead of chlorine is likely to hinder the worldwide market growth.


  • Growing interest in water leisure and sports activities in the developing markets: The fitness industry landscape in developing countries, particularly India, China, Thailand, and Indonesia, has changed with an increase in the spending on fitness and recreational activities coupled with the rising health consciousness. In 2018, according to the International Health, Racquet, & Sportsclub Association, the fitness industry in Asia-Pacific was valued at around USD 16.8 billion. Fitness enthusiasts increasingly prefer swimming to maintain their fitness. This trend, particularly in the developing regions, is increasing the construction of swimming pools, which is expected to surface growth opportunities for market players to venture into these regions. Moreover, the growing enthusiasm for water leisure and sports activities in millennials to remain physically fit on account of increasing health consciousness and changing lifestyles are likely to result in investment in the construction of swimming pools.


  • High maintenance costs and scarcity of water: The high cost associated with the maintenance of swimming pools is a major issue. Most house and condominium owners find it resilient to install a swimming pool due to the high maintenance cost. The scarcity of water also restricts the construction of new swimming pools globally. According to a member of a leading swimming pool and spa association, the pool market in India is very different from the rest of the world as the country has around 200 water parks and many commercial pools but very few private constructions.


By Type

  • Trichloroisocyanuric Acid (TCCA)

  • Sodium Hypochlorite

  • Calcium Hypochlorite

  • Bromine

  • Others

By End Use

  • Residential Pool

  • Commercial Pool

By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • South America

  • Middle East & Africa

Regional Analysis

In terms of region, the global swimming pool treatment chemicals market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.

The North American region has reaped the rewards of lower mortgage rates and higher indisposable costs, creating a favorable environment for the building of residential activities such as homes and swimming pools. It has been designated as the best performer, and over the review period, it is predicted to dominate the global North American market. The US has merged and is now the most successful region due to increased construction applications. Furthermore, the demand for effective disinfectants such as hypochlorite salts has soared in the US because these disinfectants help remove algae and germs from swimming pools. Furthermore, rising public awareness of pool water quality, combined with strict government restrictions and recommendations for pool safety, is increasing the use of swimming pool treatment chemicals.

Europe accounts for the second-largest share in the global swimming pool treatment chemicals market. In Europe, swimming pool treatment chemicals are used to destroy microorganisms of various sizes and stages in water treatment procedures. They also keep the water clean and the pH level in check. Among other things, a handful of the chemicals are used to treat shock and balance pH levels. Swimming pool chemicals are typically sold in liquid and powder form, as well as concentrates and ready-to-use formulations.

Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market for the global swimming pool treatment chemicals market as it is developing rapidly and has witnessed the emergence of many players. Moreover, the swimming pool treatment chemicals industry in the Asia-Pacific area is expected to increase in the next years as the fitness sector expands. Some parts of India, China, and Indonesia are seeing an increase in the number of hotels with swimming pools, which draws more tourists and boosts the market growth. Furthermore, the Asia-Pacific region is predicted to become the most tempting destination for exploration and vacation in the coming years, paving the way to developing hotels with amazing swimming pools. The tourism business has resulted in the development of a huge number of chemically treated swimming pools, which have a bright future ahead of them.

The industry is expanding because of the increased demand for premium homes in emerging nations such as Brazil in South America. Furthermore, the tourism sector's consistent rise, owing to increased per capita income, is raising demand for the building of luxury hotels, resorts, and spas, among other things, boosting the market growth.

In Middle Eastern countries, the swimming pool treatment chemicals market benefits primarily from the growing popularity of swimming as a recreational activity among fitness-conscious people. Demand for these chemicals is also being fueled by an increase in residential buildings and, as a result, an increase in the number of swimming pools. Since these disinfectants help remove algae and germs from swimming pools, demand for effective disinfectants such as hypochlorite salts has skyrocketed. Additionally, growing awareness of pool water quality, combined with stringent government rules and recommendations for pool safety, is encouraging the usage of swimming pool treatment chemicals across the Middle East and Africa region.

Competitive Landscape

The primary focus of the companies is on offering a wide range of products for commercial and residential pool applications. Although the international players dominate the global market, regional and local players with small market shares also mark a significant presence in the global market. The international players are expanding their presence worldwide through strategic acquisitions, expansion, and partnerships with raw material suppliers and distributors during the forecast period. It is also estimated that the improvement of the global economic scenario combined with extensive R&D is expected to fuel the global market growth.Ltd are some of the key companies operating in the global swimming pool treatment chemical market.

With respect to the current scope of the report, BASF SE is the top player in the swimming pool treatment chemical market due to its strong product offering and high preference for its products by customers. Ercros SA is the second-major player, followed by Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. Other key players contributing to the market growth include Solvay, Olin Corporation, BASF SE, Arkema, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Ineos, Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd, AGC Inc., Ercros SA, and Yuzhoushi Weilite Chemical Co. Ltd.

Some of the key developments include:

  • In October 2019, Ercros has announced the expansion of the chlorine plant in Vila-Seca I. The company has increased the production capacity of the chlorine plant by up to 217,000 tons per annum. Therefore, this consolidates the company as the first Spanish and ninth European manufacturer of chlorine.

  • In January 2019, Inovyn Chlorvinyls Limited owned by Ineos has established a new membrane chlorine cellroom plant at Stenungsund Site (Sweden). The new plant is an extension to the companies chlor-alkali production portfolio in Europe. The expansion is expected to increase the production of chlorine-based bleaching for swimming pool treatment chemicals.

  • In January 2019, BASF and Solenis have merged their wet-end Paper and Water Chemicals divisions. With pro forma sales of approximately USD 3 billion, the combined company will operate under the Solenis brand and will provide expanded chemical offerings and cost-effective solutions for customers in the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, municipal, and other industrial markets.

Report Overview:

The swimming pool treatment chemicals   market is segmented by type, end use and region in the report. in terms of insights, this report has focused on various levels of analysis such as market dynamics, value chain analysis, Porter's five forces, competitive landscape, and company profiles—all of which comprise and discuss views on the global swimming pool treatment chemicals   emerging and fast-growing segments, regions, and countries.

Objectives of the Study

  • To get a comprehensive overview of the global swimming pool treatment chemicals market

  • To get wide-ranging information about the key factors driving the market and market opportunities

  • To gain information regarding the key players in the industry, their product portfolio, strategies, and key developments

  • To gain insights about the key country/region in which the market is growing

Intended Audience

  • Industrial sector

  • Broadcast sector

  • Enterprise sector

  • Digital communication

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 1,353.1 million
  CAGR   2.74%
  Base Year    2021
  Forecast Period    2022-2030
  Historical Data    2019
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage    Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type and End USe
  Geographies Covered   North America ,Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa
  Key Vendors   Solvay, BASF SE, Olin Corporation, INEOS, Ltd, Ercros S.A, AGC Inc, ICL, Aditya Birla Chemicals, and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd
  Key Market Opportunities   Growing interest in water leisure and sports activities in the developing markets
  Key Market Drivers   Growing popularity of swimming as a recreational activity

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