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I contacted Loren Brown, a marketing research analyst for PKData.
His company does the research for the National Pool and Spa Institute,
and keeps track of things like the number of pools and spas in the
country. Most of it is in reports you must pay for, but Brown was
kind enough to pull these figures for me.
According to PKData figures, there are 55,460 pools in the Las Vegas
Metropolitan Statistical Area. That includes in-ground as well as
above-ground pools. Generally, the ratio of in-ground to above-ground
is just under 5/1 in Vegas, so that would mean there are about 10,000
above-ground and some 45,000 in-ground pools.
Loren Brown is at 770-931-9677.
PKData?s website is at :
The National Pool and Spa Institute is at:
I also spoke with the Sales Manager for Anthony and Sylvan Pools,
the number one pool company in Las Vegas. Jerry Anzalone
sees all the sales that go through his division, and estimates
that 10-15% of the pools are solar heated. He explains this
rather low number by saying that about 85% of pools also
have a spa, so they need a gas heater, to get the higher heat.
But when people have a pool only, he always recommends
they go for solar heat. Anzalone has been in the pool business for
Anthony and Sylvan Pools in Las Vegas is at:
John Gurr is the owner of SunTrek, a company that manufactures and
sells solar heaters. He gives a similar number to Anzalone?s. He
asserts that the percentage of solar-heated pools is about 10-12%.
He?s been in the business for 20 years.
SunTrek?s website is at:
The phone number is : 702-491-9150
Doug Edwards does pool service for Emerald Pools in Vegas.
He says only ?a handful? of his 200 accounts are solar heated,
probably about 7-10%. He points out that only about 20% of
all pools are actually used, so many of the solar systems are
allowed to fall into disrepair.
Emerald Pools: 702-646-3029.
Russ Lord, owner of the Free Energy Store, was my one dissenting,
and more liberal opinion. He sells solar heaters. He estimated that
1/3 of the homes in Las Vegas have swimming pools, of those he
estimates 30% are solar-heated.
He says in Las Vegas, despite the sun and heat, heaters are
necessary because the dryness causes lots of surface evaporation
from the pools. The evaporation removes heat and cools the water.
The Free Energy Store
If you credit Lord's more optimistic estimate, 30%, then there are
13,500 solar heated, in-ground pools.
If you go with the conservative estimate, 10-15%, that would mean
there are between and 4,500 and 6,750 solar heated pools in the
Las Vegas MSA. Frankly, I believe the conservative estimate. More
people subscribed to it, and they comprise a broader view of the
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