I don't have any hard data, but it sure seems to me like there are more new builds and new build questions here on the forum than in the last 4 years or so. I'm almost sure of it.
Congrats to all of you who are in progress, getting started, or just thinking about it.
Log on and start your own thread if you like. Everyone on the forum LOVES picture progress of new pools and LOVES to answer initial questions about equipment choices, etc.