A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction in Florida through the third quarter of this year
Swimming pool construction is on the rise in Florida. According to the Florida Swimming Pool Association, during 2020 the pool industry experienced an increase in demand, serving Floridians who were home and utilizing their backyards more than usual. “Interest in owning a swimming pool soared with a 23 percent increase in new pool permits over the prior year, the largest single-year increase in more than a decade.” Based on HBW reports, this rising trend does not appear to be changing any time soon.
As evident in the latest HBW Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report for Florida, there has been a 43 percent year-over-year increase in new swimming pool construction so far this year (thru Q3-2021), resulting in 32,170 new permits added to the HBW database. Out of the six major Florida regions reviewed (Southwest, Central, West, Southeast, Northeast, Northwest), the highest concentration of new pool permits could be found in the southwestern region of the state (10,749 permits); the southwestern region, along with the southeast, also exhibited the greatest gains in new pool construction as both areas had a 68 percent increase in new pool permits in comparison to the same time last year.
Here is a closer look at the total permits, growth rates and leading counties for new swimming pool construction across the Sunshine State through Q3-2021:
Total Permits: 10,749
% Change YTD: +68 percent
Leading Counties for Total New Permits: Lee County (3,523 permits); Collier County (2,192)
Total Permits: 6,238
% Change YTD: +68 percent
Leading Counties for Total New Permits: Palm Beach County (2,300 permits); Miami-Dade County (1,807 permits)
Total Permits: 5,316
% Change YTD: +25 percent
Leading Counties for Total New Permits: Pasco County (1,502 permits); Polk County (1,030 permits)
Total Permits: 4,233
% Change YTD: +28 percent
Leading Counties for Total New Permits: Orange County (1,802 permits); Brevard County (823 permits)
Total Permits: 3,069
% Change YTD: +27 percent
Leading Counties for Total New Permits: St. Johns County (1,187 permits); Duval County (584 permits)
Total Permits: 2,565
% Change YTD: +6 percent
Leading Counties for Total New Permits: Santa Rosa County (530 permits); Walton County (327 permits)
To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest construction data reports. To gain access to the HBW database and receive custom and detailed reports on the latest residential and commercial building activity in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma, please contact HBW for details.