Florida swimming pool construction update for the month of November 2016
Out of the nearly 1,200 new pool permits and close to $50M in construction value in Florida last month, new pool construction was highest in the southwest region; the area had more than 320 new permits on file with HBW in November and a total construction value of approximately $14.3M. In the southwest, the county of Lee was also in the spotlight last month as it had the greatest number of swimming pool starts in comparison to the other counties throughout the state. Here’s a closer look at how the five major areas of Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, southwest and southeast Florida compared to one another last month:
As the leading area for new swimming pool construction last month, the southwest region had 321 swimming pool starts and approximately $14.3M in construction value. As previously mentioned, Lee County was the leading county for total new permits, with 107 pool starts and approximately $5M in total value for the month. Out of the 93 swimming pool builders with permits on file for the given period, Aragon Pools and Spas had the most starts with 41 permits. The builder’s average value of construction landed just over $32k, with all new activity taking place in Lee and Collier counties.
Next in line, southeast Florida was second highest for total new swimming pool permits in November. The area had 264 pool starts and nearly $12M in total value for the month. Most new construction activity took place in the counties of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade, with Palm Beach leading the area. Palm Beach made the top five list statewide with 102 new pool permits and more than $4M in construction value. As for the local builders, there were more than 120 active pool builders for the month, and construction was widely shared across the board. A & G Pools had the greatest volume of permits for the given period with 18 starts and an average value of construction running just over $55k. A & G had new pools on record in every county apart from the southern-most areas of Miami-Dade and Broward.
The central metro-area of Orlando was ranked third highest for new swimming pool construction last month as there were close to 240 swimming pool starts with a total value of approximately $9.5M. In line with new residential construction in the area for the last several months, the bulk of pool starts took place in Orange and Osceola counties. Orange County had the highest concentration of permits for the month with nearly 100 starts and just over $4M in total value. All Seasons Pools was a dominate builder when it came to permits as they had 57 pool starts on file with HBW for the one-month period. All Seasons Pools had an average value of construction that was consistent with the average value for the area at approximately $37k.
Right on the heels of Orlando, Tampa had 234 swimming pool starts last month with a total construction value close to $9.3M. Corresponding with new residential construction in the area, the larger county of Hillsborough had the most new development. In Hillsborough, there were 76 swimming pool starts and nearly $3.7M in construction value for the month. New permits were shared by 86 active pool builders in the area, with Tampa Bay Pools in the lead for total starts. Tampa Bay Pools had 16 new permits on file for the period and had an average value of construction coming in at $46k, just about 16% higher than the average value for the Tampa area.
In November, there were nearly 120 swimming pool starts in the Jacksonville area with a total construction value of $4.9M. Nearly half of all new permits originated from the county of St. Johns, where there were 51 starts and more than $2.1M in value. Out of the nearly 55 active pool builders for the month, Surfside Pools and Spas had the most starts on file with 10 new permits for the given period. The pool builder’s average value of construction ran just about 7% higher than the area overall at close to $44k.
When looking at the average value of construction statewide, the southern-most portion of the state held the highest average value of construction. The southeast jumped up two spots since October and held the highest value of construction at $45,157, while southwest Florida held close with an average value of $44,462. Tampa and Orlando were comparable at nearly $40k and held the lowest average value of construction for the month.
Information utilized for the graphs and above listed figures for Florida swimming pool construction was directly derived from HBW 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.