When looking for leads in new swimming pool construction, look no further than HBW’s latest construction data reports. Here’s the latest on new pool construction in the Sunshine State…
With summertime comes the summer heat, and there is no better way to cool off than by splashing into a new pool. And while we are not diving into pools right now, we are diving into pool reports for Florida. With more than 2,270 swimming pool starts last month, there will be plenty of home owners cooling off with new pools and in need of maintenance and other services.
Pool builders in the southwest region of Florida were leading the state for new construction having close to 675 swimming pool starts and more than $27.6M in construction value for the month. More than half of all construction took place in Lee (203 permits) and Collier (175 permits) counties, but there was a healthy dose of new construction activity in all major counties reviewed. Out of the 130 or so active pool contractors on file for the month, Aragon Pools and Spas was a standout in the southwest and led for total pool starts with more than 110 permits on file for the one-month period.
Southeast Florida ranked second highest for new pool construction last month, having nearly 500 new permits and more than $17M in construction value last month. While real estate value in the area is usually much higher than other regions in the state, the average value of new pool construction was at the lower end at just $34,651. Swimming pool construction in Palm Beach and Miami made up the bulk (72%) of all pool starts last month, and out of the 163 active contractors on file for the month, A&G Concrete Pools ranked #1 for total starts having nearly 30 permits for the one-month period.
Orlando pool builders were most certainly busy in May. There were nearly 450 swimming pool starts in Central Florida last month totaling more than $21M in construction value. New pool construction in Osceola (163 permits) and Orange (136 permits) accounted for more than half of all new activity. Out of the more than 80 active builders on file for the given period, All Seasons Pools took top spot, having the most permits on file with 65+ pool starts.
Coming in close to Orlando’s totals, the Tampa area had just about 390 swimming pool starts and more than $16.7M in total construction value last month. The larger county of Hillsborough had the highest concentration of new pool construction activity with 130 starts and more than $6.5M in new pool construction taking place there. Out of more than 105 active pool builders in the area, construction was widespread and led by companies including Tampa Bay Pools (31 permits), Gulfstream Pools & Spas (26 permits) and T&D Pool and Spa Construction (22 permits). While the average value of pool construction was on the higher end (>$55k) with Tampa Bay Pools, the average value of construction in the area was just over $43k.
Finally, we took a look at new pool construction in Jacksonville. And while the northern-most metro area of Florida did not have the highest count of new pools for the month (261 permits), the area was second highest for average value of construction at $43,851. The highest concentration of new pool construction was found in St. Johns County (106 permits), and Duval County ranked second highest for total pool starts with more than 75 permits on file for the month. Out of just about 75 active builders in the area in May, Blue Haven Pools (20 permits), Surfside Pools and Spas (17 permits) and Pools by John Clarkson (14 permits) ranked at the top for total starts.
Information utilized for the graphs and above listed figures for swimming pool construction in Florida 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.