A review of permit data for new swimming pool construction throughout Florida from January through June 2022
Based on HBW’s latest Swimming Pool Construction Activity Trend Report for Florida, new swimming pool construction appears to be holding steady with last year’s figures through the second quarter of this year. While new pool construction has been on the rise annually across the Sunshine State for the last several years, no major spikes in activity are on the radar yet for 2022.
From January through June of this year, there have been approximately 20,815 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database from the six major regions of Florida (Southwest, Southeast, Central, Northwest, West, Northeast). While the overall market statewide has not exhibited growth or decline at this point, West Florida is positioned slightly ahead of last year with a 5 percent year-over-year increase in new pool permits, while Northwest Florida is off to a slower start through the second quarter with an 8 percent year-over-year decrease in new pool construction.
Here is a closer look at the total permits, leading counties, and YTD % change in new swimming pool construction within each of the Florida regions reviewed:
Out of all Florida regions reviewed, the greatest concentration of new swimming pool construction could be found in the southwestern region where there were 6,540 new permits on record with HBW through Q2. New pool construction in the area appears to be holding steady, and figures are aligned with data on record from the same period last year. Out of the five counties that make up the region, the bulk of new pool construction could be found in Lee County (2,001 permits), Sarasota County (1,305 permits), and Manatee County (1,260 permits).
The southeastern region of Florida ranked #2 for new pool construction, having more than 4,050 new permits on record with HBW through the second quarter of this year; this figure reflects a level of construction activity that is steady and in line with figures from the same period last year. Out of the seven counties that make up the southeastern region, the two counties of Palm Beach (1,413 permits) and Miami-Dade (1,026 permits) carried 60 percent of all new permitting activity.
As previously noted, West Florida is the only region that has exhibited a slight increase in new pool construction so far this year; since the start of this year (thru Q2), there have been 3,574 new permits added to the HBW database for the western region of the state, reflecting a 5 percent year-over-year increase in new pool construction. Out of the seven counties included in the report, the majority of all new permits originated from Hillsborough County (1,122 permits) and Polk County (707 permits).
Since the start of this year (thru Q2) there have been approximately 2,890 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for Central Florida, reflecting a 3 percent year-over-year decline in new pool construction activity. Out of the six counties that make up the area, more than half of all new pool construction could be found in Orange County and Brevard County where there were 961 and 616 new permits on record respectively for the six-month period.
Through the second quarter of this year, there have been nearly 2,100 new swimming pool construction permits added to the HBW database for the northeastern region of Florida; this figure reflects a minor 2 percent year-over-year decrease in new pool construction. Out of the eight counties that make up the region, more than 70 percent of all new permits originated from the three counties of St. Johns (817 permits), Duval (392 permits), and Flagler (272 permits).
In the northwestern region of Florida, there were more than 1,660 new swimming pool construction permits on record through Q2-2022, reflecting an 8 percent year-over-year decline in new pool construction activity. Out of the eighteen counties (16 Florida counties, 2 Alabama bordering counties) that were included in the report, nearly 70 percent of all new permits originated from the four counties of Baldwin (333 permits), Walton (324 permits), Santa Rosa (247 permits), and Bay (239 permits).
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