With a month-over-month increase of 37% in swimming pool construction, Florida had more than 2,100 swimming pool starts in August.
From a monthly perspective, things are looking up in Florida on the swimming pool front. Last month, there were 2,124 new swimming pool construction permits and approximately $87.5M in construction value added to the HBW database. Out of the five major regions of the state (SW, SE, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville), every area experienced a boost in activity, and the Southwest led the Sunshine State for total new swimming pool permits having experienced a 20% increase in new construction activity since July; there were 623 swimming pool starts and more than $26M in construction value in the area last month.
The Southeast region was also on the upswing with 484 new swimming pool permits and more than $20.1M in total value – a 51% increase in swimming pool construction in comparison to July. Coming in close and third highest for total new permits, Orlando saw a 49% month-over-month increase with 467 new permits and close to $18.2M in construction value.
The Tampa area had a 29% spike in new swimming pool construction last month. In Tampa more than 100 builders were active and had a combined total of nearly 350 swimming pool starts and more than $15.3M in construction value. Although Jacksonville had the fewest new pool permits on file for the month (202 permits, $7.8M+ total value), the area had the greatest month-over-month increase of 55%.
The average value of swimming pool construction was fairly consistent and parallel across the state in August. Although all areas were within a $6,000 range of one another, Tampa jumped up three spots since July and was #1 with the highest average value of $44,058. The southwest region was up one spot since July and second highest in August with an average value of $41,769. The southeast area dropped from the top spot in one month to #3 in August with an average construction value of $41,584. Orlando and Jacksonville were comparable and both had an average value close to $39k.
When looking at the contractors leading new swimming pool construction, the results are varied and specific to each given area. In Orlando, All Seasons set the bar with 70 new permits and more than $2.3M in construction value. In the southwest area, Aragon Pools and Spas came out on top with 56 starts and nearly $1.9M in total value. In Tampa, Tampa Bay Pools led with 39 new swimming pool construction permits and close to $2.2M in construction value. To the north in Jacksonville, Pools by John Clarkson had 13 swimming pool starts and approximately $533k in total value. In Southeast Florida, Sunsational Pools and Spas had 20 new permits totaling nearly $405K last month. Here’s a closer look at the top five in each region:
Breaking down the latest reports by county, the county of Palm Beach in South Florida was a standout last month. Being one of the largest counties in the state, Palm Beach had 223 swimming pool starts and close to $9M in total construction value. The southwest region also had counties with greater concentrations of new swimming pool construction with the counties of Lee (173 permits), Collier (146 permits) and Manatee (124 permits) all making the top five last month. Orange County in Orlando also made the top five coming in at #3 with 158 swimming pool starts and nearly $6.6M in total value.
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.