During the month of August, there were more than 1,850 new swimming pools with a total value in excess of $78 million started in Florida.
New swimming pool construction was booming in the southwestern portion of Florida last month; With more than 525 swimming pool starts and a total value in excess of $22.4M, new pool construction was 23% of ahead of our last pool construction report for the area in June. The bulk of new construction could be found in the counties of Lee (196 permits) and Collier (119 permits), and out of the more than 125 active builders in the area, the following ranked top three for total new permits for the one-month period: Aragon Pools & Spas, Pinnacle USA and Waterscapes Pools and Spas. The average value of new pool construction for the one-month period was $42,676.
Last month, Orlando ranked second highest for total new swimming pool construction permits on file with HBW. Having 490 pools starts with a total value greater than $19.5M, Orlando experienced just about a 47% increase in construction activity since our last report in June. The highest concentration of swimming pool starts took place in Brevard (182 permits) and Orange (139 permits) Counties. There were approximately 100 active swimming pool builders in the area last month, and the three companies that had the most new permits on file were as follows: Intercoastal Pool and Spa Builders, All Seasons and Holland Pools. The average value of construction in Orlando was lowest in comparison to the other areas reviewed coming in at just under $40k.
Southeast Florida ranked third for total permits last month as there were just under 350 pool starts with a value in excess of $14.2M. The counties of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade held the highest concentration of new pool construction with 139 and 104 permits respectively. Out of the 135 active builders on file for the month, the top three for total new permits are as follows: Sunsational Pools and Spas, A&G Concrete Pools and Treasure Pools and Service, Inc. The average value of pool construction in the area for the one-month period landed at just over $41k.
New pool construction in Tampa has remained steady as there were nearly 320 pool starts with a total value of approximately $14.5M last month. The counties with the highest concentration of new pool construction included Hillsborough (106 permits) and Pasco (61 permits). Out of the more than 100 active builders in the area, the following ranked top three for total permits: Tampa Bay Pools, Olympus Pools and Gulfstream Pools and Spas. While there wasn’t a wide range in average value of swimming pool construction across the state, Tampa had the highest average value at $45,405.
There were 175 new swimming pool permits and more than $7.7M in total construction value added to the HBW database for Jacksonville last month. The counties of St. Johns and Duval experienced the greatest amount of new construction activity with 69 and 56 swimming pool starts respectively. Out of the 65 active builders in the area during the month of August, Blue Haven Pools, Pools by John Clarkson and Island Pools took the top three spots for total new permits. The average construction value for pools in the area was just over $44k.
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.