With a month-over-month increase of 24%, new swimming pool construction is back on track in Florida.
Many experts inform consumers that fall is the ideal time of year to build a pool, and it looks like consumers may be listening. Despite the ebb in pool building in September, Florida pool construction ticked back up in October to be on the higher end of this year’s monthly permit totals.
From Jacksonville to Miami, and everything in between, there were nearly 2,000 new swimming pool construction permits with a total value close to $83M added to the HBW database last month. This reflects an approximate increase of 24% in new pool construction since September. The southern region has been leading swimming pool starts; in October, the southwestern portion of the state remained in #1 as it experienced a 25% month-over-month increase resulting in 574 new permits and more than $25.2M in construction value. Out of the 574 permits in the southwest, more than half took place in Lee and Collier counties. Southeast Florida was second highest as it experienced a massive 44% month-over-month increase in construction with 493 pool starts and more than $21M in total construction value. The bulk of new pool construction in the southeast took place from Miami-Dade through Palm Beach counties.
Although Orlando slipped two spots to third for total permits, swimming pool construction was up by 11% since September. While Orange and Osceola counties had the highest concentration of swimming pool starts, the Orlando area as a whole had 385 new swimming pool permits with a value close to $15.2M for the month. Tampa and Jacksonville were up 15% and 18% since September with 330 and 154 new permits respectively.
As for the average value of swimming pool construction, across the state the range was somewhat even and slim for the month. Out of the five major areas reviewed, the average value of construction remained within a $7k range. At the higher end of the range, Tampa was up two spots since September and led with an average value just over $46k; on the other end of the spectrum, Jacksonville had the lowest average value of construction at $39,317.
When reviewing the pool builders in each area, a few remained in the top spots. Aragon Pools (SW), All Seasons (Orlando) and Tampa Bay Pools (Tampa) all held tight to their number one position for total new permits in their given region.
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.