Florida’s Top Spots for Swimming Pools – May 2019

A review of the top three regions in Florida for new swimming pool construction during the month of May 2019

It’s summertime, and in Florida that means more pool time for many people.  From a construction professional’s perspective, it can also mean an increase in demand for pools, pool services, maintenance and repair.

Based on the latest swimming pool construction permit data pulled from HBW’s database for the month of May 2019, there were approximately 1,855 swimming pool starts in Florida last month, many of which originated from three major regions.  Out of the five major areas reviewed (Southwest, Southeast, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville), here is a look at the top three spots for new swimming pool construction in the Sunshine State during the month of May:

Southwest Florida

The southwestern region of Florida ranked #1 for new swimming pool construction.  Approximately 32% of all new permits originated from the southwest where there were 590 swimming pool starts with a total construction value in excess of $26 million.  The average value of new construction was moderate (average value: $44,147), and nearly half of all new pool construction took place in Lee County (141 permits) and Collier County (143 permits).

Southeast Florida

Southeast Florida is another hot spot for new swimming pool construction.  Last month, there were 389 new swimming pool permits with a total construction value of $15.3 million added to the HBW database.  The average value of new pool construction landed on the lower end of the spectrum (average value: $39,338), and more than half of all new swimming pool construction originated from two major counties: Palm Beach (140 permits); Miami-Dade (107 permits).


Not far behind the southeast, Tampa also experienced its fair share of new pool construction last month.  With 358 swimming pool starts and a total construction value of $17.6 million, Tampa ranked third-highest for new pool construction.  The average value of construction in the Tampa area was higher than other regions reviewed (average value: $49,219), and the majority of permits originated from the counties of Hillsborough (99 permits) and Pasco (95 permits).

To gain more information on the builders, homeowners and permits for the construction activity above, check out HBW for your copy of the latest 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.

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