In the first quarter of 2016, more than 4,700 new swimming pool construction permits were added to the HBW database for Florida.
Each month, we have a chance to review the latest figures and reports from HBW, gaining valuable insight on residential and commercial construction. At the closing of the first quarter of 2016, we gathered the latest data to review new swimming pool construction in Florida. In Q1, there were 4,713 pool construction starts throughout the Sunshine State with a total construction value exceeding $194M.
The southwest region was in the lead for total new permits on file with 1,491 pool starts and nearly $61.5M in total construction value. Southeast Florida was also busy in the first part of the year with 1,032 new pool construction permits and more than $44.5M in total value. Central Florida (Orlando area) was third highest for total new permits with 980 starts and close to $35M in total construction value.
From Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando and the southeast and southwest corners of the state, the average value of pool construction varied. Jacksonville was on top with the highest average value of more than $51k, while the Orlando area held the lowest average value ($35,593) for new swimming pool construction.
When taking a look at the counties with the most new swimming pool construction activity, the southwest region holds three out of five spots on the top five list. Lee County (SW) had the most new permits on file in Q1 with 438 pool starts and more than $18.6M in total construction value. In the southeast, Palm Beach County was second highest for new swimming pool construction with 420 new permits on file and a total construction value of nearly $16.9M. Collier County (SW) held on to third with 385 starts and nearly $16.8M in total value. Orlando’s Orange County (344 permits) and the southwest region’s Manatee County were fourth and fifth highest for total new swimming pool construction permits in the first quarter.
Information utilized for the graphs and above listed figures 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.