At White Aluminum we wanted to bring you an article about the pros and cons of installing a pool enclosure. The problem is, we can’t think of any cons. Having a pool enclosure in Florida is the single best thing you can do to keep your pool in great shape all year long.
Families often go back and forth on whether to install a pool enclosure as their safety barrier option when building a backyard pool. Screen enclosures are very common in Florida due to pool safety requirements, and they also provide a great barrier to bugs and harsh sunlight.
Our custom designed pool enclosures enhance the appeal of sitting outdoors anytime of day. No bugs to worry about, no leaves to sweep up, just the beauty and satisfaction of being outside. And, it enables you to keep the sliders and windows open creating an indoor/outdoor living space.
Here is a list providing you with the pros of enclosing your pool:
Sunlight Protection - Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, never runs out of sunny days. Though most of us love the sun, for the health of the skin it is better to keep your direct sun exposure to a minimum. Our screened pool enclosures filter the sun and will help you and your family enjoy your swimming pool without worrying about UV skin damage. Also, it keeps the pool water cooler. A big plus during hot Florida days!
Easier Maintenance - Most people say that cleaning is a breeze if you have a pool enclosure installed. Your pool will be much cleaner overall due to it keeping out extra debris. Because nothing but you and your family can get in, there’s never much to clean out.
Security - The best feature of a screened enclosure is that it provides security both from dirt (insects, dust and debris like fallen leaves) and unwanted visitors (snakes, birds, frogs and of course alligators). Florida is a haven for bugs, but the enclosure keeps the myriad of insects we coexist with off your pool, and deck. This will save you time not having to clean them out of your pool, or worrying about bug spray while playing. And if you have an open backyard, the enclosure also acts as a barrier for keeping wandering individuals out, which will most likely reduce accidents. You love to have certain things in your pool, like friends and floating lounge chairs. But let’s leave all the rest out.
Extension of your home - A pool enclosure can make your home feel more spacious due to the capacity of creating another living space next to the pool, including an outdoor kitchen, bar, dining area and relaxation area. During the winter months, it’s easy to expand your living space by allowing all the doors and windows remain open without bugs getting in. Many of our customers enjoy being able to open their doors out to the pool area and use it as an extension of their home all year around.
Increased relaxation and enjoyment - A pool enclosure is a necessity if you want to fully enjoy your pool, and use the space for entertaining friends during the Florida summer months. The mosquitos and “no see-ums” get bad during this time, and without a screened enclosure, the enjoyment factor goes way down. Also, having an enclosure allows you to take a swim anytime, year around, even when it rains.
Designed to Withstand Strong Winds -Though Florida is a hurricane prone state, pool enclosures are designed to withstand strong winds, up to 130 miles per hour. Hence, our pool enclosures are not damaged easily.
Less Chemical Evaporation - Although a necessary part of pool maintenance, no one wants to immerse themselves in strong chemicals. But by installing an enclosure, you won’t have to use quite as much to keep your pool clean and safe.
Inhibition of Algae Growth - While green water may be quite inviting, a pool filled with algae is anything but! Thankfully, a screened enclosure can greatly help in slowing algae growth.
Reduction of Water Evaporation - During the hottest part of the year, water evaporation can significantly lower the level of your pool. At the same time, water restrictions may prohibit you from filling it back up. Fortunately, you can slow the process with an enclosure.
Energy Cost Reduction - One of the most expensive facets of pool maintenance is the cost of heating the water. Yet an enclosure will help keep the water from becoming too hot and too cold.
White Aluminum’s pool enclosures are customizable for every pool shape, yard size and need — even commercial spaces! All of our enclosures are constructed of high quality, extruded aluminum framing and fine mesh fiberglass screening. Our enclosures are available in white or bronze finish framing, and you can specify a flat, hip, gable or dome style roofline to enhance the appearance and value of your home. Choose a retractable roof enclosure and you’ll enjoy blue skies and fresh air — just as if you were outside.
If you have any questions about how a pool enclosure can amplify your outdoor living space, give us a call today. A pool enclosure might just become your favorite home investment ever. And we got you covered!