Check List- When Considering Pool Enclosures

When considering pool enclosures for covering a pool area it is a lifestyle change. The complete environment should be considered on how it will be used and when it will be used. Depending on many factors like; size, model, layout, etc. will have an impact on the cost and enjoyment. Below is a simple check list that may be useful in the planning stage and its enjoyment over the years to come.

Pool Enclosures and Use
Will be used for dining
Heated for all year-round use
How will the pool enclosure be used in the summer and in winter

Layout of Deck and Enclosure
Size of deck or patio area beside pool
Center the pool in the enclosure or have it closer to one side
How much room to leave at the back of the pool enclosure, enough for pool cover
Location of pool room
Table and chair location and number of chairs
Lounge chair location and number
Landscaping inside and outside enclosure

Retractable Pool Enclosure

Pool Features
These features will have an impact on how close or tall the pool enclosure should be.
Entry and exit from pool
Diving board
Pool Cover

Windows and Doors
Number of sliding doors and windows
Bi-fold doors or swing door
Location of doors and windows
Air flow when enclosure is closed with windows or doors open

Enclosure Type
Free standing or against an existing or new building
Fixed or retractable pool enclosure
For retractable pool enclosure how will it retracted, in the middle or from one end, or
For retractable pool enclosure will it slide over an existing or new building

Open retractable Pool Enclosure

Enclosure Model
Single Peak roof enclosure also referred to as a gable roof
Triple Peak roof enclosure also referred to as a gambrel roof
Multi Peak roof enclosure also referred to as a bowstring roof
Lean-to enclosure

This may seem like a long and exhausting list, but by no means this list is complete. Each individual needs to consider all the factors that will influence ones use. But don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers, we can help and easily guide you through the pool enclosure considerations, questions and determine the best enclosure that meets your needs. A little planning upfront will make the process most enjoyable and in no time, you can start enjoying your own pool enclosure.

5 thoughts on “Check List- When Considering Pool Enclosures

    • Keith,

      The cost of a typical pool enclosure will be approximately $50 to $110 per square feet, but it really depends on the style and size. The weight of these structures is quite light but they do require a foundation or structure support to operate properly. If you have any more question please give us a call at 905-589-3000 or email us at [email protected]

  1. My parents own a pool and are thinking about getting an enclosure for it. I thought it was really interesting that you said it was a lifestyle change because I had never thought of it that way before. It will definitely change how they interact with their pool.

  2. Thanks for pointing out that it’s very important to be careful about the layout of the whole place when planning to have a new pool screen enclosure. I’d like to look for a good contractor for that because I’m interested in increasing the value of my home soon. It would be best to get that done while the weather is a bit cool so I will be able to use my new pool area when the weather becomes warm.

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