Though pool enclosures aren’t necessary for many pools, they are starting to gain in popularity throughout the United States – especially in Florida. A glass pool enclosure can help transform your pool into a climate controlled tropical oasis (as if Florida needed another reason to be perfect).
In terms of home improvement, screen enclosures are one of the most highly sought after installations. In addition to creating a beautiful sunroom around the pool that can be filled with plants and other attractions, screen enclosures have many additional benefits (especially in Florida!)
Benefits of Pool Enclosures
There are many ways to customize a screen enclosed pool from vinyl windows, a custom deck inside, and even gutter installation to help direct the flow of rain. Regardless of the type of custom work that is done, there are many additional benefits to getting a screen enclosed pool:
Protection from UV Rays: Especially in sunny states like Florida or Arizona, having protection from UV rays is important. UV rays can be damaging to a person’s skin as well as patio and pool furniture. Screen enclosed pools help filter the sun, which allows you to enjoy using the swimming pool on any day of the year without worrying about a harsh sunburn.
Decreased Pool Maintenance: Keeping a pool clean can be a challenge. With leaves and dirt falling into the pool constantly, it is an ongoing fight to keep the pool clean. Having a pool enclosure installed will help keep out all the extra debris, freeing up your time to enjoy the pool without the hassle of constantly cleaning it.
Security and Privacy: This is from both people and unwanted pests and bugs. In the summer months, it is common to get flies, mosquitoes, and other bugs in and around the pool. In Florida, it is even common to be invaded by frogs and sometimes gators! Having a pool enclosure also helps keep out unwanted human guests and deters wandering eyes, increasing your privacy.
Increases Home Value: Getting a pool enclosure acts as an extension of your home and greatly increases home value. Over half of home owners said they plan to spend money to improve their homes this year. Because you are creating another “living space” next to the pool, it can make your home feel more spacious and add a relaxing environment around the pool.
Reduces Chemical and Water Evaporation: Having an enclosed pool can actually help save you a bit of money too. Evaporation of water and pool cleaner is one of the biggest ongoing costs of owning a pool. By keeping your pool in an enclosed space, it will reduce the amount of evaporation. This will ensure you aren’t constantly dousing your pool with chemicals to keep it clean and sanitary because the cleaner you put in will last longer.
Reduces Algae Growth: While algae can look pretty in the sea and other natural settings, it isn’t usually a welcomed guest in your pool. Having a screen enclosed pool can reduce algae growth significantly.
Reduce Energy Bill: Perhaps the most expensive ongoing cost of owning a pool is keeping the water heated. The average pool holds between 24,000 and 30,000 gallons of water. Keeping that water at the perfect temperature is very expensive! Especially when the heat is immediately lost to the surrounding environment. Having an enclosed pool helps keep the heat trapped in and regulated, reducing the energy cost of your pool. This saves you money and helps keep the environment cleaner.
The Aesthetic Touch: Perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of pool enclosures is the aesthetic element it adds. When you enclose your pool, the framing and glass windows look excellent with a backdrop of local plants and other elements. Use a pool enclosure as a way to create another beautiful space in your home.
These are just some of the many benefits of pool enclosures. As summer will soon be upon us, now is a great time to consider enclosing your pool. Having a beautiful and private “indoor” type pool setting is not only good for your wallet, but it also makes spending time in and by the pool that much more enjoyable.