The benefits of the installation of pool enclosures are many. They start with the amount of money saved to heat the water and the increased security and safety they provide. An enclosure will also allow for year round swimming no matter what the weather conditions are. Enclosures help reduce water evaporation, reduce the amount of chemicals needed, and simplifies then maintenance.
Several things should be taken into consideration before buying and installing a system. You will want to think about which type of system you want, one that is trackless or one that is tracked. The convenience of a tracked system is that it takes only one person to open and close it while the trackless will need two people on either side to push or pull evenly and simultaneously to make certain it does not go offline.
It is also important to consider the location of your pool. If it is in a more open area that might be subject it to high winds, you will want to think about an enclosure that is low profile or one that is held securely to the ground. If it is located in an area that is more sheltered wind is not that great of an issue.
You will need to pay attention to the surrounding areas also. Many pools have a raised lip around the entire pool. If the surrounding area is limited, you will want to be sure that the enclosure sits as close as feasible to the pools edge. This will mean that the installation must be made beyond the raised lip.
In addition, take into consideration the condition of the ground surrounding the area. To make sure that the system will operate efficiently, the surrounding ground must be somewhat level and smooth. This is of particular importance if the enclosure being installed is not a tracked system.
It is less important for the area to be even when a tracked system is installed. However, an area that has ground that is very uneven will make it necessary to take steps to even out the ground to ensure that the enclosure works properly. Also evaluate how much space there is between the edge of the pool and the system for accessing the filters and to clean. These access points should be considered when measuring for installation, especially if a tracked system is being considered.
Also consider if there is enough room in the area for delivery of the enclosure and the amount of room available for installation. Think about whether it will be installed for you or you will be able to install it yourself. Keep in mind that the larger systems usually come pre assembled and need more space than the low profile enclosures.
Make sure to check with the local planning office before purchasing or installing any type of pool enclosures. You may be required to have a permit to install any type of system on your property. Cost will be one of the most important considerations when comparing large systems and low profile enclosures. Take time to do some research so that you get the system you want for a price that meets your budget.
For both residential and commercial clients, custom built structures open many different spaces up to the sun, air and stars. These include pool enclosures and operable skylights for pools, atriums, patios, water park design, anywhere that a truly open space is desired.