Glass is likely the most expensive pool enclosure homeowners can install, not only because of the actual glass sheets that are needed but also because the aluminum frame needs to be thicker to support the weight. And while the cost is higher than other types of enclosures, glass is stronger and more stable than most other options. Glass enclosures also have a polycarbonate, shatter-proof roof and can also have a retractable roof option.
Screen pool enclosures are perfect for areas that don’t experience hail and snow, as the mesh used can rarely withstand the weight and pressure of such extreme conditions. But for places that stay warm, a screen enclosure can keep out bugs and debris, let in a natural breeze to the pool area and most importantly are easy to maintain and cheaper to install.
One of the last decisions you need to make when picking out your pool enclosure is how high off the ground you want it to be. Standing or high-profile enclosures are more pricey than the other options, simply because they use more material. This choice will essentially transform your pool into an indoor pool because swimmers can walk and stand around the side of the pool.
Low profile enclosures are a perfect middle ground for those who use their pool solely for the purpose of swimming. The enclosure itself is slightly elevated off the ground, but not enough to be able to stand on the side of the pool. If you and your family enjoy diving and jumping into your pool, this is not the enclosure for you. It is a nice choice for older individuals who enjoy using their pool for water aerobics or swimming laps and desire to be able to utilize the area during the colder months of the year.
Flat enclosures are essentially tarps. They can be rolled up or rolled out whenever the pool owner needs. They are easy to use, low in cost, and are a sufficient way to protect the pool and protect individuals who are visiting your home.
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