You already know that Florida homeowners with screened pool enclosures enjoy hanging out by their pools without having to battle mosquitoes, but there are also some less obvious advantages of having a screened-in pool that you may not have considered. Read on for a few surprising advantages offered by screened pool enclosures.
1. Use Fewer Chemicals
Did you know that screened pool enclosures slow down water evaporation? Yes, that includes slower evaporation of chemicals in the water. You’ll also have a lower amount of algae to fight against when your pool is enclosed. The result is that you won’t need to add as many chemicals to your pool when you have a screened enclosure. You’ll save money and reduce your exposure to potentially irritating chemicals.
2. Use More, Clean Less.
Screened pool enclosures keep debris from your yard from ending up in your pool. Insects, spiders, snakes and other creepy crawlies stand less chance of getting in and spoiling your good times. With a screened enclosure, palm leaves, acorns and grass clippings won’t get into your pool, which adds up to a lot less time devoted to skimming, vacuuming and sweeping. Unless, of course, you love skimming, vacuuming and sweeping. Instead, simply relax and enjoy the clean environment of your screened-in pool area.
3. Lower Insurance Premiums.
Having a pool increases your property value, but it also raises your homeowners’ insurance. Pool screen enclosures enhance the safety of your backyard because you can easily secure your pool to prevent children from wandering in without adult supervision. It’s also less likely that any grownups will stumble into the pool since the enclosure makes it obvious that the pool is there in addition to providing a barrier. Insurance companies will give you a break on your homeowner’s insurance by having a screened pool enclosure.
4. Additional Sun Protection.
You can enjoy your pool more even with the blazing Florida sun. Everyone loves a sunny day, but at times, it can be too much to enjoy without some cover. Advantages of a screened pool enclosure include:
- Screened in pool enclosures filter out some of the sun’s rays.
- You’ll feel more comfortable outdoors regardless of the time of day
- Your skin will receive some protection from harmful UV radiation.
- If you have outdoor furniture around your pool, a screen enclosure will cut down on fading.
5. Expand your Outdoor Living Area.
Families with screened pool enclosures often describe their pool area as the outdoor living rooms. With the protection that a screened pool enclosure provides from pests and the sun, you can enjoy lounging by the pool any time of the day or night. Customized enclosures can provide space for your Jacuzzi, outdoor kitchen or outdoor dining and lounging areas. The possibilities are endless!
If you’re considering a screened pool enclosure, we hope this list has been helpful. There are so many benefits that haven’t been mentioned here. After all, who wouldn’t want a pool that’s bug-free, secure and easy to maintain?
Additional Reading: Screened Pool Enclosures
- Checklist to Ensure You Are Hiring the Best Pool Enclosure Company
- Top 5 Pool Enclosure Options When Building a Swimming Pool Enclosure
- The Top Five Tips for Shopping for a Swimming Pool Enclosure
- Pool Enclosure Installation – How to Prepare Your Backyard
If you have any questions about choosing a screened enclosure for your pool, please give us a call at 407-862-6060. One of our design consultants will be happy to meet with you and provide a no-obligation free estimate.