How long does it take to build a pool enclosure? It’s tough to provide an accurate answer to that question because so many factors can influence a project’s timeline. By taking a look at each of the steps involved in building a pool screen enclosure, we can provide a sense of what to expect and how long it might take to get things done.
Components to Build a Pool Enclosure
Winning Your Homeowners’ Association’s Approval
At Dulando Screen & Awning, we’re happy to help you design a custom pool screen enclosure that suits your needs, your space and your budget. We can use our expertise to ensure that your new pool enclosure will fit in your backyard. We will also help you get approval from your HOA. If you live in a community with a Homeowners’ Association, you may be required to obtain the organization’s approval. Before construction can begin to build your pool enclosure, you’ll want to speak with your HOA. Ask about how their approval process works, what information you’ll need to provide, and how long it’s likely to take. Dulando will help you with all the necessary paperwork, but it’s up to the HOA how long they will take to provide the approval.
Dealing With Your Landscaping
There’s a good chance you already have landscaping beds or plantings in close proximity to your pool that might interfere with the construction of your new pool screen enclosure.
- Do you have any plant material that needs to be relocated?
- What about sprinkler heads or piping for your irrigation system?
These concerns must be addressed before we can begin actually building a pool enclosure for you. You’ll need to set aside time to clear away plants, potted plants, furnishings or other items from the construction zone. If necessary, contact your landscaping company to relocate plants and cap off the irrigation system.
Securing Permitting for Your New Pool Enclosure
Dulando is happy to handle the task of getting the proper permits for your new enclosure, but we have no control over permitting. Depending on the county that you live in and the number of permit requests that it’s receiving, securing the necessary permits to build a pool enclosure can take as little as a few weeks over a month. For many homeowners, this is the longest part of the wait. It’s unfortunate, but we don’t have any way of expediting this.
Building Your Pool Screen Enclosure
Once we receive the okay from your HOA and all the necessary permits, we can then begin construction. From this point forward, you’ll see results quickly. The size and complexity of the design determine the exact duration of this phase.
- If you have an existing pool with a concrete pad and have decided to change to patio pavers, we will need to schedule the paver installation. Normally, this takes a few days depending on the design and size of the enclosure area.
- Dulando handles much of the framing prefabrication in our warehouse, so once we schedule the installation at your home, framing is generally completed in a day or two.
- Then we schedule the screening to take place. Screening normally adds another day or two to the timeline.
Each phase of construction needs to be scheduled. At any given time, we are managing a few dozen installs. We work very hard at coordinating your schedule with our schedule. Sometimes, homeowners want to be onsite when work is completed. Sometimes, our teams can work without the homeowner present. It just depends on what you require.
How long can you expect to wait? Once permitting is approved and we schedule the different phases of the job, you can expect to have your new enclosure in place in three to six weeks.
Dulando Screen & Awning has been providing custom screen enclosures to those who live and work in the Orlando area since 1968. When you’re ready to build a pool screen enclosure, turn to us. We’ll use our experience and commitment to quality to deliver a custom enclosure that you’ll be able to enjoy for years to come. Contact us today at 407-862-6060 to request your free in-home design consultation.