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The Top Five Tips for Shopping for a Swimming Pool Enclosure

The Top Five Tips for Shopping for a Swimming Pool Enclosure

You know all the great reasons for installing a swimming pool enclosure, but you don’t want to settle for just any pool enclosure. Instead, build swimming pool enclosure that is ideal for your backyard and your home.

Here’s what you need to do to build your perfect swimming pool enclosure.

1. Select the right pool enclosure contractor.
When it comes to swimming pool enclosures, choosing an experienced, trustworthy contractor can make your life much easier. They will know what your options are and understand the pros and cons of the various possibilities. Their familiarity with the quality of the products and the installation process will smooth your path and help you avoid potential pitfalls. Look for an established licensed contractor that builds pool enclosures.  Make sure your screened in pool enclosure contractor has a good reputation and is willing to walk you through the entire process from design to installation.

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 2. Check the condition of your pool’s surrounding.
Take a stroll around your pool and evaluate the concrete or paver decking that surrounds it. Is the surface level still in good condition or crumbling and heaving? If the deck area around the pool needs repairs, it’s best to repair the existing pool deck or upgrade to patio pavers before adding a pool enclosure.

3. Think about the size of your swimming pool enclosure.
How large of a pool screen enclosure do you want? That depends on how you intend to use the space. Consider how far you want the enclosure to extend beyond the pool. Don’t forget that you’ll need room to complete cleaning tasks and access to filters, lighting fixtures and other features. Does your pool have a ring of coping stones or a raised lip? Even if you want the structure to fit tightly to your pool, you’ll need to allow at least 4 inches of space beyond the edge of the coping stone to ensure that the enclosure sits properly.  Check your survey of the property to see where the setbacks are located.

4. Choose your screen wisely.
Do you think all pool cages are the same? Think again. Pool enclosure screens come with a variety of built-in benefits. Dulando is proud to be a Phifer Screen contractor.  Phifer is the best and their warranty and options are unmatched.  Some Phifer pool screens provide a little extra sun protection to swimmers. Phifer pet screens are more durable, making them a smart choice if you have rambunctious pets or active children. There are even tightly woven pool screens designed to keep small insects like no-see-ums out and privacy screens for pools.

Additional Reading:  Types of Phifer Screen for your Patio or Pool Enclosure

5. Remember that pool enclosure installation requires preparation.
An experienced screen enclosure contractor can do a lot to ensure that the pool enclosure installation goes smoothly, but you’ll have responsibilities as well.  Make sure to answer the following questions prior to installing a swimming pool enclosure.

  • Is permission from your homeowner’s association a must?
  • You will need a permit for a screened in pool enclosure.  But don’t worry, we take care of that.
  • Can you provide the necessary access to your pool and a clear work area for the installers?
  • What do you need to do to keep your property, children and pets safe during the installation? Here are a few tips on preparing your backyard for a pool enclosure installation.
  • Should you let your neighbors know about the project?
  • How will you stay in touch with the contractor during the installation process?

It’s best to make sure that you’ve got the answers to all of these questions before you complete your purchase.

Additional Reading: Pool Enclosure Installation – How to Prepare Your Backyard

If you’re shopping for a pool screen enclosure, be sure to consider Dulando Screen & Awning.  We are a second-generation and family-owned company in business since 1968.  We’re licensed, insured and committed to quality in both our products and our customer service. Contact us today at 407-862-6060 to learn more about screened pool enclosures and schedule your free in-home consultation.

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