Swimming Pool Enclosures
Have You Ever Considered
a Swimming Pool Enclosure. . .
main decision concerning a swimming pool enclosure is whether you want
a permanent enclosure as opposed to a temporary one. More specifically,
do you want a building of metal and glass (or screens) or do you want a
temporary inflatable dome? I get the feeling that the deciding factor
for most purchases will be the relative cost.
are a variety of rather temporary structures that are either inflatable
domes or do-it-yourself structures that kind of resemble a large tent.
Is there anything wrong with these structures? Not that I know of. I
would suggest that they would work almost as well as a professionally
built enclosure. For instance, you'd get 75% the performance of a
professionally built enclosure for 25% the cost (just a guess). This
sounds good until you realize that you can make a similar comparison
concerning the difference between a BMW and a Kia. If you need an
enclosure and can't afford to have one professionally installed, this
is pretty much your only option.
you can afford to have a professional enclosure built for your pool, I
can't think of a reason not to recommend it. You should start by
contacting a local installer and start asking questions and getting an
estimate. I would think that a quality enclosure would potentially add
to the value of your home. It would extend the swimming season
(depending on where you live) and might make the swimming more pleasant.
think the main question, though, that you should ask yourself is this:
is your pool worth enclosing? I'm taking it for granted that your pool
is in-ground, but if it's a 10 year old pool that needs some work,
would it be a good idea to spend 2-3 times what the pool is worth to
have it enclosed?