Not many things can top a nice, long day by the pool on a warm summer day in Pensacola, Florida but even in the beautiful Sunshine State, mother nature can be pain in the neck. Rain, bugs, insects, and even bees visit whenever they like. For this reason, one of the biggest debates among people in Pensacola is whether or not they should install a screen enclosure around their pool. “Yes, it will keep bugs out”. “No, it will ruin my view”. Or, “Yes, it will give me a bit more privacy.”
There’s a variety of reasons why you may say Yes or No to installing a pool enclosure. A pool enclosure is not a safety fence to prevent drowning, it’s basically a screen room that can block the view from your pool when not installed properly. Still it’s an amazing bug repellent and provides great protection against the harsh rays of the sun. It’s quite natural for you to flip-flop back and forth on a decision. So, to help you decide we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of installing a pool enclosure below. Take a look!
Advantages of Pool Enclosures
- Protect from bugs
- Open up the house into additional living space
- Protects the pool from debris (easier to maintain).
- Blocks out the sun (less sunscreen needed)
- Allows for less safety fencing. Child safety fencing can be easily attached to the enclosure posts
- Removes the need for a fence to block off your yard from others
- Added Privacy
Disadvantage of Installing Pool enclosures
- Obstruct view
- Blocks out the sun (pool does not get as much direct sun light as an open air pool)
- Cost of a screen enclosures
- Possible damage from storms
Open Air Pools Vs. Pensacola Pool Enclosures
Those are some of the reasons you may decide to install a pool enclosure or not. Ultimately it all boils down to your personal preference.
At Premier Pools & Spas of Pensacola our aim is always to fulfil our client’s needs. If your Pensacola home has a great view, especially a view of the ocean, you may not want to risk getting a pool enclosure that may obstruct the view. In this case we’ll provide you with a bug repellent system to combat mosquitos and other bugs around your open air pool. And if you’re worried about timely pool maintenance, you’ll be happy to learn about our floor cleaning systems for open air pools. It includes a Zodiac vacuum and floor drains that collect and remove debris from the pool floor.
For those of you who prefer to install an enclosure, we offer a complete package that includes both the installation of your swimming pool, and the screen enclosure. In doing so we’re able to build the pool and enclosure at the same time so that you can start enjoyer your pool sooner. If you opt to go with an enclosure, keep in mind that it could cost up to $10000, and this figure could rise based on a number of factors. For instance, some types of screen enclosures, like two story enclosures, are more expensive than others. You’ll also want to ensure that the design of your enclosure is done correctly for both structural and aesthetic purposes.
Still can’t decide? Why not give us a call? Whether you’re looking for a way to repel bugs from your open air pool or to install a pool enclosure, we’re here to assist you. Contact Us today.