Five Reasons a Pool Enclosure is a Good Investment

Why build an enclosure over your pool when you could just cover it with a simple tarp? Here are our top five reasons pool enclosures take the everyday hassle out of owning a pool and can make your backyard safer and more valuable:

Pool enclosures mean putting safety first. Water accidents are, according to the World Health Organization, the leading cause of fatal injuries for children. A New York State study found that with swimming pool accidents, the second most common factor was lack of a fence enclosing the pool area. A pool enclosure with doors that lock helps keep young family members from an unattended pool, and it also discourages other people in your neighborhood who might sneak in. Pool covers, on the other hand, can easily be compromised and might increase the risk, because someone who falls in can then become trapped under it. You can compare prices for enclosures and pool covers, but you can't put a premium on peace of mind.

You can save on chemical treatment with enclosures. Most of the elements that make residential pool cleaning such a frequent necessity are from the outside environment. Wind blows dirt, pollen, twigs, and dead bugs into your pool, and bird droppings introduce nitrate that works as food for microbes like algae. Enclosures for an inground swimming pool make it easier to maintain proper pH levels by keeping out leading contaminants. Most pool industry experts recommend shocking your pool about once a week. Granular chlorine usually sells at a market price of around $3 per pound – so the cost of this cleaning adds up quickly. With a screen enclosure, shocking your pool is no longer a weekly habit, and you will notice the savings in little time.

 

You can catch some sun without catching more problems. Screen pool enclosures filter out UV rays, promoting healthy skin and making it easier to maintain clean water. One reason that pool water cleaning so often requires dumping in more chlorine is because of UV rays. Chlorine in pool water bonds to oxygen to create the negatively charged particle that we measure as “free chlorine.” But UV rays break apart this bond, causing the chlorine to evaporate. This is why so many pool owners must buy more expensive chlorine treatments that include cyanuric acid. A swimming pool enclosure helps chlorine last longer, so your pool needs treatment less often, and you can use a simpler chemical mix to get the job done. Needing less chlorine saves you money every month – and keeping your family’s skin safe is priceless.

 

Enclosures are more foolproof than pool covers. Prices ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 in Texas make pool enclosures a great one-time investment that pays off for decades. Screened pool enclosures made from aluminum are resistant to rust and warp and are also stain-proof. Pool covers are a hassle to get on and off and will tear over time due to frequent use and hazards such as animals. Removing a pool cover often means sucking up leaves and standing water that have accumulated on top of it. This can clog up your pool vacuum, and it usually results in much of the contaminated water and debris spilling into your pool anyway. A standard winter cover tarp can cost on average up to $225, and they usually last for one to three seasons. Mesh covers, which last between 6 and 10 years, can cost on average up to $3000, while automatic covers can run upwards of $5,000 to $15,000. Over a decade or two, a pool enclosure may save you thousands just by eliminating the need for pool covers.

 

Pool enclosures make a great addition to your house. Aluminum screen enclosures can be painted almost any color, so you match the façade of your house or make your enclosure blend in with a surrounding garden. Enclosures are also very customizable in terms of shape and materials used – when selecting rugged screen, you can choose from brass, bronze, or stainless steel to build a barrier that looks good and will last. An aluminum enclosure is also a safer long-term investment, because aluminum does not burn in an average household fire. Wooden fences, by comparison, would need to be rebuilt or demolished after a fire, potentially costing thousands.

 

Interested in hearing more? Contact us today on 281-579-7322 to talk more about designing an enclosure that matches your style and budget or email us at info@houstonpoolenclosures.com