Tips on Selecting a Pool Enclosure Contractor  

by Pool Builders on 08-15-2011 in Articles

Imagine a beautiful summer evening with the moon reflecting off your pool. There is nothing like a moonlight swim - relaxing and enjoying a quiet evening with friends or that special person. But wait, the pool light is attracting bugs! Insects are flying to the light, landing in the water and floating all around you. The evening turns into one of slapping mosquitoes and dipping creepy crawlers out of the water. You can stop this from ever happening again. Pool owners confronted with these incidents should consider pool enclosures.

Swimming pool enclosures allow you to use the pool year-round without concerns of the weather, such as rain, wind, and cold temperatures, or other issues like insects and leaves. You will have the ability to lounge, dip, and swim in the pool with summer-like conditions even during the winter months.

Pool enclosures are generally not a complicated project. There are contractors that specifically design and construct these types of structures. Contact several reputable companies and get quotes for exactly what you want. Reputable companies do not charge you for a quote. Ask for references and if possible, ask the contractor if they have any pool enclosures that you could see. Pool enclosures should meet the needs of your geographic area, for example, for those in the Southern States, particularly along the Gulf coast, the structures will need to be strong enough for hurricane winds and hard rain, and have the capability to keep out pesky insects and leaves. For those in the North, the structure should be able to withstand the weight of snow.

Communicate well with your chosen contractor and if possible, be at the location during the project. You will be required to make choices on the type of structure you want. One popular style is aluminum and another is screen. Owners should be aware that these enclosures sometimes are built to provide shade over the pool. If you are trying for a nice tan while relaxing around your pool, you will not want a shade top. Ask questions and make sure you get exactly what you want. Gather as much information as you need to make a decision on the contractor to choose.

Your contractor should have a contract for you to sign with all of the details of the job. Look it over well, making no assumptions, ask questions if you are uncertain about intent. At this point you can still add-on or take away from the project.

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