Top Decisions When Building a Pool Screen Enclosure

Swimming pools are a wonderful addition to any Florida home, but annoying insects and unwanted debris that blows into your pool can negatively impact the comfort of your sparkling oasis. Installing a pool screen enclosure is a great way to cut down on the amount of pool maintenance needed throughout the year. Before you can enjoy the fruits of this project, however, you’ll need to make a few important decisions.

Pool Enclosure Roof Style
Selecting a roof style that complements your home’s roof and architecture is a good way to create a cohesive look. There are multiple roof styles available.

  • A dome roof is a popular choice that gives your pool enclosure a modern look. This style also allows for plenty of light to enter your enclosure.
  • A mansard roof features sloping sides and a flat top.
  • You can also choose a simple style by selecting a flat roof or a shed roof. A shed roof gives the roof a gentle slope to meet the exterior of your home.
  • If none of the default options match your style, you can also request a custom roof design.

Screen Type
The screen materials used for pool enclosures are not all the same. You should choose the material that best suits the purpose of your enclosure and your family’s needs.

  • Pet Screen – If you have pets, you’ll want to invest in a screen type that is durable and resistant to scratching.
  • Insect Screen – If you want to keep insects at bay, you can choose a screen material that can help keep out even tiny insects. With this option, you can enjoy your pool even at the height of bug season in the summer.
  • Sun Screen – There is even a screen material which blocks out harmful sunrays. There are many options to choose screens for your pool enclosure.
  • Privacy Screen – If people walking down the street can easily see into your yard; you may want to choose to install a pool privacy screen. This specialized screen appears frosted to the outside viewer and can help you maintain a sense of privacy when you’re enjoying your pool.

Size Considerations
The size of your yard impacts the size of your pool screen enclosure. If you have some spare space around your pool, you can have an enclosure that includes more than just your pool. Extending the size of your enclosure can give you more outdoor living space free from pesky bugs. You can use the extra space to place furniture or decorations to enjoy during the year. If you chose to build a large enclosure to include more of your yard, you can consider adding an outdoor kitchen to entertain guests and spend more time enjoying the outdoors.

Setting a Budget
As you can see there are many decisions to make when building a pool screen enclosure. Most of the options presented here vary from a modest to extraordinary budget. Start with the basics and see how much of a budget you have to indulge in the ad-ons. Some of the options presented here are within the primary budget of a pool screen enclosure, while others are additional, such as the outdoor kitchen. Be careful of accepting the lowest bid pool screens. Make sure all the companies offer the same main functionality of protecting your pool.

A screen enclosure for your Florida pool can help you get the most out of your investment, even when the bugs are hungry for a snack. If you would like more help with preparing for your enclosure, contact American Screen Contractors today. We have over 23 years of experience building screen enclosures for families just like yours. Call us today at 407-847-9322 to meet with a design consultant who will provide a free estimate. Or simply fill out the form on this page.