Quite a number of people make simple and serious design mistakes when installing a screen enclosure.

swimming pool enclosure intalling in Africa

The outcome of these mistakes is simple and straightforward – high costs of operating swimming pool enclosure and reduced service lifespan.

It is the nature of human beings to focus on short solutions to a problem.

Or, go for cheaper options at the expense of their convenience and comfort.

Look at these two pool enclosures, which one do you think has more cost benefits?

PVC winter covers for screen Pool Screen Enclosure

A swimming pool covered with PVC winter cover

swimming pool enclosure from Excelite

Well, it is a swimming pool enclosure and not the PVC winter cover.

Even thou the latter is slightly expensive, it has long-term cost benefits that the PVC winter covers.

As screen pool manufacturing company that has done extensive research on pool enclosure industry, we’ll always advocate for polycarbonate swimming pool enclosure.

They will save you both money and time.

This is what everyone desires.

Let’s look at some of the most common design mistakes we need to avoid by all standards:

Screen Enclosure Design Mistakes to Avoid

Below are some of the most common mistakes you must avoid at all cost to get the right pool screen design:

1. Hire The Right Contractor to Help with The Design Process

Not anybody who claims to be in the swimming pool screen enclosure industry is better contractor.

There are people who are out to make money at the expense of customer service.

Some of them don’t have past projects to show their experience and expertise.

Others are so dishonest, such that, they go for swimming pool designs on Houzz only to claim that it is their original work

dismantle the old swimming pool screen enclosure

Workers constructing swimming pool enclosure

It is hard to come by a reputable company that will help you in the design process.

A company that will not force you with their standard swimming pool enclosures, but ready to design for you a unique screen enclosure that meets your needs.

Bottom line: Plan well ahead of time and learn to evaluate swimming pool enclosure contractors.

Always request for their swimming pool enclosure product gallery and review customer feedback too.

As for our company, you are always guaranteed of a unique design from our qualified technical team.

We strive to go beyond our customer expectations.

2. Designing Swimming Pool Enclosures for Short-term Saving

A standard swimming pool screen enclosure is mainly designed to last for more than 25 years.

They also come with a 15 year warranty.

You don’t have any reason to go for cheap solutions such as PVC winter covers.

It is this simple, when you go for such solutions by having short-term goals, your pool will ultimately get damaged by winter snow and wind.

damage swimming pool dome

A pool cover (dome) damaged by snow

Honestly, are these not fair deals anyone can come by on the market?

For 2,999 bucks, you get a quality swimming pool enclosure constructed from extruded aluminum and polycarbonate sheets.

Moreover, you make swimming pool maintenance free.

standard swimming pool enclosure

Bottom line: Any swimming pool screen enclosure that focuses on short-term savings will not last for more than 5 years.

Learn to budget for the swimming pool enclosure construction to maximize on the limited resources at your disposal for long-term goals.

3. Failure to Design The Pool Screen Enclosure for The Intended Purpose

Ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Does my pool require an enclosure?
  • What are the main reasons for installing a pool enclosure?

When you opt for a low profile enclosure instead of a high type, you will be wasting money.

Reason being, you won’t get contented with the enclosure.

You will still have the desire to install a high profile pool enclosure.

outdoor swimming pool enclosures

The price difference between a low and high profile screen enclosure is about $3,000 on average.

This may change depending on your design.

It is this simple, why don’t you save then buy the high profile pool enclosure.

High profile enclosures have a lot to offer.

Residential Swimming Pool Enclosure

Basically, you need the following tips will help you design a swimming pool screen enclosure for the right purpose:

  • Consider accessibility – one that you can move freely without necessarily opening the cover.
  • Add-ons – what do you intend to include in the enclosure? This could be: chairs, plants or flowers.
  • Level of privacy – you may opt for tinted polycarbonate sheet

Bottom line: Always have a purpose for your project.

The pool enclosure must fulfill your primary objectives first before you think of any additional decorations.

4. Choosing Wrong Construction Material

The effectiveness and efficiency of a swimming pool screen enclosure will mainly depend on the materials you will use.

It is for this reason that you need to learn proper swimming pool enclosure specification.

This will help you to choose the right materials for the entire process.

As for our swimming pool enclosure manufacturing process, we trust solid polycarbonate sheets and extruded aluminum rods.

Swimming pool enclosure installation process

Technicians installing polycarbonate swimming pool enclosure

Such screen enclosures remain in good condition for more than 25 years.

They can withstand both strong wind (230km/hr.) and load (900kg distributed on a 1.5m radius).

Excelite Low profile swimming pool enclosure model F

Bottom line; Go for extruded aluminum rods and solid polycarbonate sheet.

5. Failure to Fully Understand of Pool Screen Enclosure Warranty

We offer a 15 year warranty on all our screen pool enclosures and accessory.

Our warranty aims to cover clients in case of unexpected malfunctions (which is always very rare) thus, reducing swimming pool enclosure maintenance cost.

As our end users, you need to understand that this warranty covers most structural components of the enclosure.

More importantly the polycarbonate sheet warranty against yellowing.

Corrugated Polycarbonate Sheets warranty - screen enclosures

All pool enclosures come with a 15 year warranty

You need to understand all terms and conditions of our pool enclosure.

This will help you to avoid any construction and maintenance procedures that will make the warranty invalid.

Bottom line: In case there is anything you don’t understand I our warranty cover, feel free to contact our team for clarification.

6. Focusing on The Upfront Cost as Instead of Cost of Ownership

This is the worst mistake you should do when evaluating various screen pool enclosure designs.

You should go for a swimming pool enclosure with zero cost of maintenance.

Essentially, a swimming pool cover should save your pool from:

  • Balancing pool pH regularly.
  • Water evaporation.
  • UV radiation
  • Heat loss

Thus, you should evaluate the possibility of reducing all operational costs.

With this in mind, you will possibly have a peace of mind and ultimately enjoy using the swimming pool during all seasons.

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A family enjoying swimming during summer

When the deal is too good think twice!

All our technicians and sales representatives will quote for you the best price available in the market.

That’s why you haven’t seen ridiculously low price tags on our swimming pool enclosures and accessories.

You should not compromise quality simply because you need a low priced swimming pool enclosure.

It is a tendency by most sales from other companies to promise you things that their screen enclosures do not offer.

At Excelite Plastics Ltd., we believe transparency and honesty are key to our mission: make things excellent.

This is why we only list screen enclosure benefits that we know our products can offer.


As a matter of fact, the process of finding the best pool enclosure design can be really overwhelming.

This is why you need a qualified team to help you during the entire process.

That is why we are here for you.