Nearly 83% of customers do not know what to tell suppliers or manufacturers when they order for screened pool enclosure kits. Pool enclosure will not guarantee longer swimming season if you don’t choose the right equipment based on accurate specifications.
In this article, I will take you through a step by step process on how you can successfully order for and swimming pool enclosure of your choice.
I am assuming you already have a swimming pool that requires an enclosure. But, again, if you are planning to construct a new swimming pool, our technical team can also assist you.
This does not imply that you a swimming pool technician or interpret engineering drawings like this:
You describe specifications of the pool based on what you can see or may be what you desire. Don’t forget that all these should go hand in hand with screened pool enclosure budgeting process. It is important to have a priority list.
So, what should you consider?
Key technical specifications of screened pool enclosure kits
Whenever you are planning to buy or order for swimming pool enclosure kits, it is important to consider the following key elements:
Size of the screen pool enclosure kits
Normally, screened pool enclosure manufacturers have different standard sizes of kits. However, you can also opt for customized designs.
Do you have and design or size in mind? Well, you can check out our swimming pool enclosure design ideas. It is a better way to begin this process.
The size of a screen enclosure will mainly depend on the size of your swimming pool plus, any other extra space you may require for decorations. There are a number of swimming pool legislations that determine the recommended allowance between the swimming pool and enclosure.
Excelite manufactures 7 different models of swimming pool enclosures. Their prices and sizes vary depending on size.
So, what should you do?
Measure the length and width of the swimming pool. You can use a tape measure or refer to the swimming pool installation document. It doesn’t matter whether your pool is: oval, rectangular, square or any irregular shape.
You can see clearly in our sample below for an oval swimming pool:
Normally, the size is the very first thing that determines the price of screened pool enclosure kits.
With all these in mind, we can move to the next step:
Materials and construction hardware for the screened pool enclosure kits
I know, quite a number of swimming pool owners find it difficult to choose the right materials. Not all screened pool enclosure materials may be suitable for this project. Some will only serve you for 5 or 6 years and you will be forced to replace them.
The best way to determine whether a swimming pool screen pool company uses quality material or not; is through the warranty. A longer warranty period will be a sure indication that such materials are of high quality (may be a 15 year warranty period).
This forms one of the important questions to ask swimming enclosure supplier. Don’t buy any enclosure without a warranty. It will save you from unnecessary maintenance costs for your pool enclosure.
So, which material should you go for?
Being an experienced company that is actively involved in swimming pool enclosure research, we recommend the following materials:
- Excelite polycarbonate sheet
This by far the best material to be used for a swimming pool cover. Polycarbonate has excellent physical and chemical properties, making it a perfect choice for any environment.
It is shatterproof, dimensionally stable, customizable and easy to fabricate. Our strong polycarbonate sheets can withstand a 900kg load distributed within 1.5m radius.
Moreover, they are anti-UV ingredients, which filters out all harmful radiations. This keeps your swimming pool free from chemical decomposition.
Again, the insulation properties of polycarbonate sheets make it easy to regulate swimming pool water temperature. This will definitely cut on heating costs.
Not any polycarbonate sheet can form a perfect swimming pool enclosure system. Go for solid polycarbonate sheets. They are stronger that hollow polycarbonate sheets.
When it comes to polycarbonate sheet specifications, you need to specify the thickness (mostly 8mm) and tint (blue, yellow, green or transparent).
- Aluminum rods for the enclosure structure
At Excelite, we strive to make things excellent. That’s why we only use extruded aluminum rods from Dolle (Suzhou). The benefits of extruded aluminum rods cannot be compared to any material available in the market for screened pool enclosure kits.
It balances the lightweight, high strength and resistance to corrosion. It is easier to form and customize aluminum compared to other metals.
As you can see, both the enclosure cover and rail tracking systems. The swimming pool cover, thus, slides seamlessly during opening or closing of swimming pool.
- Vinyl sweep
Some of the main benefits of swimming pool enclosure are protecting the pool from dust, rain, tree leaves or insects. A 2-inch vinyl sweep will seal all the existing drafts thus, keeping the pool free from all these. At any given instance, ensure the pool has the right sealing material.
- Fasteners and hardware
Don’t use a hardware or fastener that is not recommended by your manufacturer. For all our pool enclosures, we use Excelite™ stainless steel or aluminum hardware.
Well, it is a fact that you may get confused when it comes to choosing the right material. Don’t worry, Excelite team will help you. For any questions on choosing the right material specifications for screen pool enclosure kits, contact us today.
At this point, I believe you know the right size and material to use for screened pool enclosure kits. However, there is one more thing you haven’t specified – design of the enclosure
Design requirements of screened pool enclosure kits
There are so many designs you can choose from. The most common shape pool enclosures are those with a semi-circular shape. Below is an example:
Of course, there are those with a flat surface and curved edges like the one shown below:
The edges may also form angles. That is, you may have a rectangular pool enclosure where the roof and walls form an angle of 90 degrees. Varying angle may result in different shapes. It will all depend on your creativity.
As a matter of fact, there a number of screened pool enclosure design ideas to choose from. Any design is possible so long as you can afford to pay for the construction cost. After all, this is the beauty of working with a reputable swimming pool enclosure company.
Excelite will customize the pool to meet your design requirements and specifications. However, this should be part of the swimming pool enclosure budgeting process.
At given time, you need to specify screened pool enclosure kits based on size, type of material and design. With these three in mind, you should be able to get the best pool enclosure.
For any questions or help on swimming pool enclosures you can contact us today!