So, are you planning to buy a pool dome enclosure? Do you know the type of dome enclosure you should buy?
Don’t worry, I am going to teach you how to go about this process.
Classification criteria of swimming pool
Swimming pool enclosure manufacturing companies use different criteria to classify these products. In fact, a good company will help you to have a perfect swimming pool design idea. Other than the standard shapes of dome covers in their stores, you can have a customized enclosure that meets your unique preference.
Some of the most common classification criteria include:
Classification based on the shape of the dome enclosure
The shape of the roof forms an important classification criteria. In most cases, we use geometrical shapes to describe dome enclosures. That is, you may have a round, conical or triangular shapes.
This will depend on your personal choices and preferences. To get an idea of what I am talking about, you can check out some of our pool enclosure roofing ideas.
Again, depending on the creativity of your swimming pool enclosure manufacturing company, you can have unique designs.
The most common shapes are round and oval shapes. However, this should not limit your options to the.
The design may feature a number of unique sections. That is, the ventilation systems such as screened window flaps or openings. This allows air to flow freely within the enclosure.
You don’t have to worry about the design process. Our technicians will help you.
Classification based on type of material
From our experience, in the pool dome enclosure industry, we highly recommended solid polycarbonate sheet and extruded aluminum as the primary materials that can be used in this process.
As you might have realized, quite a number of people have adopted the use of aluminum to make the pool enclosure structure. Aluminum is strong and durable. It can serve you for a long period of time. You only have to conduct routine pool enclosure maintenance.
Based on this, you can actually talk of a pool dome enclosure with aluminum structure. Although some manufacturers are trying other materials such as stainless steel. Aluminum is still considered a perfect choice for this task.
The structures can be classified based on their cover. In the recent past, most pool enclosure manufacturers are mainly using vinyl. Vinyl is equally a strong material, though not strong as polycarbonate sheet.
A number manufacturers use a 12- gauge vinyl material. You can opt for crystal clear cover or opt for a tinted cover. Tinted covers are mainly used where one values his or her privacy.
Size of swimming the pool dome enclosures
Well, the size of a dome enclosure will depend on the size of swimming pool. In the case of swimming pools with round shapes, this is specified in terms of the pool diameter. However, the remaining products are specified in terms of length and width (for those with square or rectangular shapes).
However, these are those swimming pools with irregular shapes. In such a situation, you can opt for either circular shape or a square/rectangular shape.
NOTE: The above measurements are for the base of your dome enclosure. Remember, this equipment has vertical measurements too. So, you have to specific the exact height of the pool you need.
In addition to these three types of classifications, a company may decide to have their unique branding name for their products. For our company, all products come with our brand name Excelite.
Irrespective of the design, your pool dome enclosure for above the ground swimming pool offer the following benefits:
- Covert outdoor pool into an indoor swimming pool.
- Longer swimming season
- Saving energy costs by heating water
- Protects the pool from debris and dust
- UV-radiation protection.
Irrespective of the type of pool dome enclosure, still they are easy to install. Again, you need to follow the recommended pool enclosure installation procedures. The process requires simple tools such as:
- Hand drill
- Measuring tape
This process is so straightforward that you can do it without necessarily hiring a profession pool installation company.
For a fact, you should note that pool domes cannot protect you from devastating weather conditions. It is for this reason that we STRONGLY ADVICE that you consider installing polycarbonate swimming pool enclosures.
For instance, most dome pool enclosures in the market can only withstand a wind speed of about 40 and 45 km/hr. Remember, this is not the case for the polycarbonate swimming pool enclosures that can withstand up to 230 km/hr.
You can obviously see this difference is just too big. It doesn’t matter how you reinforce pool domes, they will certainly not outperform the polycarbonate swimming pool enclosure.
The existing swimming pool enclosures are classified based on size, type of material and design. However, they cannot be used in areas with devastating weather conditions such as strong wind or hailstone prone areas.
In such places, we highly recommend polycarbonate swimming pool enclosures.