Pros And Cons Of A Pool Enclosure

Having a swimming pool in your backyard is a luxury; you'll want to use it as much as possible whenever the weather permits.  Of course, there will be times when you won't be able to, but building a pool enclosure can help make the best of your pool time. This article will discuss the pros and cons of pool enclosures.


  • Safety- An enclosure around the pool provides a barrier, making it difficult for kids to accidentally fall in. Even if you don't have small children, it may prevent neighborhood kids from accidentally ending up in your pool. 
  • Keeping out Bugs- No one wants to be bothered by bugs when they are outside. Enclosures allow swimmers or spectators that are lounging by the pool, protection from mosquitoes and other flying insects.  
  • Easier Maintenance- An enclosure protect the pool from dirt, leaves, and debris.  A cleaner pool means less vacuuming and less chemicals. 
  • More Swim Time- The pool enclosures protects from wind, rain, and snow, allowing owners to swim even when the weather's bad. 
  • Sunlight Protection- Pool enclosures keep direct sun exposure to a minimum and allow you to swim without worrying about harmful UV rays. 
  • Added Beauty-Swimming pool enclosures can help enhance the beauty of the pool area. Depending on the type of enclosure you choose, adding a structure with a distinct style to your backyard can even become a selling feature.  


  • Expense-The cost for a licensed contractor to install a pool enclosure can get rather pricey, depending on the size of the pool and they type of enclosure you want. 
  • Cooler Water- Because an enclosure provides shade, the water temperature is usually colder than a pool without an enclosure.  Installing a pool heater helps maintain the water at a consistent temperature. 
  • Limited landscaping- A pool enclosure can take up a large amount of yard space, making any additional landscaping plans difficult. 
  • Susceptibility to High Winds- In areas where the winds get stronger, pool enclosures are prone to blow down.  There are enclosures that can sustain high winds, but it will cost you more money. 

Pool enclosures are constructed out of metal, wood, or vinyl and can be permanent or portable. When looking for a pool enclosure it's important to choose a structure that will last in your area and make sure you weigh the pros and cons.  If you're looking for a selection of pool enclosures in your area, visit Lightning Custom Screens Inc.