If you’ve been thinking about a pool enclosure for your Atlanta home, you probably already know that it will cut down immensely on maintenance costs and time, as well as provide you with a way to enjoy your pool year-round.
But there are some added benefits to having a pool enclosure as well, including that a pool enclosure can double as a sunroom, four-season patio, or a place for outdoor dining, as well as add a good deal of resale value to your home.
When choosing automatic swimming pool enclosures, it’s important to understand your options. Here’s a look at some different types of pool enclosures.
Inflatable Pool Enclosures
Resembling an air dome or bubble, you’ve most likely seen these inflatable enclosures used on tennis courts and playing fields, but they’re also used for home pools.
As to how it works, an inflatable pool enclosure’s pneumatic structure consists of tear-resistant coated vinyl over a fabric base. Steel cables are then used to anchor the enclosure, and an inflation system of motorized blowers maintains the atmospheric pressure inside and out, which in essence is what keeps it standing up.
Telescopic Pool Enclosures
Also referred to as retractable enclosures, telescopic enclosures can be a popular choice among pool owners who still want to feel like they have an outdoor pool but like the benefits that a pool enclosure offers.
Telescopic enclosures can look a little like a segmented caterpillar, and each section folds neatly inside a slightly larger section, much like a telescope.
The most popular telescopic enclosures slide on tracks that are attached to a flat desk surface. But trackless models are also available; these can be easier to install and can work on surfaces that aren’t perfectly flat but aren’t recommended for larger spans.