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Why Are So Many Pool Enclosures in Florida?


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Published: June 7, 2024


In Florida, residents build enclosures around their pools not only for safety reasons but also for many other advantages. For example, it can prevent children or pets from falling into pools and stop pests from getting in. Next, let's look at some of the benefits of pool enclosures in Florida, and explore why Floridians love to build pool enclosures.

What Is a Pool Enclosure

A pool enclosure is constructed with aluminum alloy material and a mesh screen. Shelter's aluminum alloy structure is durable and can withstand wind gusts from 100 km/h to 120 km/h, making it suitable for all kinds of extreme weather. The surface of the aluminum alloy is treated with an anti-oxidant film thickness of up to 10 μm, which provides resistance to oxidation and rust.

A mesh screen is made of PVC, which offers excellent UV protection, flame retardancy, and water resistance. Pool enclosures can be constructed in all shapes and sizes to fit our home and pool patio needs. They can also meet the homeowner’s pool safety requirements.

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The Advantages of Florida Pool Enclosures

Florida pool enclosures have many benefits, such as keeping leaves and debris out, sun protection, preventing water evaporation, protection from strong winds, and so on. Let's break down the specifics next.

Protection from Insects and Pests

Florida's warm and humid climate creates an ideal environment for insects like mosquitoes and other pests. Pool enclosures help keep these insects out, which allows people to enjoy their pool and outdoor space without being bothered by bugs.

Few things are more frustrating than mosquitos swarming about while we’re trying to enjoy our home’s pool. The netting for pool enclosures is so fine that not even the tiniest of insects can pass through. This means we can swim in our pool without the risk of mosquito bites or annoying flies buzzing past our ears.


Pool enclosures can also serve as a safety feature, especially for families with young children or pets. They create a physical barrier that helps prevent accidents and unauthorized access to the pool area, reducing the risk of drowning incidents.

Prevention of Leaves and Debris

Florida's tropical climate also means frequent rainstorms and strong winds, which can cause leaves, branches, and other debris to accumulate outside the pool. Pool enclosure acts as a barrier to prevent debris from falling into the pool, reducing the time and effort required for maintenance and cleaning.

UV Protection

Florida's sunny climate means residents are exposed to high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Pool enclosures are often made of PVC material with UV protection, which both blocks out harmful UV rays and allows sunlight to pass through the screen. This helps prevent sunburn and provides a comfortable environment for swimming and relaxation.

Evaporation of Water Reduced

A pool enclosure can significantly reduce our pool water evaporation during the hottest months in Florida. This is especially important. In some cases, we will be prohibited from filling our pool back up, if there is a water shortage.

Less Chemical loss

Pool enclosure can reduce the amount of sunlight the pool receives. There is less evaporation of the pool water, corresponding to less evaporative consumption of the chemicals in the pool water. So we spend less on pool chemicals. And the pool enclosure also reduces the evaporation of pool chemicals.

Reduced Algae Growth

A pool enclosure greatly reduces the growth of algae in swimming pools. There is less evaporation of chemicals due to the reduction of sunlight. And the chemicals can remain in the water for a longer time. As a result, the purification effect is better, the growth of algae in the pool is largely suppressed, and the water quality is improved. This not only reduces pool cleaning costs but also improves the swimming experience for residents.

Withstand Strong Wind

Florida is a strong wind and hurricane-prone state. But our pool enclosures are designed to withstand strong winds of up to 120 km/h. So our pool enclosures are suitable for extreme weather in Florida.

Home Extension

A pool enclosure makes you feel like you have an outdoor living space. It can expand your shade and provide a tropical feeling to your patio. In many cases, homeowners will build outdoor kitchens, bars, relaxation and dining areas. Similarly, a pool enclosure can provide you with plenty of space for outdoor activities.


A pool enclosure can also provide a degree of privacy by creating a barrier between the pool area and the surrounding neighbors. This is especially important in densely populated communities. This allows residents to enjoy their pool and outdoor space without feeling exposed to privacy.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Well-designed pool enclosures can enhance the overall appearance of the pool area and complement the aesthetics of the surrounding landscape or architecture.

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Regulatory Compliance

In many areas of Florida, local building codes and regulations require homeowners to install pool enclosures for safety and compliance purposes. In order to meet these legal requirements and avoid potential fines or penalties, they have to build pool enclosures.

Types of Pool Enclosures

There are a wide variety of pool enclosures on the market, and you can choose a pool enclosure to suit your specific outdoor needs and aesthetic. In this part, Shelter offers six types of popular pool enclosures for you to choose from.

1. Gable Roof Pool Enclosures

Gable roof pool enclosures are also known as A-frame roofs. These enclosures have two sloping sides that create a triangle. They’re popular among many homeowners because they share the same roof design as most Florida homes.

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2. Dome Roof Pool Enclosures

A pool enclosure with a dome-shaped roof creates a sense of open space. The dome design can protect your outdoor living area from strong winds, especially during storms.

3.Mansard Roof Pool Enclosures

One of the most popular pool enclosure designs, the roofs of the Mansard rooftop pool enclosures slope upwards on all sides and they are flat in the middle. This gives your outdoor living area a sense of open space.

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4. Retractable Pool Enclosures

These enclosures can be opened or closed as needed, offering flexibility in controlling the pool environment. They come in various styles, which include retractable, folding, and sliding designs. Retractable pool enclosures allow you to enjoy an open pool during good weather and provide shelter during inclement conditions.

5. Flat Pool Enclosures

Flat pool enclosures are low-profile structures designed to cover the pool area with minimal height, just a few inches above the water surface. They typically consist of retractable or fixed panels made from materials like polycarbonate, glass, or acrylic. They are supported by a lightweight frame, such as aluminum.

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Gabled Roof Enclosures

6. Screen Pool Enclosures

Screen pool enclosures are structures made from a framework of aluminum, covered with a fine mesh screen. These enclosures create a barrier around the pool, which extends from the ground to a significant height, encompassing the entire pool area and the adjacent patio.

Shelter Pool Enclosures

Shelter is the company that Florida homeowners have trusted for more than 20 years. We offer pool enclosures that are customized to fit the size and shape you desire. You can also choose from our wide range of customizable screen meshes to get the level of privacy and UV protection you need to enjoy your pool to the fullest. If you have a desire for a pool enclosure, please contact us now!


Overall, pool enclosures are a common feature in Florida. It is due to their ability to enhance the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of outdoor pool areas in Florida's inclement conditions. This article analyzes the many advantages of pool enclosures in terms of the reasons why Florida residents build enclosures around their pools. And we have offered six kinds of pool enclosures for you, which are popular in Florida. You can opt for our Gable pool enclosures or whatever according to your needs. Contact us now!

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