Tips for Building a Pool Enclosure

September 4, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Pools are great sources of fun and recreation, but their outdoor nature limits how much you can enjoy them throughout the year. Whether it’s snow, rain, wind or cold temperatures keeping you out of your pool, it’s a shame to see your pool go unused for months at a time. The solution: constructing a pool enclosure in Midland, MI. Your pool will stay cleaner, you’ll be able to use it year-round and, depending on the size you choose, you’ll have even more livable and entertaining space.

Here’s what to consider when you’re researching pool enclosure or solarium construction in Midland, MI:

  • Price: Your pool enclosure will probably range anywhere from about $4,000 to $35,000, depending on the style, size and type. This includes materials and labor. Typically, pool cages are less expensive, while solarium enclosures are pricier; both have advantages and drawbacks to consider.
  • Ground condition: How’s the ground condition around your pool? Will the contractors be able to build on the existing pavement or land, or will you require repairs or a foundation first? This will also impact the total cost of your pool enclosure.
  • Size and shape: How large does your enclosure need to be? Naturally, the larger your pool, the more expensive your enclosure will be. Consider, too, whether you want to extend the size of the enclosure to accommodate patio furniture, grills and other features. If you’re choosing a glass enclosure, this will increase the amount of living space available in your home and can increase your property value.
  • Features: If you’re choosing a solarium enclosure, think about features like sliding glass doors and screened-in windows. This allows you to let fresh air in when you want it, but keep the elements out when the weather is less than ideal.
  • Enclosure type: The type of enclosure you choose will make a difference in price, labor and time. For example, do you want a solarium-style glass enclosure, or a pool cage with screens? Glass enclosures are sturdier and allow you to use your pool year-round, but are far more expensive. Pool cages will keep your pool clean, but they don’t have the same “indoor” effect that you’d get with a solarium.
  • Permits and other permissions: Finally, your pool enclosure will require permits from the city or county. Your contractor will help you acquire these or guide you through the necessary paperwork. They can also tell you what timeline you can expect. In addition to city permits, be sure to check with your homeowners association (if applicable) to get permission. Failing to get permits and HOA permission can result in hefty fines and other legal consequences, not to mention delays to your project.

Pool enclosure construction in Midland, MI is easy when you work with an experienced contractor like the team at Tri City Remodeling. We can help make your pool swimmable all year long, and will work with you to create the perfect enclosure. Reach out to us today to discuss your options and get an estimate.

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