Who wouldn’t want to have a beautiful swimming pool in the backyard? They make your home look stylish and elegant besides providing you with a perfect spot for relaxing and having a fun time with your near and dear ones. They also offer long-term capital value to your home.

However, having a pool also means taking additional responsibility when it comes to ensuring its cleaning, maintenance, and safety. Having a retractable pool enclosure can help a great deal in making your pool a safer place to spend time in irrespective of weather conditions on the outside.

Swimming pool enclosures have grown in popularity, and there are multiple options available in terms of designs, color, and functionality. Having an automatic pool enclosure to covert your outdoor pool into indoor space calls for a significant investment, so you should carefully weigh in all the options before making a final choice.

The fact is every home, and its pool is unique in terms of size, shape, and usability. Maybe your neighbor has got one for his pool, and you like it, but that doesn’t mean it would also be a perfect fit for your requirements.

Before you go about looking for a reliable and well-established manufacturer and supplier of automatic retractable pool enclosures, prepare a list of crucial questions to know where your priorities lie. Once you are clear with your specific requirements, you will be able to make an informed choice. Read on to know more about it.

1. Is your pool fully exposed to the elements or in a sheltered environment?

This could help to determine the type of pool enclosure you choose to buy. If your pool is fully exposed to the open area, or where it could be subject to high winds, you can consider a low-profile enclosure. Another option is choosing an enclosure which is secured to the ground by tracks.

2. What is the condition of your pool surround?

Is your pool surround, which includes paving and decking, in good condition? Is it stable and level? Having a leveled and sturdy pool surround is vital for an enclosure to function smoothly and efficiently. The paving should be reasonably smooth, especially if you have a trackless system.

On the other hand, smooth paving is not essential if you’ve chosen a tracked system. If the surround is particularly uneven, it can be evened out by fixing a level boarding or platform. The smoother the pool surround, the easier the enclosure will function.

3. What is your budget?

This is probably the most crucial factor to consider before you start searching for outdoor pool enclosures. You need to figure out how much you can shell out, and to what extent you can stretch it.

You can request a free online quote from a reliable manufacturer to help you plan your funds. Your chosen supplier can also offer you various options once it knows the budget you are working with.

4. Have you talked to your neighbors about it?

You should understand that high-profile enclosures can be intrusive to you as well as your neighbors when compared to low-profile ones, which generally do not need planning permission.

The full-height enclosures are visually intrusive, but that’s a concern only if you are driven more by aesthetics. Custom high enclosure designs offer users adequate space to move around freely within the entire enclosed area. You also need to have planning permission before you can have them installed over your pool.

5. Is your pool location easily accessible for delivery & installation?

This is another aspect that is often ignored by pool owners. You will need to consider how easy (or difficult) it would be to deliver the enclosure by your poolside. Do you have adequate space for the installation team to work on installing the entire enclosure?

Low-profile enclosures are easy to carry around and deliver to any location as many of them now come virtually flat-packed. High enclosures are delivered readily assembled, and therefore more space is required to put them in place.

6. Do you want a tracked or trackless enclosure?

It can be a difficult decision when choosing an automatic pool enclosure. The primary difference between the two is the ease of operation. A tracked enclosure can be operated by just one person who can quickly close it and open it.

On the other hand, a trackless enclosure generally requires two persons as the modules need to be pushed/pulled evenly on both sides to avoid the enclosure movie offline.


Once you’ve gone through these questions to understand your exact requirements, you can make a well-informed decision that suits your needs. You will also be able to save a lot of time and money by avoiding an enclosure that doesn’t meet your requirements.

Covers in Play is a leading manufacturer and supplier of good quality fixed and automatic pool covers and enclosures that are durable and keep your pool area safe from external elements. We can also custom design and make pool enclosures specific to your needs. Call Now: 905-589-3000 or write to us at info@coversinplay.com for more information.