Installing Screen Pool Enclosures for Florida Homeowners
There are many reasons to want to erect screen pool enclosures in Florida. What options are available to homeowners today, and how have code requirements changed due to recent hurricane activity, which could change the type of pool enclosure you need?
Pool Enclosures & Your Florida Home
Screened pool enclosures continue to be in high demand throughout FL. For those that don’t have them, having a pool is never quite as enjoyable as it should be. Between mosquitoes, Palmettos, the wind and the occasional visiting alligator, a Florida pool is never at its best without screen protection.
There are also obvious security and safety concerns for those with swimming pools. Beyond legal requirements no homeowner would want to have to live with a pet or neighbor having fallen into their pool.
Then of course there is the marketability element for those thinking about selling or renting their homes in the future.
New Codes + Hurricane Precaution Zones
Florida building codes were updated in 2010. In previous hurricanes many Florida homeowners were completely unprepared, and saw their poorly constructed screened pool enclosures trashed.
The 2010 updated wind zone map both removed some areas of Florida from the list of high risk areas, while upgrading a sizable section of central and inland Florida property to high risk status, and instituting new, and stricter building codes for these disaster prone areas.
Those in South Florida need to be prepared for the following wind speeds:
- Palm Beach County 160 mph
- Broward County 160 mph
- Miami-Dade 170 mph
Designing Your Pool Enclosure
South Florida based Alumicenter is one of the leading providers of screen pool enclosures in the region. All installations are completed to current building codes, or exceed them.
Alumicenter pool enclosures feature superior Nylo Tec hardware for rust proof, long lasting construction, with a premium finish, K-Bracing connections, perimeter footing for additional anchoring as needed, and strong aluminum beams, without sacrificing aesthetics.
Customers are able to work with the best designers in the region to craft their ideal screened patio and pool enclosures, and receive help with obtaining building permits. A variety of configurations are available, including flat or gabled style enclosures for seamless integration for the home’s individual style.
Many homeowners may find that installing new up to code pool enclosures is far more affordable than they imagine, with standard designs beginning from as little as $6 to $8 per square foot.
A variety of financing options may also be available to Florida residents seeking to improve and protect their homes with new enclosures.