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Things You Need to Consider Before Buying a Pool Enclosure

Is your pool in a sheltered environment, or fully exposed to the elements? This could affect the type of pool enclosure you decide to buy. If your pool is in an open area, or where an enclosure could be subject to high winds, then consider either a low profile enclosure or one which is secured to the ground by tracks.

Is your pool surrounding (either paving or decking) in good condition? Is it level and solid? In order for a pool enclosure to work easily and efficiently your paving should be as level as possible and also the paving should be reasonably smooth, particularly if you are not having a tracked system.

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If you have opted for a tracked system then this is not so crucial. However, if the surround is particularly uneven, you may need to consider fixing a level boarding, or platform to even it out.

The smoother the pool surround, the easier the enclosure will operate. If your coping stones are raised above the surrounding pool area, you will need to take this into consideration when taking measurements of your pool for an enclosure.

This also applies if you have a raised lip around your pool. Generally, many people want to have the enclosure sitting as tight as possible to the pool if there is limited space, so any measurements will need to be at least 10cm beyond the raised copings to make sure the enclosure