No beach? No problem! Indoor pools are still cool to swim in, even in the summer!  Especially when that pool is conveniently located in your own backyard. Here are some reasons why: You can skip the sunscreen. Sunscreen is necessary to use outside, and it’s important to reapply it every two hours, after swimming or according to directions. But applying sunscreen takes up precious pool time! Instead, just head to your enclosed backyard oasis and jump right in. No sunscreen necessary! In fact, not using sunscreen cuts down on the filtering and oils in your pool. No sunburn. You don’t have to worry about slatheringRead More →

Winter is just around the corner and most swimming pool owners in the Northern part of the United States are shutting down their pool. Pool covers are being drawn over the water with hopes that a light Winter will keep them from getting bogged down in snow and water.  Of course if your swimming pool was enclosed, the changing season wouldn’t be a concern. And clearly, if you live in a warmer climate, it’s just not necessary. Pool enclosures aren’t for everyone. But some people have other reasons they prefer not to enclose their swimming pool. Legitimate reasons? You be the judge! If you findRead More →

When you have a swimming pool in your yard, that one object becomes a focal point. Even for neighbors and “outsiders.” There’s no way to hide the gleeful laughter and unmistakable sound of splashing water that clearly designates you’re a pool owner.  And now, you’ve got what might be considered a magnet in your yard. Two of the biggest concerns that swimming pool owners (and their insurers) have are safety and security. Safety is a huge concern because a swimming pool,while fun, can be a dangerous place.  Drowning can be caused by any number of things from lack of supervision (children), lack of swimming skills,Read More →

As a business that builds glass structures for homeowners, we know a lot about keeping a building warm or cool.   It’s a big concern for almost all of our customers, especially when considering the impact on construction costs and long term heating / cooling costs. Heat loss, measured in kW or BTUs,  reflects the total transfer of heat through the building from the inside out.  Since pool enclosures are made from aluminum and glass or polycarbonate, the information in this article will deal only with these elements. Although heat loss and heat gain can happen through any part of a building. The opposite ofRead More →

If you want to improve your memory performance, attention span and overall cognitive abilities nature is your answer.  And the trend towards more human focused architecture has recognized the connection between people and their environments.  More and more new projects are including naturally restorative architecture like: Living walls which reduce indoor pollutants along with bringing nature in an otherwise contained environment. Design that places the structure in sync with the sun’s activities with brighter light in “daytime” activity areas. Inclusion of green roofs, which can last up to 80 years. Using natural elements that would normally only be on exteriors like: stone, reclaimed wood, and naturalRead More →

Are you thinking of enclosing your swimming pool? As with any addition or remodeling, it’s important to have the pool enclosure match your home and blend naturally into your design aesthetic. Your home is one of your greatest assets, by selecting the right materials you’ll be enhancing your home’s value. Use materials that will last. Many pool enclosure companies lower their cost by using less expensive products such as plastics, vinyl gaskets and steel fasteners. These products will show wear and tear quite quickly and your resale value will be decreased significantly. Here are some of the concerns with these products: Plastic Glazing (instead of glass orRead More →