If you’ve been searching for a swimming pool enclosure, you already know there are several types to choose from. And if you’re a bargain hunter, you probably think that the sliding pool enclosures are a great deal. But think again, here are 5 reasons to avoid the sliding roof swimming pool enclosures.
Unlike glass, the lesser expensive type of polycarbonate used on sliding roof type enclosures will not wear well. Over time you’ll see discoloration and poor fit as the panels expand and contract over time. Along with the change in fit, you’ll experience popping and crackling with any movement and dirt getting trapped in the cracks. Overall the appearance is ugly.
Yes, you’ll get a warranty but it only covers the discoloration for about 5 or 10 years, nothing more.
And with polycarbonate, the light filters through but you don’t get the magnificent view of the sky – which is one of the biggest benefits people report about the Oasis swimming pool enclosures.
Polycarbonate panels are not sealed units. It’s like a honeycomb with open chambers. Water will get into these chambers and fog up the panels with condensation. And when full,
there’s nowhere for the water to go but on you and your guests.
Twigs, leaves, dirt, and other debris can get into the tracks causing them to jam or malfunction. This is a serious maintenance concern and causes a lot of issues over time.
When the roof is open, anything blowing in the wind ends up in your pool. And you may find a few unwanted friends from the wild in your pool as well. Why would you want to have to continue to clean the pool once you’ve spent the time and money to have a pool enclosure installed?
Most pool enclosure manufacturers purchase a cheap glass to make their sliding doors. The glass is sealed with butyl, which is not designed for highly corrosive and humid environments like swimming pool enclosures. And the glass usually has a 1-year warranty against seal failure – this type of glass seal fails quickly.
The overall look
Sliding roof pool enclosures have heavy-duty industrial frames. From a distance they are okay but up close, you’ll notice that the frames are covered with exposed bolts and rivets at all joints and all the way down the exterior of every structural member. There is no attempt to give the structure an aesthetically clean appearance. In addition to being unsightly, the exposed bolts and fasteners will rust and rub against the other panels causing dirty trails. This permanently stains your frame and interior.
Non-thermally broken frame
Most swimming pool enclosures do not have thermally broken frames. This means that heat and cold transfer easily in and out of the frame, causing condensation and frost on the interior during cold months. The condensation and melting frost will constantly drip onto occupants of the enclosure. It also means that the enclosure cannot be heated or cooled efficiently and energy costs will increase dramatically. Without proper heating and cooling, the swimming pool enclosure is not fit to use year-round in most climates. The framework is not going to hold the heat/cooling in the pool area.
Bottom line, Oasis Pool Enclosures are made to last.
The glass never discolors, it’s well sealed and has stainless steel spacers that won’t corrode. The silicon-based sealant assures a long-lasting, air and water-tight barrier around the glass.
The structure itself is permanent, made of long-lasting aluminum framing with virtually no exposed fasteners. All the screws are hidden behind beauty caps giving a clean, elegant finish. It’s an aesthetically pleasing addition to your home that’s fully insurable – just like your home.
The frames are thermally broken nearly eliminating the transfer of heat and cold in and out of the system. It’s highly energy-efficient which will prove to be a significant value over time.
Oasis Pool Enclosure is a true “year-round” swimming pool enclosure. It’s the only one built to the same standards and building codes as your home. The only one that can stand the test of time.