What's the difference?
When you are thinking about purchasing a swimming pool enclosure, there’s a lot more to consider than just the ability to swim all year long. You really want a pool enclosure that is structurally sound and will stand the test of time.
Read on to learn why Oasis Pool Enclosures are the best building on the market.
1) Structural Integrity.
Our swimming pool enclosures are considered a permanent building. We use 6061-T6 structural aluminum on all structural members. The building will never rust.
We also design all swimming pool enclosures to meet local building codes in effect for your area. These strict codes don’t apply to sheds, canopies, garages or even hobby greenhouses, but they are required for homes and commercial buildings.
All customers receive a “project specific” engineering report stamped by a structural engineer from your state. Our report will be based on YOUR enclosure and will include several all important design factors.
- Dead load: The weight of the pool enclosure itself.
- Live or snow load: the weight of snow that could accumulate in your area
- Wind load: the highest wind speed in your area
- Allowable deflection: the amount that a structural member will deflect when all of the above loads are applied to the structure at the same time. And, the member will return to it’s original shape when the loads are removed. In other words: NO DAMAGE
Being “up to code” means your family will be in a safe environment when enjoying the new addition to your home. Since 1980, with over 20,000 glazed projects we have never had a structural failure. Your family’s safety is more important than anything else.
2) Insulated Glazing (Glazing is the glass or polycarbonate materials used for the walls / windows /ceiling of the pool enclosure. It’s also the term for installing all of these items.)
We use a multitude of insulated glazing materials because an insulated building significantly reduces condensation within the pool enclosure. It also reduces the dramatic temperature swings you experience in a glazed building with single panes.
An enclosure using a single pane plastic or glass will accumulate large amounts of condensation. So much so that any vibration of the building (door opening / closing, wind etc) causes the condensation droplets to fall. Even without vibration once the condensation droplets get so large they fall on their own – it’s a phenomenon we all know as rain. If you heat your pool in the winter months this creates even more condensation. Your entire swimming pool area will always be wet.
Our insulated pool enclosures will significantly reduce this problem which will increase usability and enjoyment. Unlike single pane glass, all insulated glazing gives you the option to heat or cool your building in the future.
3) Custom Design
Our swimming pool enclosures are custom designed for your specific needs. And, there are several design elements we use to help reduce costs. Everything is made in the United States, nothing is imported.
Most pool of our enclosures are designed with significant headroom to enjoy the space around the pool. Once the pool is covered, many families use the space around the pool for gathering, entertaining, and visiting, more than the actual pool itself.
There are a lot of companies that offer some version of a pool enclosure. From flat vinyl covers to retractable polycarbonate (plastic) to grand conservatories. Making the decision to purchase a cover for your swimming pool is a big decision and making the right choice at the start makes all the difference.