There are countless people who love swimming in the U.S. Swimming is undoubtedly one of Americans’ most fun and popular outdoor summer activities. However, if your family has children, it’s important to understand the necessity of installing screen enclosures. Landscape architects who specialize in residential design were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of residential outdoor design elements in 2014 — outdoor living spaces, defined as kitchens and entertainment spaces, were second most popular at 92%. Still, screen enclosures maximize safety while adding class and flair to your outdoor entertainment area.
Fencing is also an important aspect to consider with both pool safety and privacy alike. For maximum pool safety, install four-sided isolation fencing, at least five feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, that completely surrounds the pool and prevents direct access from the house and yard. Pool plaster will slowly degrade over time, and staining and etching are common. After 10-15 years, the surface will degrade to a rough and ugly state, and a new coat of plaster is applied, so that is also an important aspect to keep in mind.
Keeping children safe should be the ultimate priority for homeowners and pool owners alike. Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens ages 7 to 17 in the U.S. About 38% of inground pools have diving boards, which can also pose risks to children if not properly installed and children supervision. Keep children away from pool areas unless somebody is watching the entire time. It’s okay to introduce kids to swimming at a young age, but it’s important to do it the right way.
Screen enclosures are the ultimate way to keep your pool secure from children who may not have the ability to enter unsupervised. Screen enclosures ensure that your entire family will be able to enjoy as many pool night as possible while staying as safe as possible. They can be purchased in countless colors, sizes, and styles, so think carefully before making your decision. Pool screen contractors are usually very helpful.