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What Are the Different Types of Pool Enclosures?

Types of Swimming Pool Enclosures

In this post, you will learn…

  • The different types of pool enclosures
  • The different styles of screened pool enclosure roofs and benefits of each
  • The benefits of screened pool enclosures
  • How to choose a pool enclosure for your home

With several styles and options to choose from, it can be a challenge to select the perfect swimming pool enclosure for your home. The decision is especially important in Florida, given the high humidity and salt (especially if you are on the coast). Pool enclosures are the first line of defense against debris, bugs, and alligators. Learn about the types and benefits of each pool enclosure so you can choose one with confidence.

Swimming Pool Enclosure Types

Standard Pool Enclosure

Standard Screen Pool Enclosures

Standard pool enclosures are screen structures that create a barrier around your pool area. They are most common in Florida and help to keep unwanted insects, alligators, and debris out of your pool and pool deck. Standard pool enclosures come in several different sizes and roof types to suit your style and needs.

2 Story Pool Enclosure

2-Story Enclosure

Two-story pool enclosures are built to include the second story of your home and can enclose balconies to add even more usable room to your outdoor living space. The height of a two-story enclosure also gives it a very spacious feeling.

ExtremeView Pool Enclosure


If you want to enclose your pool but don’t want to obstruct your beautiful backyard view, an ExtremeView enclosure might be right for you. Most pool enclosures need vertical support posts every few feet, and these posts can get in the way of your view. To solve this problem, Patio Enclosures offers a specially engineered frame and screening material that eliminates the need for several vertical posts, creating a “picture window” to your lovely backyard — offering unobstructed views up to 54-feet wide!

Custom Specialty Pool Enclosure

Custom Enclosures for Unique Pool & Backyard Layouts

Have a custom-shaped pool or unique backyard? Pool enclosures can be custom designed and built to enclose tricky or unique spaces.

Pool Enclosure Roof Design Options

Mansard Roof

Mansard Roof

This style of enclosure has a flat top with sides that slope at an angle to meet the wall panels and house. A mansard roof feels very spacious because of its open shape. It’s also the most popular enclosure style.


  • The mansard style is one of the strongest shapes of screen pool enclosures.
  • Its simple design is a great fit for almost every type of home.
  • Its shape allows the enclosure to feel open and spacious.

Gable Roof

Gable Roof

Also known as an A-frame enclosure, gable roof enclosures have two sloping roof sides that meet at a center ridge and looks like a triangle from the side.


  • Mirrors and complements the architecture of many Florida homes.


Custom Roof

Because we design and custom make every enclosure just for you and your home, we can create a custom roof, when necessary, to give you the enclosure and height you want while still attaching securely to your house.


  • Custom configurations incorporate the features you want while still meeting structural requirements.

The Many Benefits of Screened Pool Enclosures

  • Easier pool maintenance – Enclosures keep debris out, so there’s less to clean out of your pool.
  • Security – An enclosure not only keeps out leaves and debris, but also creatures like insects, snakes, birds, frogs, and alligators. Pool enclosures also keep your pool safe from wandering individuals or children, reducing any potential accidents.
  • Extends your home’s living space – A pool enclosure creates extra living space and can include an outdoor kitchen, dining area, and lounge area.
  • Increases the value of your home – Pool enclosures make owning a pool easier and may increase interest from buyers.
  • Less water evaporation – Water evaporation can lower the level of your pool quickly during the hotter months. A screen enclosure helps to slow the evaporation process.

What to Consider Before Deciding on a Pool Enclosure

ExtremeView Pool Enclosure

Choosing the perfect pool enclosure for your home is easy with a little thought and research. Here are some tips to make the pool enclosure selection process a breeze.

  1. Examine the area – Take a look at the area you want to enclose and consider how it may affect your current space. For example, plants and yard decorations may have to be relocated or removed. Or, you may have the option to add new landscaping. This will also give you an idea of what type of enclosure could work well in your space.
  2. Maintain your beautiful view with ExtremeView – Worried about a pool enclosure getting in the way of your spectacular view? Frame the beauty of your backyard with our ExtremeView enclosure. The ExtremeView frame system uses internal heavy-duty aluminum plate gussets as well as internal connectors to provide outstanding strength, eliminating the need for vertical support posts.
  3. Look for quality materials for framing, screen, and roof  Not all pool enclosures are created equal. At Patio Enclosures, we use non-corrosive heavy-duty aluminum in our frames for structural integrity. We also use internal anchors and hardware for a seamless look. Our fasteners are made using anti-corrosive materials to withstand the humidity and salt of the Florida coast.
  4. Be prepared for a little bit of maintenance – Doing a regular inspection of screens and fasteners will help keep your enclosure in tip-top shape. Should you ever have issues with your enclosure, Patio Enclosures has experienced service technicians on staff that are ready to assist. We also offer a full 1-year limited warranty to ensure there aren’t any manufacturing defects or installation issues.
  5. Work with experts – It’s important to work with trusted experts when adding an enclosure to your home. At Patio Enclosures, our master installers complete thorough training to ensure they are extremely knowledgeable on our products and how to attach them to your home. To ensure top quality, we custom design your enclosure to perfectly fit the unique layout of your space.

With over 50,000 completed screen enclosure projects in the Tampa Bay area, we are the experts you can trust to create your backyard oasis. To schedule an in-home appointment, call 813-755-4293. To schedule service for your existing pool enclosure or screen room, call 813-620-0931.