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    Swimming pool enclosure

    How expensive to build an enclosure around the pool?
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    It tends to be what I call wildly expensive, many enclosures are $12K or higher, generally higher. In some parts of the country it is still totally worth it, in others no one bothers.
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    I had to re-roof my indoor pool which was built in 1980 a couple of years ago, here is the thread on the subject, cost for the new roof, blown in insulation, etc was about $20,000, hopefully it will be good for another 30+ years (the metal roof purlins had rusted through in places, old ones were red finish type, new ones are galvanized) Reused existing I-Beams which just had surface rust and existing concrete walls. Replacing the sliding glass doors is on the to do list, in the next year or two hopefully.

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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    Is it cheaper to make it from wood (pine) than metal (steel)?

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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    It tends to be what I call wildly expensive, many enclosures are $12K or higher...
    The cover rope replacement just X10 times less
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    A couple of years ago we built, for a customer, an addition on a house big enough to house a nice size in ground pool. Had 8' wide French doors (4 of them). Don't recall the actual dimensions. It had a cathedral type ceiling. This was to house 6 collectable cars that he owned. Building cost $100,000
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    I can't really comment on cost of wood vs steel for roofing, but I can say I would worry about using pine or any other soft wood in a potentially high humidity environment like that. All the exposed wood around my pool (walls at one end not shown much in my above linked thread) are Pecky Cypress which is known for its high resistance to rot, etc.
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    They used to build ships from pine
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    Yes, but remember a lot of wooden ship building works by the wood swelling when wet to seal the gaps.
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    Quote Originally Posted by pool123 View Post
    They used to build ships from pine
    Myth..


    Most old wooden sailing ships were built from oak. Much stronger and rot resistant
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    Re: Swimming pool enclosure

    anyway, wooden
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