Opinions about screened enclosures over pools


New member
Aug 15, 2016
Angleton, TX
Hi, I would like opinions, the pros and cons about screened enclosures over pools. We have an inground approx 13,000 gallon pool, and we live around a LOT of trees, we also deal with mosquitoes. Any input would be appreciated.



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LifeTime Supporter
Oct 18, 2009
Jacksonville, FL
We love our screened in pool. We never have leaves and grass in the pool. It keeps out most of the insects, like snakes, rats, birds etc. We here have lots of mosquitoes and having a screen keeps out most of them. It cuts down on the UV light which in turn less sunburn. I used to have a pool without a screen and I spent a lot of time cleaning it to the point that I hated swimming pools and hated people that liked them. Now I love swimming pools:cheers:
Trust me you will love your screen enclosure. Just my opinion:D


Bronze Supporter
Oct 9, 2016
Lake Mary, FL
I'd say all of the above + your pool filter is a dream to manage, your FC demand should be less than expected, if your water gets too hot in the summer the screen will prevent that.

The downside is you may want a place outside the screen for people that want strong sun tanning, you might want an additional source of heat like solar to keep the pool warmer.

When I bought a house with a pool I wouldn't even look at that home if the pool was not screened, I had no desire to try to keep an exposed body of water clean, nor would I want to spend much time outside on a patio with the FL bugs...


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Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
I've hardly ever seen a screened "bird cage" outside of FL. I know they can be a little pricy but they sure make patio and pool time look pleasant!

Maddie :flower:


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In The Industry
Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
Welcome to the forum:wave:

Two things to understand about screened pools. They should never be placed in weather that produces snow or even freezing rain.......they will come down.

Secondly, you will need a heater for your pool.......the screens will block too much natural heating.


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Jul 10, 2009
Houston, Texas
How hot does your pool usually get in the summer? In the greater Houston area I don't think shade will be making the pool too cool.