A pool is an integral part of the backyard for many homeowners. It cools them off during those hot summer days and adds a certain serenity to the space that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s somewhere you can imagine lounging poolside with a tropical beverage in hand and a fluffy towel underneath you. But much like every other element in the home, it needs to be designed with several factors in mind. Here are some design tips for your screened-in pool.
Allow space for entertaining
Having a pool is a great excuse to throw a party and enjoy long summer days and nights. But if there isn’t any space for your guests to sit and socialize, there won’t be much of a party. Make sure you have ample comfortable seating nearby, coffee tables and even a bar so that you have all the party essentials right where you need them. However, make sure any furniture you have near the water is an outdoor fabric and is equipped with a waterproof surfaces to withstand cannonballs and wet swimsuits.
Build storage space
Whether you’re having a party or enjoying the afternoon solo, you’re going to want to have room to store pool necessities like sunscreen and towels. You won’t want to trek wet feet throughout the house to retrieve what you need. Layer in shelving, cabinets or storage benches to have what you need at your fingertips and keep your pool area nice and free of clutter.
The benefits of screening in your pool
- No more bugs
Pools are beautiful, but nobody is going to want to go swimming if they’re constantly being bothered by pesky insects. Screen systems, including Phantom’s retractable screens keep the bugs at bay so you don’t have to clear creatures out of the water and you can relax in peace.
- Sun protection
In the height of the summer season, the pool is the perfect place to take a dip and cool off. But with the sun shining down, its damaging rays can penetrate skin, cause sunburn, wrinkles and fine lines. With Executive motorized retractable screens, you can protect yourself from the sun’s rays. Depending on the type of mesh you select, up to 90 percent of UV rays can be blocked. These screens also provide just the right amount of shade. And when you’re ready to be out in the sun again, the screens retract with the touch of a button.
Retractable screens can turn your pool into a private getaway. Phantom’s privacy mesh is available in a variety of colors, and the thicker weaves provide added privacy.
- Free of debris
Leaves and branches surrounding the pool have a tendency to end up in the water throughout the day. This means lots of time spent cleaning the water and getting the pool back to normal. With a screened-in pool, you will no longer have to worry about that excess debris and can spend more time enjoying the cool water instead of maintaining it.
- Work as a design element
Motorized retractable screens can merge perfectly with any decor. Whether you have a traditional home or one with a more contemporary design aesthetic, Executive screens blend seamlessly with your style to maintain the integrity of your design. They can even be recessed from view, if you choose.