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Old 03-22-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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I have been doing a lot of house hunting for a possible move to the Fort Lauderdale area and I am confused to why some home owners have built and enclosure around their backyard pool?? What are they keeping out?
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL USA
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I have been doing a lot of house hunting for a possible move to the Fort Lauderdale area and I am confused to why some home owners have built and enclosure around their backyard pool?? What are they keeping out?
Bugs, leaves, etc. Also, it serves as the safety regulation / liability for people using the pool without your permission.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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I noticed most homes I've seen don't have fences either?
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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I noticed most homes I've seen don't have fences either?
In Broward you have to have a fence or an enclosure. You cannot have an open pool here.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I have been doing a lot of house hunting for a possible move to the Fort Lauderdale area and I am confused to why some home owners have built and enclosure around their backyard pool?? What are they keeping out?
I will give you three guesses.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Enclsoures are common in Florida and are factored in when building a home. The homes that do not have a pool enclosure, often times, lost theirs to the last hurricane and also, in newer homes, were not chosen.

Screen enclosure keep out insects, provide more privacy, and sefety (as mentioned above).
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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They also happen to cool the pool water (a tiny bit), because they create a little shade.

Many enclosures got destroyed by hurricane Wilma. Mine survived, just got a little bent and two crossbeams fell down - easy repair. But some other people were not so lucky. I have even seen an enclosure landing in the middle of a street.

It seems most people got their damaged enclosures fixed or rebuilt over time.
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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They are also usually no longer covered by your insurance in the event of a storm. Bugs/debris are the primary things they keep out. They aren't designed for safety, any 40 lb kid could get through one by simply kicking a panel in or slicing through it.
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