Many people ask whether it’s possible to build an outdoor swimming pool first and then enclose it later. This is a fair question, and the answer is easy. Yes, of course, it is possible. OpenAire has added enclosures to pools that were outdoor facilities for years before the owners or managers decided to enclose them.
Having said that, if you intend to enclose the pool from the start, it is worth going ahead with the construction of the enclosure from the start, as this will save you time and money later on. If you have the resources to build the enclosure at the same time that the pool is being built, you should. It is definitely more costly to install the structure after the pool is built.
However, if you need to go ahead with the construction of the pool but really need to wait to enclose it, it is recommended that you plan in advance and make some preliminary provisions for when the time comes to start work on the building. Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind:
In general, while we don’t recommend it, it is possible to build a pool first and enclose it later. However, the time to install, the site access, the increased cost and the potential for damage do exist, so where possible, planning ahead is critical to save both time and money.
OpenAire strongly believes that swimming pools are a public health service, whether in municipal settings or a hotel. We contribute to the provision of these services through the design and construction of swimming pool enclosures. Contact us for more information.