The homeowners wanted a 2000 square foot addition with a lap pool, chill pool, stand-up hot spa, steam room, and underground bunker. They were looking for a high-quality, low-maintenance structure with one key feature: a zero increase in their home energy costs.
The project was led by design build firm Poolscape Inc. To achieve the level of quality and efficiency their clients wanted, Poolscape leveraged cutting-edge design, insulation, heating and cooling, electrical, hydraulics and water management techniques and technologies to make the project as efficient as possible. After looking into other systems, including solar panels, they brought in OpenAire to create a retractable enclosure for the pool.
Given OpenAire’s specialty in creating energy efficient buildings and helping clients maximize their outdoor environments, it was a natural fit.
OpenAire designed, manufactured and installed a custom solution that helps maximize efficiency while offering an appealing, sunlit structure that combines the benefits of an indoor pool with the perks of an outdoor environment. The enclosure is 58’ 7-1/4” long and 32’ wide with 8’ high side walls, and includes a 23’ x 6’ 9-1/4” enclosed walkway from the pool to the home. The enclosure features 12 operable roof panels with insect screens, 12 sliding patio doors and one full gable end that opens up a major portion of the wall area to the outdoors.
The final product is a stunning, luxurious space where the homeowners and their guests can comfortably swim, relax and enjoy the view any time of year. They have a (bug-free) outdoor pool in the summer, an indoor pool in the winter, and a lovely, green, remarkably energy efficient space all year round.