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How Much Does A Pool Enclosure Cost?

Typical Range: $5,259 - $15,214

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June 30, 2021

Reviewed by Robert Tschudi, Home Building & Remodeling Expert.
Written by HomeAdvisor.

Pool Enclosures Cost

Pool enclosures cost $10,020 for a 700-square-foot area. Most homeowners spend between $5,259 and $15,214 for a new pool enclosure. However, a glass pool enclosure can cost $38,500 or more, while a high end retractable pool enclosure can cost $70,000 and up.

Average Cost of Pool Enclosure

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National Average $10,020
Typical Range $5,259 - $15,214
Low End - High End $950 - $22,000

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Pool Enclosure Cost Per Square Foot

Pool enclosures cost between $14 and $100 per square foot depending on the material used.

Pool Cage Cost by Type

MaterialCost Per Square Foot
Screen pool enclosure$14
Glass pool enclosure$55
Retractable pool enclosure$100+

Pool cage costs vary greatly by type. Here are some of the most common types of pool cages and their average costs.

Pool Screen Enclosure Cost

Pool screen enclosures cost $9,750, with most homeowners spending between $5,225 and $14,280 for a 700-square-foot enclosure. Cost factors include the type of pool, as well as the quality and design of the screen pool enclosure.

Retractable Pool Enclosures Cost

Retractable pool enclosures cost $70,000 for a 700-square-foot area. For custom-designed, high-end retractable pool enclosures, you can pay as much as $105,000 to $140,000.

A retractable pool enclosure allows you to open up a glass enclosure to enjoy the warm summer air. It offers all the advantages of a pool enclosure, along with the freedom to enjoy the sun and open air when the weather is nice outside.

Glass Pool Enclosures Cost

Glass pool enclosures cost $38,500 for a 700-square-foot area, with $31,500 at the low end and $45,500 at the high end.

In- or Above-Ground Pool Dome Cost

In or above-ground pool domes cost $1,200. Most homeowners spend between $870 and $1,500 depending on the size and type of the pool.

Pool Lanai Cost

A pool lanai costs $1,400 on average, with most people spending between $1,200 and $1,600. A pool lanai is a glass enclosure that’s attached to the house and functions as an additional living area. It often contains a patio and/or pool.

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Pool Enclosure Kits Prices

Pool enclosure kits are $3,900 on average. A pool enclosure kit for an above-ground pool costs as little as $1,700, while an all-vinyl pool enclosure kit for an in-ground pool costs $6,100.

Pool Cage Painting Cost

Pool cage painting costs $1.95 per square foot on average, with the labor costing $1.75 per square foot and the paint materials costing $0.20 per square foot.

DIY Pool Enclosure Installation vs. Hire a Pro

While DIY pool enclosure installation costs less than hiring a pro, it can be challenging and time-consuming unless you’re an experienced DIYer.

Hiring a local pool enclosure contractor costs more, but it takes less time and ensures the job is done right the first time. In addition, you’ll not only have a warranty on the parts, but also on the labor. Find a pool enclosure contractor in your neighborhood.

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FAQs

How long do pool enclosures last?

Pool enclosures last around 15 years, with most lasting between five and 25 years depending on the type and quality of the enclosure, as well as the climate and amount of maintenance.

Can you turn an outdoor pool into an indoor pool?

You can turn an outdoor pool into an indoor pool by installing a retractable pool enclosure, which keeps the heat from the sun in while keeping dirt and bugs out.

How big should a pool enclosure be?

The size of your pool enclosure can vary substantially depending on the space you’ve dedicated to your pool, the number of people who’ll be using it and the speed at which people need to be able to get into the pool area. You can choose from three main sizes:

  • Low pool enclosures rise to between one and two feet above the surface of the pool.
  • Medium pool enclosures offer plenty of freedom of movement in and out of the pool while also preventing obstruction of important views.
  • High pool enclosures offer an outdoor “room” with a full-size ceiling.

How do you maintain a pool enclosure?

Clean your pool enclosure regularly to ensure you can fully enjoy everything it offers. Keep these tips in mind:

  • Clean the pool enclosure every six months.
  • If you notice algae growth or other signs of dirt, clean more often.
  • To clean your pool enclosure, mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray down the enclosure, then scrub.
  • Remove stubborn stains with a one-part bleach, 10-part water mix.
  • Pressure washing can make cleaning your pool enclosure faster and smoother. Remember to first remove anything you don’t want blasted from the area. Another option is power washing, which is a wet steam with less pressure but cleans and disinfects as well.

How much is a pool house?

The cost of building a pool house is on average $125,000, with most homeowners paying between $50,000 and $200,000. The actual costs vary depending on the size and design of the pool house, the amenities you include (such as bathrooms and a kitchen) and your location.

How much does a pool enclosure cost in Florida?

A pool enclosure in Florida costs $12,780 on average but could reach as high as $20,000 or more.

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