Some of the factors affecting the cost of covering a swimming pool in a screen enclosure include the size of the pool, the quality of the materials used, and whether the terrain makes adjustments necessary or not. For these reasons, licensed, bonded and insured contractors typically perform an inspection before offering an estimate.
Additional factors that may affect the cost of a pool screen enclosure project include the cost of removing debris after the job is complete, the cost of delivering materials and equipment to and from the work site, and any site preparation that the contractor must complete before beginning work. Some contractors may charge additional supervision fees, and sales tax for supplies and materials may account for additional costs as well.
Insulated panels propped up with metal skins and waterproof seals generally provide better performance than stick-built structures. These may cost more to install but offer value by saving on heating and cooling costs considerably. In addition to thermal savings, high quality pool enclosures offer greater resistance to falling objects, making grave accidents involving children or pets less likely.
Another factor that affects the cost of a pool enclosure project is the location of the swimming pool. In central Florida, for instance, the average price of a pool enclosure project is between $6,000 and $8,000. This figure may change for other cities or states.