A Complete Guide of Swimming Pool Enclosure Roofing Styles and Designs

A Complete Guide of Swimming Pool Enclosure Roofing Styles and Designs

Explore our comprehensive guide on pool roofs. Understand the benefits, features, and types of pool roofs available, and how they can transform your swimming pool experience. Choose the right pool roof with Excelite Plastics.
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    When shopping for a retractable pool enclosure, choosing the right roof can make all the difference. At Excelite, we offer a variety of swimming pool roofing designs, tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re looking for a custom-made design or an off the shelf design, we’ve got you covered. Our pool covers are designed for year-round use, making them perfect for both indoor and outdoor pools. We use strong and durable materials for all our swimming pool enclosure roofs, ensuring they can withstand adverse weather and climatic conditions. This makes them ideal for places that experience strong winds (up to 230 km/hr.) and heavy snow loading – 900 kg per 1.5 m.

    Our versatile roof designs feature:

    • Extruded aluminum: We use aluminum to construct the entire structure of the pool enclosure, ensuring a sturdy and durable frame.
    • Solid polycarbonate sheet: This is our primary glazing material, chosen for its superior physical and chemical properties. It’s a high-quality material that offers excellent impact resistance.

    For our glazing materials, we use clear polycarbonate sheet, a material known for its strength and durability. As you will see in this blog, all these roofs are engineered for maximum performance even in adverse weather conditions. The designs add beauty to your outdoor living areas, making them perfect for patio enclosures.

    There are many types of swimming pool enclosure roof designs to choose from. It’s up to you to choose one that meets your requirements. Here are some samples:

    Which Roof is Right For You?

    Some of the most common pool enclosure shapes and designs include the following:

    Flat Pool Roof Design

    Considered a traditional design, the flat pool roof design may not be the most popular due to its aesthetic, but it’s a viable option for those looking for a simple, functional design. It’s constructed from polycarbonate sheet and extruded aluminum rods, forming a square or rectangle shape. Both roof and walls mostly form an angle of 90 degrees.

    However, this design has some disadvantages:

    • It’s not considered attractive, which is one of the main reasons why people avoid it.
    • Water can build up on the surface since there is no slope that allows for water drainage.
    • Snow does not slide off the surface, therefore, increasing the probability of the roof collapsing.

    These are some of the reasons why we don’t recommend this type of roof design. Most people have converted the flat roofs into other designs.

    Sloping Pool Roof Style

    This design is similar to the flat roof design but features a slight slant. It seems like the design tries to solve some of the disadvantages of a flat pool enclosure roof. This design is such that the roof makes an angle less than 90 degrees to the wall on one end and an angle greater than 90 degrees on the opposite end.

    Roof Shape and Slope

    Sloping designs allow water and snow to slide off the roof, reducing the load on the roof. However, most people don’t find this type of roofing design appealing to the eye. Despite this, it’s a simple design that guarantees all the benefits of polycarbonate pool enclosures. These roofing designs are common in swimming pools that are near the main house, with one end of the enclosure roof attached to the main house.

    Gable Roof

    This is another popular roofing design for most pool enclosures. Unlike the other two, most homeowners like this design, especially for high-profile pool enclosures. This is where two slanting sides of the pool enclosure come together at a roof ridge, creating end walls with triangular extensions.

    You can opt for one gable roof or multiple designs that slide over each other, depending on whether you need fixed or retractable pool enclosures. Our team can also help you build on your concepts to realize that unique design. There are endless possibilities if you choose our swimming pool enclosures. There are so many gable design options, and it’s up to you to choose a unique style and design.


    Dome Roof

    This is another common type of roof design. The swimming pool enclosure has a semicircular shape, making it a favorite design for our clients in both North America and Europe. Both the maintenance and installation process is simple, and the dome roof designs are also available in different configurations. You can request a customized design too.
    You can order either a low or high-profile pool enclosure. However, a high pool enclosure is always the best as it gives you enough room to incorporate all other items that help in pool enclosure decoration. The pool enclosure is constructed using curved aluminum rods and polycarbonate enclosure.

    Mansard Swimming Pool Enclosure

    In case you don’t want the dome pool enclosure, then a mansard pool design can also be a better option. A mansard shape has slanted edges that form a joint with more than 90 degrees with the opposite walls. The slanting sides do not form a joint at the center of the roof like in the case of gable designs. Instead, the two slanting sides are joined together with a flat surface. This gives it a unique appearance and design that makes your outdoor swimming pool lively and entertaining.

    Maintenance and Durability

    When it comes to maintaining your pool enclosure, our designs are created with ease and simplicity in mind. The use of high-quality materials such as extruded aluminum and solid polycarbonate sheet ensures that our pool enclosures are not only strong and durable but also require minimal maintenance.

    The polycarbonate roof is resistant to impact, reducing the risk of damage from falling debris or severe weather. This material is also resistant to UV rays, preventing discoloration and degradation over time. This means your enclosure will retain its aesthetic appeal for years to come.

    Here are some key points on the maintenance and durability of our pool enclosures:

    • Minimal Maintenance: Our pool enclosures are designed to be low maintenance. The materials used are resistant to rust and corrosion, meaning you won’t have to worry about constant upkeep or repairs.
    • Year-Round Protection: With our pool enclosures, you can enjoy your outdoor pool year-round. The durable materials used in our designs can withstand adverse weather conditions, providing protection against strong winds and heavy snow.
    • Long-Lasting: The use of high-quality materials ensures that our pool enclosures are built to last. The combination of extruded aluminum and solid polycarbonate sheet provides a sturdy and durable structure that can withstand the test of time.

    Cost and Installation

    At Excelite Plastic Ltd., we believe in providing high-quality products at competitive prices. The cost of our pool enclosures is dependent on the design and size of the enclosure. However, we strive to provide options that cater to a range of budgets.

    Our pool enclosures start at just $2999, providing an affordable solution for those looking to enhance their outdoor pool experience. Despite the affordable price, we do not compromise on quality. Each enclosure is built using high-quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.

    When it comes to installation, our team of experts is here to assist. We offer a comprehensive installation service to ensure your pool enclosure is installed correctly and safely. If you prefer a DIY approach, we also provide guidance and support to help you through the installation process.

    Here are some key points on the cost and installation of our pool enclosures:

    • Affordable Solutions: We offer high-quality pool enclosures at competitive prices. Our aim is to provide affordable solutions without compromising on quality.
    • Professional Installation: Our team of experts is on hand to assist with the installation of your pool enclosure. We ensure the installation process is carried out safely and correctly.
    • DIY Support: If you prefer to install the enclosure yourself, we provide guidance and support to assist you through the process. This can be a cost-effective solution for those comfortable with DIY projects.

    Our Range

    To explore our wide range of pool enclosures, check them out here

    If you’re looking to build your own pool enclosure, check out our DIY tutorial


    In conclusion, our pool enclosures offer a durable, low-maintenance solution for enjoying your pool year-round. With a range of designs to choose from and the option for custom designs, we’re confident we can provide a pool enclosure that meets your needs. Contact us today to find out more about our products and services.

    Contact Us

    For more information don’t hesitate to reach out to us at +61452 396 680 or angela.yang@exceliteplas.com for personalized service and expert advice.

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