Spa Pool Enclosure & Pool Cover Opener

The Roof & Front

The Roof

For the roof, I used Solasafe polycarbonate corrugated sheeting. I chose this material because it is tough, provides for 99% UV protection and has a lifetime warranty. You can get this material in different colours.

I also used self tapping fixings. I was mindful of the prevailing wind when doing the overlap of the sheets. My initial spacings of the fixings was too wide (as per the pictures). On a windy day, this had the effect of simulating being in an aircraft readying itself for takeoff. Later I doubled the number of fixings to solve this problem.

polycarbonate corrugated roof - close up

polycarbonate corrugated roof - close up

polycarbonate corrugated roof - side view

polycarbonate corrugated roof - side view

The Front Section

Up to this point, I didn't really know how I was going to build the front section. My original design hadn't really taken into account the wind factor and it wasn't my original intention to build windows. I also wanted the front section to be removalable and up to this moment I hadn't quite worked out how I was going to achieve this. It was a good moment to take a few days off to contemplate. Here's out it finally came together.

front section slotted into frame

front section slotted into frame

front section slotted into frame

front section slotted into frame

front section leaning against trampoline - painted

front section leaning against trampoline - painted

front section completed

front section completed

Remove one coach bolt, two nuts/bolts, two slide bolts and the entire front section comes away.

front section held in place by - once coach bolt at bottom

front section held in place by - once coach bolt at bottom

front section held in place by - 2 nuts/bolts at side

front section held in place by - 2 nuts/bolts at side

front section held in place by - 2 slide bolts at top

front section held in place by - 2 slide bolts at top

Because I was going to end up having windows, the original gate now became a full sized door. I built window framing for the front and back. These would be fixed windows.

The door had to close automatically. I tried using a spring to do this job. However, this worked poorly no matter how I set it. Using a weighted system is simple, allows you to open the door fully and just works. In addition, it's the most use this weight has ever got.

door frame

door frame

weighted door closer

weighted door closer

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