Restoring And Re-Engineering A Pool Cage In Naples - Gulf Coast Aluminum

Restoring And Re-Engineering A Pool Cage In Naples

Does your pool enclosure have rusty fasteners, chipped paint, damaged screens, or frames blocking the view? Check out this pool cage we restored for a client in Naples. Mr. and Ms. Jeffries wanted to make their enclosure look brand new again and convert it into a picture window, so they called us to get the job done. Here’s what their old pool cage looked like:

They availed the Value Restoration Package, which includes rescreening, replacing the fasteners, and repainting using standard industry materials to lower the project cost. For the picture window, they wanted the Silver Clearview Conversion, so we re-engineered the entire front wall for the ultimate view.

Before we can start working on-site, we first have to prepare the permits and work on the engineering and site plans. After doing more than a hundred pool enclosure projects, we can efficiently get this process done and get permits faster than anyone else.

After acquiring the necessary permits, we started with the picture window conversion process. This picture window has a span size of 55′ (8.5’|38’|8.5′) and we were able to convert the existing front wall into a clear view by utilizing new vertical posts, dramatically increasing the structural integrity. For optimal strength and connection efficiency, we used solid and not stitched vertical posts and #16 size fasteners.

Next, we continued with the restoration process. We removed the rest of the screens to make it easier to replace the fasteners and repaint. All old and rusted fasteners were upgraded to ceramic-coated steel ones. For the paint, we meticulously applied bronze Sherwin Williams DTM Tough Trim to make it look brand new again. Lastly, we re-screened with Standard Phifer 18/14. This mesh can withstand strong thunderstorm force winds for some time over 10 years. All screens are durable when it’s newly installed, but this mesh will only be easily tearable from a regular storm after 7 to 15 years.

It took us less than two weeks to complete this project. Our client is glad that their pool cage looks brand new again and has no more frames blocking the view.

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Corey Philip
 

Corey began working on screen enclosures as a teenager in 2004 after hurricane Charley devastated his home town of Punta Gorda. 7 years later, after holding positions from foreman, to sales, to project manager, while attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University, Corey and childhood friend Thomas Davis founded Gulf Coast Aluminum in 2011. With a focus on delivering an unparrelled level of service, the company has grown by leaps and bounds under their leadership. Today you’ll find Corey answering the phones In his free time Corey likes training for triathlons, running the trails at Ding Darling park on Sanibel Island, and of course, working on growing Gulf Coast Aluminum.