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The use of Temporary Fabric Structures (TFS) for pool enclosures is increasing due to the many benefits they provide.  Whether you are a municipality, private aquatic club, or school, a fabric pool enclosure enables your swimmers to enjoy their sport all year long.

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These economical enclosures are more cost-effective than traditional indoor sports facilities yet can offer the same amenities and features. Competitive swimming teams can benefit greatly from being able to practice and compete year-round.

Year-Round Swimming with a Fabric Pool Enclosure

Swimming is an activity that requires warm temperatures and no precipitation. Once weather turns colder or rainy seasons arrives, swimming times are cut drastically short in many areas of the country.  With a fabric pool enclosure, you can continue to swim all year round.

This means being able to provide swim programs to the community even when the weather is not cooperative. The investment made in a TFS pool enclosure can be paid back with the revenue generated from many different activities.

Swim Team Advantages

When you are limited in the amount of time you are able to practice a sport, improvement is slow to occur.  Swim teams and clubs will be able to use the pool for practice long before and beyond the summer competition months.  In addition, swim teams will be able to compete in winter leagues.

Many cities regularly receive over 40 inches of rain annually. This is an unnecessary interruption to scheduled swimming practices and meets, especially during the spring and summer when showers are often more prevalent. An enclosed pool translates to less delays and cancellations of pool time.

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At the university level, pool enclosures can be adapted to create a fully functioning swimming complex for competitive meets.  Locker rooms with dressing areas, bleachers for family and friends, concession stands, as well as training/stretching areas can all be housed underneath a fabric pool enclosure.

Pool Enclosure Design Benefits

Because the fabric pool enclosure is built with a rugged aluminum frame, it will not rust or corrode due to the chlorine and pool chemicals.  Ventilation options can also help reduce the humidity and moisture that an indoor swimming facility produces.  Exhaust fans, louvers, and HVAC systems can help control the pool environment and can aid in cutting down on mold and mildew buildup.

The optional translucent fabric will block out the harmful UV rays, while still allowing enough sunlight in to generate a light atmosphere.  You can swim safely, without the risk of being burned, a definite concern during summer months.  The sidewalls can be removed during warmer weather to provide ventilation, but still keep the area shaded and protected.

With practically no maintenance required after installation, a fabric pool enclosure is a great choice for cities, schools, and organizations that are concerned with their budget.

Increasing Revenue Generation with more Activities

For municipalities considering a fabric pool enclosure, the opportunity to generate additional revenue is almost endless.  Without being limited to just the fair weather days, activities can be offered continuously throughout the year and during evening hours.  Available lighting options enable the pool to be used hours before the sun rises and after the sun has set.

In addition, children’s birthday parties can be held at the aquatic center on weekends.  Swimming is a great form of exercise and classes in the pool are another source of revenue. Many senior citizens enjoy aquatic classes and this older demographic is another great target market for increasing profits.

The ability to keep the pool open for the entire year equates to increased revenue in membership or rental opportunities.

From our article, A Fabric Building Structure for Swimming Pools.

Safety and Security

Safety is always a concern for a pool or pool complex owner.  A pool enclosure is one of the best ways to ensure that the pool area remains secure and those that are not wanted within the area are kept out. Pool enclosures provide a barrier for both people and animals.

If you would like to be able to offer swimming year-round, contact Allsite Structure Rentals today and we can help guide you through the process.  You can call us at 888.599.5112 or visit our website here for more information.

Author Peter Milligan

Peter Milligan is Allsite's Director of Business Development, with degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and 14 years experience in matching customers with Tension Fabric Structure solutions. Read more about Peter and the rest of our team at

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