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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand purchasing a Pool Enclosure can be a big decision, so we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions. We are here to help.

  • What areas do you service?
    Bradenton Englewood Lakewood Ranch Longboat Key North Port Parrish Port Charlotte Sarasota Siesta Key Venice
  • Do I need a permit?
    Before building a pool enclosure in Florida, you need to obtain a permit. Bishop’s Aluminum handles that process for you, so you don’t have to.
  • How long does it take to get a permit and engineering?
    Because Bishop’s Aluminum handles both your permitting and engineering, the time for both is considerably less than if you the client had to do it alone. Bishop’s Aluminum’s process for permitting and engineering is an average of 75 days.
  • Do I really need a pool cage?
    In Florida all pools are required to be entirely enclosed with a barrier. There are several advantages of having a pool cage, lanai, or even a front entry in Florida. A well-built pool cage, lanai, or front entry not only boosts the curb appeal of your home, but it may also increase the resale value and equity in your home. Additionally, pool cages, lanai, and front entries can protect you and your family from flying insects and other critters. Ask Bishop’s Aluminum about noseeum screen! Furthermore, screened areas with the correct screen can help keep your children and pets safe, and reduce chemical usage for your pool.
  • What should I clean my pool cage with?
    Bishop’s Aluminum recommends a soft brush or a light pressure wash with warm water, and a mild dish detergent such as Dawn. You should never use bleach or any other harsh chemical to clean your pool cage, this can discolor and corrode the metal, screen, and fasteners.
  • Why should I choose Bishop’s Aluminum?
    Bishop’s Aluminum has been manufacturing exceptional pool enclosures, lanais, and front entries for 35 years. Bishop’s Aluminum prides itself in using the highest quality materials with proven prefabrication methods, and the most qualified engineers to ensure your pool cage, lanai, and front entry is built to last.
  • Do your screens block tiny Noseeums?
    We do offer a screen specifically designed to significantly reduce these annoying bugs - Please ask us about it.
  • Does Bishop's Aluminum use Stainless Steel Fasteners or Galvanized Steel Fasteners?
    Bishop's Aluminum now uses all stainless steel fasteners for every project!
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