How to Clean a Glass Pool Enclosure

admin : September 23, 2019 12:00 pm : blog

It happens to everyone with a glass pool enclosure. They eventually get dirty with smudges, marks, and handprints everywhere. Not only is this visually unappealing, but it can actually become dangerous if left unmanaged. You need to be able to see inside for safety reasons and dirt and grime may impede your ability to do that.

Therefore, you’ll need to spend some time every once in a while cleaning the glass pool enclosure. Want to know how to do that? Keep reading below!

Cleaning pool enclosures

Cleaning glass pool enclosures is super simple and can be done in just a few simple steps:

Grab the proper supplies

First things first, you need to grab the proper supplies. Don’t worry about fancy cleaners or rags. You simply need a durable sponge or microfiber cloth and some warm water. You might also need a washing liquid to help with stubborn spots.

Skip glass cleaner

While some cleaners are useful when cleaning glass enclosures, it’s recommended that you skip glass cleaners like Windex. They can leave streaks behind and that’s no fun when you’re trying to clean the glass.

Take your time

When you’re ready, start cleaning the enclosure with warm water and a clean cloth. This may take a while so exercise some patience and focus on removing the smudges and other residue you find. If you need a cleaning solution, add it to the water and clean away.

When you’re all done, make sure to give everything a good rinse with water. Remove all soap and if you see any smudges left, use your microfiber cloth to get them. 

Let it air dry

After a good rinse, leave the pool enclosure to air dry completely. If you try to wipe it down, you may see streaks form, so let mother nature do the work and the sun will dry the glass clear. 

Consider professional coating

If cleaning the pool enclosure becomes too much or is something you’re doing too often, you might want to consider a professional coating option. There are plenty of products on the market that can help you seal the glass so that any debris or smudges just disappear with a little bit of water.

Ask for help

Want to ask for additional advice, or need help choosing a coating product for your pool enclosure? No problem! 

CCSI International, Inc has been producing and maintaining custom pool enclosures for over 50 years. We consider ourselves experts in all things enclosures and we’d be happy to help you with maintaining and cleaning your pool enclosure glass.

Give us a call today, we can offer advice on how to clean your pool enclosure so you’ll be back to enjoying the pool in no time!

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5 Reasons Pool Enclosures May Improve Home Values

admin : September 9, 2019 12:00 pm : blog

Thinking about investing in a swimming pool? If so, you’re not alone. Adding a pool to your home is a decision many families make. With that decision comes a lot of questions regarding safety, though. You’ll have to do research on local laws, including pool safety requirements. You’ll also have to think about the potential value it may add to your home if you ever decide to sell it.

What if we told you that there’s a simple solution to your safety concerns and value questions? Good news – there is! Keep reading below as we discuss the benefits of pool enclosures and how they may end up adding value to your home.

5 benefits to pool enclosures

There are plenty of benefits to adding pool enclosures to swimming pools. Below are the top 5 reasons why you will want to consider one for your family:

Family safety

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death for kids younger than five? Adding a pool enclosure is a huge safety benefit because they’ll be able to play outside without you worrying about them constantly. You’ll be able to lock up the pool when you head inside and rest easy knowing that your pool enclosure is saving lives

Improved security

Pool enclosures also provide added security to your home. You won’t have to worry about wild animals throwing crazy parties in your pool when you’re not looking. You can also feel comfortable knowing that the neighborhood isn’t taking advantage of your space when you’re not home.

Outdoor livability

By adding a pool enclosure to your backyard, you’ll be happy to know that it increases the livability of the space and improves the function. With a pool enclosure, you’ll be able to tie the design into your home’s aesthetic with custom color and layout options. You’ll also be able to enjoy outdoor living because if it’s raining, you can still sit poolside and relax without having to head indoors. 

Easy maintenance

How many hours a week do you spend outside, cleaning the pool filter and removing leaves and other debris from the water? Probably more than you’d like to admit. Adding a pool enclosure means that you’ll be able to spend more time in the pool instead of taking care of it. The structure will keep dust, dirt, leaves, and other debris out of the water, thus keeping it looking tidy and healthy. 

All year weather

Lastly, with a pool enclosure you and your family can enjoy a year round pool. It’s snowing outside? No problem! Temperature controls and full-sided protection will keep the pool up and running, even if it’s freezing outside. 

All of these benefits may add value to your home because potential buyers would see the pool enclosure as a huge perk. Investing in a pool is one thing, but seeing a safe and secure structure over top of it would make buyers realize it’s great to their kids and would provide year round entertainment. Who wouldn’t want that?!

Ask questions

Do you have some questions regarding pool enclosures? If so, we’d love to help you!

CCSI International, Inc. has been making and distributing world class pool enclosures for families and businesses for over 50 years. We are pool enclosure experts and can help you find the perfect fit for your family’s needs.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and let us help you enjoy your home’s full potential all year long!

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Pool Enclosures Save Lives – Here’s How

admin : August 26, 2019 9:49 pm : blog

Pool enclosures are a fantastic investment for your home. Not only do they allow you to swim in a year round pool (who doesn’t love swimming in winter?!) but they also offer a lot of safety benefits and peace of mind.

Below, we’ll go over some of the common safety issues that pool owners have and discuss how a pool enclosure will solve them.

Safety concerns

Every pool owner has serious concerns when it comes to the safety of their pool. While they’re really fun to have, pools can also turn deadly in the blink of an eye.

Children and pets

The biggest concern when it comes to pools is children and pets. Unfortunately, drowning is the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5. With an exposed pool and just a few moments without supervision, a family’s life can be destroyed.

The family pets are also susceptible to danger. Thousands of pets drown in the swimming pool each year because they fell in, were chasing something, or found themselves to be curious too close to the edge.

The safety of our loved ones is a major worry that all owners must address.

Wild animals

With family pets also comes the concern for wild animals. While we may not care about them the way we do our furry friends, their access to the pool is still something to think about.

Animals such as squirrels and raccoons can easily get into a swimming pool and drown. They can also use the bathroom in the water and surrounding areas. Some animals carry diseases in their feces and these can seriously harm humans, so keeping them out is very important for safety.

Sun exposure

Another safety concern for families is sun exposure. High levels of sun exposure can cause more than just painful sunburn on adults and children. In severe cases, it can cause sun sickness and with long term exposure, even skin cancer. 

Sunscreens are packed full of chemicals and need to be constantly reapplied, so finding a safer option to protect families is a major concern.

Pool enclosures save lives

All of the above safety issues are major concerns for any family. But what if there could be one solution for all of these problems? Good news…. There is!

Invest in a pool enclosure, they will keep your family safe and happy for years to come. Not only are pool enclosures aesthetically pleasing and fun to have, but pool enclosures save lives. With locking options, you’ll rest easy knowing kids, pets, and vermin are not able to get into the pool without you present. 

Additionally, you’ll be happy to know that pool enclosures provide shade and sun protection on hot summer days. That means far less sunscreen and tons more fun!

Ask us more

Are you interested in learning more about pool enclosures and how they can protect your family? CCSI International, Inc. is here to help.

For over 50 years, we’ve been manufacturing and distributing pool enclosures and retractable room systems for families and businesses. Not only are our systems built with the strongest materials but they are designed to withstand bad weather and the test of time.

Give us a call today, we’d love to help you keep your family safe this summer and all the years to come!

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Tips for Landscaping Around a Pool Enclosure

admin : May 23, 2019 12:00 pm : blog

Some people who have a pool at their home or business are reluctant to enclose it because they’re afraid the enclosure will stick out like a sore thumb. This misbelief is a shame because modern pool enclosures are made to be both beautiful and fully functional.

Depending on where you live, you may not be able to use your pool year-round without an enclosure. There’s no reason to settle for using your pool on a part-time basis when you can enjoy it 365 days per year simply by installing an enclosure. While many of today’s pool enclosures look great on their own, you can enhance the visual appeal of your enclosure even more by putting our proven tips for landscaping around pool enclosures to work for you.

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What to Know Before Hiring a Pool Enclosure Contractor

admin : March 18, 2019 8:27 pm : blog

If you’re like many people, your home represents the biggest investment you’ve made in a capital asset. With that in mind, you’ve probably done all you can to create an oasis out of your home by adding enjoyable amenities like a pool. While adding a pool goes a long way toward making a home a luxurious retreat, there’s more you can do. You can also ensure your pool is usable and a place to relax and entertain year-round by adding a pool enclosure.

Of course, adding any old enclosure constructed by a run-of-the-mill company won’t guarantee the results you want. To ensure the enclosure adds the value you deserve, you’ll need to know the questions to ask a pool enclosure contractor as you’re interviewing candidates to build your enclosure.

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Fun Items to Add to Your Pool Area Before Summer

admin : January 31, 2019 12:00 pm : blog

Swimming season truly starts in summer — when the kids are out of school, the sun stays out late, and the heat means everyone’s looking for ways to cool down.

If you’re planning on spending a lot of time swimming this summer, you might want to add some new accessories to your pool area. Fun pool toys and decorations can refresh a tired outdoor space and make entertaining a blast! Here are five pool “must-haves” to consider before summer arrives.

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Benefits of a Hot Tub Enclosure

admin : January 25, 2019 1:36 am : blog

When you decide to purchase a hot tub, you’re making a big investment in your long-term relaxation and enjoyment. Naturally, you want to make the best of that investment.

Though you can certainly use and care for your hot tub entirely outside, a hot tub enclosure could help keep your spa in working order while also providing distinct advantages over exposed outdoor hot tubs. Here are four great hot tub enclosure benefits.

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How to Revamp Your Backyard and Make the Full Use out of Your Pool

admin : June 10, 2018 12:00 pm : blog

You love your backyard and you love your inground pool. For a while now, however, you’re thinking that the entire backyard area is beginning to look a little, well, boring. It’s not quite the enticing, attention-grabbing area that it had been for so many years. You want to spruce things up and give your backyard pool area a makeover.

Fortunately for you, there are many great ideas about how to improve the look of your backyard and make your swimming pool a more attractive and versatile feature for you, your family and any guests who drop by for a visit. Even better, many of these suggestions are inexpensive, fun and easy to do. And if you’ve got a few more dollars to spend, you’ll find suggestions that you can use in this list as well.

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Why a Pool Enclosure Is a Great Investment

admin : June 1, 2018 5:21 pm : blog

If you have a pool at your home or business, it’s probably because you enjoy swimming. If you’re like many people who love to swim and have their own pool, the time you spend in it every year is limited by the seasons and changing weather patterns.

What if there was a way for you to get even more enjoyment out of your pool by using it all year long? As it turns out, there is. And it’s with a retractable roof pool enclosure from CCSI International, Inc.

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Stylish Decorating Ideas for Pool Enclosures

admin : March 13, 2018 6:55 pm : blog


Do you have a pool at your home or business location? If so, it’s probably because you love to swim as much as possible. While you might want to be in the water every day, some things can make it impossible for you to enjoy your pool as often as you’d like to. Helping kids with homework might get in the way of going for a dip. Business meetings that run late, traffic, sicknesses and pets taking unexpected and unaccompanied tours of the neighborhood are just a few other things that might interfere with your swimming plans.

While you can’t avoid everything that might stop you from enjoying a swim, you can prevent some everyday interferences, including the weather. How can you do this? By incorporating some pool-enclosure decorating ideas into the layout of your pool and the area surrounding your aquatic oasis.

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Safety Benefits of a Pool Enclosure

admin : February 22, 2018 5:03 pm : blog

What Are the Top Safety Benefits of Pool Enclosures?

The benefits of adding a pool enclosure that we talk about the most often involve fun and convenience. After all, having pool access all year is incredibly luxurious. But did you know about the safety benefits of pool enclosures?

Staying safe with a pool addition is even easier than maintaining poolside safety without one. By taking advantage of your enclosure’s safety benefits and following regular pool safety tips, you can make your swimming experience worry-free.

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Winter Is a Great Season to Do Work on Your Pool or Pool Enclosure

admin : January 19, 2018 4:55 pm : blog


Winter is a great time for work on your pool or pool enclosure, pool enclosure in the winter

Now that we have our sweaters on, you may think the best time for pool maintenance has passed. Think again!

It turns out that winter is a great time to order an outdoor pool renovation. It also serves as an ideal season for pool maintenance. If you wonder when to add a pool enclosure, wonder no longer.

Check out the following reasons why the cold weather shouldn’t discourage you from spiffing up your pool:

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Cleaning Fall Leaves Out of Your Pool

admin : January 2, 2018 4:54 pm : blog

Even though pool season has ended, you still need to keep up proper pool maintenance. Your pool especially needs some TLC during the autumn, when you get fall leaves in your pool. One of the greatest benefits of a pool enclosure is its ability to keep leaves out of the pool.

Anyone who’s taken care of a pool can tell you that getting leaves out of the pool is one of the trickier parts of upkeep. No worries — like any other chore, there are tons of different ways to clean out leaves more efficiently and reduce the need to remove them in the first place. We’ll help you learn how to keep your pool clean even in the autumn.

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Perfect Staycation Ideas

admin : October 24, 2017 2:37 pm : blog, CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures


Sometimes, you just can’t swing a big vacation. But you also don’t want to lose all the personal days your employer gives. In that case, it’s time for a staycation.

If you’ve never tried a vacation at home before, you might feel a little wary. After all, is it possible to create a perfect staycation that actually leaves you feeling relaxed and not stressed? It is, as long as you’re willing to be creative.

To get started, why not consider these fun staycation ideas? They’ll help you stay focused on having an amazing vacation without having to rent a hotel or beach house.

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Ideas for a Halloween Pool Party

admin : October 4, 2017 5:39 pm : blog

Pumpkins in a row

It’s almost time for some tricks and treats, but it’s more fun to focus on the latter! This year, why not set up your pool area for the most memorable Halloween party in your neighborhood’s history?

It’s not too late to put together everything, even if you wait until the last minute. Check out our easy pool party ideas that will have all the ghosts and ghouls enjoying the water and the ambiance.

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Ways to Enjoy Your Pool During the Fall

admin : September 27, 2017 6:59 pm : blog, CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures, Residential


Is the crispness in the air making you feel like it’s time to put a cover on your pool and close up all your aquatic activities? Before you make the decision that the days of enjoying refreshing dips are over, why not rethink your decision? It’s possible to use your pool during the fall with a few helpful ideas.
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The Fundamentals of Inground Pool Maintenance

admin : January 5, 2017 5:31 pm : blog


A dip in the pool refreshes you on a hot summer day, makes the perfect spot for entertaining and provides you with a fun source of exercise. All of those pool activities are much more enjoyable when the water is crystal clear and comfortable, but achieving that sparkling pool environment requires regular pool maintenance.

Read on to learn how to maintain your facilities to maximize your enjoyment of your inground pool.
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Pool Party Ideas for Adults

admin : August 17, 2016 8:59 pm : blog

Pool Party Ideas For Adults

Social gatherings that revolve around a swimming pool aren’t just for children and teenagers — adults can get in on the fun as well! However, when you start thinking about how to throw a pool party for adults, you’ll quickly realize that the approach you take should be totally different than if it was for kids.

Everyone loves an excuse to get together and hang out, and dipping your toes into a pool is a great way to forget all your responsibilities for a little while. If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, you’ll of course want to use it as much as possible during the summer months — but the presence of a pool is only the first step to a successful party.

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Benefits of Polycarbonate Swimming Pool Enclosures

admin : July 13, 2016 10:00 am : blog


When it comes to choosing a building material for your pool enclosure, the polycarbonate vs glass debate is important. Knowing the difference between these two materials and their respective pros and cons is key to picking the right material for you and your family.
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Pool Enclosure Cost — It’s Less Expensive Than You Think!

admin : July 6, 2016 10:00 am : blog, CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures

Cost Analysis of Pool Enclosures

A pool enclosure is one of the finest home improvement investments you can make during your occupancy of a residential property. Whether it’s built as an addition to your home or a standalone structure, an enclosure will protect the pool area and add to the value of your property.
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10 Ideas for Hotel and Resort Pool Design

admin : June 27, 2016 7:53 pm : blog


Oftentimes, guests will book hotels and resorts based on reputations for having clean rooms, friendly service and, of course, a killer pool. Take your clientele’s wants, needs and desires into consideration. Is your hotel frequented more by families with children, groups of singles or couples looking for a romantic getaway? Once you know who you’re looking to accommodate, choosing a hotel pool design will be simple.

Need a little inspiration? Here are 10 cool ideas for your hotel and resort pool design. And remember — if you build it, they will come.

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Is Swimming Good Exercise for Dogs?

admin : March 31, 2016 10:00 am : blog, CCSI International, Inc., CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures

Dog Swimming in Pool


Chances are you know all about the health benefits of swimming for yourself. But you may not realize that your dog needs — and loves — exercise, too! Although not every breed should jump in your pool — not every dog is born knowing how to swim, contrary to popular belief — the health benefits of swimming for most dogs are undeniable. Here’s what you need to know about taking a dip with the furriest member of your family.
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What to Consider Before Adding a Screened Pool Enclosure

admin : March 24, 2016 2:38 pm : blog, CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures, Residential

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Debating between a Screened or Glass Pool Enclosure? Screened Enclosures are great for warmer climates, but Glass Pool Enclosures allow you to use your pool all year long especially in seasonal and cooler weather areas. These type of enclosures are ideal for eliminating unwanted debris, naturally providing a warmer pool environment for increased energy efficiency, reducing the need for chemical additives and adding security to your pool.
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Health Benefits of Adding a Year-Round Swimming Pool

admin : March 18, 2016 1:48 pm : blog, CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures, Residential

Health Fitness Swimming

The Health Benefits of Adding a Year-Round Swimming Pool

If you want to make physical fitness a regular part of your healthy lifestyle but you struggle to find activities you enjoy — or you have old injuries or other limitations that prevent high-impact exercise — it’s time to consider swimming. Not only is swimming fun for everyone in your family, but it also provides a diverse array of health benefits. Best of all, when you invest in a glass pool enclosure for your home, you can enjoy an active lifestyle all year long!

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What’s the Difference Between a Pool Cover and a Pool Enclosure?

admin : March 1, 2016 6:45 pm : blog, CCSI International, Inc., Residential

Clearing leaves and debris. Reducing your heating bill. Adding fewer chemicals. When you want to spend less time on pool maintenance, you can make it happen with a pool cover or pool enclosure. Read about the benefits of pool enclosures and pool covers, and find out why a pool enclosure might become your favorite home investment.
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The Benefits of a Glass Patio Enclosure for Your Home

admin : December 8, 2015 10:14 pm : blog, Residential

Are you thinking about adding extra space to your home but you’re reluctant to commit to a long and expensive home construction project? Consider adding a patio enclosure — a space that can provide you with the beautiful and comfortable area you want at a fraction of the cost of an addition.
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Things to Consider When Installing an Inground Swimming Pool

admin : November 11, 2015 6:54 pm : blog, CCSI International, Inc. Pool Enclosures, Custom Pool Enclosures For All Environments, Residential

Building a new pool in your yard is a big investment — your pool will be the key feature of your property, around which you will plan the rest of your outdoor space.

Once you realize the impact that your new pool will have on your home, family and landscaping, you will quickly find that some design features can be essential elements of your pool installation. Think about who will use the pool, how you will use the pool and where the pool will be located in relation to the other features of your property. These starting points will establish the purpose of your pool and help you plan the proper design.

The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals reports that there were almost 8,600,000 private swimming pools in the United States in 2013. The large market for swimming pools in the U.S. provides a sufficiently large customer base to enable equipment providers to invest in innovations. There are always new developments in swimming pool technology in the pipeline, and new products drive changing consumer trends.

In this post, we have organized a rundown of the various construction and design elements of pool installation. Take a look at the following pool installation considerations, and use it as a guide for constructing your own inground pool.

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Discover Your Perfect Pool Enclosure – View Our Brochures

admin : June 11, 2015 3:27 pm : blog

Customize your year-round experience with a pool enclosure

At CCSI International, Inc we love to help our customers find the perfect pool enclosure for their home or business. Whether you want to enjoy your pool during the winter in Northern USA or are looking for a perfect way to keep your pool clean year round we have the pool enclosure for you!
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New York Pools & Spas – Enjoy Your Pool Year-Round!

admin : June 11, 2015 3:21 pm : blog

For almost 50 years, CCSI International has been designing and manufacturing cold weather swimming pool enclosures for New York residents. Just because winter’s coming doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying the outdoors — our clear enclosures for pools keep the cold air out no matter what temperature it is outside.
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Texas Pools & Spas – Beat the Texan Heat!

admin : June 11, 2015 3:18 pm : blog

At CCSI International, we know in a Texas summer that sometimes it’s too hot even to swim. Don’t let the heat ruin your next barbecue or pool party. Our custom indoor pool enclosures let the sunshine in while keeping out harmful UV rays.
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