Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bigger than the house - almost

I had never seen these before - giant outdoor screened-in porches. They seem to be all over the part of Orlando we are visiting.

This particular one is almost larger than the house itself. (It covers a swimming pool.)

I haven't quite figured out the purpose - mosquitos don't seem that bad to me. Heather said she talked to a transplanted new native, and she told her that they drop the temperature out there by 10 degrees. That would be a good thing.

Update: a friend here told me they are almost exclusively used to cover pools.


Jenny said...

Is it a security thing too?

Priscilla said...

I've never seen them either. Her in NY state we want our pools to get warm. We only have a short window of time before it gets cold again.

Maybe it's for the bugs. I hear the bugs are bad in Florida.