The new cover is made of plexiglass/acrylic sheets and is supported by wooden beams and concrete primary beams and columns (the latter try to match with your new carpot). Semi-transparent plexiglass protects you from both rain and direct sun, but does not cast a solid full shadow, so you can still enjoy the feeling of light and spaciousness while protected. The structure connects to the main house, but does not contact with the pool house as required by law – instead it goes above its roof and the supports stay about 3 feet away from it. Two areas get covered – the first is the walkway with an outdoor grill and dining area. The second is the existing patio, which is now higher and lighter. The new fireplace is adjacent to pool house and has a corner face, so you can enjoy the view of fire both from the patio and dining area.
A secondary option for a movable fabric cover is proposed on the last page, just in case you look for a more flexible solution. In this solution the same structure is covered with movable textile blinds that you can adjust separately for each sector or completely pull aside when not needed, thus leaving just pergola.