Ways to Beat the Heat with Shade

Covered Shade Options

Here in Florida, we’re lucky to have plenty of warm days and sunshine. While a pool offers a great way to cool down on those hot summer days, you might also want some shade or a way to step out of the rain during an afternoon sun shower. Pools by John Clarkson offers a wide variety of covered structures to give you the exact look and functionality you are looking for, from Pergolas to fully covered cabanas.


Installing a pergola into your outdoor living space is not only functional, providing shade on hot Florida days, they also elevate and enhance the beauty in your outdoor living space. You can even mount a fan on your pergola to up the comfort level! A well-structured pergola can last a lifetime while protecting you and adding timeless practicality to your outdoor space.

Covered Pergola

Covered pergolas are great options for enhancing coverage and protecting outdoor living features like BBQs! They also offer great sun shower coverage during our sometimes-unpredictable Florida weather, while still offering aesthetic friendliness to any outdoor living space.

Elite Roof

Our elite roofs can be added when you are doing a screen enclosure. These roof structures have the option to mount a fan, provides ample shade and sun protection, and adds functionality and beauty to your backyard. Elite roofs are fully covered, insulated, and contain aluminum roofing that will withstand the elements and last for years to come!


Pools by John Clarkson offers extremely customizable cabana options! We can match the exterior of your home or keep your cabana as simple as you want it. Cabanas are a great option to house outdoor kitchens, living spaces, and fireplaces. They can even include bathrooms, offices, and indoor entertainment, blending the concept of cabana and pool house into one. Pools by John Clarkson are proud to hold a Certified Building Contractor (CBC) license, as well as three Certified Pool Contractor (CPC) licenses, making us the in-house experts on pool and cabana projects – from big to small!

 With over 35 years of experience building beautiful backyards for homeowners throughout North Florida, Pools by John Clarkson is ready to bring your outdoor dreams to reality.