A pool enclosure prolongs the swim season and expands the enjoyable space of your home. Like any other home feature, pool enclosures need maintenance, and their screens don’t last forever. If your pool area doesn’t look as great as it once did, look for these signs your pool enclosure needs to be rescreened.
The Panels Look Like Patchwork
Pool enclosure screening can be repaired. Small tears happen over the years. However, when there’s more patch than panel or if you have more replacement panels than originals, your pool screening probably needs replacement.
The Screening Looks White and Shiny
A shiny white appearance indicates that the screening has deteriorated and is beyond its expected useful life. When the mesh becomes brittle and weak, either from prolonged exposure to pool chemicals or weather, it has to go. For pool screen replacement in Winter Haven, Florida, call the professionals at Pool Screens R Us.
It Sags or Bulges
When the screening sags or bows out, that means it has stretched, and the edges may begin to tear away from their framing members. The slats that hold the screen taught may have also shrunk, causing the screen to sag, or the stitching may be visibly pulling apart. This kind of damage may indicate the screening has reached the end of its predicted lifespan. Depending on the type of screen originally installed, you can expect it to last a maximum of eight to 10 years, and even heavy-duty screening installed 20 years ago is well past its prime.
It Looks Like a Green Monster… But You Don’t Live in Boston
Algae is a persistent enemy to pool enclosures. Newer types of screening treated with biocides can manage the problem. If algae has gotten out of control on your pool screening, by the time you clean it off, it will have regrown at the other end of the screening. Once algae gains a hold on your screening, it’s difficult to eradicate.
The Fasteners Are Rusty
If the screws and fasteners holding the screening to the frame of your enclosure are rusted and damaged, you can replace them, but combining a fastener replacement with weather-resistant screws plus a rescreen makes more sense. Replacing the fasteners and screening at the same time will save you an extra job down the road.
As pool season gets underway, inspect your pool enclosure for signs it needs rescreening. When the work is done, your pool area will feel fresh and renewed.