Five Reasons to Repair Your Pool Screen

Posted on: 5 October 2020

Pool screen enclosures keep insects and animal pests out of your pool, while also making the pool inaccessible to unsupervised children. Although durable, a pool enclosure will need periodic repairs. The following are a few reasons why.


Discoloration is typically an easy repair. The cause is usually mold or mildew growth, which are common issues in the humid environments that surround most pools. A deep cleaning of the screen and frames with a cleaning compound that contains bleach or a mold killer will solve the issue. After cleaning, the repair service will check the frames and screens to make sure there is no other moisture damage that needs to be fixed.

2. Sagging Screens

Sagging screens don't just look bad, they also prevent the screen from doing its job of keeping out pests. Fortunately, repair is possible. If the screens are sagging but otherwise undamaged, the repair service can simply tighten them and reattach them tautly. If there is damage to the screens, then the screens may need to be replaced. This is a small job and typically inexpensive, particularly if the frames are still in good condition.

3. Damaged Framing

A more extensive repair may be necessary if the frames have become bent or broken. Storm damage is the most common culprit of frame damage, whether it's strong winds or a branch falling onto the enclosure. The damage can sometimes be repaired if it only affects a brace or two in the frame. If the damage is extensive, replacement may be the quicker and more cost-effective option.

4. Animal Issues

Your pool enclosure should keep animals out of your pool, both wild animals and your own pets. If they are finding their way in or damaging the screens to gain entry, it's time to upgrade the enclosure. The good news is that there are animal-proof screens available. These are designed so that an animal can't easily chew or tear through the material. Your screen repair service can upgrade your screens if necessary.

5. Privacy Concerns

Pool enclosures can provide more than safety and protection against pests. They can also provide privacy. If you have an older enclosure, you can have it upgraded to privacy screening. These screens prevent others from easily seeing into your pool area. There are permanently affixed options as well as those that you clip into place over the existing screens.

Contact a pool screen repair service if you need to fix or upgrade your screens.