How To Clean a Pool Screen Enclosure? Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Spring is coming up soon, but so is the pollen count and other debris! It’s important to make sure your pool screen enclosure is as clean and inviting as possible. We’ll walk you through the basics of cleaning a pool screen enclosure, giving you tips and tricks along the way. From removing stubborn stains to keeping your enclosure looking its best, we’ve got all the information you need for optimal results. Read on to learn more about how to properly clean a pool screen enclosure and keep it in top shape!
How To Clean Screen Enclosure: The 3 Options
The pool enclosure cleaning process can vary depending on the materials used. Some enclosures are made of metal and require different cleaning techniques than those with plastic or vinyl parts. Let’s look at a few popular options for cleaning pool screen enclosures:
Option 1: Clean Your Pool Enclosure By Hand
For mild cases of dirt and grime buildup, basic cleaning solutions such as dish soap or a half water half vinegar solution, and hot water, warm water, or worst case – water from a garden hose, and a soft cloth may be all that is needed to get your enclosure looking its best again. Be sure to rinse thoroughly after washing and allow time for the enclosure to dry before covering it up again to prevent any extra dirt or debris from immediately sticking to your screen enclosure.
Option 2: Clean Your Screen Enclosure With a Pressure Washer
A pressure washer is a great way to quickly remove dirt, debris, and grime from hard-to-reach areas in the enclosure. However, it’s important to make sure you don’t use too much water pressure as this could damage the frame and/or screens, so be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before using a power washer or pressure washer.
Option 3: Hire a Professional Cleaner
If you’re not comfortable cleaning the screen enclosure yourself, you may want to find a professional cleaner who offers screen cleaning services to help. Look for experienced cleaners with experience in working with screened enclosures and ensure they use products that are safe to use on your enclosure’s material. A professional cleaner will also be able to spot any problems or damages that need attention right away so you can take care of them quickly, and should be licensed and insured so that in the event any damage occurs to your patio screen enclosure or pool enclosure, an insurance claim can be made.
Remove Stains, Mold and Algae Disappear
If you’ve had a pool enclosure or patio enclosure for a while, you know it can get pretty dirty, but you may not know that the mold growth or fungus and algae which can grow on dirty screens can lead to respiratory problems, allergies, and other more serious health issues. It’s important to clean your screen enclosure regularly to prevent these problems. The most popular method for this is to make a bleach solution which is stronger than soap or vinegar to remove the tough mold, mildew and algae stains from your screen enclosure.
Mix one cup of bleach with four cups of water in a bucket and apply it to the stained area using a soft-bristled brush or sponge. Let the solution sit for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with clean, cold water. Be sure to wear gloves and protective clothing when handling bleach as it can be harsh on skin and eyes if not handled properly.
Whether you choose to hire a professional cleaner or attempt the job yourself, regular maintenance is necessary to keep your outdoor patio screen enclosure or pool screen enclosure looking its best. Properly maintained screens offer years of enjoyment and help protect your family from sunburns, pesky insects, dirt and debris that can get into your pool and patio. For more information about maintaining a screen enclosure, contact All Aluminum & Screening today! We do not provide cleaning services but we are here to help you find the right solution for your aluminum screening needs.
Regular Maintenance of Pool Enclosures
In addition to pool screen cleaning and cleaning the frame of screen enclosures, like a pool enclosure, regular maintenance is needed to ensure long-term use of your pool screen enclosure.
A pool enclosure provides protection from the sun, bugs, debris, and dirt that can damage your outdoor space or even your pool itself. Taking the appropriate steps to maintain your pool enclosure will help prolong its life and keep it looking great for years to come.
Some of the basic maintenance for a screen enclosure includes inspecting the frame, posts and fasteners for signs of corrosion or other damage; replacing any damaged components; checking door hardware and making sure all locks are functioning properly; cleaning out gutters regularly; applying an approved sealant if necessary; cleaning debris from tracks, shutters and screens; checking for loose or broken springs or cables in retractable frames, lintels or rollers.
Additionally, you should inspect caulking around openings as well as around the windows and door frames, and check for any tears or holes in the vinyl covering.
Schedule Your Pool Enclosure Inspection & Free Estimate
All Aluminum & Screening is a patio and pool enclosure installation and repair company that operates in Central Florida and East Central Florida. We offer free estimates and inspections for all residential and commercial pool enclosures, including repairs to screens, frames, doors, louver panels, and more. Our certified technicians are trained in the latest methods of installation and repair so you can rest assured that your enclosure is in good hands. Contact us today for a free estimate on your new or existing pool enclosure!