Maintaining Your Enclosure

If you live in Florida and have a pool in your backyard, then you definitely understand how convenient and helpful it is to have a screen enclosure covering your entire pool or patio area. 

Between Florida’s relentless sunshine and notorious mosquitos, swimming in and lounging by a pool protected by an attractive screen covering can make all of the difference. Countless Florida homeowners have invested in screen enclosures for their pools and patios to improve the value and enjoyment of the best exterior parts of their home. 

Of course, like any investment, screen enclosures deliver the most satisfaction when they receive regular maintenance each summer season. 

Mold on Your Outdoor Enclosure

Mold is an unattractive yet surprisingly common issue on pool and patio screen enclosures during the summer. 

Mold loves to grow in damp, shady areas, so it will often be attracted to certain portions of your pool’s screen structure. The good news is that the mold can be easily removed with just a few simple household ingredients and a bit of elbow grease. 

Use Bleach To Clean Your Screen Enclosure

Mold is no match for bleach. Mix an 80-20 ratio of water and bleach in a bucket, put on rubber gloves to protect your hands, and brush your bleach solution over the mold on your screen. Scrub up and down and side to side with a brush until the mold becomes less prominent. 

After rinsing the bleach away with a hose, allow the enclosure to dry before washing with mild soap and water. If the mold grows back quickly, you should repeat the process with a stronger bleach mix of about 40 or 50 percent.  

For additional help and support with your existing screen structure, or to build a beautiful new screen enclosure that will help you gain more enjoyment from your pool, call (813) 684-8800 to speak to a professional at ARM Aluminum, Inc., in Tampa, Florida. 

ARM Aluminum specializes in enhancing your outdoor living space with durable, attractive, and comfortable aluminum screen enclosures.