Tips for Cleaning Your Pool’s Screen Enclosure Over the Summer

screen roomIf 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 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 to improve the value and enjoyment of one of the best parts of their home.

However, despite the many benefits that screen enclosures bring, they also require a bit of maintenance each summer season. Mold, for instance, is an unattractive yet surprisingly common issue on pool 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.

Using 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, 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.