When is it Time to Rescreen a Pool Enclosure?

It’s a beautiful, sunny Florida day, so you head out to your pool enclosure to enjoy a quick dip and some relaxing time soaking up the sun. But when you get out there, you notice a few sagging, frayed screens, unwanted pests, and the pool is turning green! What’s going on?

It sounds like it’s time to rescreen your pool enclosure. Every 2-3 years, it’s a good idea to get a contractor to come out to assess your screen’s condition and make any needed repairs. You can expect to need to replace the screens every 5-8 years for optimal appearance and function.

In this post, we’ll go over the telltale signs that your pool enclosure is in need of new screens:


If you can see noticeable damage on the screens of your pool enclosure, or the screens begin to sag or just don’t fit the way they did when they were new, then it’s time to have the screens repaired or replaced. For minor tears and frays, a patch job may do the trick. Patching the tear as soon as possible is the best way to stop it from growing and causing more damage. Once a tear has grown to a certain size, it is no longer patchable and will require a complete screen replacement.

Unwanted Pests

Creepy-crawlies have the impressive skill of finding their way into even the tiniest tear in your pool enclosure screen. You may not see where they are coming in, but you’ll definitely notice an increase in the bug population once they breach the barrier. If you see more insects in your pool enclosure, inspect the screens and enclosure frame carefully for damage. If you can’t locate the source of the insects, you may need to call a contractor or even an exterminator to pin it down. Once you’ve located where they’re coming in, stop them in their tracks by completely replacing the compromised screen.

Algae Growth

What doesn’t algae grow on here in central Florida? Roofing materials are required to be algae-resistant here to stop the devastating effects this organic substance can cause to your home’s structure, so it should be no surprise that algae buildup on the screens of your pool enclosure will result in the need for a full-screen replacement. There are algae-resistant screens that you can install to mitigate this issue.

Just Because

If you’re already remodeling parts of your home, rescreening your pool enclosure is a quick way to improve the exterior aesthetic of your home. Curb appeal is extremely important as it governs a potential buyer’s first impression of your home, and a freshly installed pool enclosure screen gives the impression that this is a house that is well-maintained.

Pool Enclosure Screen Replacement in Tampa Bay

When it’s time to replace the screens on your pool’s enclosure, look no further than the pros at Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. We’ll handle your pool enclosure rescreening quickly, affordably, and with the best customer service in Tampa Bay. Call (813) 850-0540 to schedule your free estimate today.

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