Pool Screen Repair

Pool Screen Repair

This article will show you how to fix a pool screen. There are no dangerous criteria; simply ensure that you have the necessary components. This will make the repair run more smoothly. Professionals charge a lot for a pool screen repair, but you can do it yourself for half the price.

How to Repair Pool Screen

Locate Damage Area


Identify the area of your screen that is damaged. Remove the rest of the screen using this region. It’s easier to separate the old screen if you use an already affected region.

Remove the Screen

Remove the elastic screen string from the pool fence crease with needle nose forceps. Pull down on the screen while removing the old screen’s thread to assist in removing the broken screen.

Analyze the Thread

Take a look at your work. It should be in the same style as the image. There should be no string remaining in the pool cage’s opening. With the needle tip pliers, cut any remaining screen thread.

Determine the Region

Determine the region of the pool fence where a fresh roll of screen needs to be installed. From the fresh roll, cut out the required quantity of screen. Do not cut the extra screen on the pool cage’s edges; this will be done tomorrow.

Fixed New Screen

Thread the new screen thread along the crease of the pool cage from corner to corner. Remove any stray threads from the corners. To secure the thread and the screen beneath, use a screen wheel to press them against the pool cage crease. It aids in tightening the thread and screen as you roll over it.

Any home renovation store should have a roller like the one shown. It will be situated alongside the pool screens and rope.

Eliminate the Excess Screen

Remove the excess screening from the pool cage’s lid, bottom, and corners. When using the box cutter, be cautious. To avoid harm, always cut away from the skin.


Examine the pool cage for any issues with the recently installed screen. The new thread should be firmly placed into the pool cage, and the screen drawn taut to avoid creases.

You will be able to fix your broken pool screen using this approach. You’ll have a fresh screen in no time if you follow the procedures.

Cost of Repairing a Pool Screen

Repairing a pool screen costs between $200 and $600, while extensive structural repairs cost between $600 and $2,500. It costs $1,200 to $3,500 to rescreen a pool enclosure, or $0.75 to $1.50 per square foot of screen space. Painting a pool cage costs between $1,500 and $2,500, or $1.50 and $2.50 per square foot. Small repairs are usually charged per panel, whereas full rescreens are charged by the square foot. Individual panel replacement is more costly in the long run than a complete rescreen.

Factors Affect the Cost Of Screen Repair


Local labour rates might be up to 50% more in cities with a higher cost of living. A free-standing lanai fence has one less wall to rescreen than a connected lanai enclosure.


Rescreening larger and taller enclosures is more costly. Scaffolding is required for a two-story enclosure, which costs 30% extra.

Splitting Purlins:

 A formwork is a roof-framing batten that complicates rescreening because installers can’t place one sheet across the entire roof. Instead, they must spline the grooves in each purlin. The fees are calculated per segment.

Beam Length:

The broader the beams, the riskier the installation or maintenance job, particularly on the roof.


Repairing a pool screen is usually a simple task. Repairing small rips and tears is simple, but replacing entire parts of your pool cage requires a significant financial expenditure. It’s especially inefficient because these larger repairs aren’t likely to endure long. Depending on the extent of the damage, it may be preferable to replace the complete enclosure.

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