How to Clean Pool Enclosure Screens

Dirty pool enclosure screens are not only unattractive, but unhealthy as well. Caked-on bugs, dust, dirt and other debris can cause your family and friend's allergies to flair up. Caked-on debris is also a breeding ground for mold and mildew to grow. To clean your pool enclosure screens, you don't have to take them down or pay someone to remove the dust, dirt and other debris. A simple soap solution, water and a brush will have the screens dirt free and like new.

Dirty pool enclosure screens are unattractive and unhealthy.

Step 1

Remove any furniture and accessories from around the pool and the pool enclosure screens.

Step 2

Spray down the pool enclosure screens with a water hose or a power sprayer set on a low PSI setting. Wear latex gloves to keep your hands from getting wet and dirty.

Step 3

Mix 1 cup of dishwashing detergent and 1 gal. of warm water in a bucket.

Step 4

Stir the soap solution with a soft bristle scrub brush.

Step 5

Apply the soap solution to one area of the pool screen. Scrub the screen from side to side then up and down.

Step 6

Re-dip the brush and continue cleaning the area until the debris is broken up.

Step 7

Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the next area of the pool enclosure screen that needs cleaning.

Step 8

Rinse the pool enclosure screens with a water hose or a power sprayer to remove the soap solution.

Step 9

Repeat steps 5 through 8, if needed or if the pool enclosure screens are heavily soiled.

Nick Davis

Nick Davis is a freelance writer specializing in technical, travel and entertainment articles. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and an associate degree in computer information systems from the State Technical Institute at Memphis. His work has appeared in "Elite Memphis" and "The Daily Helmsman" in Memphis, Tenn. He is currently living in Albuquerque, N.M.