Swimming Pool Enclosure

Remove Pool Screen Sections Befor a Hurricane?

Posted by JR on June 15, 2017
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There are a lot of questions and discussion about when and where and how to remove screen panels/sections in your screen enclosure before a hurricane.  First, generally there is no need to remove sections from a porch.  Also, rarely is there a need to remove any sections that are below the chair rail (lower 3 ft of the screen enclosure or patio).

Some years ago “C” spline (the cording that keeps the screen in the track)  was used because it would pop out if the wind was over 40 mph.  This was made to reduce the chance of the enclosure coming down during a hurricane.  However, the “C” spline came out easily or the screen became loose so it is no longer available, as far as I know.

You need to answer a few questions before you decide to remove screen sections/panels.

  1. How much exposure to the winds does your enclosure have?  (are you on a lake, a golf course, 5 acre lot or any large open area).  These things increase your wind exposure.
  2. Do you have other houses or  trees  (how many) around or near your pool enclosure.  These things create a kind of wind barrier and reduces your wind exposure.
  3. Was your leni or pool enclosure build before 2014?  The Florida Building Codes have been upgraded in 2014, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2001.  With every upgrade the requirements for screen structures were increased to be able to withstand hurricane type winds. Generally, the older your enclosure, the weaker it will be.  But this is not always necessarily true because many enclosures were built much stronger than code required at the time of the build.
  4. What type of screen is in your enclosure?  Regular 18/14,  20/20 or a heavier mesh.  The heavier or tighter mesh, the more resistant it will be in the wind,  (more difficult it will be for the wind to blow through one side of the enclosure and out the other side.)
  5. How tall is your enclosure?  The taller the enclosure the more exposure it will have to the winds.  The wind increases the higher you get from the ground.  The wind is less on the ground.
  6. How many screen side walls do you have? 1, 2, or 3?  The more screen walls you have, the more exposure you have.
  7. Do you have rusty screws or bolts?
  8. Is the enclosure securely attached to the house?
  9. Do you have additional bracing on your enclosure?
  10. How large is your screen enclosure?  The larger the enclosure, the more exposure to updraft or downdraft you can get.
  11. How tall is your house?  The taller your home, the more updraft or downdraft it can create on your enclosure
  12. Generally, determine the amount of exposure your screen enclosure has and determine if you need to remove any panels or sections. Keep in mind, the screens that you remove, you will need to replace after the storm.

For service in Wellington Florida, call John at 561-798-3132

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How to Patch a Hole on Your Screen Enclosure

Posted by JR on July 17, 2016
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How to put a patch on your screen.   Sometimes you don’t have the time or the money to repair or replace a screen.  This video gives you a simple way to patch the hole in the screen yourself.  This will work if it is on a pool, patio, screen room or lanai screen enclosure.

It will also work on a window screen.  The patch will usually stay on the screen for a long time if the patching is done with everything dry.

You can also use spray glue (get from the hobby store).  You could buy a roll of sticky screen but that does not stay on the screen as long (order this online).

The patch will look rather ugly and tacky but it will keep the bugs out.

If you cannot see this video, click on the title.

For service in Wellington Fl  call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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How to Install a Hurricane-Safe Screen Enclosure and Swimming Pool

Posted by JR on June 09, 2014
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In this video you will see how a pool screen enclosure is built, how a patio is protected from storms, how the swimming pool runs with less chlorine, and how a child protective screen barrier is placed around your pool. All of these areas are important to know about when you build a new screen enclosure or if you already have an existing pool enclosure.

After you have your screen enclosure it will need to be maintained such as replacing screens because of children, pets, trees or storms.

For pool screen enclosure service in Wellington Florida, call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Screen Room Patio Maintenance

Posted by JR on February 27, 2014
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John’s Screen Repair Service in Wellington FL 33414 561-798-3132

In Florida there are hundreds of swimming pools. Many of the pools have a big screen room around them to keep the bugs and trash out. The screen rooms or screen enclosure, as many people refer to them, are mostly made of an aluminum frame and screen that is attached to the frame.

Screen enclosures require maintenance. When a screen gets a hole or a tear or rip because of wind, or a tree limb falling, a golf ball crashing into the pool you will want to replace that part of the screen. Replace bent or broken frame sections since they can be hazardous.

You want your screen enclosure frame to last as long as possible and look as good as possible. After all, your screen room is an extension of your home living space.

There are some things that you can do to maintain your enclosure, screen room or porch. The following description applies to structures that are made using aluminum and synthetic screen material.

The aluminum frame that is under the roof eves of the house needs a little more attention. While the frame is more protected and thus more stable and secure during high wind events the screen enclosure is constantly affected by nature all the time, 24\7.

The part of the frame attached to the house does not get the free natural cleansing that freestanding pool enclosures get when it rains. If you have a lot of trees or even a fence or hedge near the enclosure, screen room or porch, this will also reduce the natural rain cleaning process.

The screen is attached to the aluminum frame so it collects small amounts of water vapors, mists, salts, chlorides, minute chemicals and dirt from the air and this may not be washed away by the rain. The deposits are captured and collected by the screen and this material congeals. This is a slow process but it damages the frame by eating away at the aluminum.

The frame should be cleaned every year. To do this all you need is a water hose with no attachments. At slow volumes or minimal pressures place the water hose on the frame directly over the rubber tubing and gently rinse the debris away.

The deposits mainly collect on the horizontal frame also known as the chair rail. The best time to clean the frame is after a very long hard rain as the deposits are softer at that time and are easier to wash out.

There are exceptions to these rules of thumb. If someone has pressure cleaned your home or roof and used chlorine or bleach then the entire frame should be cleaned in this manner.
Even very old screen frames can be somewhat renewed with this intervention.

For service in Wellington FL call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Replacing Screens During Cold Weather Can Rip Your Screen

Posted by JR on December 10, 2013
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When you try to replace a screen section, (on a pool enclosure, porch, patio or other) and the outside temperature is below 70  there could be a problem.

In cooler temperatures the spline (black rubber tubing that keeps the screen in place) gets like hard plastic and when the temperature gets below 60 it is very rigid.

Because of the rigidness of the spline (tubing), the spline may tare the screen . The tares may be very small (only a few strands) but that small tare can rip more easily, so in a few months you may have rips and tares along the edge of a fairly new screen.

The screen material also becomes more brittle in cooler weather and may tare easier when you work with it.

So, even though you may want to replace your screens  ASAP, it is better to wait until the outside temperature is above 70.

For screen service in Wellington Fl call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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How to Keep Birds Off Your Screen Enclosure

Posted by JR on October 10, 2013
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Birds can make a big mess on your screen enclosure. For Help call John at 561-798-3132

Pigeons, ducks, and numerous other fowl; park themselves on the top of your screen enclosure and your roof. They not only make a mess but they tear the screen on your enclosure.

Even one hole in the screen can let in insects, squirrels, raccoons and other birds. When birds and other animals get into the enclosure they make a mess on the patio deck, contaminate the water in the pool, and rip holes in the other screens, in an attempt to get out of the screen room.

This problem can go on for weeks, months or even years. Some birds are only seasonal, for a few months a year, but other birds are here all year round. Of course, squirrels, and raccoons are here all the time.

This problem can become expensive as well as keep you from enjoying your swimming pool and outdoor space covered by your screen room.
You will not only need to repair the damaged screens but to clean up your patio and decontaminate your pool.

This video will give you some ideas of what can be done to keep the birds and other animals out of your pool lanai.

 

 

For help Call John’s Screen Service 561-798-3132 for service in the Wellington Florida area.

John’s Screen Repair Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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Pool Enclosure Why You Should Have 561-798-3132

Posted by JR on May 15, 2012
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A pool enclosure expands the space you can use in your home, and also increases the value.
A lot of homes in central and south Florida have a screen enclosure over their pool.
Many homes have a screen lanai or screen house without a pool.
When deciding to build an enclosure bu sure to get a licensed contractor to build your enclosure. Like all construction services, everyone are not the same, so be careful. It is good to get references from other customers.
Whatever you choose your patio enclosure will take some maintance, such as replacing or repairing torn or ripped screen.
Dogs, cats, kids and other things can cause minor damage. Many things you can repair yourself.

Check out this video and see for yourself.

For Service in Palm Beach County Florida call John at 561-798-3132

John’s Screen Service

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, FL 33414

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October Still Hurricane Season

Posted by JR on October 12, 2011
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Remember Hurricane Andrew?  It was the first hurricane of the season and occurred in October.  We remember what a devastating experience that was.  Everything was such a wreck, especially in south Miami and Homestead.

Even though Wellington was not devastated by Andrew, we still were affected. It was very scary for a lot of people. A lot of us went to the devastated area to help out.

So don’t let your guard down just because it seems the worst part of the hurricane season is past.

Refer to the September post for some tips about how to secure your screen enclosure.

There are also other tips in the other posts.

Have a good Halloween.

John’s Screen Repair Service                 561-798-3132                   Wellington FL 33414

1210 Mystic Way

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Repair Pool Screens For Pool Safety

Posted by JR on July 04, 2011
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Repair Pool Screens For Pool Safety

Children are out of school for the summer and ready to take advantage of  all things fun and interesting.  That could include having a swim in your pool.  Keep your pool enclosure screens repaired so as to deter the kids from using your pool for their fun and possibly getting hurt.

Recreational time at public and residential swimming pools and spas is a favorite activity for children and adults all over the country. Whether enjoying pool time with family and friends, exercising, playing water sports, or learning to swim, everyone needs to be mindful of the potential for incidents and drownings in pools and spas.

Each year, nearly 300 children under the age of five drown in residential and public pools and spas. Submersion incidents requiring emergency-room treatment or hospitalization number in the thousands and many victims experience permanent disability, including brain damage.

Few people know of the hidden dangers from drain or suction entrapments. Drains with broken, missing, or faulty covers can entrap hair, the body, limbs, jewelry and clothing, or cause disembowelment/evisceration.

John’s Screen Repair Service:          Wellington and Royal Palm Beach FL                 561-798-3132

1210 Mystic Way
Wellington FL 33414

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Swimming Pool Saltwater Vs Chlorine

Posted by JR on January 21, 2011
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If you are thinking about putting in a new pool this summer then you will need to do a lot of research. Don’t just go to the nearest pool shop. I found this short article about clorine vs salt water pool.

Saltwater Vs Chlorine: Which Swimming Pool Do You Need?

When someone decides that they want to install a swimming pool in their home, inground or above ground is not the only choice they have to make. They will also need to decide if they want a pool that uses saltwater or chlorine to stay clean. There are benefits to both, and the facts should be closely examined before making a choice.

One of the benefits of a saltwater pool is that it provides a more comfortable experience for the swimmers. Chlorine can be known to cause red eyes, itchy skin and even green hair for someone who swims in it often, but this does not occur with saltwater. Also, if someone happens to get some water in their mouth, the taste of saltwater is far more pleasant.

If cost is an issue, a chlorine pool is generally more affordable at the time of purchase than a saltwater pool. However, the cost of chemicals and maintenance can add up faster for a chlorine pool than a saltwater pool. Shoppers must decide whether they are more concerned with saving money at the time they purchase the pool or down the road.

Many people are concerned with choosing the pool that will be safest for the environment but the truth is that there is really no difference. Whether someone uses chlorine or saltwater, they are posing a risk for the plants around their pool. There is also a slight chance, with either system, that there could be a negative impact on the drinking water of the home.

Choosing between a saltwater and a freshwater pool is really a matter of personal preference. Shoppers must consider the expense that they are willing to take on when they purchase the pool, as well as their concern for the comfort of their swimmers. Whichever system someone chooses, they are sure to enjoy having a pool of their very own.

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Hope you learned something from this short article. If you need any help regarding your pool enclosure call John at 561-798-3132 in Wellington, Florida 33414
John’s Screen Service
Wellington, Fl 33414
561-798-3132

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