How to Prepare Your Pool For the Summer

Posted by JR on March 04, 2013
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Every season there are different things that you need to prepare. If you live in Florida you need to prepare for hurricanes at the beginning of the summer.
Preparing your pool for the swimming season is easy but it does take a little time and preparation.

If you do have a pool enclosure, screen room, patio or  lanai your preparation will include checking to see if there are any tares, rips or holes in the screen.  You will need to repair that section of the screen. You may be able to some of this repair yourself.

You will want to open up your home to enjoy the spring and summer air. Small animals, including cats, dogs, raccoons, snakes and even alligators have been known to get into the pool through a small hole. And of course, you would not want a neighbor child to wonder in and fall into your pool.

Call John for information and service on your pool screen enclosure. Serving the Wellington Florida area.

For service in Wellington Florida, 33414. 561-798-3132

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

561-798-3132

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Wellington Florida Screen Repair Service, 561-798-3132

Posted by JR on February 26, 2013
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       John has been in business 15+ years in Wellington Florida.  He repairs and replaces screens on swimming pool enclosures, patios, windows, and screened porches. He also builds porches, and repairs damaged enclosures.

John’s business is licensed and insured in the state of Florida.

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You may contact John by calling 561-798-3132.

Wellington FL 33414

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New Year’s Eve Pool Party 10 Safety Tips

Posted by JR on December 28, 2012
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The holidays are such a great time to have all kinds of parties. In south Florida, it is especially fun to have a pool party on New Year’s Eve.

There are 10 things that you should keep in mind when having a party around your pool. There is generally more drinking at a New Year’s Eve party so you should be more aware of safety around your pool.

1. Make sure there is adequate lighting around the pool, including outside the pool enclosure. You can hang lights on your pool, screened patio, or lanai enclosure.

2. Repair any loose tiles or holes on the deck.

3. Repair any loose screens on your pool or patio enclosure. Repair any loose parts of the enclosure frame. Make sure the screen doors open and close easily.

4. Make sure there are enough sober people looking out for the safety of others.

5. Try to control the amount of alcohol that is consumed.

6. Check to see if someone is suddenly missing. Check the pool often.

7. Arrange the pool furniture so as it will be easy for people to move around the pool without accidentally falling into the pool.

8. Keep sharp objects away from the pool. If the sharp objects falls into the pool it looks distorted, especially at night. It is dangerous to try to get the sharp object out of the pool and even more dangerous for people to swim with sharp objects in the water.

9. Try not to serve food or drinks in glass. Use plastic, if possible. It is very dangerous for people if broken glass is on the pool deck, and even worse, when broken glass is in the pool.

10. Encourage your guests to have a designated driver.

We had a very good friend who drowned because of over drinking and no one noticed he was missing until it was to late.

Better to be Safe.

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Prepare Your Pool for Winter Safety

Posted by JR on November 09, 2012
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It does not get very cold in South Florida during the winter but it is still too cool for most people to swim.

It is important to keep your pool enclosure locked so children do not fall into the pool and need help.

The federal gov has made a number of laws regarding  pool safety.  You can find them in the links below.

About PoolSafely.gov and CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. In addition to Pool and Spa Safety, the CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.

Accessibility | Privacy/Security | Open Government | cpsc.gov

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Wellington FL 33414

561-798-3132

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Hurricane September

Posted by JR on September 02, 2012
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It looks like September could be a  very busy season in the Atlantic.   Hurricanes are lined up all the way from N.C. to Africa.

It is not to late to check your screen enclosure for loose and rusty screws.  Every tight screw and bolt helps to keep your enclosure from flying away. Every time there is a very strong wind the joints can loosen a little bit.

A big question comes up every year.  Should I remove several sections of screen.  The answer is yes, no, or maybe.  If you decide to remove sections, wait until the winds are close.

To remove the screen section, all you need to do is get a knife or scissors and cut out the screen, nothing fancy.  Some people recommend that you take out one upper wall side section on each end of the enclosure and 1-2 on the long back side.  It is not generally necessary to remove a section of screen on a small porch or patio.

Some people even buy a roll of screen from Home Depot or Lowe’s before the storm, because they remember a few years ago when the supply of screen ran very low and was hard to get.  After the storm you will need to repair or replace the screens that have been taken out or get someone to repair the screens for you.

Check out other posts and videos on this site for more tips.

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

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, Fl 33414

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Do You Need a Screen Inclosure to Keep Trash Out

Posted by JR on August 02, 2012
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One of the big reasons people have screen enclosures over their pool is to keep the trash out of their pool. Of course, other benefits of having a screen enclosure is to keep the bugs out. You can open your doors and windows and enjoy the outdoors.

A pool screen enclosure, patio screen room or screened lanai is a good way to add space to your home at a much lower cost than putting an addition on your home. Recently a customer wanted to add a new enclosure only because she wanted to double the size of her house.

Back to the subject of keeping trash out of your pool. Having a screen enclosure is the best way to keep trash out of your pool but it is not the only way. Keep the trees trimmed that are near the pool and that will reduce the number of leaves and other trash that get into your pool

You may not think of dogs, cats, raccons, snakes and even alagators as trash but you do need to keep them out of your pool.

Another way to keep trash out of your pool is to put a pool cover over your pool. A pool cover does keep the water in the pool about 5 degrees cooler.

Keep your pool clean with regular cleaning and enjoy your outside space.

Call John at 561-798-3132 for help with any screen issues.

John’ Screen Service

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, FL 33414

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Prepare Screen Enclosure for Hurricane

Posted by JR on July 21, 2012
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Preparing your screen enclosure for a hurricane is important.

You need to look at the screws and bolts to see if they are rusty.  Old rusty screws snap and fall out.  This does not happen all at one time.  But it happens that a few at a time fall out  and at some point the structure comes apart.

You may have a lot of rusty screws but your structure seems fine.  But then you get a stong wind or hurricane and it just comes apart.

So, check your structure for rusty screws and loose areas.

Secure your screen enclosure by replacing rusty screws and tighten up loose joints.

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

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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Repair vs Build a New Screen Enclosure

Posted by JR on January 29, 2012
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Questions to ask when planningto repair your existing screen enclosure or building a new enclosure.

561-798-3132 For screen service in Wellington Fl.

  1. How long do you plan to live in your current home?
  2. The size of your enclosure?
  3. Can you build a porch if you tare down your existing enclosure?
  4. How long will your current enclosure last?
  5. How much will it cost to repair the current enclosure?
  6. Do I need to do all the repairs at one time?
  7. How strong is your current structure?
  8. Will you need to put a fence around the pool if you tare down your enclosure and do not build a new one?
  9. How much does it cost to maintain your current enclosure, per year?
  10. How much less will you use your pool area if you do not have an enclosure?

John’s Screen Service

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, FL 33414

561-798-3132

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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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How to Repair a Screen in a Door or Window

Posted by JR on October 10, 2011
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You may need to repair or replace a window or door screen.

Call John if you need work done in Wellington FL, 33414   561-798-3132

Ph   561-798-3132

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

John’s Screen Service
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington FL 33414

561-798-3132

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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
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How to Repair a Slider Door Screen

Posted by JR on January 11, 2011
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DIY Project:
Just in case you want to replace the screen in your sliding screen door, below is a video from YouTube.


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

John’s Screen Repair
1210 Mystic Way
Wellington, FL 33414
561-798-3132

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Roof Replacement and Pool Screen Repair

Posted by JR on June 21, 2010
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John’s Screen Repair             Wellington, Florida                 561-798-3132

When you are planning to replace your roof and have a pool Enclosure attached to the house, you need to ask your contractor several things.

1. Will your pool Enclosure need to be disconnected from the house at any point before, during or after the roof  is to be  replaced. (If so, is that included in the price).

2. Does any of the facia board that is between the pool enclosure and the house need to be replaced and how much. (Most of the time the pool enclosure needs to be disconnected when the facia is replaced).

3.  It is good to get the total price of everything that needs to be done before you sign for the roof is replaced.

4.  Generally, extra work, such as disconnecting the pool/patio enclosure  or replacing screen is not included in the price of replacing the roof.

John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414.

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, FL 33414

Phone 561-798-3132

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Do It yourself Tips for Patio Screen Repair Safety

Posted by JR on June 13, 2010
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Safety First:  Screen Enclosures can be very tall.  The Alumium can get very hot during the summer and even burn your skin.  Be very careful when you climb on the enclosure.  The enclosure may have bolts missing or the wood on your house could be rotting.  The screen enclosure is also referred to as a sceen room or lanai screen.

Make sure someone is home if you are working on the top of the pool enclosure or on high ladders.  Even if you fall in the swimming pool you could hit your head, foot, or arm on the side of the pool and it could knock you out enough that you could drown.  Even the impact of thye water could knock you out.

John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414.

1210 Mystic Way, Wellington, FL 33414

Phone 561-798-3132

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Prepare Your Screen Enclosure For Hurricane Season

Posted by JR on June 07, 2010
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John’s Screen Repair             Wellington, Florida                 561-798-3132

Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Scientists can now predict hurricanes, but people who live in coastal communities should plan what they will do if they are told to evacuate.

What should you do to prepare your screen enclosure for the hurricane season.

Check your enclosure for rusty or loose screws, missing screws or missing bracing.

Everything put togather sooner or later falls apart, sooner when the connectors are rusty or worn.

If you are handy, you can replace screws or bolts yourself.

Check for weak, poorly attached corners.  Enclosure angles and corners take heavy stress during a storm and one break can bring down an entire pool cage.

Check for improperly anchored support beams.  Anchoring beams through pavers is not sturdy.  Heavy winds can pull the pavers free from their mortar and sand base.

John’s Screen Repair

1210 Mystic Way

Wellington, Florida, 33414

561-798-3132

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Patio Screen Materials 561-798-3132

Posted by JR on May 01, 2010
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John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414.

Phone 561-798-3132

What is the difference between Lanai and Patio?
– Lanai already has a existing roof and concrete floor that are usually a part of the house, unlike the patio that will need a aluminum or screen roof and sometimes a slab.

What colors are available?
– Aluminum frame color choices are white or bronze (usually referred as black)
– The most common screen color is Charcoal, there are also white and gray screens.
– Remember to check with your Community HOA(home owners association) what colors are required by your community, if you live in a community.

What is the difference between screen roof and aluminum roof?
– Screen roof is just like the rest of your screen; aluminum roof is made out of aluminum. – Aluminum roof can be made out of insulated or uninsulated panels. – The insulated panels have the insulation build in between two sheets of aluminum. – Insulated roofs are more expensive, but quieter. Uninsulated aluminum roofs are louder and less money.

John’s Screen Repair Service Wellington Florida, 33414. 

1210 Mystic Way

Phone 561-798-3132

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