Introduction

This fix will teach you how to repair your pool screen, if it has ripped, or simply blown out from the wind. There are no hazardous requirements, just make sure you have the proper materials, this will help the fix go smoothly. Professionals charge way too much to repair pool screens, when it is easy enough to fix it yourself for half the cost.

If there is a damaged area on your screen, use this area to remove the rest of the screen. Using an area that is already damaged makes it easier on yourself.
  • If there is a damaged area on your screen, use this area to remove the rest of the screen. Using an area that is already damaged makes it easier on yourself.

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Remove the old screen thread with needle nose pliers. To help remove damaged screen, pull down while you are removing old screen thread.
  • Remove the old screen thread with needle nose pliers.

  • To help remove damaged screen, pull down while you are removing old screen thread.

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After you remove the damaged screen and thread, it should look like the picture. There should be no thread stuck or left in the crease of the pool cage. If there is this will make it hard to apply the new screen.
  • After you remove the damaged screen and thread, it should look like the picture. There should be no thread stuck or left in the crease of the pool cage. If there is this will make it hard to apply the new screen.

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With your new roll of screen, measure the area on your pool cage you will be replacing.
  • With your new roll of screen, measure the area on your pool cage you will be replacing.

  • You do not need to cut the excess of the screen off yet, we will do that in a later step.

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Take the  new thread and put the end where you want to start. Take your roller and press firmly into the pool cage with the thread to secure the screen and thread. It helps to pull the thread tight while rolling over it. Roller pictured is available at any home improvement store. Located next to pool screen and thread.
  • Take the new thread and put the end where you want to start. Take your roller and press firmly into the pool cage with the thread to secure the screen and thread. It helps to pull the thread tight while rolling over it.

  • Roller pictured is available at any home improvement store. Located next to pool screen and thread.

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Once you roll your new thread and screen into the pool cage, cut your excess screen off of the top, bottom, and sides.
  • Once you roll your new thread and screen into the pool cage, cut your excess screen off of the top, bottom, and sides.

  • Be careful when using the box cutter. Always cut away from your body to avoid any injury.

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Your new screen should be attached to your pool cage without any problems. The new thread should be pressed firmly into the pool cage and the screen be pulled tight. Your new screen should be attached to your pool cage without any problems. The new thread should be pressed firmly into the pool cage and the screen be pulled tight.
  • Your new screen should be attached to your pool cage without any problems. The new thread should be pressed firmly into the pool cage and the screen be pulled tight.

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Conclusion

With this guide you will be able to repair your damaged pool screen. I have created a very easy way to repair your screen with minimal materials and tools. Follow the steps and you will have a new screen in no time.

Haley Flanigan

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