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January 04, 2009

How to replace a section of screen on a pool enclosure

PoolScreen We've been in our house for 4 years and had recently noticed that some of the screen around the lanai and pool area had started to rip. I searched the web for instructions or pics about how to replace a pool screen, but found nothing. It's not a difficult task, but it did take a little experimentation to figure it out. So in hopes of making this process a little easier for someone else, I've posted pics and instructions on this Flickr stream.

We bought the supplies at Lowe's: a 25 foot roll of screen material, a Pool Screen Tool (spline roller), and a package of spline. The screen material comes in different sizes, different color shades, and with different size openings. It's therefore helpful to snip a little piece of screen from the existing enclosure and bring it along to the store. I'm sure someone who does this for a living would have a section of screen replaced in about 15 minutes; it took me about an hour :)

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I can't tell you how valuable this tutorial has been for me.

Waterlogged in Vancouver! :)


Posted by: MadMarine | Jan 10, 2009 9:07:38 PM

Thank you for posting this has been very helpful to me.


Posted by: Don Kruse | Jul 10, 2009 8:04:43 AM

Thx for the pictures...

Posted by: Ryan | Oct 4, 2009 12:46:51 PM

This is so easy to follow and can't thank you enough for posting it. Just used it to replace 7 large screen panels, and after some swearing on the first learning to use the screen tool the others went up fine following your instructions and cost 80 bucks a panel instead of 500 plus from the screen repair company

Posted by: Simon Jones | Sep 28, 2011 9:48:40 AM