5 Signs Of Pool Screen Damage

3 September 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog


A pool screen creates a bug-free oasis around your pool. Screens keep debris out of the pool, while also providing another line of protection to keep children and pets away from the water. Spotting damage to the screen can help you repair the problem before it becomes too severe.

1. Aging

Fiberglass and nylon screens are particularly prone to aging, with some beginning to degrades in just a few years. Exposure to UV rays and chemicals from pool water can speed the process. As these screens age, they become brittle and prone to small holes and tears. Aging screens can't be patched for long-term success. The better repair option is to install new metal screens onto the existing frames, as metal is less prone to aging issues. 

2. Sagging

Over time a screen can lose tension and begin to sag. Wind exposure can increase the chances of sagging screens, as can the weight of leaving debris on top of screens. Not only do sagging screens look unattractive, but it also increases the chances of the screen tearing or coming loose from the frames. Your screen repair service can re-stretch the screens so they are once again taut in the frame. Not only will this look better, but it will also increase the longevity of the screen materials. 

3. Punctures

Punctures and tears can come in any size, from small to large. Common causes are from thrown items or storm damage. Not only does a puncture fail to keep the insects out of your pool area, but it also looks bad. If ignored, the damage will only worsen over time. Small punctures can be patched by your repair service. Larger punctures may require re-screening of the affected screen panel. There is no need to replace the entire screen system if the frame is still in good condition. 

4. Frame Separation

Frame separation from the screen material means that your screens are no longer properly anchored. They are more likely to sag or suffer damage when not properly affixed to the framework. A repair service can reattach the screen to the frames, replacing any missing hardware in the future. This repair may also require stretching the screening to correct for any sagging that may have developed.

5. Damaged Frames

High winds are notorious for breaking or warping pool screen frames. Rust can also be an issue on metal frames. Any bent or broken frame arms must be replaced and the screen will need to be reattached. If rust is an issue, then the screen frames may need to be sanded and repainted before the screening is restretched over the framework. 

Contact a pool screen repair service for more assistance.