4 Easy Steps to Achieve a Successful Pool Screen Replacement
Replacing a pool screen is a relatively easy task that doesn’t require a professional to come out and do it. It is also far cheaper to buy a new section than an entirely new screen, so it won’t put a huge dent in your wallet. All you need to do is purchase the same material as your existing screen and replace the damaged sections.
First, you’ll need to purchase new screen that matches the colour, size, and opening size of your existing screen. To ensure you purchase the right type of material, take a small square of the existing section that you’ll be replacing and take it with you to the store.
Once you have the new screen, use a pair of wire cutters to pry up the spline, which is a rubber strip that holds the screen in place. The spline should lift easily from the crevice it is wedged into. Removing the spline is similar to unpeeling a bandage, so start at one end and slowly pull it off. You will then be able to take the damaged screen out of the crevice.
You may need someone to help you hold the new screen in place while you wedge the spline into each corner of the screen. Start with the top of the screen first and then move to the sides. After the spline is in place, roll it with a spline roller to ensure it is securely wedged in. Be sure to pull the screen taut as you go.
When the spline installation is complete, you can use the wire cutters to snip off any excess screen material. Discard the excess, and step back to admire your handiwork. You have successfully replaced your pool screen without having to call in a professional! Plus, you will have any leftover materials in case another section needs to be replaced in the future.