pool enclosure with picture window

Cleaning your pool enclosure is essential to maintain its appearance and functionality. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your pool enclosure:

Use caution while cleaning and consider hiring a licensed professional cleaning company.

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Garden hose or pressure washer (no not pressure wash screen)
  2. Bucket
  3. Mild detergent or specialized enclosure cleaner
  4. Soft-bristle brush or pool enclosure brush
  5. Extension pole (if needed)
  6. Ladder (if needed)
  7. Microfiber cloths or soft, lint-free towels


Step 1: Remove Debris Sweep or use a leaf blower to remove any leaves, twigs, or debris from the enclosure. This will prevent debris from getting wet and sticking to the enclosure during cleaning.

Step 2: Rinse Use a garden hose to rinse the entire enclosure. Start at the top and work your way down, making sure to remove loose dirt and dust. A pressure washer can be very effective for this step, but be cautious not to use too high pressure, which might damage the enclosure. (No not pressure wash your screen.)

Step 3: Prepare Cleaning Solution Fill a bucket with water and add a mild detergent or a specialized enclosure cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Be careful not to use harsh chemicals that could damage the enclosure material.

Step 4: Scrub the Enclosure Dip a soft-bristle brush or a pool enclosure brush into the cleaning solution and start scrubbing the enclosure. Begin at the top and work your way down, paying extra attention to areas with stubborn stains or mold/mildew buildup. If your enclosure is particularly tall, consider using an extension pole to reach higher areas.

Step 5: Rinse Again After scrubbing, thoroughly rinse the enclosure with a hose or pressure washer to remove any soap residue and dirt. Ensure that all cleaning solution is washed away.

Step 6: Dry the Enclosure Use microfiber cloths or soft, lint-free towels to dry the enclosure thoroughly. This step helps prevent streaks and water spots from forming.

Step 7: Regular Maintenance To keep your pool enclosure in good condition, perform regular cleaning and maintenance as needed. The frequency will depend on your local climate and how quickly dirt and debris accumulate.

By following these steps, you can keep your pool enclosure clean and well-maintained, enhancing the overall look of your pool area and extending the life of the enclosure.

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