How to Re-Screen a Pool Cage

How to Re-Screen a Pool Cage in 16 Steps

Getting your pool screen rescreened can cost a lot if you are hiring a pool screening company or private contractors. However, if you are handy with a screwdriver, know your way around tools and have some extra time on your hands, then you can rescreen your swimming pool cage yourself with our step by step guide below.


What you’ll need:

  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Spline tool
  • Stiff-bristle nylon brush
  • Measuring tape
  • Utility knife
  • Screen spline
  • Adjustable ladder

We recommend for hard to reach areas on your pool cage enclosure to have a helper with you to prevent any injuries from happening. The most dangerous part of doing a rescreening is the heights you have to reach to do some of the panels. A helper comes into play here so he or she can hold the tools for you or even give you a hand with holding the screen in place.

The 16 Step Guide:

Follow these steps by the book to replace any old and damaged screens in your enclosure without wasting too much time and effort.

  1. Remove the damaged screen panel from rest of the enclosure.
  1. Insert a screwdriver in one corner of the panel to create space to pull out the spline.
  1. Use pliers to pull out the old spline from the groove.
  1. Repeat the same procedure to the remaining sides of the panel to fully remove the spline from the frame.
  1. Use the stiff-bristle nylon brush to clean the spline channel of any remaining bits of pieces of the old screen, along with dust and debris that might have been stuck inside.
  1. Measure the panel opening with the measuring tape and cut out a piece of the spline leaving an extra 2 inches on each side using the utility knife.
  1. Hold the piece of spline over the opening of the panel, leaving at least an extra inch of material over all edges of the screen frame.

This next step would be easier if you have a helper, who holds the spline over the frame while you attach it to the frame.

  1. Use your finger to press one corner of the spline into one side of the channel.
  1. Fit the spline roller on one end of the channel and keeping apply a steady pressure as you roll it towards the other end. Keep the screen straight during this process for best results.
  1. Use the utility knife to cut off excess spline as closely to the end of the channel as possible.
  1. Press the end of the spline into the other corner (nearest to the fitted one) of the channel.
  1. Repeat the steps 9 and 10 to attach the spline to the other edge.
  1. Pull the screen flat against the opening of the frame to check for any folds. If there aren’t any then you are good to go, otherwise, you will have to detach and reattach the side with the fold.
  1. Repeat step 11 to attach this spline to the corner.
  1. Repeat steps 9 and 10 to attach the remaining sides of the spline to the frame.
  1. Attach the newly finished screen frame to the rest of the enclosure.

Now You’re Ready To Enjoy Your Pool

Well done! Your rescreening has been done to your pool cage and you should be able to enjoy Sunday BBQ’s without any more mosquitos and a bit less heat in your patio area. If you found yourself stuck anywhere along the way, feel free to reach out to us and we can offer you a quote on our rescreening services for any enclosures you might have in your home. We hope our 16 step guide on how to rescreen your pool cage enclosure helped you get yours done!

By | 2018-03-30T14:58:53+00:00 March 8th, 2018|DIY|0 Comments