Brenda Hazen
Brenda Hazen
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  • Plant City, FL
Asked on May 3, 2017

How do you clean mildew from a pool cage screen roof?

ChewthedawnMelanie Parker

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2 answers
  • Melanie Parker
    on May 3, 2017

    Try the white magic eraser. I have had good luck using them on other plastic furniture.
  • Chewthedawn
    on May 3, 2017

    1. Power wash the enclosure to eliminate most of the mold, since the high water pressure combined with the hot temperature of the water will force the mold off the screens. Start at low pressure first and gradually increase it to ensure you don’t damage the screens. Hardware stores usually have power washers for rent.
    2. Mix together warm water and white vinegar in a half-and-half solution in a spray bottle. Spray the screens with the solution and scrub them with a scrub brush or a scrubbing sponge to remove any stubborn mold. A pool brush or bush broom would work as well to cover a larger area.
    3. Pour 3 qts. of warm water into a bucket and add 1 quart of liquid chlorine bleach. Wear rubber gloves any time you are working with bleach to avoid chemical burns. Add 1/3 cup of powdered detergent to the water as well.
    4. Soak a scrub brush or sponge in the solution and liberally apply it to any remaining mold. Rinse the screens with regular water once the mold is gone to eliminate any remaining bleach or detergent. Good luck and I hope that this has been helpful.
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