Pool screens are designed to allow us to enjoy Florida life to its best. You may have noticed some love bugs floating about. They are a little earlier than normal so leaving a pool screen torn or damaged is NOT a good idea.
Cleaning up those bugs off your pool deck AND off the pool is no fun and can be quite costly.
Are There Different Types Of Screens?
Well yes there are, the most common alternates are Florida Glass and Pet screen but there are many others including a new anti UV ray screen so always ask.
Florida Glass is ideal for privacy as it has an opaque plastic woven into the mesh so people cannot see in or hides an unpleasant view. It is also useful if you have pets as they cannot see out and therefore do not get so boisterous if they see a cat or a rabbit and risk the chance of damaging standard screen. I guess the same could be said of children! Another advantage is that it reduces the amount of dust, sand and dirt that can get blown into the pool as Florida Glass is not permeable.
Pet screen is a very heavy gauge screen material but still light enough to see through clearly. It is designed not to rip should your favorite four legged friend decide to have a go at next doors cat or something. It is expensive but very durable so hopefully it should last a lot longer than standard material.