3 Tips to Keep Your Lanai (Pool Cage) Looking New

May 5, 2019
Home Addition & Remodeling

The Importance of Maintaining Your Lanai

Your lanai, also known as a "pool cage," is a valuable addition to your outdoor living space. It offers protection from insects, debris, and allows you to enjoy your pool area without interference. However, to ensure its longevity and preserve its pristine appearance, regular maintenance is crucial.

TIP 1: Regular Cleaning and Inspection

Regularly cleaning and inspecting your lanai is essential to prevent any dirt or grime build-up. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Remove Loose Debris

Start by sweeping away any leaves, twigs, or other loose debris from both the inside and outside of the lanai. Use a broom or a leaf blower to make the process quicker and more efficient.

Step 2: Gently Wash the Screens

Using a mild detergent mixed with warm water, gently wash the screens to remove any dirt or stains. Avoid using abrasive materials or harsh chemicals that can damage the screens.

Step 3: Clean the Frame

Carefully inspect the frame for any signs of dirt or mold. Use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe and clean the frame, paying extra attention to corners and joints where dirt tends to accumulate. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.

Step 4: Check for Damage

Inspect the screens for any tears, holes, or damage. If you notice any issues, it's important to repair or replace them as soon as possible to maintain the integrity of your lanai. Consult a professional if needed.

TIP 2: Preventative Measures

Preventing damage to your lanai is key to keeping it looking new. Follow these preventative measures:

Keep Surrounding Trees and Bushes Trimmed

Overhanging branches and overgrown bushes can scratch or damage the screens of your lanai. Regularly trim vegetation around your lanai and ensure there is enough clearance to prevent any contact with the structure.

Control Pool Chemicals

Chemicals used in your pool maintenance can affect the longevity of your pool cage. Properly balance and monitor the chemical levels to prevent any splashes or spills that may corrode or stain the screens or frames.

Install Soft Pool Toys and Furniture

If you have furniture or soft pool toys in your lanai, place felt pads on the legs to prevent scratching on the floor and screen surfaces. This will help maintain the overall appearance of your lanai.

TIP 3: Professional Cleaning and Maintenance

While regular cleaning can go a long way, hiring professionals for deep cleaning and maintenance services ensures a thorough and effective job. Professionals have the expertise and specialized equipment to restore your lanai to its original condition.

Benefits of Professional Services

  • Removal of stubborn stains, mold, and mildew
  • Comprehensive inspection for potential damage
  • Restoration of the screens and frames
  • Enhancement of the overall appearance

By entrusting the care of your lanai to professionals, you can enjoy a beautiful, well-maintained pool cage that enhances the aesthetics and value of your property.


Maintaining your lanai properly is essential to keep it looking new and extending its lifespan. Follow these 3 tips of regular cleaning and inspection, practicing preventative measures, and considering professional cleaning and maintenance services from Lightning Water Damage. With these strategies, you can ensure your lanai remains an inviting and visually appealing space for years to come.

Brian Kabat
I appreciate these practical tips for preserving the appearance of my lanai. Will definitely put them into action.
Nov 8, 2023
Baily Gelles
Thank you for the informative article. I've learned a lot about maintaining pool cages.
Oct 30, 2023
Carmen Antoni
I didn't realize how important it is to maintain the pool cage. These tips have been eye-opening.
Oct 28, 2023
Elizabeth Brewer
Great tips! 🙌 Keeping your lanai clean and well-maintained is key for a beautiful outdoor space.
Oct 14, 2023
Newton Lamson
These tips are a great reminder to stay on top of lanai maintenance. Thank you!
Oct 13, 2023
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Great article! I'm definitely going to apply these tips to my lanai maintenance routine.
Oct 1, 2023
Pat Zakskorn
Maintaining a lanai is more crucial than I thought. These tips will definitely come in handy.
Sep 17, 2023
Ritesh Sharma
I never realized the importance of maintaining a pool cage until now. Thank you for the insightful article!
Aug 27, 2023
Robert Mazzeo
I never realized the importance of maintaining a lanai. These tips are eye-opening.
Jun 29, 2023
Theeraphong Chaiyasuk
Ensuring the longevity of our lanai is crucial. Thank you for sharing these maintenance tips.
May 8, 2023
Jeffrey Olson
Regular maintenance is key for preserving the beauty of the lanai. These tips are very helpful.
Apr 5, 2023
Landon Provided]
I didn't realize there were specific maintenance techniques for a lanai. This article has been very enlightening.
Mar 21, 2023
David Rowe
I'm always looking for ways to improve my outdoor space, and maintaining the lanai is now at the top of my list. Thanks for sharing these tips.
Mar 6, 2023
Steven Intuitcom
The pool cage is an important feature of our outdoor area. These tips will help me keep it in top shape.
Dec 20, 2022
Michael Welhorsky
Thanks for the great advice! My lanai is important to me, so I'll definitely be using these tips.
Aug 26, 2022
Richard Abate
I'll definitely make use of these tips! A well-maintained lanai can really enhance the overall appeal of the outdoor space.
Jul 4, 2022
Ross Ingram
The pool cage adds so much value to our outdoor area. It's important to keep it in great condition. Thanks for the helpful advice!
Jun 21, 2022
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I never realized how important it is to maintain a lanai. Thanks for the useful tips!
May 6, 2022
John Villanueva
I've been neglecting my lanai lately. This article has motivated me to start taking better care of it.
Apr 21, 2022
Sean Phelps
These tips will be so useful in keeping my lanai looking new. Thank you for sharing!
Jan 3, 2022
Charles Camilleri
I'm always looking for ways to preserve my lanai's appearance. These tips are spot on!
Oct 25, 2021
Joe Fraiman
I enjoy spending time in my lanai, so it makes sense to take good care of it. Thanks for the maintenance tips!
Aug 1, 2021
Gwendolyn Hearns
Thanks for sharing these valuable tips. I'll make sure to keep my lanai in great shape.
Jul 10, 2021
Jack Griffey
I've been struggling to keep my lanai looking new, but these tips are a game changer!
Jul 8, 2021
Gary Austin
I love spending time in my outdoor space, and maintaining the pool cage is now on top of my list. Thanks for the reminders!
Jun 21, 2021
Dean Tester
Will definitely be using these tips to keep my lanai looking pristine. Thanks for sharing!
May 10, 2021
Bernadette Laporte
Thank you for this article! I've gained a new appreciation for the maintenance of my pool cage.
Mar 20, 2021
Harris Farrukh
Love the advice on maintaining a lanai! Can't wait to put it into practice.
Feb 7, 2021
Craig Stokes
Definitely appreciate these tips for keeping my lanai looking fresh and new!
Jan 26, 2021
Thomas Dahl
The lanai is such a valuable outdoor space, and these tips will help keep it in top shape.
Jan 19, 2021
Jonathan Hyland
These tips are so helpful! I recently got a lanai and I'm excited to keep it looking new.
Dec 28, 2020
Rita Neely
I never knew that simple maintenance techniques could make such a difference. Glad I came across this article.
Dec 12, 2020
Lori Noel
I'm grateful for these maintenance tips. Can't wait to see the difference in my lanai!
Nov 29, 2020
Jeremy Frederick
Thanks for the tips! Looking forward to implementing these to maintain my lanai.
Jul 15, 2020
Cynthia Hokr
Great tips for maintaining a lanai! Regular upkeep is key to keeping it looking new.
Jul 5, 2020
Rick McNatt
These maintenance tips are just what I needed to keep my pool cage in great condition. Thank you for sharing!
Jun 5, 2020
Robert Schanker
I love spending time in my lanai, so these maintenance tips are exactly what I needed.
May 10, 2020
Charles Wanjohi
Maintaining my lanai is a priority, so these tips are much appreciated.
Mar 6, 2020
Rob Phillips
I've struggled with lanai maintenance, so these tips are a lifesaver. Thank you!
Feb 27, 2020
Chad Parker
I'll be incorporating these tips into my routine to keep my lanai looking pristine. Thanks for the valuable advice!
Feb 17, 2020
Luke Hopkins
Taking care of the lanai can sometimes slip my mind, but these tips are a great reminder to keep it looking new.
Feb 10, 2020
Peter Daily
This article has reminded me to pay more attention to my pool cage. It's such an important part of my outdoor space.
Dec 8, 2019
Steve Ray
Proper maintenance is key to keeping the lanai in top condition. Thanks for the reminder!
Dec 5, 2019
Russell Herndon
I've been looking for ways to maintain my lanai, so these tips are perfect. Thanks!
Nov 11, 2019
Wesley Thresh
I've been struggling to keep my lanai looking fresh, but these tips have given me a new perspective on maintenance.
Oct 13, 2019
Paul Shivers
I had no idea that maintaining a lanai was so important. Thanks for the insight!
Oct 11, 2019
Mark Bishop
These tips are invaluable for keeping the pool cage looking new. I'll be sure to follow them diligently.
Sep 23, 2019
Leonard Zaccagnino
I've been looking for advice on maintaining my pool cage, and this article provided exactly what I needed. Thank you!
Aug 28, 2019
Dave Bowlin
Practical tips for maintaining the lanai. I'm glad I stumbled upon this article.
Jul 27, 2019
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Keeping the lanai looking new is important to me, so these tips are greatly appreciated.
May 26, 2019