If you have a pool or love the outdoors in the evening in Florida, a pool or lanai cage is one of the best investments you can make to keep your pool as beautiful as possible and keep the mosquitoes or other critters away. A screened lanai cage can keep your pool clean and free of debris, as well as make outdoor entertaining more comfortable. Of course, having a pool cage requires some upkeep here and there. Here are a few ways you can keep the cage looking just as great as the pool beneath it:  

Use mild soap and water to remove dirt and gunk - To take care of small spots or buildups of dirt, you don’t need anything more heavy duty than a soft bristle brush, soap solution and garden hose.

Use bleach or outside help for bigger issues - If you have mold, mildew or algae growing on the side of your pool cage, you can use a low concentration of bleach in water to try and remove it yourself. Be sure to rinse your screen after cleaning.

Landscape around the cage - Tall, overhanging trees can leave debris on your pool cage whenever they shed their leaves and seeds. To prevent this from happening, trim the branches of such trees and keep them short and tidy around your cage perimeter. Trim minimally, as you don't want to lose your shade for the hot Florida summers.

Here are some of the best companies to help with your back yard shade and enhance your outdoor living area:

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