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How to Clean a Lanai Pool Enclosure

By Wet & Forget

If you have an outdoor living space, you know how difficult it can be to keep it clean. Whether it be a porch, a patio, a veranda, or a lanai, you’ll want to keep the area tidy, especially if you have a pool.

Check out our helpful tips for keeping your outdoor spaces clean so you can get the best use out of them. Keep reading to learn all about lanais and how to maintain them.

What is a Lanai?

The word lanai is used to describe a type of covered or enclosed porch. Lanais are typically a combination of a porch and covered patio area as they are designed in a house floor plan and often have part of the roof over them.

Lanais are very popular in places with tropical climates, like Hawaii and Florida. They can also be furnished as if it is an additional room in a house.

Many homeowners add a screen enclosure to their lanai because it offers a great way to experience the outdoors while enjoying the comforts of your own home. A lanai enclosure is a good option for creating an additional outdoor living space that’s perfect for relaxing, or entertaining family and friends.

Clean Lanai Screen Exterior With Wet & Forget Outdoor

Benefits of Adding a Screen Enclosure to Your Lanai

The screen allows people to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, all while keeping out bugs and debris. Especially for homes with a pool lanai, a screen minimizes the amount of maintenance required to keep the area clean, while maximizing visibility to the beautiful outdoors.

Pool screens are designed to endure strong winds, which is important in states like Florida that are susceptible to hurricanes. Adding a screen to your lanai will help slow down algae growth in your pool.

An enclosure will also help maintain the temperature of the pool water and keep it from getting too hot or too cold.

Clean Lanai Surfaces with the Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End

We recommend using Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End because the proprietary nozzle makes it easy to apply to large surfaces and hard-to-reach areas. The hose end sprayer includes a jet tip that allows you to reach up to 30 ft high, making it easy to apply Wet & Forget to the top of your lanai.

The Xtreme Reach™ nozzle also has a fan tip to help you cover large surfaces efficiently, so you can treat your entire lanai in only a few minutes. Just one bottle of Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End will cover up to 2000 sq. ft!

For the best results, apply when there is no forcasted rain for 4-5 hours on a windless day. If you experience high temperatures in your area, we recommend applying in the morning while the surface is cool, or in the late afternoon when the surface is no longer retaining heat.

What’s all the chatter about lanais?

In our Wet & Forget Crew Facebook page, many customers converse about Wet & Forget products. Here is what some of our group members say about using Wet & Forget on lanais:


Check out what’s trending in the Wet & Forget Crew Facebook group. Here you can ask questions about our products and post your own pictures of your Wet & Forget results!

Look at these awesome before & after photos!

A customer from Florida sent us a picture of her lanai pool enclosure that was covered in mold, mildew, and algae. She used Wet & Forget on the organic growth and a few months later, she sent us some amazing pictures of her results!

Left Side Lanai Pool Enclosure Before Left Side Lanai Pool Enclosure After 

As you can see, Wet & Forget cleared up the mold, mildew, and algae from the lanai pool enclosure. Notice the white concrete pool surround as well- it is now growth free!

Wet & Forget is safe to use on a variety of other outdoor surfaces, including:

  • Aluminum
  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • Metal
  • Outdoor Carpet
  • Painted Surfaces
  • Plastic
  • Screens
  • Stone
  • Vinyl
  • Wood

You can also apply Wet & Forget Outdoor to pool decks and pool surrounds. It doesn’t contain any bleach, and it’s non-acidic so it won’t harm the pH of your pool.

Just keep people and pets off the surface until dry. Click here to learn how to use Wet & Forget to clean all of your outdoor pool surfaces.

For more detailed instructions on how to apply Wet & Forget, click here and select the product that best suits your outdoor cleaning needs.