Many customers do not take a self-closing gate at the time of pool fence installation to avoid paying extra money. Instead, they choose a manual opening or Layback section which can be used by unlatching the pool fence where 2 sections meet and folding back a 3′ piece, then slipping it into an extra hole to hold it on the pool deck while taking a swim.
However, if you do not close the pool fence back and latch it shut when you’re done swimming, an entry way is then left open for a toddler to pass through. Having a Self-Closing Gate adds much more safety and benefits to your removable pool fence system.
Here are a few reasons why it is important to install a self-closing and self-latching pool fence gate:
- Safety and Convenience
The Consumer Product Safety Commission always recommends a self-closing, self-latching, key lockable gate in any pool fence system. It’s much easier to get into the pool area for an adult. And it automatically closes and locks after each pass through. Our removable pool fence gate can be locked with a key when not in use.
- High Locking Mechanism
Most single truss pool fence gates are flimsy, and the latch needs to be located in the center of the gate. This means the locking mechanism is the same height as the child safety fence, making it easier for a toddler to reach. The Life Saver Pool Fence Gate lock can be mounted up to 8″ higher than the mesh safety fence itself. All pool fence codes call for the lock to be 6″ higher than the fence. Because of our double truss gate and frame made from 1-1/4″ square stock heavy gauge aluminum we can ensure proper closure and reliability of our pool fence gate.
Most removable pool fence gates are made from the pool fence poles welded together. Using these pool fence poles makes the gate wobbly, unattractive, unsteady and not reliable. Life Savers exclusive double truss 1-1/4″ heavy gauge square stock aluminum Arched Gate is the most attractive, Elegant and Safest Pool Safety Gate available anywhere. Child safety pool fences and gates can be attractive and aesthetically pleasing.
- Lifetime Warranty
Life saver’s pool fence gate comes with a full lifetime warranty, not only on the gate itself but also on the installation.
A self-closing pool fence gate can be fit into your existing mesh safety fence anywhere in the pool fence system that you want.