Project Description

Are you on the hunt for the perfect heavy duty pool gate closer or hinge that ensures top-notch safety for your pool area? Your search ends here! Dive into our thorough guide revealing the secrets to choosing the finest swimming pool gate hinges.

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A Challenge from Hilton

According to the Hilton, their pool gates opened and closed on average over 1000 times per day, over 30,000 timers per month, and easily over 1,000,000 times in 3 years. “We have a very heavily used pool access gate,” says Hilton Chief Engineer, R.J. Roberts. “It recently failed after over 3 years of extensive use, which is really good!”. Moreover, Mr. Roberts opted for stainless steel material because factors like wind and salt air would potentially ruin the function sooner or later. As a result, he approached Waterson, a reputable supplier, to procure a reliable and robust replacement closer hinge that could endure the rigorous usage demands.

Experience Exceptional Durability with Stainless Steel Material

Waterson swimming pool gate hinges go beyond standard salt tests by performing outstanding features:

  • Swimming pool gate hinges by Waterson outperform in harsh seaside commercial settings.
  • Salt spray test:  Waterson exceeded ASTM B117 standard and even more standards beyond A156.7 for over 200 hours at 5% salt concentration.
  • Proven track record in commercial seaside exterior applications for over five years.
  • The investment casting process is controlled by Waterson, ensuring product consistency and quality.
  • High-quality hinges for gate door are met by all Waterson stainless steel gate hinges.

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Enhancing Safety 

Pool gates serve a critical safety function that requires self-closing hinges for optimal effectiveness. The 2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) states that “Outdoor pools and spas and indoor swimming pools shall be surrounded by a barrier.” A barrier like fence & gate helps prevent accidental drownings in pools, spas, and other water features. Parallel to that, a self closing pool gate hinge ensures that young children can’t easily approach a hazardous situation. Self-closing gates with effective latches are a common solution to ensure optimal pool safety.

Learn more on How to Choose Self-closing Hinge for Pool Gates here!

Waterson Stainless Steel Swimming Pool Gate Hinges

Waterson Gate Hinges combine an overhead hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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Please note that Waterson closer hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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