We were recently queried for rather specific detailed requirements regarding our ability to satisfy hotel self-closing pool gate hinges. This gentleman asked about our hinge durability, weight tolerance, speed & snap adjustment, and more. He was particularly interested in our hinge latch capability, as it pertains to negative degree swing.

Negative degree swing is an important feature to ensure effective latching especially in daycare centers, schools, and commercial swimming pools where safety is essential. The Waterson spring-loaded gate hinge closing degree can easily be adjusted by the installed set screw between a functional range of -4d – 0d, which guarantees snap closing, security, and peace of mind.

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The following table identifies key requirements that the aforementioned specifier referenced in his inquiry about Waterson pool gate hinges:

Item Requirement Waterson Hinge
ADA Opening Force No more than 5 lbs <5lbs
ADA Closing Speed At least 5 seconds to go from 90° to 12° Adjustable at intervals over 5 seconds as needed
Cycle Test 500,000 Times 1,000,000 times UL Grade-1 Certified
Gate Weight 260 lbs Three hinge set can handle more than 260 lbs doors
Hinge Load 1,500 lbs 4,400 lb hinge load
Temperature 0F – 200F Mechanical Hinge Recommended
Swing Degree -2˚ to ensure close Max Adjustment -4˚
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Crafted with weather-resistant stainless steel and a protective top cap, Waterson Gate Closer Hinges are ideal for all exterior commercial applications,especially for pool gates. Our heavy duty pool gate hinges last longer and are more durable than traditional door closers. Therefore by using Waterson on your outdoor seaside applications you will preserve luxury aesthetic appeal, as well as long-lasting functionality.

Waterson low maintenance gate closer hinges are easily adjustable to meet ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for 5lb opening force and closing speed. UL-listed one million cycle times grade-1 testing ensures high quality, secure closing, and reliability in the harshest environments.

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