Negative Swing On Self-Closing Pool Gate Hinges

We were recently queried for rather specific detailed requirements regarding our ability to satisfy hotel pool gate self-closing 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.

Hinge Adjustment

The following table identifies key requirements that the aforementioned specifier referenced in his inquiry about Waterson pool closer 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˚
Hinge Adjustment

The Best Closer Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinge Systems combine door closers, spring hinges, and an optional hold open feature into one attractive & unobtrusive component that is ideal for commercial swing, gate, and glass doors. Our closer 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 closer hinges meet NFPA 80 and are UL 3-hour fire-rated, as well as suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings.


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