The number of households in the United States with a hot tub, spa, or pool is on the rise. Last year, there were 18.99 million home pools in the US. Recent stats show that due to inadequate safety measures, around 300 kids under 5 die annually in these pools. Additionally, 1,500 kids require hospital treatment for pool-related accidents according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Simple safety measures can prevent accidents. Kids should be supervised near pools or any body of water.

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To ensure maximum safety at a pool, homeowners need to install pool doors that are fit for the purpose. Pool doors with self-closing features are more reliable as safety measures because they ensure the door/gate closes eventually. Here are some very good reasons why Waterson self-closing hinges are the top option of modern home pools:

1. Pool Gate or Fence

There are numerous self-closing solutions for pool gates. The final verdict depends on overall functionality, local legal compliance, and personal preference. Beyond these factors, here are other things to consider:

  • Are they easy to install and replace in just minutes?
  • Is the closing speed adjustable?
  • Are they durable and can they be used for a long time?
  • Are they commercial-grade approved?
  • Are they of hydraulic or mechanical design?

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2. Rust-Proof

All pool doors and gates are exposed to a great deal of humidity. The door hardware installed on it will gradually be damaged by the seeping water particles. Waterson Hinge is specifically designed to be highly resistant to water and humidity. We use at least 3 methods to prevent water from seeping into the hinge:

  • Special sealing method
  • Salt spray test according to ASTM B117 is exceeded by Waterson, achieving standards beyond A156.7 for over 200 hours at 5% salt concentration.
  • Special protection caps on the hinged top
  • Pure stainless steel 304 & 316 door hinges are typically rust-proof. Therefore, they will save you from the jarring problems you would have with non-rust-proof pool gate hinges, including unstable speed, frequent malfunction, and other injuries and accidents.

3. Reliable Closing

Kids typically do not focus on safety and are unaware of the hidden dangers around them. The sight of water attracts them to get closer and have fun. This is exactly why people would want to use a self-closing mechanism for pool gates. However, the speed of some hinges is not adjustable and constant; sometimes the failure to latch and vicious slamming are all causes of unnecessary accidents. Waterson Self-closing Hinge, on the other hand, is equipped with a power adjuster for scenarios of all kinds. Whatever the environment is, this hinge can ensure constant and reliable closing.

4. Maintenance Free

Home pools require significant maintenance, with the pool gate being a key area needing regular inspection to ensure it functions perfectly at all times. For a consistently reliable self-closing solution, the purchaser should look for products that meet the ANSI and BHMA standards. Opt for a quality choice such as the Waterson Hinge, which meets the Grade 1 standard of 1,000,000 cycles with normal function. Waterson Self-closing hinges are UL-certified and tested according to ANSI A156.17 standards.

5. Easy Installation

Pool gate hinges should be easy to install and easy to replace. It’s important to find easy-to-install products that provide you with convenience and satisfaction. Waterson Hinge is designed to be easy to install and replace. Find the details here.

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6. Budget-Friendly

The Waterson self-closing hinge is specially designed for outdoor application and is extremely resistant to corrosive elements. It represents excellent value and a long-term solution for self-closing features.

You can find many pool gate hinges on the market at low prices and low installation charges. You can choose these for a short-term solution, but gradually the cost will be much bigger with time goes by.

waterson pool gate hinges self closing

To calculate the total cost for a self-closing device:

1 does it close reliably with stable speed?

2 Is the hinge durable (e.g., service life of more than two years) and maintenance-free?

3 How much time and money will be cost for replacement?

Waterson Heavy Duty Self Closing Pool Gate Hinges

Waterson Closer Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. Waterson hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. These 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 being suitable for both interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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