Pool safety is a paramount concern, especially during the summer months. Recent studies have shown that an isolation fence with a self-closing gate or a self-latching pool gate could prevent up to 90% of toddler drownings. One standout solution in this space is Waterson’s self-closing heavy-duty gate hinges, known for their impeccable quality, durability, and easy-to-adjust features. And here is the guidance for installing our gate hinges.

How to Adjust Pool Gate Hinges

Waterson pool gate hinges are as simple as a standard gate hinges installation. Just measure the opening, mark the spots with a pencil, drill the holes, and screw them onto the gates or posts.

self-closing pool gate hinges

Here are some adjusted videos for your reference.

How to Tighten Pool Gate Hinges

Tightening a pool gate hinge typically involves the following steps:

  • Locate the tension adjustment mechanism: This is usually a screw or a set of screws on the hinge.
  • Determine the direction to turn: Typically, turning the screw clockwise tightens the hinge, increasing the tension and making the gate close more firmly. Turning it counterclockwise loosens the hinge, decreasing the tension.
  • Make the adjustment: Using a screwdriver or an allen wrench, turn the screw slightly in the desired direction. Be careful not to over-tighten, as this can damage the hinge.
  • Test the gate: After making the adjustment, open and close the gate to test the new tension. If the gate still doesn’t close firmly enough, or if it’s now too hard to open, adjust the tension again.

To understand more on how to adjust tensionclick here.

Negative Swing Setup

Negative degree swing is important 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.


How Many Self Closing Hinges Do You Install on The Pool Gate

Typically, a gate requires two self-closing hinges for effective operation. However, for larger and heavier gates, three hinges may be necessary to provide extra support and maintain proper function. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific gate and hinge model. For Waterson self-closing pool gate hinges, the standard recommendation is to install two hinges for doors or gates up to 60″ high and three hinges for doors or gates between 60″and 90″ high. The number can vary based on the weight and size of the door or gate.

For more information, please look for the recommendation table and choose the product SKU you needs.

Waterson Self Closing Pool Gate Hinges

Waterson Self Closing Pool Gate Hinges combine an overhead hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These gate 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 gate 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.

Request For Information

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.

Recent Post

  • waterson hinges vs pbb alrex

PBB Alrex vs Waterson Hinges: The Facts Speak For Themselves

June 21st, 2024|Comments Off on PBB Alrex vs Waterson Hinges: The Facts Speak For Themselves

While companies like PBB Alrex are well-established hinge suppliers, a side-by-side comparison with Waterson Closer Hinges indicates several eye-opening points. If you want to understand [...]

Overhead Door Closer: A Key to Open Doors with Design Equity

June 21st, 2024|Comments Off on Overhead Door Closer: A Key to Open Doors with Design Equity

The Skid Row Housing Trust in Los Angeles is promoting "design equity" to create a sense of home for all occupants, regardless of their situation. [...]

  • spring hinge vs door closer

Hydraulic Door Closer vs Waterson Hinges with Spring: What to Know

June 19th, 2024|Comments Off on Hydraulic Door Closer vs Waterson Hinges with Spring: What to Know

When it comes to ensuring doors close smoothly and safely, two popular options emerge: spring hinges and door closers. Both claim to deliver self-closing functionality, [...]