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Uniform Codes and Optional Solutions for Pool Gates and Fences.

 

 
   
POOL GATE CODES
     
 
 

The following codes #1-#3 are universal to every local municipal code for pool gates. #4 varies from state to state.
1) Out-swing, opening away from the pool
2) Self closing
3) 48" minimum gate and fence height
4)Gate latch at 48" and a locking mechanism at 48"-60".
(Inquire with your local Building Dept)

 

           
  Any dedicated gate latch w/o dead bolt
Set at 48" from grade
  Any Dead Bolt
Set at 48" - 60" from grade (check your local code)
  Self-Closing Hinges and Hydraulics
     
 
Rocky Mountain Bronze Latch E414.

$634
 
Rocky Mountain Dead Bolt DB507
$406
 
Lockey TB175 Hydraulic Closure
$75
(more info below)
 
       
  Ashley Norton Bronze MD Latch
$256
 
EMPowered Smart Lock Dead Bolt
EMP0101
$497 (more Info below)
 
SureClose Hydraulic Hinge
$800 +- (more info below)
  Emtek EMPowered dead bolt
       
     
EMTouch Dead Bolt
$277(more info below)
 


Emtek Spring Hinge
(Plated Steel)

$82/pair (more info below)

    Emtek EMTouch dead bolt
         
         
Coastal Bronze Spring Hinge #30-451
(Stainless Steel with dark bronze patina
)
$196/pair (more info below)
       

 

sq rule

 

 
   
HYDRAULIC GATE CLOSERS
     
 


A solution to the repeated slamming of a wind tunnel, as well as local Pool Code requiring self-closing gates.

QUICK REFERENCE

Model
Gate Width
Gate Weight
Price
TB-175
To 54"
To 125 lbs
$75
TB-200
36"-52"
50 -125 lbs
$288 ($426 Stainless)
TB-400
40" - 64"
75 - 175 lbs
$288 ($426 Stainless)
TB-600
44" - 72"
150 - 250lbs.
$288 steel ($426 Stainless)


*Note: Although the wood stops that come with the gates are designed to act as Stops and prevent the horizontal latch bar from serving this role, it is important to screw the wood stops to the post or jambs in lieu of finish nails that will loosen over time and our Stop will then default to the latch bar, which will eventually break over repeated slamming.

 

 

  wood gates Lockey TB175--$75
For our gates that are only 1-5/8" thickness
  wood gates Lockey TB200--$288
  pool gate hydraulic closer pool gate hydraulic closer
 

*Download the PDF Install Guide

* Download Lockey videos on Installing TB175

 

* Download the PDF Install Guide

*Download Lockey videos on Installing TB200, 400, and 600

 

Specifications:

  • Lockey Hydraulic Gate Closer TB175 fits most flush gate and frame arrangements
    where the gate weight is up to 125 lbs and width is no more than 54 inches. Both the
    travel and latching speeds are fully adjustable, ensuring gates close in a controlled manner.
    These closers are particularly suited to garden gates, picket gates, barrier gates and
    lightweight doors (NON FIRE RATED).
  • No special skills are required to install the gate closes, as detailed step-by-step instructions
    are included. In performance tests, the TB175 has achieved 100,000 cycles. For Use With
    Gates Up To 125 LBS And 54" Wide.
  • Material Steel Color Black Finish Powder coated
  • Max. opening angle 90 degrees
  • Max. gate weight 125 lbs.
  • Max. gate width 54 inches
  • Types of gate material Timber / metal / vinyl
  • Gate closing speed Adjustable Gate latching speed Adjustable

*Note: If you have masonry columns that require jambs, note that the TB175 has a mounting plate that is 1-3/4"width. hence your jambs by Prowell will be $225, at 1-3/4" thickness.

Specifications:

  • Lockey Hydraulic Gate Closer TB400, also known as a Pedestrian Gate Closer, does not slam gates shut. It firmly and quietly pushes gates closed, making it ideal for use with Lockey Locks, magnetic locks and other latching devices. The closing speed is pre-set to provide a controlled close of 8 seconds or more*, depending upon the weight of the gate and quality of hinges. With this closer there is no risk of maladjustment or tampering with the speed adjustment after it is fitted. (NON FIRE RATED)
  • Each gate closer includes instructions, mounting brackets and fitting bar. As with most gate closers, it is advisable to install a mechanical stop to restrict the gate opening angle** to avoid damage to the closer.
  • Easy to install. For Use With Gates Up To 175 LBS And 64" Wide.
  • Material Steel Finish Black painted Hinge arrangements
  • In-line and offset Opening angle**
  • Maximum of 110 deg.
  • Gate weight Up to 125 lbs.
  • Gate width Up to 52 inches
  • Types of gate materials Timber or steel
  • Gate closing speed* Hydraulically controlled.

*Note: The mounting plate for the TB200 can be swiveled to mount directly against the face of a jamb or post.

           


Model
Gate Width
Gate Weight
Price
Description
TB-175
To 54"
To 125 lbs
$75
Not available for gates with Prowell jambs. Black or white coated steel.
TB-200
36"-52"
50 -125 lbs
$288
Black or white coated steel.
TB-200 stainless
36"-52"
50 -125 lbs
$426
Stainless Steel
TB-250+
36"-52"
50 -125 lbs
$525
Adjustable speed. . Silver, Black or white coated steel
TB-400
40" - 64"
75 - 175 lbs
$288
Black or white coated steel
TB-400 stainless
40" - 64"
75 - 175 lbs
$426
Stainless Steel
TB-450+
40" - 64"
75 - 175 lbs
$525
Adjustable speed. Silver, Black, or White coated steel
TB-600
44" - 72"
150 - 250lbs.
$288
Black or White coated steel
TB-600
44" - 72"
150 - 250lbs.
$426
Stainless Steel
TB-650+
44" - 72"
150 - 250lbs.
$525
Adjustable speed. Silver, Black, or White coated steel


 
TB200 (Light Duty)
TB400 (Medium Duty)
TB600 (Heavy Duty)
Max. Gate Weight
50-125 lbs.
75-175 lbs
150-250 lbs
Max. Gate Width
36-52 in.
40-64 in
44-72 in
Max. Opening Angle
110 degrees
110 degrees
110 degrees
Type of Gate Material
Vinyl, Steel, Wood
Vinyl, Steel, Wood
Vinyl, Steel, Wood
Closing/Latch Method
Hydraulic/Nitrogen Gas
Hydraulic/Nitrogen Gas
Hydraulic/Nitrogen Gas
Material
Steel
Steel
Steel
Color
Black
Black
Black
Hinge Arrangements
In-line or Offset
In-line or Offset
In-line or Offset
Opening Pressure
Approx. 3-7 lbs.
Approx. 6-12 lbs.
Approx. 8-18 lbs.





 
   
SURECLOSE HYDRAULIC KNUCKLE HINGES
     
 


The SureClose® ReadyFit Hinges are compact, heavy-duty, hydraulic, hinge-closers designed for commercial, industrial and estate gates. The external mounting brackets allow quick and easy alignment and installation. No need for drilling large holes! Designed for commercial, industrial, custom residential and estate gates, SureClose ReadyFit hinges come in two basic models, with choice or aluminum or steel mounting brackets. All self-closing models feature a final snap action for overcoming electric or coded locks found in many security applications. Also available is a non-self-closing version (for access control and most heavy commercial or residential gates). Hinges can be used in different combinations for a variety of applications. All hinges are sold individually.

*The Sure Close ReadyFit 108SF (operable) and SM (dummy) is an external mount hydraulic closure for gates up to 260 lbs. Will not rust. One plate mounts to the face of the post and the other to the edge of the gate. For most all pedestrian gates, one operable hinge is enough, with a dummy hinge to complete the pair. 1/2" hinge gap.

You need one operable hinge (108SF S and one dummy 108 SM S hinge per gate

Disadvantage:
--At approximately $800 per gate, it is expensive.

--We do not carry an account for this item and must be sourced by the customer
__To the manufacturer's web site<http://ddtechglobal.com/product/sureclose_readyfit>
--Find a dealer <http://ddtechglobal.com/buy/results>

 


 

 

  wood gatesSureClose ReadyFit 108 SF----D&D Technologies      
 

Features:

For all square post steel or aluminum gates
Fits a broad range of applications

Heavy-duty construction
Robust, durable and designed to last (500,000 cycles)

Dual Bearing Glide System
Withstands heavy loads

Aluminum versions have 50 micron thick anodizing
High corrosion resistance

Works on left or right-handed, inswing or outswing applications
Versatile design options

Mounting brackets can be powder coated and/or painted
Non-invasive

Best warranty in the industry

Rigorous testing programs ensure SureClose if of the highest quality,enablingus to back each model with a 2-year warranty. If you have any problems, D&D will handle them personally.


  A few photo mock-ups showing a visual of the SureClose Hinge
  The wood lags that are supplied with the hinges are insufficient and designed for metal gates. Identical lags, but longer, are available on Amazon:
(Simpson Strong Tie Outdoor Accents Simpson SD10112DBBR50#10 x 1-1/2-inch Hex Head Black Powder-Coat Connector Screw (50-Pack), 1-1/2")
Most gates require only one SureClose Hydraulic closing hinge, shown on the bottom. The upper hinge is identical, but non-hydraulic.
 
 
  The cylindrical end of both hinges adjusts the gap between the gate and post. A huge convenience to the installer, who can assume an even gap along the swing/latch edge by simply rotating the adjustment hinge cylinder
 

 




 
   
POOL CODE SPECIFICATIONS
     
 


Links to Various Pool Code Interests

 

Meeting Pool Code Options (for images, scroll to bottom of page)
 
** US Consumer Product Safety
Pool and Spa Safety Publications


** Safety Barrier Guidelines (PDF)
Lockey Hydraulic Closures
** Hydraulic Gate Closer Lockey TB175

** Hydraulic Gate Closer Lockey TB400
SureClose Hydraulic Hinges (D&D Technologies)
**ReadyFit 108SF S


** General Info and Latch Products by FenceMax


 

 

 

In accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, erect your fence so that it bars entry around the entirety of your pool. Your house can act as the "4th wall" of the barrier around the pool, but if so, there must be an alarm connected to the doors of entrance to the pool and out of the house.

The fence or other barrier should be at least 4 feet high. It should have no foot or handholds that could help a young child yo climb it.

Vertical fence slats should be at least 4 inches apart to prevent a child from squeezing through.

For any pool barrier, the maximum clearance at the bottom of the barrier should not exceed 4 inches above grade, when the measurement is done on the side of the barrier facing away from the pool.

Gates should open out from the pool and should be self- closing and self-latching. The gate should have no opening greater than ½ inch within 18 inches of the latch release mechanism. This prevents a young child from reaching through the gate and releasing the latch

(* Note: This varies with local codes. Gates with locking latches at 60 inches do not normally require the above stipulation.)

If the fence is chain link, then no part of the diamond-shaped opening should be larger that 1¾ inch. The mesh size should not exceed 1¼ inches square.

Use this guide when the release mechanism is located less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate.

If horizontal members are equal to or more than 45 inches apart, vertical spacing shall not exceed 4 inches.

Fence gates should be self-closing and self-latching. The gate should be well maintained to close and latch easily. The latch should be out of a child's reach.

When the release mechanism of the self-latching device is less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate, the release mechanism for the gate should be at least 3 inches below the top of the gate on the side facing the pool.



BOCA National Building Code - Enclosures for Private Swimming Pools.

You should always check with your nearest Building Department for current codes/requirements pertaining to pool barriers in your area. The BOCA National Building Code provided for reference below should only be used to gain a basic understanding of the types of requirements you may encounter locally.


THE BOCA NATIONAL BUILDING CODE/1999

Founded in 1915, Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) is a nonprofit membership association, comprised of more than 16,00 members who belong to every aspect of the building community, from code enforcement officials to materials manufacturers. BOCA is dedicated to preserving the public health, safety and welfare in the built environment through the effective, efficient use and enforcement of Model Codes.

421.10.1 Outdoor private swimming pool: An outdoor-private swimming pool, including an in-ground, above-ground or on-ground pool, hot tub or spa shall be provided with a barrier which shall comply with the following:
1. The top of the barrier shall be at least 48 inches above finished ground level measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. The maximum vertical clearance between finished ground level and the barrier shall be 2 inches measure on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. Where the top of the pool structure is above finished ground level, such as an above-ground pool, the barrier shall be at finished ground level, such as the pool structure, or shall be mounted on top of the pool structure. Where the barrier is mounted on the pool structure, the opening between the top surface of the Pool frame and the bottom of the barrier shall not allow passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere.

2. Openings in the barrier shall not allow passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere.

3. Solid barriers shall not contain indentations or protrusions except for normal construction tolerances and tooled masonry joints.

4. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is less than 45 inches, the horizontal members shall be located on the swimming pool side of the fence. Spacing between vertical members shall not exceed 1-3/4 inches. Decorative cutouts shall not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width

5. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is 45 inches or more, spacing between vertical members shall not exceed 4 inches. Decorative cutouts shall not exceed 13/4 inches in width.

6. Maximum mesh size for chain link fences shall be a 11/4-inch square unless the fence is provided with slats fastened at the top or the bottom which reduce the openings to not more than 13/4 inches.

7. Where the barrier is composed of diagonal members, such as a lattice fence, the maximum opening formed by the diagonal members shall be not more than 13/4 inches.

8. Access gates shall comply with the requirements of items 1 through 7 of Section 421.10.1, and shall be equipped to accommodate a locking device.
*Pedestrian access gates shall open outwards away from the pool and shall be equipped to accommodate a locking device. Gates other than pedestrian access gates shall have a self-latching device. Where the release mechanism of the self-latching device is located less than 54 inches from the bottom of the gate:
(a) the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate at least 3 inches below the top of the gate;
(b) the gate and barrier shall not have an opening greater than ½ inch within 18 inches of the release mechanism

9. Where a wall of a dwelling unit serves as part of the barrier and contains a door that provides direct access to the pool, one of the following shall apply

9.1. All doors with direct access to the pool through that wall shall be equipped with an alarm which produces an audible warning when the door and its screen, if present, are opened. The audible warning shall commence not more than 7 seconds after the door and door screen, if present, are opened and shall sound continuously for a minimum of 30 seconds. The alarm shall have a minimum sound pressure rating of 85 dBA at 10 feet and the sound of the alarm shall be distinctive from other household sounds such as smoke alarms, telephones and door bells. The alarm shall automatically reset under all conditions. The alarm shall be equipped with manual means, such as touchpads or switches, to deactivate temporarily the alarm for a single opening from either direction. Such deactivation s hall last for not more than 15 seconds. The deactivation touchpads or switches shall be located at least 54 inches above the threshold of the door.

9.2. All doors with direct access to the pool through that wall shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device with the release mechanism located a minimum of 54 inches above the floor. Swinging doors shall open away from the pool area.

9.3. The pool shall be equipped with a power safety cover. Where in a closed position, the cover shall be capable of holding a weigh of 485 pounds, shall not have any openings that allow passage of a 41/2 inch sphere and shall incorporate a system to drain standing water that collects on the cover. The cover control switch shall be permanently installed in accordance with NFPA 70 listed in Chapter 35, and be key-operated and of a spring-loaded or momentary-contact type. Where the switch is released, the operation of the cover shall stop instantly and be capable of reversing direction immediately. The switch shall be in the line of sight of the complete pool cover**10. Where an above-ground pool structure is used as a barrier or where the barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure, and the means of access is a fixed or removable ladder or steps, the ladder or steps shall be surrounded by a barrier which meets the requirements of items 1 through 9 of Section 421.10.1. A removable ladder shall not constitute an acceptable alternative to enclosure requirements

Layers of Protection
Supervision is always your primary layer of protection, but as the study shows, 69 percent of the drowning incidents occurred when parental supervision failedand there were not other backup layers in use.

1. Access doors to the pool area with high locks are a secondary layer of protection.**
2. Alarms on access doors is another layer of protection.
3. A pool safety barrier (fence) separating the pool from your home and all access doors and entrances is one more layer of protection.
4. Water survival training for a child when he is capable of crawling or walking to the pool.
5. CPR and your knowledge of rescue techniques are a final layer f protection should there be an accident.


The goal, with instituted layers of protection, is to come as lose to a fail safe system of preventing drowning incidents as possible. Meaning that if there is a momentary lapse of supervision for whatever reason, we have several backup systems in place.

All must fail before a drowning can take place. A door has been left unlocked or open, the alarm system or device for the door has been turned off, the pool safety barrier has been left open, your child does enter the water, panics and does not attempt to utilize survival swim training, CPR is administered too late to save the c

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