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.
- Out-swing, opening away from the pool.
- Self closing.
- 48″ minimum gate and fence height.
- Gate latch at 48″ and a locking mechanism at 48″-60″. (Inquire with your local Building Dept)
ELECTRONIC DEAD BOLTS
Available through Prowell for Gate Patrons Only (Gate prep included)
HYDRAULIC GATE CLOSER
Advantages: A regulated closing speed for an affordable price.
Disadvantages: For Pool Code out swing gates, the closer is mounted on the street face of the gate.
A solution to the repeated slamming of a wind tunnel, as well as local Pool Code requiring self-closing gates.
||To 125 lbs
||$288 ($426 Stainless)
||50 -125 lbs
||$288 ($426 Stainless)
||40″ – 64″
||75 – 175 lbs
||$288 ($426 Stainless)
||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.
SURECLOSE HYDRAULIC KNUCKLE HINGES
SureClose is available through Prowell
Advantages: A high-end, regulated closing speed without the visible hardware bulk of the Lockey Closers above.
Disadvantages: At $600 per gate, not cheap.
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, per gate:
- One operable SureClose hinge “108SF S” (SKU# 74108323T) <https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/sureclose-hinge-closers/surecloser-readyfit-rf108sf-s.html>
- One dummy “108 SM S” (SKU# 74001313T) SureClose hinge <https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/surecloser-readyfit-rfsm-s.html>
- One Gate Stop SKU#7403 to prevent the above operable SureClose hinge from opening beyond the 88 degrees
$412.000– “108SF S” (SKU# 74108323T) Operable
$75.00– (SKU# 7403) gate Stop to 88-degrees
$204.70– “108 SM S” (SKU# 74001313T) Dummy
*Gates over 48″ width require two opperable SureClose hinges 108SF S. (No dummy hinge required)
Manufacturer’s website installation video<https://www.shutitgatehardware.com/sureclose-hinge-closers/surecloser-readyfit-rf108sf-s.html>
||Pool Gate, Child Safety Gate, Front Gate, Side Gate, Pedestrian Gate, Driveway Gate – Double, Driveway Gate – Single, Pet Gate, Playground Gate, Public/Commercial Gate, Security Gate, Privacy Gate, Safety Gate.
||Aluminium, Steel/Ornamental Iron
|Self-Closing Gate Weight
||Up to 260lbs
|Approx Gate Size
||1.2m W x 1.8m H (4ft x 6ft)
|Gate Frame/Post Shape
|Min Post Size
|Ideal Gate Gap
||Screw-on or Weld-on
|Max Opening Angle
|Self Closing From
POOL CODE SPECIFICATIONS
Meeting Pool Code Options (for images, scroll to bottom of page)
Links to Various Pool Code Interests
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.
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:
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