Pool Safety Gates
If we are discussing a community or commercial pool, then having multiple access points is of more concern. At home, in your backyard, you will find that getting a pool fence will provide much in the way of peace of mind. With this in place, you will not need to worry every time you don’t see your child in plain sight. However, there are other times when being able to remove the fence would be convenient. For this reason and more, we at Pool Guard recommend a removable pool fence. We have local dealers in your area that you should contact regarding our pool fences or pool nets.
There are some things to consider when buying either type of system mentioned above. Mainly, just like how a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, your pool fence is only as secure and safe as its easiest access point. This point of access is typically the pool gate. While some types of landscaping can provide some protection by keeping your children’s eyes away from the gate area, the key is to keep it locked.
Similarly, since your pool has some area of pool decking around it, this is where the installers will drill to place the poles for your pool fence posts. Because you are only human, there are times when the gate will accidentally be left open. You may be carrying the swimming pool furniture or towels back to the house or you may have just forgotten to lock it. This is when accidents happen.
So, how can this be avoided? The answer is with an automatic closing and locking magnetic pool gate. Well, more specifically, it is a magnetic switch or latch mechanism. The gate itself is simply on an automatic hinge that closes the gate when not being held open. Then, when the gate closes, the magnetic latch is activated.
These are quite simple to operate and can be opened by simply pulling up on the ‘pin’ and then pulling on the gate. Since most gates are at a four foot tall height per building code for residential applications, small children cannot reach or operate the latch. When your child gets older, they will be able to easily operate the latch and if you are still wanting to oversee them in and around the pool – good practice anyway – a more formal lock, requiring a key can be installed. This next season, get back your peace of mind out on your patio and get your pool properly protected.