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Pool Fence Gate Options

Gate Options (Manual vs Self Closing Gate):

Traditional Manual Opening
The safety fence is a tension based system and comes in 15' sections. Where one section ends and another one begins, you will have two posts right next to each other. The two sections are attached with a piece of hardware. To enter the pool, with one hand you will squeeze the two posts together and with the other hand you will undue the clip - this will release the tension. Next, lift up on one or both of the posts (we call them end posts) and pull them back. This will function as your opening. Usually in the area where the steps go into the water, the installer will drill two extra holes in your deck. These are called your drawback holes so when you lift up on that end post and pull it back, it will have a hole to sit in, will look uniform with the rest of the fence and won't just hang there for someone to trip on. This is the traditional opening. 

Below you will find two photo albums:
The first showing the "traditional manual opening" and the bottom showing the "Optional Self-Closing Gate."

Optional Self Closing Gate

Life Saver’s Optional Self-Closing, Self-Latching, Spring Loaded Gate utilizes a square frame that can support itself with or without the pool fence. It is totally removable or it can be permanently anchored. The gate is constructed of 1¼” aluminum square stock with a strong 1/8” wall. The welded finished product is powder coated in black with black Textilene™ mesh – the strongest available. Self Closing Gates are optional and offered at an additional charge.