The gate is the most important part of any fence system! We had to know our gate would close each time. Our double-pole truss on both sides of the gate allows for tension fluctuations without the need for adjustments. The fabric tension is not a factor in the operation of our gate. We also designed this gate without a top cross-bar, making it very difficult for toddlers to climb because there’s nothing rigid to hold on to!
Guardian Pool Fence Systems, Inc. is the only manufacturer of removable-mesh fencing to have the ORIGINAL, PATENTED, self-closing gate specifically designed and engineered to operate with a removable mesh fencing system.
Because this type of fence operates on tension, the mesh fabric is tighter in colder weather and loses some tension in warmer weather. Engineers have told us that a conventional, single pole designed gate would require constant adjustment.
Removing a single pole gate for a party and then having to reinstall the gate compounds the problem of a potential pool gate failure. Guardian Pool Fence Systems, Inc. has PATENTED a Gate System that does not depend on the tension of the fence around it!
The ONLY latch we use is MAGNA LATCH. It operates magnetically and is key lockable. Every gate we have shipped since we went into production in 1996 used MAGNA LATCH for its latching mechanism.The latch we selected for our gate system is made in Australia. The manufacturer promotes this latch as “The World’s Safest Pool Gate Latch.” We agree completely.
Nothing we have seen in latching systems comes close to the sophisticated operation in this latch. This key-lockable latch is magnetic and non-mechanical. It won the Silver Medal in 1992 at the International Inventors Convention in Geneva, Switzerland, and won the Australian Design Award.
This pool gate latch also meets the Barrier Code requirements of the NSPI and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The tension adjustable hinges, made by the same company, also won the Australian Design Award. Without this hardware, we might never have built this gate.