Gate Options: Standard Opening Vs Optional Self Closing Gate

How it Works


All pool fence installations include the traditional manual opening unless you opt for the Optional Self Closing Pool Gate. The safety fence is a tension based system and comes in 15' sections with posts spaced every 3'. 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. In the area where the steps go into the water (where you will access the pool), the installer will drill two extra holes in your deck. These are called your drawback holes.


After undoing the clip, lift up the post on the left and pull it to the left. There will be a "drawback hole" to insert the post it. Do the same with the other post and pull it to the right. Insert it in the "drawback hole" on the right side.  This will function as your opening which will be 3' to 6' depending on whether you open one or both of the posts. 


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Scroll down and you will find 3 photo galleries. The first shows the standard opening with drawback holes. The 2nd  shows photos of flat top self closing gates and the 3rd features Life Saver's  NEW Arched Self Closing Gate. Flat tops gates are always in stock for immediate installation. Arched Gates are ordered in when requested.