Pool Latches and Hinges for Swimming Pool Fence. Ordinary latches and hinges should not be used when fencing for a swimming pool. The gates must be self closing and self latching. The latching mechanism that secures the gate must be at least 54” above grade according to the BOCA pool safety code. Even if the fence is only 48” tall to meet the same code that requires the latch to be 54” above the grade.
Use magna latches for pool safe gates. Use a tall magna latch for aluminum fence gates that are 48” high, the latch mechanism will be 54” above grade. With self closing hinges this latch is the way of closing your gate and latching it closed which will greatly reduce the danger of leaving a gate open. Use these latches and hinges for swimming pool gates and other child safety purposes. Using a magnetically triggered latch eliminates the mechanical resistance to a secure latch closure. Problems with gate latches jamming or sticking, associated with traditional mechanical latches, are eliminated.