Pool Fence Hinges: Keeping Your Pool Safe and Stylish

When it comes to pool safety, every detail counts. One essential element that often goes overlooked is the humble pool fence hinge. These small yet crucial components play a vital role in keeping your pool area secure while adding to its aesthetic appeal.

Below everything you need to know about pool fence hinges, from their functionality to their various types and installation methods.


Importance of Pool Fence Hinges According to Australian Standards

In Australia, stringent regulations govern pool safety, and adherence to these standards is crucial to prevent accidents and comply with the law. Pool fence hinges are an integral part of ensuring compliance with Australian standards, as they facilitate the smooth operation and secure closure of gates. Properly installed hinges help prevent unauthorised access to the pool area, reducing the risk of drownings and other accidents, particularly involving young children.


Compliance with Australian Standards

Australian standards outline specific requirements for pool fences, including the type and installation of hinges. Compliance with these standards is not only a legal obligation but also essential for the safety of pool users. High-quality hinges that meet Australian standards are essential for maintaining compliance and ensuring the safety of your pool area.


Types of Pool Fence Hinges

Pool fence hinges come in various types, each suitable for different pool configurations and environmental conditions. Understanding the options available can help you choose hinges that are best suited to Australian standards and conditions.


Self-Closing Hinges

Self-closing hinges are designed to automatically close the gate after it has been opened, ensuring compliance with Australian standards that require gates to be self-closing. These hinges are ideal for busy households where gates may be inadvertently left open, as they help always maintain the security of the pool area.


Adjustable Hinges

Adjustable hinges are versatile and allow for precise alignment of the gate, ensuring gates to be securely latched. These hinges are particularly useful for uneven or sloping terrain, as they can be adjusted to compensate for any discrepancies in the ground level.

Glass Pool Fence Hinges

For those with modern or minimalist pool designs, glass pool fence hinges offer a sleek and stylish solution. These hinges are specifically designed to accommodate glass panels, providing a seamless and sophisticated look.


Maintenance and Care Tips

Proper maintenance of pool fence hinges is essential to ensure their longevity and continued compliance.


Here are some tips to keep your hinges in top condition:


  • Regularly inspect hinges for signs of wear or damage, such as rust or corrosion, and replace them if necessary.


  • Clean hinges regularly using a mild detergent and water to remove dirt and debris, particularly in coastal areas where salt spray can cause corrosion.


  • Lubricate hinges periodically with a suitable lubricant to ensure smooth operation and prevent corrosion, especially in areas prone to high humidity.


  • Tighten any loose screws or bolts to prevent the gate from becoming misaligned.


Popular Pool Fence Hinges

When it comes to selecting the right pool fence hinges, it's essential to consider various options available to ensure both safety and compliance with local regulations. Here are some popular types of hinges we offer. Explore the full list of pool hinges available here.


125 Series Polaris Glass to Glass Soft Close Hinge Set


  • Material: 2205 Duplex Grade Stainless Steel
  • This product belongs to our Polaris Soft Close Fencing System.
  • Our Polaris Glass to Glass Soft Close Hinges is designed for hand safety during gate closure, specifically engineered for wet environments, meeting Australia's stringent requirements for frameless glass pool fencing. Equipped with spring and shock absorbers for gentle closing every time.


Heavy Duty Glass to Glass Hinge Set

    • Price: $140 - $160
    • Material: 316 Stainless Steel
    • Compliant to Australian Standards / AS 1926.1-2012.
    • This product belongs to our Heavy Duty Glass Fencing System.
    • These Heavy Duty Spring Hinges are perfect for DIY glass pool fencing projects, made from tough 2205 Duplex grade stainless steel for durability and corrosion resistance. Available in Polished, Black Coating, or Satin Stainless Steel styles.


Glass to Post/Wall Heavy Duty Spring Hinges

    • Material: 2205 Duplex Grade Stainless Steel
    • Compliant to Australian Standards / AS 1926.1-2012.
    • This product belongs to our Heavy Duty Glass Fencing System.
    • Our Glass to Post/Wall Heavy Duty Spring Hinges are designed for connecting glass pool fencing panel gates to posts or walls, suitable for DIY purposes. Crafted from 2205 grade stainless steel, these hinges offer durability and corrosion resistance, available in Polished, Black Coating, or Satin Stainless Steel styles.


These hinge options provide versatility, durability, and ensuring that your pool fence is not only safe but also stylish. With their various features and benefits, you can select the hinge set that best fits your pool area requirements, contributing to a secure and visually appealing outdoor space.


By understanding the importance of hinges and choosing the right type for your pool, you can create a safe and stylish outdoor space for your family and guests to enjoy.