The Advantages Of The Polaris Soft Close Hinge

The expert team at Affordable Glass Pool Fencing thoroughly recommend using the Polaris Soft Close Hinge for your DIY frameless glass pool fencing project.


This award-winning, state of the art product is a self-closing hinge for pool fencing designed to be resistant to the elements, durable, reliable and last longer than ten years. 


Polaris Soft Close Hinges provide a smooth and quiet closing motion for your pool gate through the use of spring and shock absorbers. Fully compliant with the rigorous Australian Standards AS1926 and AS 2820, it is the most dependable and safe hinge in the business. 

The Polaris Soft Close Fencing System


The Polaris Soft Close Hinge is the primary pool fencing component in one of our three AGPF fencing systems. 


The Polaris Soft Close Fencing System is our top of the line, state of the art fencing system for safety, design, function and appeal. Polaris soft close design meets the tough requirements of frameless glass pool fencing across harsh Australian weather.


Shop The Polaris Soft Close Fencing System here, or browse through our other fencing systems here.


General Maintenance Of Your Polaris Soft Close Hinge


For those who already have Polaris Soft Close Hinges installed with their frameless glass pool fence gate, it is a good idea to check it regularly to ensure it is functioning correctly. 


Below is a checklist of things to consider: 

  1. Is the gate self-closing from fully open in a controlled manner? 
  2. Is the gate self-closing from 20mm from the latching point? 
  3. Is the gate self-latching? 
  4. Is the gate swinging freely, and closes and latches by itself from any position? 
  5. Is the gate latch working well so that the gate is secure and, once closed, can’t be pulled open? 
  6. Is the gate opening outwards, away from the pool area? 
  7. The gate latch must be 1500mm higher than ground level, or if located inside the gate, 1200mm above ground level and at least 150mm below the top of the gate, is this the case? 


Once you have completed this assessment, and if everything looks to be in good working order, it is always good to take a hose and give the hinge a rigorous spray, before drying it off with a clean rag. Doing so will remove any salt and dirt build-up that may inhibit the hinges function. 


AGPF are experts at pool fencing maintenance and pool fence repair. If you feel that there might be something wrong with your fence gate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch