Soft Close Hinges for Pool Gate

So you are looking to install a frameless glass fence, and it’s time to select a pair of hinges for your gate.

Whilst there are a few solutions on the market, the premium option is always going to be a soft-closing hinge set.

What are your options when selecting a soft-closing hinge for your glass gate?

When it comes to soft close hinges, there are two options that are leading the market. Those options are the soft close Polaris hinges and the soft close Softerclos Hinges by Primero Industries.

SofterClos Hinges

Softerclos hinges can be fitted onto the 1200 high regular hinge panels and the 8mm toughened gate panels as well as the regular magnetic self-latching pool latches.  They are a premium option on the market and come with a 2 year manufacturers warranty.

Polaris Hinges

Polaris hinges are the industry standard when it comes to soft closing hinges.  They can be used inline, to soft close off a post or to soft close off a wall.  Note, if you are going to purchase the wall or post setups, you will need to purchase the accompanying Polaris post gate panel. The Polaris hinges come with a 3-year manufacturers warranty.

How do soft-close hinges work?

Soft close hinges work on a damping system which utilise a spring hinge which is tensioned to close the gate and then dampers which are used to slow down the gate once it comes to a close. These can both be adjusted to your desired close speed for the ultimate control.

The advantages of heavy duty soft closing hinges

As compared to standard hinges, soft close hinges do not cause the gate to slam shut against the closing system. This prevents the “shuddering” effect that can sometimes be seen with the traditional spring hinges

As these hinges are heavy duty, you are able to hang thicker gates on them (12mm as compared to the 8mm gates which are used on spring hinges)
This allows for a more uniform look as the adjacent pool panels are generally 12mm thick.

The disadvantages of soft closing hinges

As this is a premium product, there aren’t really any disadvantages other than the price point, however you are generally going to get a longer useful life from these hinges so most customers find this to be worth the investment.

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