Installing a new swimming pool fence or updating the look and functionality of your existing fence? Your pool fence gate and the hinging system that supports it are the most important parts of the fence and must be of the highest quality if they’re to keep your family safe and ensure your property is up to date and compliant with the latest New South Wales swimming pool regulations.
At Glazed Up Glass, we recommend the Polaris Soft Close Hinge which is developed by Glass Hardware Australia. This is a premium-quality swimming pool fence hinging system used for a wide range of indoor and outdoor frameless glass applications and an excellent choice for all frameless glass pool fences. These hinges offer a number of advantages over regular pool gate hinges, including their outstanding chemical and weather-resistance, light action and quiet operation. These benefits and many more have made it the most popular frameless swimming pool gate hinge in Sydney and right across Australia.
Tough enough to weather Australia’s harsh (but beautiful) climate
The Polaris Soft Close Hinge is made of 2205 Stainless Steel, which is the highest quality stainless steel available. This means it won’t rust or stain after contact with water or chemicals, enabling it to maintain its excellent aesthetics and functionality for longer. This has been proven in the field, with the Polaris Soft Close Hinge passing the non-stop 10,000 cycle test with flying colours. This test is the equivalent of 10 years of usage for the average residential swimming pool gate, so it will deliver a reliable performance for many years to come. What’s more, it’s the only certified glass pool fencing hinging system in Australia that’s been independently tested by a laboratory with NATA accreditations.
Each set of hinges comes with Polaris’ reliable 3-year warranty, so you can enjoy peace of mind that your new hinges will look attractive and function effectively for many years to come. In comparison, most swimming pool hinge systems in Australia only provide a one-year warranty.
Safe and reliable for your peace of mind
Another major benefit to the Polaris Soft Close Hinge is its industry-leading safety and reliability that has seen it endorsed by organisations like Life Saving Society Australia and the Samuel Morris Foundation. In fact, these frameless swimming pool fence hinges are considered the safest and most reliable on the Australian market and meet the highest Australian Standards — AS1926 and AS 2820. These hinges also feature a unique self-closing action that reduces the risk of injuries to children and is so much quieter to operate than standard swimming pool fence hinges.
In addition to delivering the highest standards of safety and reliability, Polaris Soft Close Hinges are visually appealing products that were awarded the highly prestigious Australian International Design Mark™ Award in 2010 and 2016. Unlike most swimming pool hinges available, the Polaris Soft Close Hinge is designed for both outdoor and indoor applications, so it’s been designed to enhance the visual appeal of a space as well as to provide safety and peace of mind.
While slightly higher in price than standard spring-loaded self-closing gate hinges and other soft close hinges on the market, the Polaris Soft Close Hinge is hands down the best choice for frameless swimming pool fences for the above reasons and many more. Whether you’re upgrading or building a new swimming pool fence, these industry-leading hinges have so much to offer. If you’d like to learn more or get a swimming pool fence quote, message us or call Nathan at Glazed Up Glass today on 0450 878 455.