For a few decades now Arizona state law has required that both below-ground and above-ground pools be enclosed by a safety barrier no shorter than five feet tall. While these standards are met by most homeowners, safety barriers are only as effective as their weakest components. Even the sturdiest fences, installed by pool fence professionals, can fail to prevent accidents if a pool gate is simply left open or unlatched. This is why self-closing, self-latching pool gate systems are absolutely essential to any backyard pool environment.
Safety is the top priority. No matter what kind of pool fence is installed, it is crucial that the fence and pool gate remain secure long after adults or children have left the area. Self-closing and latching pool gate systems offer the assurance that no matter how the gate was last left, it will be closed and secured. This prevents any occurrence such as a gate being mindlessly left open resulting in a tragic accident.