Knoxville Swimming Pool Gates

What are the differences in POOL CODE GATES for Knoxville and Knox County Tennessee? Basically only the height of outside grade… Knox County is 48″ and Knoxville is 60″

 

 POOL CODES

Knox County, Tennessee

The basic requirement for Knox County pool code gate, check with you local code enforcement office for updates.

Gates minimum height 48″

Picket Spacing less than 4″

Gates must swing out away from pool area

Gates are to be self closing

Gates are to be self latching

Gate release latch must be 54″ from outside grade

Knoxville, Tennessee Pool Gate Code

The basic requirement for City of Knoxville pool code gate, check with you local code enforcement office for updates.

Gates minimum height 60″

Picket Spacing less than 4″

Gates must swing out away from pool area

Gates are to be self closing

Gates are to be self latching

Gate release latch must be 54″ from outside grade

BEST GATE MATERIALS KNOXVILLE SWIMMING POOL GATES

Swimming pool gates need to operate consistently and accurately over time and in adverse weather conditions.  Since gates are the primary access points to your swimming pool they need to be rigid in design. Manufactured gates out of Vinyl, Aluminum, Wrought Iron, and Chain Link are preferred over natural products such as wood because the structure is consistent. All wood products will warp, twist, and can change from the original shape. Since the primary objective of pool gates is to secure the pool from small children and infants this is not a good choice.

Manufactured Aluminum and Vinyl gates are lightweight, working well with pool code hardware consistently over long test periods.

 

BEST GATE HARDWARE  FOR SWIMMING POOLS

Pool gates are required to be self closing and self latching.  Years ago this was accomplished using a heavy weight centered on a chain forcing the gate to close and latch. New technology has introduced us to spring loaded hinges that have adjustable tensioning and are guaranteed for lifetime. An example of this is the Nationwide black stainless steel hinges for aluminum pool gates and vinyl pool gates.

Swimming pool latches have come a long way in the past few years with magnetic pool latches to safely secure the pool area.  Nationwide Industries entry into the pool latch is the AQUA-LATCH. With a built in handle and magnetic latching it’s an ideal latch to secure pool gates. An extra feature is the red stem below the latch release. When the gate is closed the red mark is pulled down into the black cylinder.  So with a quick glance, if you see the red mark showing you know the gate did not latch. A nice bonus feature for keeping swimming pools secure.