Adjusting Glass Pool Gate Hinges

Adjusting Glass Pool Gate Hinges - How Do You Do It?

Glass pool fences are similar to other pool fences in that they must have self-closing gates. This self-latching function is powered by a spring-loaded mechanism in your pool gate’s hinges, and sometimes, this mechanism requires adjustment to keep your gate closing properly.

In this article, we will discuss how to adjust self-closing pool gate hinges.

How To Adjust Pool Gate Hinges

Adjusting glass pool gate hinges is much like adjusting any other type of self-closing gate hinge.

In this process, you will locate the tension pin inside your gate’s hinges that supports the spring mechanism and tighten it. To perform this adjustment yourself, you will need a flathead screwdriver.

Find The Tension Adjustment Pin

First, locate your pool gate’s hinges. These are attached to the gate opposite the side where it opens and are typically found on the innermost side of your pool fence.

From here, look towards the top of the hinges where the tension pin runs vertically through the mechanism. On top of this pin, you should see a small groove. This is where you will rest the tip of your flathead screwdriver.

Tightening The Hinges

Press your flathead screwdriver firmly into the groove on your hinges. While doing this, rotate the pin counterclockwise to tighten the hinge, working slowly.

We recommend that you only tighten the hinge a small amount at a time, taking breaks to see how your adjustments have changed the way the gate closes.

Stop making adjustments as soon as your gate can close with the proper amount of force.

Necessary Precautions

Avoid over-tightening your gate’s hinges as this will only cause your hinges to wear out more quickly. You can also cause these hinges to break by over-tightening them.

After you have increased the tension in these hinges, your pool gate should latch with much more gusto.


Not all gate issues can be fixed by adjusting pool gate hinges. If you think that your pool fence’s gate is experiencing a different issue, contact a pool fencing company for help straight away.

These teams provide much more than glass pool gate hinge adjustment and can fix any problems that your gate is encountering to ensure your pool remains safe and secure.

Do you have any questions about adjusting glass pool gate hinges? Feel free to leave a comment; we’d love to help you out in any way we can!

Louis from Pool Advisor


A chemical engineer by trade, Louis is committed to debunking myths in the pool industry by explaining the underlying chemistry and making it accessible to all.