What do toilet doors have in common with Pool gates? Well nothing really! It may surprise you that the first and earliest adaptation of a self-closing glass hinge technology used in pool gates were simple stainless steel spring hinges typically used on public toilet doors. This product was then adapted to rudimentary stainless steel plates to allow fixing through the glass via small holes. That was back in the late 90’s, however surprisingly this hinge is still unchanged and widely used in Australia even today. To date we estimate there are over 1 Million x spring hinge driven, uncontrolled glass gates in Australia. The Polaris 155 Series RETROFIT HINGES were purposely designed to RETROFIT onto existing Spring Hinge gates. No need for costly new glass, quick and simple to install and available to suit almost every gate option. Featuring our “Quik-Adjust” Ratchet cap for simple speed adjustment and interchangeable dampers for complete customization closing force. Tested and Australian Pool compliance certified to 25,000 cycles.
- RETROFITS directly into 8mm & 10mm Spring Hinge Glass Gates
- Both Self Closing and Soft Closing from any Position
- Quick and Easy to Install / D.I.Y
- QUIK-ADJUST ratchet cap for simple speed adjustment
- Polished, Satin & Matt Black Finishes
- Wall Mount, Glass to Glass or Post to Glass Variants Available
Just a quick note to let you know the Series 155 soft-close hinges arrived and I fitted them last Sunday. Working beautifully. I have completed and mailed the Warrantee Forms. Many thanks for your help.
Brian – Swan Hill VIC – 20.04.21
Thanks for your offer to provide a testimonial on my new hinges.
After many years of consent concern when my friends and guests used my pool gate without assisting it to close softly I finally found and upgraded to a soft close hinge. Previously the gate could slam closed shaking the glass gate and pool fence vigorously. My Polaris 155 Retrofit hinge is a welcome relief, gently closing under all conditions. I am very pleased with the high quality appearance and performance of the retrofit hinge. During strong wind the gate may take additional time to close due to the wind pressure however this was the case before the upgrade under similar conditions and with the 155 hinge the gate always closes gently. I can highly recommend this product.
Geoff – Bateau Bay NSW – 26.03.21
The hinges were an absolute game changer, thank you! The retrofit was such a simple DIY job for me; everything aligned perfectly. And the soft close mechanism works a treat. I no longer need to to yell at the kids to “close the gate softly” to prevent risk of glass shatter or the glass panel spigots vibrating and cracking the tiles/concrete.
Ashley Grohn – Windsor QLD – 17.03.21
The product looks good and works well. As a sole trader a bit difficult to install solo. but all hinges are ! you also have to be prepared to work on the latch so the gate maintains it’s Australian standard my customer was very happy with the results
Ray – Capalaba QLD – 14.01.21
We love our Hinges and comment on them EVERY time we use the gate.
Toby – Middle Cove NSW – 29.01.21
After enduring the irritating and loud banging of my glass pool gates for 15 years I decided to have Polaris install retrofit hinges to my four pool gates. I couldn’t believe the transformation , now I can go in and out without waking the neighbours, or having to stop the gates from slamming.
I highly recommend Polaris retrofit hinges to all owners of annoying old style pool gate hinges.
I recently purchased a set of the Polaris 155 Retrofit Hinges and I am very happy with them. They were very easy to install and worked perfectly with no adjustment required. No more banging gate, would definitely recommend.
Lee – Currambine WA – 16.02.21
Yes, pretty happy with the hinges. I had a lot of trouble getting the old hinges off the glass, as the gaskets had baked on. Once I got that off then it was pretty good.
The wall mounted hinge was a little tricky in that it mounted slightly different than my original hinges, so I had to take the gate totally off and measure and adjust a number of times to get right. I also wrongly assumed that the holes were the same size as the regular mounting bolts, which meant that I drilled out the holes too large and had to pick a different location.
The hinges themselves after being installed are really good.
Dan – Highvale QLD – 28.01.21