Safe Gates Help Save Lives 

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death in children aged 1 – 4  years and the majority of the children that drown in swimming pools most commonly gain access to the pool area when there is no fence or through a faulty fence or gate.
Combined with constant child supervision and other layers of protection, a possible solution to this issue is physically checking your pool gate and maintaining your pool gate regularly to ensure it self-closes and self-latches at all times.  
 A few minutes is all it takes for pool owners to check that their pool fences and gates, including latches and hinges, are in good working order. 
If you can’t fix it call your local contractor to service your gate and ensure the gate is secured while waiting
This simple routine done regularly could help save the life of a child.  


A MagnaLatch® AND TruClose® HINGE

• MagnaLatch Adjustment video – Click Here
• MagnaLatch Installation video – Click Here
• MagnaLatch Installation instruction sheet – Click Here
• TruClose Installation video – Click Here
• TruClose Installation instruction sheet – Click Here

STAY IN the Know – GATE safety steps

A gate that doesn’t close or latch properly, because it has moved out of alignment, sags or drags along the ground, is not only frustrating, but unsafe.
Gates must be regularly inspected, physically tested and maintained by the homeowner to ensure safety.
A fence is only effective if the gate and gate hardware are functioning properly. Gate latches and hinges must be manually adjustable to accommodate gate movement and gate closing speed. Do not prop your pool gate open.

How D&D Technologies Can HELP

D&D Technologies began life as a high-quality swimming pool fence and balustrade company. Because of the poor-quality and ineffective gate latches and hinges being used on such critical applications such as swimming pool fences, D&D invented the MagnaLatch® magnetically triggered adjustable gate latch and TruClose® self-closing, adjustable, polymer safety gate hinges. 
The MagnaLatch® ALERT is D&D’s latest pool safety innovation, providing both audible and visual alarms if the gate is not physically latched.  Pool owners can see at a glance and hear from a distance if their pool gate is not closed or latched. 


To learn more about properly functioning gate hardware to provide a safer and more secure environment for your loved ones – Click Here 

To learn more about pool safety and compliance – Click Here 

To learn more about drowning prevention, visit the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) – Click Here


D&D gate latches, locks and hinges are available from your local
fence contractor or distributor, and at these locations:
• Find a Home Depot or Lowes store near you – Click Here      
• Online at or
Search MagnaLatch, TruClose or D&D Technologies
 • Amazon – click here to view the D&D Store
 Thinking about replacing or installing a pool fence?
The design your fence tool on the website may be helpful  – Click Here