Patented Locking Sleeve
Why did we develop a Locking Deck Sleeve?
Some of Guardian Pool Fence installers were requesting a pole that could not be removed from the deck sleeves. This came about because some building inspectors did not want to approve a fence that could be removed simply by unhooking the fence sections and pulling the poles out of the deck sleeves. Building inspectors wanted the poles to be locked in the sleeve. They also wanted the system to require tools to physically remove the poles.
We already had a locking button system, but it didn’t require any tools to remove it. One of our dealers, Blaine Hall, came up with the fantastic idea of replacing the top button with a threaded screw. When the screw head is up against the pole, the pole cannot be removed from the deck sleeve. To release the pole, you first need to back the screw out about a half inch. Once the screw is backed out, the head of the screw can be pushed in toward the pole to release the locking button below the deck. Blaine is listed in our patent as a Co-Inventor. Guardian is the only pool fence company that has this type of deck sleeve.
Mesh pool fencing has become very popular worldwide in drowning prevention over the past twenty years. We know our locking deck sleeve will improve the safety of our product line. What is really nice about our locking deck sleeve is dirt and debris that collects inside the deck sleeves will not affect the operation of the locking system. The entire locking mechanism is made from 30Rem4 stainless steel which will not rust.
Guardian Pool Fence Systems Inc. product line now has the approval of many building departments to meet their local building codes for pool fencing.