Aluminum Fence - how to get a wider opening?


Gold Supporter
Sep 16, 2016
Katonah NY

I have an aluminum fence around my pool. I also have an ATV which I use to bring supplies to & from the pool.

I would like to figure a way to get a larger opening. Is there an easy way to either put a hinge of some sort on a part of the fence or some way for easy (ish) access to drive a quad into the pool area?

The regular gate I have now is about 45 inches & the quad is about 47 inches wide so it wont fit. If I could easily remove a part of the fence it would be a snap to drive in & out.

Any advice or suggestions?



Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
I am sure you can cut it off and make it into a gate. Whether it is easy or not is up to your abilities.
Just make sure it still complies with any codes ... like self-closing and latching with high latches.


Well-known member
Apr 9, 2015
Yes you can remove it and measure the opening, then order a new gate which will mount to the existing poles. The only difference in, "line" vs "end" poles are the cutouts for the railing to slide into.
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