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One of the biggest maintenance headaches on self-closing gates today are the hinges. Self-closing gate hinges rust and deteriorate easily, so consider shopping around to find a self-closing gate with hinges made of products that are rust-resistant and come with a lifetime warranty that protects you when they begin to deteriorate. This way if something should happen to your gate, it will be easily replaceable. A swimming pool fencing contractor will be able to tell you which product would work best for your gate and fence.