The following is a brief summary of New York State barrier requirements for outdoor residential swimming pools:
In the case of an above-ground pool, the pool structure itself can serve as a part of the required barrier, provided that the pool structure is sufficiently rigid to obstruct access to the pool; however, where an above-ground pool structure is used as a barrier or where the barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure, and the means of access is a ladder or steps, then:
Specific Barrier requirements can be found in the DOS document titled Current Requirements for Swimming Pools contained in the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (The “Uniform Code“).
Barrier requirements for One-and Two-Family Dwelling Swimming Pools can be found in Appendix G, Residential Code of New York State.
Barrier requirements for Residential Swimming Pools can be found in Chapter 31, Section 3109, Building Code of New York State.
Following are just a few examples of swimming pool fencing: