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Every swimming pool should have a fence around it, children cannot fall into the pool but also because it is the law. The size and height of the fence will vary dependent on what you want, and also on what the city or town requires of pools in the area. There are laws that regulate what type of fencing you can use, how high it must be, and if it can be chain link or if it must be a solid wooden fence that cannot be climbed. You must also always have a lock on the swimming pool fence gate.

What defines a swimming pool?

The term “swimming pool” is defined in the Uniform Code as “any structure, basin, chamber or tank which is intended for swimming, diving, recreational bathing or wading and which contains, is designed to contain, or is capable of containing water more than 24 inches (610 mm) deep at any point. This includes in-ground, above-ground and on-ground pools; indoor pools; hot tubs; spas; and fixed-in-place wading pools.” –dos.ny.gov

Swimming pool fencing requirements

An outdoor residential swimming pool must be provided with a barrier which completely surrounds the swimming pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool. The barrier may consist of a fence, a wall, a building wall, or any combination thereof. The barrier must be at least 4 feet (48 inches) high, and must satisfy certain specified requirements (which are discussed in more detail below).

Access gates must satisfy the requirements applicable to barriers, as well as certain additional requirements (which are discussed in more detail below). In addition, access gates must be securely locked with a key, combination or other child-proof lock sufficient to prevent access to the swimming pool through such gate when the swimming pool is not in use or supervised.

Are you looking to put a pool in? You’ll need a swimming pool fence, too.

New and reshaped swimming pools, toddler pools and spas must be isolated from the home. If you are looking to put a beautiful pool in your yard you are going to need a beautiful fence and that is where Poly Enteprises comes in. Before you get started you need to consider a few things.

Enclosure

You will need an authorized fence or barriers to separate the pool from the house.

Safety Cover

The swimming pool shall be covered with an approved safety pool cover.

Alarms

Swimming pool alarms will sound upon detection of accidental or unauthorized access into the water. Pool alarms include surface motion, pressure, sonar, laser, and infrared type alarms.