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New York has a requirement regarding family day cares and swimming pools.
The law says that a child safety fence, or another safety barrier, must be erected around swimming pools and/or bodies of water (large or small) at homes that operate as family day cares.
This law is important because their a large numbers of small children playing in and around family day cares and the likelihood increases that a child could wander away from the caregivers in the day care.