External walls of out of ground pool walls would not ordinarily satisfy the
requirements of section 7 of the Swimming Pools Act 1992. This has been the law
of NSW since the inception of the Act. Provisions introduced into the Building
Code of Australia by AS1926.1-2012 preserve the law of NSW.
Under Section 22 of the Act a local authority may grant exemptions from
barrier requirements that are impractical or unreasonable in particular cases.
Recording such exemptions is a matter for the relevant local authority.