5 Tips for pool owners in drought

With water restrictions being enforced in many regions across Australia, we’ve put together our top tips for maintaining your pool’s health during a drought. Our easy guide provides long-term solutions for your pool care while also being water wise.

Pool Cover

Evaporation is the main reason for adding water to your pool. You can cut evaporation of water by as much as 95% by investing in a pool cover. This is a cost-effective way to save you money and help save water.


Any size leak in our pool can has significant effects on water waste. Even the tiniest leak is losing water 24/7, which can mean hundreds of litres of water lost each day.

Hose-Pipe leaking

Heated Pools

For heated pools, reduce the water temperature. The warmer the water, the faster it will evaporate.

empty pool

Energy-Efficient Equipment

Try glass media as this uses less water on each backwash or replace your filter with a new high capacity quad cartridge filter that only needs cleaning once a season.


Chlorine Levels

Ensure you maintain correct chlorine levels. This will not only help keep your pool healthy but will prevent additional water usage for issues such as ‘green pool’.

If you would like any advice on how to keep your pool healthy during water restrictions, please contact your local qualified Poolwerx Technician.

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