From 23 November existing pool owners who plan to continue using town water to top up or fill pools must have:
* a rainwater tank or a downpipe rainwater diverter installed and connected to the swimming pool or spa
* three of the following four measures in their home
o a four star-rated washing machine
o dual flush toilets throughout the home
o a pool cover
o all indoor water appliances (showers and tap heads) are water-efficient.
In addition, all available water must be used from the rainwater tank or downpipe rainwater diverter to top up a swimming pool or spa before any water is used from the reticulated (town) water supply system for that purpose.
From 23 November 2007:
Topping up existing swimming pools can only occur between 4 pm and 7 pm for:
Odd numbered properties
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Even numbered and un-numbered properties
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday