If there’s a hosepipe ban, you may still permitted to fill or top-up your swimming pool , but this may have to be with a bucket, rather than a hosepipe. If there’s a drought order, your new pool can be filled during construction, but it can’t be topped up. We have found that if the pool needs to be emptied for good reason, then the water suppliers may allow refilling, but it’s best to contact your water suppliers first. Additionally your SPATA contractor can advise on various ways in which water can be conserved. Past experience shows that, with help, owners are still able to enjoy their pools when there are water restrictions.