This fact sheet provides information about what to do if your residential pool has been affected by a bushfire.
After a bushfire, your swimming pool may contain debris including ash. This may affect the chemical balance of the water.
Cover your pool to prevent mosquitos from breeding in the water until you are ready to restore your swimming pool after a bushfire.
If the water quality is poor and cannot be restored, you may need to empty, clean and refill your pool.
Before emptying your pool:
Once emptied, you’ll need to clean the entire pool, including surrounding structures and associated plumbing and treatment equipment. After refilling and treating the new pool water, check the water quality before allowing anyone to use the pool.