YOU might have taken your last dip in the Tamworth Olympic Pool for a while if there's no drought breaking rain in the coming months.
Level four restrictions could be a matter of weeks away as Tamworth's primary water supply, Chaffey Dam, continues dry up.
These impending restrictions are some of the most austere forcing residents to cease all outdoor watering and topping-up backyard pools is also nixed.
And without soaking rain, a splash in the public pools will be hard to come by next summer.
Tamworth Regional Council's 2015 drought management plan states the Olympic pool will be closed if level four restrictions are in place when the swim season starts.
The rest of the public pools would also have their seasons shortened.
If level five restrictions are in effect next summer, all of the public pools won't open for the swim season.
The region's pools closed earlier this month, but water director Bruce Logan said the council would look for a way to use the water still held in the pools as opposed to simply draining them.
"We could make it available to water carters and that sort of thing for use on road constructions and maintenance," Mr Logan said.
It appears unlikely Tamworth will paddle down the same stream as Gunnedah which allowed people to pump water from the pools for use on their properties.
"I understand, in Gunnedah, that didn't work very well, they didn't get the level of use they thought they might and they ended up having to use it for other reasons, but we can look at all of those options," he said.
"Making use of it in water carts is the most reasonable use at this stage."
The city was commended for currently using 19 megalitres a day.