Four out of six Tamworth Regional Council pools will open next week after the decision was made to temporarily amend the Drought Management Plan.
Scully Park and Kootingal pools will open on Monday October 14, with Nundle and Barraba to open the following day.
The Manilla pool will remain closed for maintenance until November, while Tamworth City Olympic Pool will not open this season due to the drought.
Council's acting manager sports and recreation Peter Watling confirmed on Friday that City Pool "will open again once the city hit Level 3 water restrictions", following community fears the facility has been abandoned amidst a campaign for a new $67 million aquatic facility.
Meanwhile Mr Watling praised the two Tamworth-based swim clubs, the Water Polo Association and other users for making compromises to their timetables to allow for one pool to service the community.
"It has been a challenge to program the activities of two Tamworth pools into one, but there has been a great willingness to compromise shown by our local aquatic clubs," he said.
"By working together to put achievable options to Council they have ensured we could accommodate general community needs at one pool."
Both Scully Park and Kootingal pools will be exclusively using bore water, which is trucked in weekly, rather than using potable, or drinking water, while covers and other methods are also being used to conserve and preserve the water.
An added bonus this year will see the Scully Park slide pumping, not only because a new pump has been installed, but also because council decided to reduce the costs from $7 for half an hour, to just $3 for half an hour on a permanent basis.