The Brewers made it seven games unbeaten with the draw but they were thankful to two goal-line clearances to preserve their proud run.
"It was a battle out there, always going to be a difficult one here," Rowett reflected. "But I have to say for 60 minutes it's probably as many chances as we have created away from home and, I do feel in all fairness, that the game should have been put to bed.
"After about 55 minutes I turned to the bench and said that we weren't going to win this - you could just sense it because we weren't taking chances.
"When you play that well away from home for the first hour you have got to score goals."
And Rowett's thoughts were proved correct when Bradley Walker cracked home a leveller after 69 minutes.
He added: "Hartlepool are a good team, they do things well. They have some pace up front so you can't defend too high and that caused us problems after 65 minutes.
"The goal came and allowed them a bit of momentum to get in the final third.
"Overall I'm pleased with how we played and we saw the game out professionally. Away from home we are solid and don't give much away so that always gives you a chance."