Looking for some fresh and attractive swimming pool ideas?

If you are thinking of buying a swimming pool, you might have come to a point where you almost give up. With so many options available, maybe you even can’t make up your mind about whether you prefer a fibreglass or concrete pool. But if you are moving forward and getting closer to making that important decision of purchasing a pool, you would surely welcome some inspiration on how to construct it, how to design your backyard, what kind of paving to use etc. And have you considered an infinity pool? Maybe this popular option is more affordable than you thought. Explore this section of Compass Pools Australia website where you’ll find different pool ideas that you might want to adopt for your new swimming pool project.

Firstly, you might want to start with selecting the pool shapes that will be most beneficial for the usage patterns you are thinking of. Next, choosing the right size of the pool to fit your backyard and a colour that will make your pool stand out. Our authorised pool builders have installed thousands of Compass Pools all over Australia. For more pool design ideas, just visit or Pool Installation Gallery and get some inspiration for your new pool project now!

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Is a spa pool the right choice for you?

Spa pools are an increasingly popular alternative to regular swimming pools in Australia. But what is a spa pool, and what are its advantages and disadvantages? How much is a swimming pool spa to buy? Are there any alternatives which would suit you better? Here we take a look at the spa pool in detail, and answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision about the best pool type for you.

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Pool and backyard costs combined

When setting out your budget for your dream pool, it’s a good idea to break down the various components of the project so that you know exactly what kind of bill you will be facing. As well as the cost of the pool installation itself, there will be other costs associated with labour and materials. It’s not as simple as asking how much a swimming pool will cost, as clearly there are many different sizes, shapes and specifications of pools.

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Stunning and affordable backyard pool design ideas

Setting out on your pool design project is an exciting time…finally your dream is becoming a reality! But you are likely to have all sorts of questions to ask and choices to make before making your final decision about the design of pool which will fit your backyard beautifully and give it the ambience you crave. Read on to find out what questions you need to ask before you select your plan, and to understand what the go-to pool designs are right now.

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Lap pools: the lap of luxury

Lap pools are long, slim pools whose primary function is to allow you to swim laps, as their name suggests. They are an excellent addition to anyone’s backyard, allowing you to exercise at home whenever you want, and obviously perfect for anyone who enjoys clocking up those laps around the pool! You may be surprised to learn that lap pool size is variable, so even smaller backyards would be able to accommodate one of the more compact pools.

Small courtyard designs with plunge pools

Plunge pools: small is beautiful

Plunge pools are small, deep pools which are perfect if you have a small-sized block. Their small size means that while you may not be able to swim laps, you will certainly make up for this with a fun, relaxing feature in your backyard that all the family will enjoy. They are ideal for aquatic exercise and hydrotherapy, or simply to soak away the cares of the day. Learn everything about plunge pools including what makes them so popular in Australia these days.

Above ground swimming pools and above ground spas

All about above ground pools

If you are considering an above ground pool, you are sure to have lots of questions and want to find out more. First off, what is an above ground pool? They are exactly what their name suggests: pools that sit above ground level. There are lots of different types of above ground pools, and you can choose shells made of different materials. Read this article revealing the spectrum of options you have when thinking of an above ground swimming pool.

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Infinity Pool Cost: Why It’s Worth It

An infinity pool adds a real touch of exclusivity and luxury to your backyard, as well as making your swimming experience more relaxing. But what does an infinity pool cost? How is it constructed? And what are the main benefits for you and your family? Here we answer all your questions about infinity pools, to…

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The Best Pool Design Ideas for Your Backyard

Buying a swimming pool for your backyard is an exciting and worthwhile experience. But it is important to plan carefully if you want this important investment to offer you maximum value for money. Here are some of the main factors you need to consider, and some of our favourite pool design ideas, to make sure your project runs smoothly and your pool can be a beautiful central feature in your backyard.

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Backyard Pools: How to Make Your Pool a Success

Backyard pools are an integral part of the Australian outdoor lifestyle. There’s no better feeling than plunging into your own pool and enjoying the water with family and friends. But how can you make sure your pool is a stunning design feature that will continue to bring you happiness for many years to come?Here, we take a look at the phenomenon of the backyard pool and offer our hints and tips for creating a perfect pool of your own.

All about solar pool heating for eco friendly pools

Solar Pool Heaters: A Complete Guide

Solar pool heating has advantages and disadvantages, and with so many different systems on the market, it’s essential to choose the right system for your pool and the conditions where you live. This is why we have put together this handy guide to solar pool heating, containing everything you need to know to help you make the right purchase decision.