NewsCompany NewsScott Mewett and Paramount Awards given to Compass Pools Australia

Compass Pools Australia has won the 2021 Paramount International Award of Excellence. The win was recently announced at Paramount’s virtual award ceremony and is in recognition of Compass being the biggest international supplier of Paramount’s Vantage Systems to fibreglass pools. Compass is extremely honoured to be presented with this award and would like to thank Paramount for their continued support of our shared vision to create swimming pools that are warmer, cleaner, healthier and take a lot of the hassle out of owning and maintaining a swimming pool.

A brief history of Compass Pools Australia and Paramount

Compass Pools Australia and Paramount have been working closely together to revolutionise the fiberglass pool industry. Since 1998, Compass and Paramount have assisted each other in designing the enhanced circulation -self-cleaning fiberglass pool technology that is now trusted and beloved by over 25,000 customers across Australia. The Vantage technology encourages proper bottom to top pool water circulation, ensuring proper mixing of pool chemicals and even dispersion of heat, providing significant savings in chemical and heating costs alongside the self-cleaning benefits of the system. Our assistance in designing some of fiberglass specific parts of the Vantage pool system with customer and installer ease of use in mind, lead to Compass’ founder and owner, Ian Mewett, being recognised by Paramount’s President Mr. Buzz Ghiz with the Vantage Founders Award in 2005. Ian Mewett’s son and Compass Technical Service & Warranty Manager, Scott Mewett, said this award recognised how much of an impact Ian’s work made on the fiberglass industry, not only in Australia, but throughout Europe and the USA.

“At the time, no one else was selling or installing in-floor cleaning systems in fiberglass pools, so we worked alongside Paramount in those early years to improve the Vantage system to make it readily available and popular for fiberglass pools all around the world”, Scott said. “Currently the popularity of in-floor cleaning and circulation systems has grown with 65% to 70% of Compass’ customers [annually] ordering a pool with some sort of in-floor cleaning and circulation system installed… this is probably one of the highest installation rates by any individual fiberglass pool manufacturer anywhere in the world, which is why Compass is known as ‘the home of the self-cleaning pool.’”


Paramount’s 2021 International Award of Excellence has recognised how far Compass have come within the past 25 years in growing the market for Vantage pool technology in Australia. We are very proud to receive this reward and would like to again thank Paramount and Hayward for their continued support and dedication in assisting us to innovate the fiberglass pool industry.