Pool 101: Swimming Pool Buying Basics

We are here to help you select the best pool for you. With so many decisions to be made, every good advice comes handy. Having access to all the knowledge of our swimming pools specialists like sales people, planners, swimming pool builders or contractors has never been easier. Explore our Pool 101 articles and get closer to making that once-in-a-lifetime pool buying decision.

Compass Pools Australia - Is Buying a Pool Good Investment.

Is buying a swimming pool a good investment?

One thing that is often top of mind when buying a swimming pool is “will this be a good investment”. Naturally, when making improvements to your home, you want to ensure that you are being wise with the money you are spending. The answer as to whether your pool will turn out to be ...
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DIY pools vs professionally installed pools - how to decide

DIY vs professionally built swimming pools

For most people, investing in a swimming pool is a reasonably big deal and it is natural to think about ways to keep the over-all project cost as low as possible. Of course one of the options is to consider a DIY pool installation. The obvious benefit of going down the DIY path is ...
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What influences the cost of a swimming pool?

What influences the cost of a swimming pool?

What influences the cost of a swimming pool? Sometimes it can be hard to answer the question “how much will my pool cost” straight off the cuff. The reason for this is simple, each and every backyard is different and there are a number of things that can influence the over-all cost of a ...
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How much does an in-ground pool cost?

How much does an in-ground pool cost?

It comes as no surprise that one of the first questions people usually ask is "how much will my new in-ground pool cost?" The answer to that question is best given in two parts. What will it cost to get a new in-ground pool up and running? What will be the likely ongoing costs ...
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Compass Pools Australia Pool 101 How long does it take to build a swimming pool

How long does it take to build a pool?

One common question we get asked is "how long will it take to build my new pool?" The answer to that question depends on a number of different factors which include (but are not limited to): The planning process The type of pool (concrete or fibreglass for example) The time of the year Your ...
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Compass Pools Australia Pool 101 Which is better - fibreglass or concrete swimming pool

Which is better: concrete or fibreglass pool?

If you are investigating the idea of an in-ground pool, you will find that some pool builders offer you a choice of either concrete or fibreglass. Figuring out what type of pool is going to suit your needs best might seem like a daunting decision at first. In this article, we’ll take a look ...
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Compass Pools Australia - Tips for Pool Buyers

6 Top Tips for Swimming Pool Buyers

The thing about swimming pools is that once they are in the ground they are there to stay, so the decisions you make at the purchasing stage can affect your overall satisfaction further down the track. There are plenty of factors to consider that will influence your choices as you create your ideal pool ...
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How to time the swimming pool installation to be ready for summer

Timing your pool build so that you are ready to swim in summer

If you want to be swimming in your new pool in summer then you actually need to be planning the construction of your pool well before things start to warm up. It comes as no surprise that most people begin to think about buying a pool when it is already hot. Unfortunately, by the ...
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