All of us at Compass Pools want to send our huge congratulations to our Sydney dealers, Local Pools and Spas, who won four awards at the prestigious NSW SPASA Awards recently. We’re delighted at their success as we enjoy a long-lasting and highly productive relationship with them. The awards they won are Gold – Residential Fibreglass Pool over $60,000 (Metropolitan), Silver – Residential Fibreglass Pool over $60,000 (State), Bronze – Residential Fibreglass Pool up to $40,000 (Metropolitan), and Bronze – Residential Fibreglass Pool $40,000 – $60,000 (Metropolitan). Learn more about this great success, discover some brilliant pool design ideas by looking at the best pools that have been awarded and learn why Local Pools and Spas are the best pool contractor to talk to when considering a pool in the Great South Sydney region.
Desire for the Best
Everyone wants to choose the best product for their family and especially when it comes to a swimming pool. Buying one is a long-term investment and it is not easy to replace if you change your mind or find a new, fancier product next year. Because of that, future pool owners put a lot of effort into their decision-making before purchasing a pool. Looking for best pools might look exhausting and almost impossible. However, with our handy advice tips, you will have the foundation for making this important decision quite quickly.
Finding the Best Pool for You
So, how do you select the best pool that looks amazing, lasts long and matches your requirements? The quest starts with the selection between fibreglass, concrete and a vinyl liner. Then it is necessary to decide on the pool shape you like the most and which will be functional for your family, even after the kids grow up. After that, comes choosing the stunning pool colour for your pool to stand out and selecting pool equipment and accessories. Throughout the process, we will give you advice on pool landscaping, lighting, heating and much more. And if you are already considering installing a fibreglass pool, selecting the best swimming pool might not be as hard as it looks. And surely, you will ask yourself how much such would a pool cost. And because the many unique features and technologies that make Compass pools special are already used in all of our products, the best pools do not have to be that expensive.
Get to Know Compass Pools
Browse our portfolio of fibreglass swimming pools or look into the ideas on this page to examine the factors that matter the most. And if you need any help, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our l who will help with selecting the best pool for you.
Each year, SPASA Victoria showcases excellence in the swimming pool & spa industry at the annual Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner. These prestigious awards cover a range of categories from finished pool & spa installations to the latest equipment innovations. Compass Pools Melbourne, our dealer building pools in the Greater Melbourne region, has again received multiple awards this year. There are multiple categories available within this prestigious event. Judges may award a Gold and/or Highly Commended, or no award, in each category. Read the article and discover astonishing pool design ideas in the two pool case studies – Paradise in the country and Renovation around the pool.
Having a backyard pool can dramatically change your life at home for the better! Many families report that their swimming pool provides countless hours of entertainment for children (keeping active and away from screen time!), increases the amount of quality family time and can be used to boost fitness. Unlike spending money on a holiday, a swimming pool allows you to have resort-style living all summer long …
Installing a swimming pool is a major construction project which requires a great deal of management, it involves excavation, ground preparation, plumbing, concrete laying and electrical work. It is essential that you have a good understanding of the engineering principals used to determine the best location to build your pool and the best practices for installation. Remember, it is important that you install your …
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 overall cost of a pool project. Take our most common pool for example; the 8.2 X-Trainer swimming pool. This pool can be installed, with lights and filtration equipment or around $35,000 …
Anthony Cross: So Paul you’ve mentioned a lot about vinyl ester resins. You tell us that you’ve searched the world, you’ve been to the factories, you’ve sourced out the best product. But I also am aware in my role that you’re bringing these products in, particularly the vinyl ester resin and you’re reformulating them here in Australia before delivering them to our factory. What is important about doing that? Why is that something that you guys do?
Anthony Cross: Paul, you’ve worked with Compass for quite a few years. I guess it’s fair to say we do things a little differently to a lot of other fibreglass pool manufacturing companies. I know that you’ve spent a fair bit of time with us and your involvement stretches back many years, particularly with Ian Mewett who is the founder and owner of Compass Pools. What can you tell us about that collaboration between you and Ian and how that’s shaped your involvement in our industry and particularly with Compass Pools?
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 involved with owning that pool? The most common types of pool sold in Australia include concrete, fibreglass and vinyl-liner. Understandably, all pools have different price points in the market.
We get a great number of people who come to us and talk to us about putting in their first or their second pool who are really well researched. The more research somebody does in the swimming pool market, the more likely they are to become a Compass customer.
We also get a really high percentage of people who are getting their second pool. They may not have got a pool from Compass where they were living originally. But if they’ve moved or they’ve built a new home and they decide that living with a pool is something that they don’t want to miss out on, it’s amazing how many of those people, for their second pool, come to Compas
There are many reasons people choose a Compass swimming pool. That’s pretty important when you do my job.
One of the great things about it is that we have a small number of people out there who have soil conditions called reactive soil. One facet of our swimming pools is that they are literally twice as strong as a traditional fibreglass swimming pool and they’re built to ground conditions. Anyone who has done a lot of research on reactive soils and the right product for their place often ends up with a Compass pool.
Another reason people choose Compass pools is for a unique ability to be able to install these pools up out of ground, to put them in some really unusual site conditions that have generally only been the domain of concrete pools.
A great question we’re often asked is, if I’m going to build a house, how do I go about planning the pool? If it is such that you’ve got a block that when the house is built, you’re going to lose your access, it’s really important to consider putting the pool in first. At Compass, we call that a sleeper pool. So you can certainly come to us and talk to use about installing a sleeper pool.
The other consideration is, if you’re going to have access, we can certainly put the pool in after the house is built. But the consideration might be, if it’s going to be anywhere near the house for example, you want to make sure you consult with your builder and ensure that the footings for that house are constructed in such a way that it lets you come up and excavate near the house. So there are those sorts of considerations that must be taken into account.
We’re often told by people looking at planning their pool and installing it, I’ve got young children. I’m worried about them, they’re not great swimmers, there’s a little baby. So what I want to do is I want to create a beach area, something shallow in the pool.
One really important aspect of a swimming pool is when you install it, if you’re planning to stay in your house for quite some time, you’re really going to live with whatever you’ve got for as along as you’re in that house. The important thing is to think, they’re children for a little while, but they grow up. It’s not long before they’re incredibly competent swimmers. They’ve got all their friends home from school and they want to use as much of that pool as practically possible.
Another fantastic testament to the Compass pool is that we have a lot of people who are not too far dissociated from the pool industry purchasing a Compass pool. We do a lot of pools for real estate agents. They know the power of introducing a prospective buyer to a house and saying, hey, this pool literally looks after itself.
I’ve had a couple of great experiences working with a few council people this year. They’re choosing their Compass pool for really specific reasons. I put a pool in just recently for the head inspector of one of the local councils here. He’s got an interesting job. He would go out to properties and he would issue them with what is called a final occupation certificate. That usually happens about twelve months after someone has had their pool installed.
Having worked at Compass for a little under ten years now, one of the best pieces of advice I can give anybody considering or looking at putting in a swimming pool is take your time. A swimming pool is generally something that when people are considering putting one in, they’re usually pretty committed to their house. It usually means a long term investment in the property that they currently reside in.
This is not like going out and purchasing a motor car. If you went out and bought a motor car and decided, you know what, I just don’t like this car, there is something wrong with it, you can sell it. You can’t sell your pool without selling your house. So you want to be really careful when you think about all of the different options and all of the different inclusions that you can make part of that swimming pool.
Often people will walk into Compass or they’ll give us a call on the phone and they’ll say, how much for a swimming pool? It’s such a great question and is a difficult one to immediately answer. There are just so many different options and inclusions and site differences and things that are particular or may be particular about that pool. These will change the overall cost.
It’s not dissimilar from someone walking into a car yard where there are a whole range of cars on offer and saying, how much for a car? No one really does that because we’ve all been educated enough to know what a car is and that there are lots of different inclusions you can have.
If you are investigating the idea of an in-ground swimming pool, you will find that some pool builders offer you a choice of either concrete or fibreglass swimming pool. 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 at the advantages and disadvantages of both swimming pools options to help you in your decision making…
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. Let’s have a look at some of the important questions/points you’ll need to think about so you end up with the best pool for you and your family.