Swimming Pool Construction Processes

Building your new swimming pool can be quite chalenging. It all starts with the selection of pool shape, pool colour, pool technologies and features. Then we manufacture your fibreglass pool in our Newcastle factory and your pool is transported to your local Compass Pools dealer. From here, the installation processes begin which include many less or more complex operations.

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions on pool construction. Articles about the pool construction process, materials used to build pools, skills required to construct a pool, timing your pool construction project and much more.

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Building a New House: Why It Makes Sense To Include a Pool

Building a new home is an exciting project, as you get to create a home which is specifically designed to suit your needs. But it is important to consider how you want to use the whole of your new property, including the outdoor areas. If you are building a new house, it can make sense to include a swimming pool from the beginning of the project. Here are a few good reasons why.

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Build a beautiful infinity pool with Compass

Infinity pools have gained great popularity over the past few decades and they are one of the great idea concepts you could use for your new swimming pool project. Often placed to stunning effect in holiday resorts and luxurious estates, an infinity pool is designed to give the impression that it merges into the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, infinity pools are referred to as infinity edge, disappearing edge or negative …

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New Video Section Launched on Our Website

At Compass, we try to provide as much information and knowledge for our customers as possible. Texts and images can be informative, however, sometimes it’s better to see and hear it in the form of a video. We already had a lot of videos on the website, but they were scattered around the site and could not always be accessed readily. From now on, you’ll find more than …

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Water Tanks And Knowing Your Swimming Pool’s Capacity

We’re often asked, if I install my pool, will I need a water tank? That is a really good question. As a general rule, pools up to around about ten metres generally don’t need a water tank. As soon as you exceed the ten metre mark which correlates to the number of litres in that pool as a rough rule of thumb, if your pool has more than 40,000 litres of water in it, under the BASIX rules it’s generally required that you install a water tank with your swimming pool.

The other tipping point is not just 40,000 litres, because you could have a pool or a volume of water that is a lot less than 40,000 litres, the other trigger is whether the overall project exceeds $50,000 in cost.

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Pool Construction Process And Turnaround Time

Once a customer brings their council approved paperwork into the office, usually the timeframe from receiving approvals and the pool going in the ground is between six to eight weeks. That’s a rough timeframe. Weather is something that is beyond anyone’s control but it is usually between six to eight weeks.

Filtration equipment is obviously a really important part of your pool. What we need is usually around two metres, two and a half metres but that depends on the amount of space you’ve got available in your yard. So we can customise the installation of your equipment to best suit your yard.

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Planning A New Pool – Follow This Advice

I’ve helped hundreds of people plan their new pool. I really think that the three most important things to have a bit of a think about when you’re doing that is first the purpose, what you’re actually going to use your pool for. Is it for kids, family fun, is it just something pretty to look at, have barbeques around? Does it need to be suitable for anyone elderly who is getting into the pool?

The other thing is effort – how much effort you want to put into owning it. If you’re time poor and you do not see yourself out cleaning the pool or out there testing the water chemistry, there are certain things that you can do that can take a lot of that effort out of it.

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How Long Is The Pool Construction Process?

We’re often asked how long is it going to take to build my swimming pool?

There are a couple of different elements that come together for that. Obviously we’ve worked through the time for contracting the swimming pool, designing it, doing all the bits necessary for now to be well on our way to having a pool in the backyard.

The next step for us is we need to manufacture it. Every Compass pool is built to order. We don’t build your swimming pool until we get an order for it. So it’s always your very own swimming pool, issued with its very own birth certificate. This is an important element of Compass Pools.

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