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.

Compass Pools Australia 2017 SPASA Victoria Awards

Multiple 2017 SPASA Victoria Awards for Our Melbourne Dealer

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.

Infinity Pool by Compass

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 edge pools. One of their characteristics is that there is at least one optically missing or invisible edge of the pool which enables the scenery to be viewed in a different perspective. The water flowing over this edge produces an effect of water with no boundary. Whether the view is of the sky, cityscape, trees, forest, lake or sea, this spectacular architectural element creates a remarkable showpiece for any home. Discover astonishing swimming pool ideas by looking at the infinity pool installations in this article!

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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 30 videos in the dedicated Video Library. You can access it from the main menu under Advice – Video Library. In the Library, we have organised more than 30 videos into seven categories. Get pool design ideas, learn about different factors influencing the quality and price of the pool, pool building process and pool ownership issues. At the top, there are five featured technology videos, which explain the hidden advantages that make Compass Pools so much better than other fibreglass pools.

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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.