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If you are looking to buy a swimming pool, you know that you can never get all the answers, despite actively looking for them. On our website, we have prepared a lot of useful articles for future pool owners including the FAQ or Pool 101 sections. On top of it, our Video Gallery lists videos that answer the most common questions we get asked.

At Compass Pools Australia, we understand that many people prefer to discuss the pool project with someone who is experienced. Just next door to our factory, Compass Pool Centre consultants are ready to offer a free pool planning consultation to anyone interesting in buying a swimming pool. If you are from a different region, the best way to proceed is to look up a local pool builder that installs Compass Pools. Each and every Compass-authorised dealer will be happy to prepare a quote and meet with you on site for a free pool consultation. In the meantime, please feel free to explore the pool consultation topic more by reading our advice articles.

Is buying a swimming pool a good investment?

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 …

DIY pools vs professionally installed pools - how to decide

DIY vs professionally built swimming pools

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 …

Detailed look on swimming pool costs

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 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 …

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How much does an in-ground pool cost?

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.

Pool 101 How long does it take to build the 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 local consent authority or other contractors. Let’s take a look at how these factors can influence your pool construction to help you plan your new pool project.

Selecting Between Fibreglass Pool and Concrete Swimming Pool

Which is better: concrete or fibreglass pool?

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…

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. 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.

Compass Pools Australia Pool 101 Timing your pool build so that you are ready to swim in 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 time you sort out a plan, get approval from local authorities and then get scheduled into your pool builder’s timeline, the chances are that your …