If you have a small backyard, you might think it is impractical for you to have a swimming pool, but this is not necessarily the case. At Compass Pools Australia, we make our pools in a range of different lengths and widths, so even if room in your backyard is relatively limited, you can still find a pool which will fit perfectly into the available space.

How to fit a pool into a small backyard design

If your backyard is an awkward shape, you could consider having your pool built above ground. This is perfectly possible with Compass Pools, thanks to our exclusive Maxi Rib technology. A strong structure is created to withstand the weight of the pool, so it does not have to be built into the ground of your backyard. Our expert pool builders can find ways to fit a pool into even the most complex space.

In a particularly small backyard, you could still consider a plunge or courtyard pool. These are ideal for smaller spaces, as they take up less room than a regular pool, while still enabling you to enjoy all the benefits of relaxing in the water.

Small backyard landscaping

A small backyard can lend itself perfectly to a pool with clever landscaping. By designing your backyard around the pool and making it the main feature, you can achieve stunning visual effects. A small backyard design centred around the swimming pool can be the envy of all your friends and neighbours!

You can find out more about our range of plunge and courtyard pools, and ways to make the most of the available space in your backyard by centring it on the pool, in the range of articles below.

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Is a spa pool the right choice for you?

Spa pools are an increasingly popular alternative to regular swimming pools in Australia. But what is a spa pool, and what are its advantages and disadvantages? How much is a swimming pool spa to buy? Are there any alternatives which would suit you better? Here we take a look at the spa pool in detail, and answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision about the best pool type for you.

Small courtyard designs with plunge pools

Plunge pools: small is beautiful

Plunge pools are small, deep pools which are perfect if you have a small-sized block. Their small size means that while you may not be able to swim laps, you will certainly make up for this with a fun, relaxing feature in your backyard that all the family will enjoy. They are ideal for aquatic exercise and hydrotherapy, or simply to soak away the cares of the day. Learn everything about plunge pools including what makes them so popular in Australia these days.

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The Best Pool Design Ideas for Your Backyard

Buying a swimming pool for your backyard is an exciting and worthwhile experience. But it is important to plan carefully if you want this important investment to offer you maximum value for money. Here are some of the main factors you need to consider, and some of our favourite pool design ideas, to make sure your project runs smoothly and your pool can be a beautiful central feature in your backyard.

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Backyard Pools: How to Make Your Pool a Success

Backyard pools are an integral part of the Australian outdoor lifestyle. There’s no better feeling than plunging into your own pool and enjoying the water with family and friends. But how can you make sure your pool is a stunning design feature that will continue to bring you happiness for many years to come?Here, we take a look at the phenomenon of the backyard pool and offer our hints and tips for creating a perfect pool of your own.