Swimming pool installation
Here at Compass Pools, we have many years of experience turning dream pools into a reality. Since our inception, our team have garnered a reputation for delivering an efficient and highly professional pool installation service to clients throughout the UK.
Swimming Pool Installers
We’re not like your average swimming pool builder – our specialism is in inground installation, delivering pools in one piece to properties, and using a crane to lower them down into a previously excavated hole. Because of this unique technique, we can install swimming pools much more quickly than competitors who build pools using concrete, fibreglass or polyester.
Our pools can be built both indoors and outdoors, and we work alongside clients every step of the way – from the initial design to the final installation. We truly are experts in what we do, and we guarantee that each of our clients will get the exact pool they are looking for.
We are often asked how much it costs to install a swimming pool and, in truth, it really depends on the circumstances. The price can vary enormously depending on the type of solution that you want and where you want the pool to be installed. In general, it is much cheaper to install a swimming pool outdoors, since there are less costs associated with needing to extend or alter your home – but it really depends on a number of things.
For a more detailed look at the costs involved for specific pool types, please see below.
Probably the most expensive type of swimming pool you can buy, indoor pools have a more complex range of additional factors to think about over outdoor alternatives. For example, before you even think about the design of the pool, you will need to take into account the building costs involved with extending or altering your home in order to hold the pool in the first place. These costs can be anywhere between £800 and £2,000 per square metre, with the pool itself costing between £1,500 and £3,000 per square metre.
Installing an indoor pool also means you need to consider other issues like air handling and ventilation which, again, come at an additional cost. Putting it in perspective, a medium spec indoor pool around 40 square metres in size costs approximately £180,000.
Installing an outdoor pool tends to be a lot cheaper than an indoor alternative, since you don’t need to factor in additional building costs. However, depending on the pool’s specification, location and any additional features you would like installed, the total price will vary accordingly.
Since our pools are designed and delivered as a one-piece ceramic carbon composite shell, this will also cut down on labour costs when compared to installing a concrete or fibreglass alternative. Also, while the initial installation costs may be fairly hefty – ranging between £50,000 and £120,000 – our pools require far less maintenance, are much more durable, and come with a twenty-year warranty against any shell leaks.
Infinity pools look fantastic but, depending on a wide range of things, can be much more complicated to install. For example, if you are looking to install an infinity pool on the rooftop of a hotel, this could create a number of logistical challenges as to how to deliver the pool effectively. As such, the design and delivery of these pools would come at an additional cost.
Installing a natural pool won’t cost much more than a standard outdoor pool, but these have the added benefit of being a lot more self-sustainable. The reed bed technology we use in our natural pools means that the pool filters its water naturally, limiting the need for you to spend out on chemicals and maintenance costs. You can also save a lot of money by opting not to install a heating system, although this isn’t typically recommended.
Maintaining your swimming pool is vital to keeping it clean and, more importantly, safe to swim in. Over time, debris can fall into the water and cause bacterial growth. Similarly, the natural oils on human skin remain in the water after swimming, altering its pH and turning it frothy.
Swimming pool filters are added to circulate the water and remove any small debris, but every swimming pool will need to utilise chemicals as well. Conventional pools primarily rely on chlorine (available in a liquid, powder or tablet form) to disinfect the water, but you can also use various other additives in your pool, such as chlorine stabilisers, algaecides and shock treatments, to make sure the water remains safe to use.
You will also need to balance the pH of your swimming pool’s water by regularly monitoring it using either a dip test or a specific mechanical device. You’ll also need to keep an eye on the temperature of the pool’s water as well – after all, the higher it is, the more likely it will be for your pool to harvest algae and bacteria.
If you’d rather avoid these maintenance costs altogether, why not think about installing a natural pool? These pools utilise a specialist reed bed technology and filter system in order to keep pool water clean.
- 01/David Clifford – Wales"There are two aspects to the company, the people and the product. I can't fault either of them. The people are friendly, expert and very helpful. Theirs is a premium product but worth it. The build quality is first rate and the operating system options can give you a package as sophisticated as you wish."
- 02/Sophie Bardrick"Compass provided an excellent sales service with James Poore giving a full explanation of the pool construction and installation process. Compass delivered each stage on time and installed the pool quickly and efficiently under the direction of Alex. All team members were knowledgable and professional. Would highly recommend Compass Pools to anyone thinking of getting a pool."
- 03/Tim Wilkinson"Compass were a dream to deal with. They visited and prepared a very detailed quote with full details/breakdown. A start date was agreed on, they turned up on the agreed day and finished the install ahead of schedule. The install team were a pleasure to work with and had a good eye for detail / getting things right / keeping the site tidy. I would not hesitate to recommend Compass."
- 04/Jane Styslinger – Hampshire"We couldn't be happier with the service we received from all the team. Right from Sheila in sales on day 1 through to John and Glenn on site. Now we have a pool the boys are in it in all weather and it gets them off the Xbox! They have used the pool every day since May-be it after school or early in the morning and we both use it to exercise whenever we have a spare half an hour.That alone makes it more than worth it."
CARBON FIBRE TECHNOLOGYCompass Pools are constructed using Carbon Fibre & Ceramic for Stength and Insulation
WARRANTYSupported by the best guarantees in the industry, Compass Pools Carbon Ceramic Shells have a 20 Year Warranty
GREEN SWIMMINGCompass Pools are the most energy efficient pool construction type, with ceramic insulators and variable speed pumps
If you are interested in finding out more about the range of pools we offer, why not call us today on 0333 4567 111?
Our team would be delighted to help you with any questions or queries you might have, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.