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Inground Swimming Pools

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We Are Experts in In-Ground Pool Installation

If you have always dreamed of having an in-ground swimming pool installed, Compass Pools can help make it a reality. We are a dedicated team of swimming pool specialists who have over 30 years’ experience designing and installing stunning pools in homes throughout the UK. We have constructed a wide range of indoor and outdoor pools and would be delighted to bring our expertise to your home. To find out more, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Inground Pools: A Fantastic Investment

While many people may fantasise about having their own swimming pool, a large number of homeowners think that it is too impractical and the cost is too high to design their own inground pool. However, we are happy to tell you that that ideology is wrong: in-ground swimming pools are actually a fantastic investment. The cost is lower than you think, and installing your own pool could actually add significant value to your property. Plus, just think of all the quality time you can enjoy, and the memories you will make, with friends and family gathered around your beautiful pool.

How We Install Your Inground Pool

We understand how important each different facet of the construction process is, so we offer a bespoke design and installation service. This allows us to provide you with an in-ground pool that is perfectly suited to your requirements.

The first step in the process is the excavation of the pool site. This is carried out by experienced groundwork contractors who have many years of expertise in all aspects of structural and stabilisation work. Once the hole has been excavated, your one-piece ceramic pool will be delivered to the site and lowered into place.

Next, we follow this up by installing the plumbing and wiring from the plant room. We then add any additional features you would like inside the pool, including the lighting, heating and filtration system. Finally, we build the area surrounding the pool, dealing with everything from tiling to paving to decking.


Read Our Latest Reviews

Adam Breeden
Adam Breeden
i procured a pool from compass on a new construction house we built. the house was considerably delayed, but compass were extremely good and accommodating the moving timelines. now the pool is in we are totally delighted with it, stunning aesthetic but also the kit is state of the art and all online via an app they really take the hassle out of up keeping a pool which i was dreading. re the resign of the pool, you are really left with the feeling they really know about pools and whats important. we were going to build one bespoke but we would never have thought of the little design touches that make is so user friendly. i rarely write reviews, but these guys really deserve it, rarely these days do you come across top notch suppliers that are also not too expensive. top service too, shout out to sheila, thank you..
Rupert Evenett
Rupert Evenett
Penny and Mike of Compass in Kent did a fantastic job - professional, experienced, confidence building (for first time pool owners!) and always on time/always doing exactly what they said they would from first meeting and good advice through to final installation, handover and explanations of maintaining the pool. dealt expertly with difficult access, a narrow lane, a big crane lift (with high winds) along the way. Thoroughly recommend them. Great product, great finish.
Tiffany Hornshaw
Tiffany Hornshaw
Penny and Mike have been fantastic - from the first enquiry to the handover. So easy to deal with - very responsive and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
Jonathan Hook
Jonathan Hook
The team were so professional from start to finish. Very thorough and slick. It is true that 'you get what you pay for'! 5/5
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard
Compass pools have just installed our new pool, the service from them has been nothing short of fantastic from the beginning to the final handover. Nick has given us all the help we needed from the start and on site Ryan Nathan & team made the whole construction process enjoyable. We can highly recommend them.
Tom Nicholls
Tom Nicholls
Denise and Mike were fantastic! Thank you so much for the quality service
Zar Sheikh
Zar Sheikh
Once decided upon a pool company I’m very pleased we went with Waterstream and the Compass pool. Their whole end to end process was so straightforward for such a dramatic change. No sales push. Dedicated representative thorough out the process. The on-site team were efficient, no nonsense get the job done - but all friendly and very professional. Couldn’t be happier with the final result. Pool looks great - went with the light Pearl finish which looks stunning against the green backdrop of the garden. The plant room is compact and easy to navigate and we love the way it’s all hidden away (behind the hedge) and quiet! The integrated cover completes the look and helps heat the water. With the plethora of companies out there, choosing the right one is paramount and we’ve not been disappointed.
James Lloyd
James Lloyd
Penny and Mike from Waterstream installed our Compass Pool. From the moment I first met Penny to discuss installing a pool to their handover on completion they gave the best service. The quality of the product is excellent and Penny and Mike are so professional and their work is of the highest standards. Commissioning a pool can be quite a daunting process but throughout the process they were always there to put your mind at rest and the end result is perfect. Thanks again and highly recommended to anyone thinking of having a pool!
hamish baillie
hamish baillie
Made a potentially difficult job simple and enjoyable. The team at Compass completed the installation professionally and promptly. They were always quick to reply to any queries we had and had a depth of experience to call upon. The end result is a high quality pool installation that speaks for itself. Anyone daunted by the prospect of a project of this size should speak to the team - it is actually quite simple and they have a tried and tested formula that works.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an In-ground pool cost?

The price of your swimming pool will vary on a number of factors. These include its size, it’s location (either indoors or outdoors) and the amount of labour involved to install it. With an in-ground pool, we estimate that the price will be somewhere between £50,000 and £120,000.

To obtain a more accurate figure for your specific requirements, we recommend talking to a member of our team who will be able to give you a quote for the work needed. Alternatively, pop in and visit us at our showroom in West Sussex where we will happily go through everything with you.

Are In-ground pools easier to install that other pool types?

In-ground pools are more complex to install than above-ground styles due to the excavation and groundworks. The quality of the soil, draining requirements and access to the hole all vary from location to location which can make it difficult to know how straightforward or problematic an installation might be. For more detailed information, take a look at our pool installation page.

How long does construction take?

This can vary on a huge range of factors, including the work that you need to do on your property itself to prepare for the installation. The actual construction of the physical pool takes very little time as our one-piece pools are simply craned into a previously excavated hole, rather than having to go through the lengthy process of adding concrete and tiles.

Will you work with our existing builders?

Creating a high-quality pool area requires an experienced designer, as well as an interior designer and architect if the pool is going indoors. If you have already arranged a building team to carry out the work, we are more than happy to work alongside them to deliver the best possible result. However, the earlier we are brought on board, the easier this process will be.

Can I have a pool that’s partially buried?

If you are looking for a pool that is only partly built into the ground, you may be thinking of an infinity pool. These are commonly installed on hillsides or slopes, and often require partial excavation. We do offer an infinity pool installation service here at Compass Pools. Contact our team to discuss what you are looking and we can provide you with a free quote for the work.

Do I need planning permission for an In-ground pool?

Outdoor pools are generally considered ‘garden projects’ so don’t usually require planning permission. However, don’t take that as gospel as some areas – such as listed buildings, national parks and conservation areas – often have stricter rules. It’s always worth double-checking with your local planning authority before starting a pool project.

Indoor pools have slightly different regulations, and planning permission mainly depends on whether you are building an extension onto your home to house the pool, or whether it’s going into a pre-existing room. Freestanding buildings of certain dimensions fall under Permitted Development, but again, it’s worth checking with your local authority.

How much maintenance do swimming pools require?

Conventional pools need to be maintained through the use of disinfectant chemicals, surface skimming and filter cleansing. How much maintenance work you need to carry out will vary depending on the pool’s size, usage, location and water type. For example, outdoor pools require more frequent skimming than indoor pools in order to keep the water free of leaves and other falling debris.

The ceramic fibreglass we use to build our pools with actually makes them more hygienic than concrete pools, because the material is impenetrable to bacteria.

Which chemicals do I need for my swimming pool?

In addition to a filter, conventional pools primarily rely on chlorine (available in a liquid, powder or tablet form) to disinfect the water. You can also use various additives in your pool, such as chlorine stabilisers, algaecides and shock treatments, to make sure the water is balanced and safe to swim in.

The quantity of chemicals you require will vary on the pool’s specifications – its size, location and usage. For any help or assistance, our specialists can guide you on which chemicals you will need.

How can I keep my family safe around an In-Ground Pool?

Safety is of paramount importance when it comes to swimming pools. Installing a fence around the perimeter of the pool is generally recommended, as is fitting a lockable gate to prevent children and pets getting into the area unsupervised. You could also invest in a solid pool cover, as these will give you the opportunity to reclaim the surface area when the pool is not in use.

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Do Compass pools offer In-ground pool installations near me?

At Compass Pools, we have a nationwide installation network so we can fit contemporary ceramic pools at your home or business wherever you’re based. Our headquarters and showroom are based in Sussex, but we work all across the south coast, in and around London, up to Wales, the Midlands, East Anglia and Scotland.

To see more locations and to submit any enquiries, questions or queries you might have, visit our contact page.

  • Carbon Fibre

    Carbon Ceramic Technology

    Compass Pools are constructed using Carbon Fibre & Ceramic for Stength and Insulation
  • 20 Years

    20 Year Warranty

    Supported by the best guarantees in the industry, Compass Pools Carbon Ceramic Shells have a 20 Year Warranty
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    Green Swimming

    Compass Pools are the most energy efficient pool construction type, with ceramic insulators and variable speed pumps


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    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."
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    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."
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    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."
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    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."
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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.

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