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Natural Swimming Pools

Many people say that purchasing an outdoor swimming pool is a bad investment, but this is simply not true. A high-quality garden swimming pool can not only add value to your home, but it could also reinvigorate the minds and bodies of your family. Plus, swimming is a great form of exercise as it uses virtually all of your muscles, so installing one could also keep you and your family looking and feeling healthy.

With over 30 years’ experience of designing and installing a wide range of garden swimming pools, our team at Compass Pools have the expertise required to provide you with the garden swimming pool of your dreams. Take a look below to see the range we have to offer.

Types of Garden Swimming Pool

There is more choice than you might think when it comes to choosing your ideal garden pool, and it really comes down to what exactly it is you are looking for. Whether you are looking for a pool with cheaper maintenance costs, more of a luxury factor or one that is better suited to a smaller garden, we offer a selection of designs for you to choose between.

Outdoor Pools

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Outdoor pools are the traditional swimming pools that you see in gardens across the land. They are much easier to install that indoor swimming pools, but still require significant design and project management expertise in order to install correctly. 

The range of outdoor pools that we offer have one major difference to traditional garden pools. Most garden pools are usually built using a concrete shell, which involves digging into the ground and then building the pool from scratch in the newly-dug hole.

Our garden pools utilise a much simpler and more effective system. We use a unique patented carbon fibre ceramic composite shell on all of our outdoor pools, which we design and develop in house. We then use a crane to lower the uniquely designed pool into the hole, ensuring that it fits snuggly inside. We then install the plumbing, wiring, filtration units, heating and lighting before finishing off the design with any tiling, paving or decking you’d like to feature around the pool.

The unique shell our outdoor pools are made from provide an array of benefits over traditional concrete shells. These typically include:

  • Faster installation.
  • Easier maintenance.
  • Lower lifetime ownership cost.
  • Anti-bacterial surface and reduced chemical usage.
  • More cost-effective to heat.
  • Wide range of sizes, shapes and styles to choose from.

We also offer a 50-year warranty on each of our pools against leaks, so you can rest assured that your outdoor garden pool will last for a long, long time.

Natural Pools

Natural Swimming Pools

If you’ve ever swam in a lake or river while on holiday, natural pools are designed to offer the same kind of experience. These don’t require chemicals in order to run, and are much more of an eco-friendly alternative to traditional garden pools, since they cut down on the heating and running costs.

Natural pools work by using a combination of a specialist reed bed technology, which naturally filters the water, and a filtration system, which pumps oxygen molecules around the pool’s floor area. In doing so, this helps circulate the water, and moves debris into the filter system to prevent stagnant water building up. This, in turn, kills off any bacteria that enters the pool, keeping your water clean and safe to swim in.

Infinity Pools

Infinity garden pools provide a real slice of luxury to a garden. However, that luxury does unfortunately come at a cost, as infinity pools are typically the most expensive type of garden swimming pool. This is mainly due to the additional logistical complications they require for their installation and design; infinity pools feature a seamless blend between the edge of the pool and their surroundings, to make it appear as if they continue indefinitely into the landscape.

Due to their design, infinity pools are actually one of the most efficient types of garden pools you can have from a maintenance perspective. Rather than having to use a net to fish out dead leaves and insects from your pool, Compass Pool’s innovative overflow swimming pool design lets you sit back and relax.  

Plunge Pools


If you have a smaller garden, a plunge pool could be the ideal alternative to one of the larger, more expensive options. We offer a range of different styles and sizes for you to choose between, all of which feature our unique patented carbon fibre ceramic composite shell. This shell has numerous advantages over traditional concrete pools – it is less prone to cracks, impermeable to bacteria and is easier to install. It can also save you money in terms of heating costs, as the shells are thinner, closer to the water and therefore able to heat water much more effectively.

If you’re worried that a plunge pool could be too small for you to go swimming in, don’t worry. We can install a swim jet, such as Fastlane by Endless Pools, to provide you with a constant stream of water that you can swim against without moving.

Get in touch

For more information on installing a swimming pool in your garden, our team at Compass Pools are ready and waiting to be of assistance. Call us today on 0333 4567 111 or email us at and we promise to get back to you as soon as we can.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since they are the smallest option, a plunge pool is the cheapest garden swimming pool to install. Likewise, due to the extra logistical requirements involved, infinity pools are typically the most expensive.

However, the cost really depends on the size, style and design of the pool that you are looking for, so it is difficult to say for certain which type is the cheapest or most cost-effective. Get in touch with us so we can discuss your requirements or alternatively, use our free online calculator to receive a personalised quote. 

Not necessarily. The answer is usually no, especially if there is no change of use required in the land. However, the rules can be fairly complex so we recommend contacting your local council to double check. There are many different rules and regulations to take into account which vary from location to location, so it’s important to make doubly sure before you get started with your installation. 

There are many reasons why carbon ceramic pools are a better choice over their concrete counterparts. Reduced chemical usage, faster installation, easier maintenance, wider range of sizes, shapes and styles – the list goes on. To see a more detailed comparison between the two, please click here.

Natural garden pools rely on a biodiverse ecosystem in order to keep the water clean. Therefore, it’s inevitable that they will attract certain organisms, such as water beetles and frogs. That’s not to say you will be swimming alongside them though, as they will base themselves in an entirely different zone to the swimming area, so they’ll keep out of your way.

You won’t have to worry about mosquitoes either. Since natural pools gently move water all the time, mosquitoes won’t be attracted to it, as they only thrive in areas where water is still or stagnant.

Yes, we do. After your pool has been installed, we will then make any finishing touches that you would like. Whether you’d prefer to have paving, decking or tiling surrounding your pool, we will work with you to make sure you’re left with a pool you truly love.


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