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Indoor Swimming Pool Design, Construction & installation

Installing an indoor pool in the UK is a very attractive option. Here at Compass we have devised several options to make enjoying your pool all year round as easy as possible. All Compass indoor swimming pools far exceed the building regulations set out in Part L for insulated pools saving you £100’s in heating costs a year. Click hear to read more about Part L

Installation into an existing building

If you have an existing building that you are looking to place an indoor swimming pool in this is generally a more expensive option than putting up a new building as the existing building will generally need underpinning if the pool is to be located close to any of the external or supporting walls (2m is the general rule but it depends on a number of factors). We also install our pool as a whole shell. And thus we need a hole the cross profile of the pool normally about 4m x 1.8m in the side of the building (this is not normally a problem as most customers will be installing sliding doors at the same time). You will need to work with an external contractor in this instance to provide us with a ready excavated hole and access to get the shell in.

Installation into a new building (built by contractor)

indoor-pool-processWhen installing an indoor swimming pool in a new building, you are not actually doing that, this may sound strange but you build the pool first then put the building around it. The build process would normally go as follows

  1. Contractor excavates for foundations of building
  2. Contractor pours foundations
  3. Contractor or Compass excavate the pool (to spec)
  4. Compass install pool shell and pipework, fill with water
  5. Compass board over the pool
  6. Contractor constructs building without decorative finishes but including power.
  7. Compass return to fit plant room & coping stones
  8. Compass works with trusted Ventilation contractor to install duct work for air control system & pool heating
  9. Contractor returns to install plasterboard, finishes & flooring.


Installation into a Compass Built Building

Compass has worked with one of the UK’s premier outdoor building manufacturers to develop a package of building designed specifically around our indoor swimming pools. These modern buildings built from structurally reinforced panels and clad in beautiful cedar are the perfect accompaniment to a Compass pool. Indoor pool packages start from £120,000, but for more detailed information about the indoor swimming pool cost, give us a call. Your indoor pool construction will be managed exclusively by Compass or our local approved Compass dealer.

Install a sliding dome cover

There are two options when installing a sliding dome cover, a full height dome and a low profile dome. Both of these allow for all year round use and help save on running costs. They can also be simply slid back in the summer to allow you to swim in the great outdoors. Both types of indoor swimming pool designs can be integrated or attached to the house, Planning permission on this type of enclosure is not normally required, although you should always check with your local planning office as areas of outstanding natural beauty and small gardens may be affected.

  • Full Height
  • As it sounds, a cover that you can walk around under.

  • Low Height
  • These are normally head height at one end allowing you get in the pool.


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