Small Swimming Pools

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If you don’t have the space for a larger swimming pool, or simply want to leave some spare room, we offer a range of smaller swimming pool options. After all, as the old saying goes – good things come in small packages.

Why choose us?

Our expert team have over 30 years’ experience of designing and installing a wide range of swimming pools, so you can rest assured that you are in safe, experienced hands. The key difference between us and traditional pool constructors is the unique material we use to build our swimming pool shells with. Rather than using concrete, like most common pools do, we build our pools with a much more cost-effective and durable carbon fibre ceramic composite.

This material provides a number of benefits to our clients, including bacteria impenetrability, easier maintenance and a faster installation time. We also offer a 50 year ‘no leak’ warranty on all of our pools, giving clients a lasting investment and a low lifetime cost of ownership.

Types of Small Pools

Our specialist team are experts in creating designs for swimming pools in smaller spaces. The type of design we will recommend for you to choose will very much depend on your requirements and where you want it to be.

For instance, if you are looking for a swimming pool which offers more of a holiday lifestyle – mixing it up between sunbathing and taking a refreshing dip – then an outdoor plunge pool would be a good fit. Meanwhile, if you’re after a pool you can use all year around without having to worry about the weather, then a smaller indoor pool would be the best bet.

Let’s take a look at them both:

exercise poolPlunge Pools

Plunge pools are the perfect solution if you are looking for a compact swimming space or have a smaller garden. We offer a range of different styles and sizes for you to choose between, and can design each pool to a client’s specific requirements. Plus, if you’re looking to use your pool as a place you can exercise in, we can install a swim jet, such as Fastlane by Endless Pools, which will provide you with a constant stream of water that you can swim against without moving.

Plunge pools are also a lot more affordable than larger pools, and are cheaper than traditional concrete pools because the carbon ceramic composite shell is delivered in one piece, rather than having to be built from scratch. They can also incorporate heating systems which, due to their more compact size, allow them to reach temperatures similar to that of a hot tub.

Indoor Pools

Our range of indoor swimming pools are available in a range of different sizes and styles. Depending on the space you have available, we can utilise our years of experience to design and build the perfect pool for you.

However, one thing you have to consider with building a smaller-sized indoor pool is the accessibility. Since we build each swimming pool as one piece, we will need access the size of the pool’s cross profile in order to position it correctly. With this in mind, it’s often easier to build smaller indoor pools into a specifically-built Compass building, a building with a sliding door cover or prior to a house extension being built, which of course will come at an additional cost to the swimming pool itself.

Therefore, deciding to install a smaller indoor pool with us will typically be more expensive than a plunge pool or small outside pool, but will give you the luxury of being able to swim in your home environment.

Get in touch

For more information on installing a small swimming pool in your home or garden, our team at Compass Pools are ready and waiting to help. Email us today at or call us on 0333 4567 111. We promise to get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! In fact, incorporating a heating system into an outdoor plunge pool can give it more of a hot tub feel, which is ideal for those colder winter months.

Even though a swimming pool may be smaller in size, any swimming pool can pose a threat to a child if they aren’t being correctly supervised. Plus, the chemicals that you need to use to correctly maintain swimming pools, keeping them safe to swim in, could affect children’s eyes and skin.

Not necessarily. You usually don’t have to, especially if there is no change of use required in the land, but the rules can be fairly complex. We would recommend contacting your local council to double check. There are many different rules and regulations so it’s important to make doubly sure before you get started with your installation. But, if you are building a swimming pool inside of a new extension, you will need to have already gained planning permission for that extension in the first place. You don’t always need it if you’re only building a sliding door cover though.

The carbon fibre ceramic composite shell that our pools are made from provide an array of benefits over traditional concrete shells. From faster installation and easier maintenance, to an anti-bacterial surface and a lower lifetime ownership cost, our pools are also more cost-effective to heat and come available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and styles.

If you have an outside pool, you should definitely invest in a cover. This will stop debris, litter and biological matter from being able to fall into the water. If you have an indoor pool, a cover is less important, but they are especially good at retaining heat which will reduce the amount you need to spend on heating costs.


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