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Specialists in Creating Stunning Swimming Pools

Compass Pools are expert swimming pool builders with many years of experience designing and installing pools in homes across the UK. We are based in West Sussex but we serve almost anywhere in the country from Kent and Wiltshire up to Manchester and beyond. We have developed a reputation for quality and professionalism – you can rest assured you are working with some of the finest swimming pool constructors in the country. It is always our aim to exceed your expectations.

No matter whether you’re considering an indoor or outdoor pool, we have the expertise to make your vision come to life. We can construct anything from stunning infinity pools to impressive natural swimming pools. We work with you at all stages the project, consulting throughout the design stage and working within your brief and requirements to create a pool that is perfect for you. We are purely a pool contractor, meaning we have the specialist skills and experience to complete any kind of construction you need.

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How to Choose the Right Pool Swimming Pool Builders


Having a swimming pool built can be a large financial and time commitment. That means it’s absolutely vital that you choose the right team to get the job done. No matter what kind of pool you are planning to have installed, your selected swimming pool builders must know exactly what they are doing during each step of the process, or you may be disappointed with the outcome of your project.

Whether you want a custom in-ground pool or a one piece pool, choose a company with skills and experience as well as the references to back it up. Many pool builders specialise in specific pool types, while others have a broad experience with different types of constructions. Even if you have selected a simple swimming pool design that does not involve a complicated construction process, it is very important to hire a team with experience in creating the kind of pool that you are looking for.

It’s also worth noting that you should not allow any kind of building work to begin until you have agreed on the final design. Once the foundations have been set it can become almost impossible to add certain features to the pool – so if you are considering a custom design make sure that everything has been mapped out. Compass Pools have the expertise to working on a huge range of swimming pool projects, and we have built up a track record of satisfied homeowners.

Frequently Asked Questions


What makes Compass Pools different from other pool builders?

Unlike the majority of pool builders, Compass Pools does not use concrete. Our pools utilise our patented carbon ceramic composite technology and are delivered to your property in one piece. Offering fantastic strength and insulation, our pools are typically much faster to install than standard pools, as the one-piece shell can be simply placed in a previously excavated hole. We have highly experienced and knowledgeable contractors working across the UK, so we can build your pool no matter where you are based.

Do I need to get planning permission?

Whether your pool requires planning permission will depend on a large number of factors – however, in the majority of cases an outdoor pool does not require planning permission. Some of the reasons you might need permission include if the pool will take up more than 50% of the garden, if the property is a listed building, if the pool will be overlooked by a public area or if the pool will be located in a conservation area. We would be happy to provide you with further advice and information to help you with any planning permission concerns that you may have.

What size pool should I choose?

We would always recommend choosing a pool size and shape that is most appropriate for the shape of your garden. A larger pool might be preferable but it will also mean higher running costs, and you also may need to take into account the depth most suitable for the pool if you have children – for example, the minimum water depth for most swimming strokes in 1.1m, but the minimum depth for a shallow dive is 1.5m. If the pool is sensible to the size of the property it can add a great deal of value to your home as well as a being a fantastic feature for your family to enjoy. We offer a wide range of pool sizes and styles to suit every taste and requirement.

What ongoing maintenance will I need to carry out?

All swimming pools require ongoing maintenance to ensure that they perform their best, so it is important to be aware of what you need to do to keep your pool in top condition. Firstly, chemical levels need to be monitored and maintained to keep the water safe and clean to swim in – too low and bacteria can start to grow, too high and the water can be damaging for your skin.

What access is required for construction?

Due to the way that we install Compass Pools, we need have access in order to lift or crane the main one-piece pool shell into place. We also need to carry out the groundworks and excavation of the hole, so access would be required for this – however, it is often easier than you expect to get the machinery into your garden to carry out the work. Please talk to us about the kind of space that we need to work within to build your pool.

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Our 45 page free brochure contains:

  • Pool designs & ideas
  • A full pricelist
  • A swimming pool building installation guide
  • Details of your local installer

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Carbon Ceramic Technology

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

20 Year Warranty

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

Green Swimming

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

What our clients say about us…

  • 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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  • Art Deceau Pool Image Dear Alex, Simon, James and the team, We would like to thank you all very much for doing such a great job installing and commissioning our Compass Ceramic pool. Having had a traditional liner pool in the past there is no comparison to the superior quality and design of our new pool. The way in which it was organised and executed was so slick and it was a pleasure to have all of your team here at The Limes. We loved the complete package. The plant room solution is genius and enabled us to press ahead before our pool house was built. We never thought the pool would be up and running this season and are still swimming daily now. The solar cover is a great heat retainer and so easy to use. We love the lounging steps and managed a lounge on them sipping the lovely champagne you kindly gave to us. Having the use of a pool is a key part of our recovery from various medical events and to have it at home means we have no excuse in getting fit again. We are very grateful for the help you have given us to make this happen. We would highly recommend Waterstream to anyone considering a pool. We are so impressed with the whole organisation.  

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