Swimming Pool Installers
Here at Compass Pools, we have many years of experience turning dream pools into a reality. Since our inception, our team have garnered a reputation for delivering an efficient and highly professional pool installation service to clients throughout the UK.
We’re not like your average swimming pool builder – our specialism is in inground installation, delivering pools in one piece to properties, and using a crane to lower them down into a previously excavated hole. Because of this unique technique, we can install swimming pools much more quickly than competitors who build pools using concrete, fibreglass or polyester.
Our pools can be built both indoors and outdoors, and we work alongside clients every step of the way – from the initial design to the final installation. We truly are experts in what we do, and we guarantee that each of our clients will get the exact pool they are looking for.
We are often asked how much it costs to install a swimming pool and, in truth, it really depends on the circumstances. The price can vary enormously depending on the type of solution that you want and where you want the pool to be installed. In general, it is much cheaper to install a swimming pool outdoors, since there are less costs associated with needing to extend or alter your home – but it really depends on a number of things.
For a more detailed look at the costs involved for specific pool types, please see below.
Probably the most expensive type of swimming pool you can buy, indoor pools have a more complex range of additional factors to think about over outdoor alternatives. For example, before you even think about the design of the pool, you will need to take into account the building costs involved with extending or altering your home in order to hold the pool in the first place. These costs can be anywhere between £800 and £2,000 per square metre, with the pool itself costing between £1,500 and £3,000 per square metre.
Installing an indoor pool also means you need to consider other issues like air handling and ventilation which, again, come at an additional cost. Putting it in perspective, a medium spec indoor pool around 40 square metres in size costs approximately £180,000.
Installing an outdoor pool tends to be a lot cheaper than an indoor alternative, since you don’t need to factor in additional building costs. However, depending on the pool’s specification, location and any additional features you would like installed, the total price will vary accordingly.
Since our pools are designed and delivered as a one-piece ceramic carbon composite shell, this will also cut down on labour costs when compared to installing a concrete or fibreglass alternative. Also, while the initial installation costs may be fairly hefty – ranging between £50,000 and £120,000 – our pools require far less maintenance, are much more durable, and come with a twenty-year warranty against any shell leaks.
Infinity pools look fantastic but, depending on a wide range of things, can be much more complicated to install. For example, if you are looking to install an infinity pool on the rooftop of a hotel, this could create a number of logistical challenges as to how to deliver the pool effectively. As such, the design and delivery of these pools would come at an additional cost.
Installing a natural pool won’t cost much more than a standard outdoor pool, but these have the added benefit of being a lot more self-sustainable. The reed bed technology we use in our natural pools means that the pool filters its water naturally, limiting the need for you to spend out on chemicals and maintenance costs. You can also save a lot of money by opting not to install a heating system, although this isn’t typically recommended.
Maintaining your swimming pool is vital to keeping it clean and, more importantly, safe to swim in. Over time, debris can fall into the water and cause bacterial growth. Similarly, the natural oils on human skin remain in the water after swimming, altering its pH and turning it frothy.
Swimming pool filters are added to circulate the water and remove any small debris, but every swimming pool will need to utilise chemicals as well. Conventional pools primarily rely on chlorine (available in a liquid, powder or tablet form) to disinfect the water, but you can also use various other additives in your pool, such as chlorine stabilisers, algaecides and shock treatments, to make sure the water remains safe to use.
You will also need to balance the pH of your swimming pool’s water by regularly monitoring it using either a dip test or a specific mechanical device. You’ll also need to keep an eye on the temperature of the pool’s water as well – after all, the higher it is, the more likely it will be for your pool to harvest algae and bacteria.
If you’d rather avoid these maintenance costs altogether, why not think about installing a natural pool? These pools utilise a specialist reed bed technology and filter system in order to keep pool water clean.
Frequently Asked Questions
Installation is a complicated process and can depend on a large number of factors. These include preliminary property issues, as well as any potential problems we might encounter during the installation itself. Our pools are typically much faster to install than standard concrete pools, since our carbon ceramic composite shells are delivered as one-piece. However, you will need to factor in groundwork and excavation time as well.
All in all, projects normally take between 4 and 6 weeks to complete, but can take longer should any unforeseen problems occur.
Here at Compass, we have many years of experience installing pools nationwide. We have contractors throughout the country, so will have an experienced local specialist on hand for your pool’s installation. We are the only company in the UK that can use our patented carbon ceramic composite products, so if you are interested in having one built, we would love to work with you.
Pools need to be kept clean so that they remain safe and enjoyable to swim in. Most pools tend to use chemicals such as chlorine to keep the water clean and clear, as well as treatments to balance the water’s pH.
As swimming pool experts, we can provide you with insight and advice on which chemicals to use in your pools. Our swimming pools are actually designed to require fewer chemicals than other alternatives, so you won’t need to use as many chemicals as you might think.
If you really would rather not use chemicals in your pool though, then a natural pool could be a great alternative. This type of pool utilises a reed bed and filter system in order to keep the pool water clean.
In general, you do not require planning permission to install a standard outdoor pool. However, there are certain instances where you may need to get permission from your council before we can start construction. For example, if your property is listed or in an area of outstanding natural beauty, you must obtain planning permission. Similarly, you’ll also need permission if your swimming pool is going to take up more than half of your garden or if it will be overlooked by a public highway or path.
Yes, of course! We offer high-quality heating systems that can heat your pool’s water up to 40°C without any risk of damage. However, while that might sound great, it’s important to point out that swimming pools require a significant amount of energy to keep warm, so keeping your pool heated all-year round could come at a substantial cost.
Therefore, installing a system that can reduce your energy costs could be a great solution. Renewable energy systems, such as air-source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar panels, can be an effective way of generating your own electricity and keeping energy costs down. Many of our previous clients tend to use air-source heat pumps, due to the low running costs they provide over the summer months.
Something else to consider while purchasing your pool is the type of shell it has. Our carbon ceramic composite one-piece pools may cost slightly more to install initially, but their composition means that they are much better at retaining heat than alternative designs. Choosing to add a cover to your pool can also be a highly effective way of conserving heat and keeping energy costs down.
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
Compass Pools are the most energy efficient pool construction type, with ceramic insulators and variable speed pumps
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What our clients say about us…
- Compass were great throughout the whole process of choosing a pool, ordering it, installing it and tweaking any slight changes since it was finished. It has now been in for a year and I swim every day before breakfast regardless of the weather, snow on the ground etc. We have recently had a pool house finished so I can go straight from the pool into the shower without having to dry first! I would thoroughly recommend Compass for the products they sell and for the service that they provide.
Peter Williams / West Sussex /
- 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.
David Clifford / Wales /