Sloping site solutions

We can offer cost-effective above-ground pool installations.

 

 

In-ground, out of ground or somewhere in between… A Compass Pool can be installed almost anywhere.

Are fibreglass Pools only for flat sites?


As building technology and architectural design has progressed over the years it has become far more common to see people building homes on sloping or difficult sites. This often means that when it comes time to put a pool in the ground, we have to get creative with our approach.

Many brands of Fibreglass Pools are limited to simple flat sites – essentially the pool needs to be fully inground to ensure the structural integrity of the floor and walls. Luckily we knew 20 years ago that we could provide a cost effective design solution which would prevent pool buyers from having to spend tens of thousands extra on complex ground works or specially-engineered concrete pools.

Our Australian Design Award-Winning MaxiRib ™ system allows you to install a Compass Pool completely out of the ground. Our experienced dealer network has now been installing Compass Maxi Rib pools across Australia for over 20 years in places you wouldn’t believe (including high-rise rooftops in central Melbourne!).

3 ways to install a Compass Pool in your backyard:
Fully in-ground
To this day the most common installation is a fully inground pool. If you have a flat site, this will almost always prove to be the most cost-effective option.

Partially out of ground
In some cases, the design of your pool area may call for you pool to be out of the ground up to 1000mm. These situations often occur when you want your pool to meet the height of an existing deck, retaining wall or other design feature. Your Compass Pool dealer may suggest a specialised out-of-ground coping beam or our specially engineered Maxi-Lite system to ensure your pool remains strong and reliable.

Out of ground
Many people think that if they want to install their pool significantly above natural ground level that they will need to conduct major earthworks and build retaining walls. This isn’t true. We invented the Maxi Rib system to eliminate the extra work and reduce the added engineering costs the other pools would require. In most cases installing a Compass MaxiRib Pool will be more cost effective than the added earthworks/retaining or Concrete Pool alternatives.

Talk to us if you:

  • Have a sloping site which will require some or all of your pool walls to be above ground level
  • Want to include a vanishing/ infinity edge with your pool or windows in the wall of your pool
  • Wish for your pool to be installed on a deck/patio area above natural ground level
  • Want to install a pool close to a building
  • Need your pool to be partially out of ground for landscape design reasons
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