Just because our pools are preformed in a factory doesn’t mean you can’t customise them to suit your backyard and personal taste. There are many ways you can change and enhance your Compass pool to create a truly unique design.


Although most people are selecting inground pools, sometimes you need a little more flexibility with your pool installation.

A Compass pool can be installed almost anywhere! Thanks to our innovative Maxi Rib technology, a Compass Pool can be installed on almost any site. Maxi Rib technology means your Compass Ceramic Fibreglass pool can be installed above ground. It provides the necessary support for your pool shell in any situation.

What is Maxi Rib technology?
The Maxi Rib system is a unique technology which is only available with Compass Pools. Essentially we use a rib-like structure to provide the necessary support to enable the pool to be installed above ground on a concrete platform or on prepared natural ground. This means that sloping or difficult sites can easily be catered for.

A Maxi Rib could help you to save thousands of dollars

Typically, installing swimming pools on sloping sites is fraught with difficulty and added engineering expenses. The invention of Maxi Rib has meant that Compass Pools can offer a relatively straightforward solution. Because Maxi Rib pools have been installed on many different sites, we know exactly what to do to make your pool project simple to manage and cost effective. More attractive to future buyers – Compass offers the added benefit of having a completely automated cleaning system. Find out more about the self-cleaning pool.

Above ground or semi inground fibreglass pools

Thanks to the Maxi Rib Technology, above ground fibreglass pools are possible. The Maxi Rib system has been specifically created by Compass Pools engineer Charles Rickard. As he says, thanks to this technology “it is now possible to install a fibreglass pool on sites which previously would have been considered either too difficult or virtually impossible to proceed. You can see some examples of above ground swimming pools installed on sloping sites, rooftops or suspended decks in the gallery below.

Infinity pools or swimming pools with disappearing edges

Many people dream of an infinity pool. The water flowing over this edge produces an effect of water with no boundary, like you know if from luxurious estates. Whether it is the sky, cityscape, trees, forest, lake or sea, infinity pools have always been the object of admiration both of the pool owners and their visitors. As you would expect, constructing an infinity pool is not an easy task. We have all the knowledge required to master this extensive architectonical, structural, and mechanical detailing. Find out more about building an infinity pool.


Above Ground Fibreglass Pools and Infinity Pools Built with Maxi Rib Technology


Integrated Ribs Enable Installing Fibreglass Pools Above the Ground

Compass Pools Melbourne Maxi Rib Technology enabling Above Ground Pool Installation

Compass Pools Melbourne SPASA Victoria Award 2016 Best Pool and Spa Combination

Above Ground Fibreglass Pool in Melbourne?

Compass Pools Melbourne is the most awarded fibreglass pool company in Australia. We have received numerous awards for our pools and spas installations. For 2016, we have been (among other awards) selected as the Highly Commended Award Winner 2016 in the category Best Residential Fibreglass, Acrylic, or Vinyl-Lined Pool and Spa Combination by SPASA Victoria. If interested, you can browse through more of our awards for pools and spas installations.

If you think you might use our knowledge and technologies to build an above ground swimming pool for you, please talk to us – we are happy to discuss your pool project with you.