Most people who buy a pool start off with dreams of relaxing, enjoying time with family and friends. What they don’t picture is the hard work which is typically needed to look after that pool – all the manual cleaning, the heavy lifting of automatic cleaners, the endless task to keep your water balanced, healthy and safe to swim in.
The Vantage in-floor cleaning system in Melbourne is a unique water circulation system designed to reduce chemical usage, eliminate cold spots and keep your pool clean of debris without the need for regular hand vacuuming or any other cleaning equipment. Watch this video to find out how owning a Compass Pool with the Vantage system can set you free to enjoy your pool as you should!
How Vantage Differs from an Ordinary Pool
What are Traditional Pools?
For around 50 years, swimming pools have been built using the same traditional operating system.
We call this the ‘eyeball and skimmer’ system. Experts say that a healthy pool should have its entire water contents circulated at least once (preferably twice) over a 24 hour period – this helps to ensure chemicals are adequately mixed and that bacteria find it hard to thrive.
The Problem with Traditional Pools
The problem with the traditional ‘eyeball and skimmer’ system is that it pushes water across the top of your pool into a skimmer. This skimmer then feeds that water through a filter and into a pump which pushes it back into your pool through eyeball return jets. Sure it circulates the volume of a standard pool in about 8 hours, but does it really circulate the whole pool, or just the top third over and over again? The Vantage operating system is a revolutionary new way to operate your pool. In-floor nozzles work to push water around your pool in a circular fashion which ensures that all water is constantly moving. Water at the top of the pool is circulated to the bottom and the benefits of this include: warmer water from the top being spread throughout the pool, and an even spread of bacteria-killing chemicals everywhere in the pool.
Arguably the best benefit of the Vantage system is that the pool cleans itself. All you have to do is empty your leaf baskets – no separate cleaning equipment required!
Traditional pool design uses old-fashioned methods of returning filtered water back to the pool through eyeball returns near the surface. This does not put the heated and chemically treated water on the bottom of the pool where it is needed. Heat and chemicals near the surface are quickly dissipated by the wind and by sun ‘burn-off’. Tests show that conventionally heated pools consume up to 50% more chemicals and 40% more energy than heated pools with in-floor systems.
The Solution is Vantage Self Cleaning and Circulation
Unlike traditional pool circulation systems, the Vantage system circulates your pool from bottom to top. All of the layers of the pool water are penetrated, eliminating ‘dead spots’ where algae and bacteria grow. With Vantage you make dramatic savings on chemical usage while enjoying a cleaner, healthier pool.
In its natural state, water is constantly moving. When it stops it stagnates and becomes contaminated with algae and bacteria. Like a mountain stream, a Compass Vantage system regularly circulates and constantly refreshes the water in your pool.
Why Real Estate Agents say it’s easier to sell a house that has a Compass Pool with Vantage
For some buyers a pool can be a deterrent to buying a house. Pools often seem to go hand-in-hand with a lot of hard work; the great thing about Vantage is that it allows you to have a hassle free pool. Real Estate Agents regularly tell us that they love selling homes that have one of our Vantage operated pools because they can finally sell the idea of having a pool that you can truly enjoy. If you’re thinking of selling your home in the future, be sure to stop and think about how your pool will impact the sale of your house. Wouldn’t it be great if the market saw your pool as a key selling point?
The Vantage self-cleaning option makes for a really strong sales point. I can assure prospective buyers that the pool will require virtually no maintenance and is very economical to run. I know this because I have a Compass Pool in my backyard. I can’t promise that with any other pool. It’s also a real point of difference when potential buyers are comparing similar houses. A great advantage to have in a tough housing market.
John Mann, Director, LJ Hooker, Inverloch.
Can robotic cleaners really compare to Vantage?
Many people ask us if a robotic cleaner will do the same job as Vantage. In short, robotic cleaners are used to keep your pool tidy, not to keep your pool clean.
Because the Vantage system focuses on using proper circulation to keep your pool tidy and your water healthy, it offers much more than a robotic cleaning device. When compared to other options, Vantage can offer significant savings on running costs and not to mention, the system is completely automated and silent. No lifting heavy equipment like “suction cleaners” in and out of the pool. No robots getting tangled or wasting power. No manual cleaning or vacuuming.
How Vantage Cleans
What Customers think
We would definitely recommend the Vantage self-cleaning and circulation system to anyone considering installing a pool in the future. We believe that when there is manual cleaning of a pool, this often becomes a chore and takes the shine off having the pool. The initial cash outlay for the Vantage system may have been a little extra, but definitely worth the money to have crystal clear water all year round.
– Jennifer and Kerry Strachan, Junortoun
What a fabulous summer we have had and have enjoyed every minute in our beautiful pool. We both just love it and have had so many good comments from friends. I have attached some photos for you to show other customers that are thinking of the Ice Blue – we love the colour. Everything is running smoothly with the pool and it is so easy to maintain.
– Jill and Ken Weir, Christchurch
It saves you more time than any other option.
Suction cleaners and robotic cleaners are best described as semi-automatic cleaning systems. Once YOU have unpacked them from their hiding place, they need to be positioned in the pool and either connected to a suction point (suction cleaners) or connected to a power point (robotic cleaners). To unpack, install, and then remove your semi-automatic cleaning system will take at least 20 minutes of your precious TIME on each occasion. During summer, when you’re using your pool the most, this can be a daily task.
In-floor cleaning systems are the only truly automatic cleaning systems because they are permanently installed and operate automatically on a daily basis.
Vantage requires less electricity and significantly fewer chemicals to keep your pool healthy and clean.
Pool running costs include electricity to run the various pumps, and chemicals to balance and sanitise the water. So it only makes sense to consider both costs when comparing the 3 types of cleaning systems. As each cleaning system operates differently, we have based electricity costs on achieving a standard turnover rate of pool water. It is generally accepted that pool water should be turned over twice a day to achieve good filtration.
Having worked out the electricity costs, we then need to consider the chemical costs, once again this varies with each type of cleaning system. Only the in-floor cleaning system sucks water from both the surface (skimmer box) and the floor (main drain) and returns freshly sanitised water to the floor (in-floor nozzles) to achieve top-to-bottom circulation. This results in more effective sanitisation of the pool water with up to 50% less chemical costs.
Reduce chemical usage by up to 50%. Save up to $600 in running costs a year*. No unsightly robots or suction cleaners. Safer, cleaner healthier water. No more cold spots of water.
*Estimate of annual electricity costs based on 8m x 4m pool with minimum 2x turnover of pool water and energy efficient filter pumps. Calculated at 30c per kWhr, and annual chemical costs of $400 (less for in-floor system)