Winter Pool Maintenance and Getting Your Pool Ready for Spring

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and you’re ready to use your pool much more now than during the winter months. Since you don’t completely close your pool down in Melbourne or anywhere else in Victoria, it’s relatively easy to get it back in top shape and ready for swimmers.

Top 13 FAQs Pool Owners Ask

When you have questions about your pool, you want to get all of your information from a reputable source. We’ve rounded up the top 13 most popular questions such as: ‘A bird accidentally fell into the pool, how do I get rid of contaminants in the water?’. ‘How do you remove baby ducks from your pool?’ or ‘Is it dangerous for a baby to drink pool water?’

What Is Chlorine? A Complete Guide

Understanding how pool chlorine works can be a challenge, but it’s one of the most important pool chemicals you have at your disposal. We’ll teach you what chlorine is, how to lower chlorine in your pool, what happens if you have too much chlorine in your pool, and more below. Defining Chlorine Chlorine sanitises your…

How to Remove Algae and Prevent it From Growing in Your Pool

If you have an issue with constant algae in the pool, you should know that your typical sanitiser and chemicals won’t get rid of it. The sun enables pool algae bloom to spread across your pool, and it’s easy to overlook when you first notice a small growth around your stairs or on the pool’s…

Decoding Pool Chemicals to Keep Your Pool Water Clean and Clear

Understanding the different pool chemical levels and general pool chemistry has a learning curve, but learning it ensures you have a clean pool in Melbourne or anywhere else in Victoria all season long. Even when you have many automated features with a swimming pool, and even with our …

Smart pools: Prepare your pool for the future

Technological advancements in recent years have led to many elements of our homes now being automated. But did you know it was possible to do the same with your swimming pool? In the future pools will all be automated, and now is the time to start preparing by taking advantage of the modern technology …

Swimming Pool – Is it a Good Investment?

One of the most common things often on the top of mind when it comes to a swimming pool is if it will be a worthwhile investment for your property. When you are making improvements to your home, you naturally need to ensure that the money is being spent wisely. Whether or not the pool will turn …

Pool Lighting and Pool Light Design 101

When we talk to prospective pool owners, pool lights are one of the topics that always come up. Pool light enable you to enjoy your swimming pool when it gets dark, they are an important security feature and most importantly, your pool will look stunning with pool lights on. In this article, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions …

Pool Design: What to Look at When Choosing Your Swimming pool

People ask us about different pool design ideas: What size of pool will be the best for their backyard, what we think of various pool placement alternatives, how to landscape around the pool and much more. Read on to find answers to these and other questions to get more pool design ideas for your very…

Top 3 Water Features for a Fibreglass Swimming Pool

Top 3 Water Features for a Fibreglass Swimming Pool We get asked about water features a lot when people are enquiring about building an inground fibreglass swimming pools. Top three questions about landscaping and specifically water features are: What would you recommend as a water feature? How much do water features cost? …

Looking for a Swim Spa? Check Out This Alternative Before You Buy

If you’re thinking of getting a swimming spa (or swim spa) for your backyard, it’s important to consider a number of factors and check out several different products on the market before deciding whether or not a swimming spa is the right choice for you. Here’s why. What are the benefits of a swim spa? A swim spa is basically a larger-scale spa that has …

Why you should make your pool the focus of your landscaping design

If you’re thinking of getting a swimming spa (or swim spa) for your backyard, it’s important to consider a number of factors and check out several different products on the market before deciding whether or not a swimming spa is the right choice for you. Here’s why. What are the benefits of a swim spa? A swim spa is basically a larger-scale spa that has …

Fibreglass Lap Pools: All You Need to Know

Are you keen on doing laps but prefer a fibreglass pool? No problem, despite the longest pool in our portfolio has 12m, we can use our unique technology to create much longer pools. Read on to find out more about lap pools we built for our clients.

What Is a Plunge Pool?

With block sizes getting smaller and houses getting bigger the plunge pool has seen a huge growth in its demand. With less space to work with in backyards, we also found that trying to size a pool between house footings, retaining walls and boundary fences the plunge pools has become one of our more popular…

Dreaming of an Infinity Pool?

Building Infinity Pools for 37+ Years We are often asked about infinity pools or negative edge pools. People would like to have them in their backyard to enjoy those stunning views and effect of the running water. Over the past 37 years, we have built many infinity swimming pools. They are one of the more…

How Much Does an Infinity Edge Swimming Pool Cost?

At Compass Pools Melbourne we have built many infinity swimming pools over the last 37 years. They are one of the more complex types of build however they do create some of the most amazing projects. Learn more about infinity pools, what affects the cost to build an infinity pool and see some infinity pools that we have built.

How to Work Out How Much a Pool and Backyard Will Cost You?

Considering Pool Landscaping in Your Project At Compass Pools Melbourne we decided to team-up relevant businesses to assist our customers to learn about the full costs involved for a swimming pool. Many customers have told us that the swimming pool is just one part of a budget that needs to consider the entire back yard.…

Concrete or Fibreglass: Which Is the Best Choice of Pool?

You’ve decided to take the plunge and go ahead with your dream of installing an in-ground pool for the enjoyment of all your family. Now there are many decisions to make, firstly whether a concrete or fibreglass pool would best suit your requirements. So let’s take a look at the different reasons one option might…

How Much Will an In-Ground Pool Cost?

When deciding whether to purchase a pool, naturally cost is the first thing most customers need to consider. The answer to how much your new pool will cost is twofold: What will the installation of a pool cost? How much will it cost to maintain a pool on an ongoing basis? Compare the prices of the most common in-ground pools available in Australia – fibreglass, concrete and vinyl liner.

How Long Does Building a Pool Take?

Installing a pool is an exciting prospect and an addition to your home that will give you years of pleasure. Of course, before making a decision on how to build your new pool there are many factors to take into consideration, including how long it will take to build your pool. When customers ask ‘How long will it take to build my new pool?’ the answer depends on a number of factors including …

Pool Buyer’s Questions Answered

We have prepared this Swimming Pools Advice section for all of you looking for answers to many questions related to purchasing a swimming pool. Making the decision of selecting and buying a pool is not easy and our knowledge provided to you aims at simplifying it at least a bit. We are providing expert opinions on different aspects of purchasing a pool, owning a swimming pool, and inspiration on different pool layouts and pool design ideas.

You will find answers to (not only) these commonly asked questions here:

  • Should I buy concrete, fibreglass or vinyl liner pool?
  • How much will a swimming pool cost?
  • What is the difference in purchasing price between different types of pools?
  • How much does the maintenance of a pool cost?
  • Is buying a pool a good investment?
  • How to find a reliable pool builder?
  • How long does it take to build a pool?
  • How should you plan the pool construction timeframe?
  • What is the best time to install the pool?
  • How much do items related to your pool cost – coping pavers, pool houses, the trades?
  • Is it possible to build above the ground or semi-inground fibreglass pools?
  • What does it take to construct a fibreglass infinity pool?

Currently, we are working on these pool tips that will be published within a short time:

  • Can you customise a factory-made fibreglass pool?
  • Can I have an extra long fibreglass lap pool?
  • Which water features should I consider having in my pool?