Partially or Fully Above Ground Fibreglass Pools Are Possible

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.

Our Pools Can be Installed Partially or Completely Above the Ground

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 as an above ground pool. 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, making above ground fibreglass pools a reality.

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 straight forward 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.

3 Ways to Install Your Compass Fibreglass Pool

Depending on your site conditions and your preferences, these three options are available for new Compass fibreglass pool owners.

1. Inground Pools

The most common option to install your new Compass fibreglass pool. Most (almost) flat sites allow us to install pools fully inground. This helps to optimise the pool installation cost.

2. Partial Above the Ground Pool Installation

If your site is not completely flat, you might need (or benefit from) an partially above ground pool installation. We will advise you on the best option for your site after you arrange a site inspection with us. There are a few standard solutions available in this scenario which include our drop-edge coping beam or the Maxi Lite™ system. Using these system, your pool water level can sit up to 1m above ground. They are great solutions assisting you to meet the height of an existing deck, retaining wall or other raised are in your backyard with your pool.

3. Completely Above Ground Pools

You do not need to switch to a concrete pool if your pool needs to sit significantly above the natural ground level, nor you need to conduct major earthworks or build retaining walls.

The unique Maxi Rib system, exclusive to Compass Pools, eliminates the need for expensive ground works or complicated concrete designs. In most cases, installing a Compass Maxi Rib 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 the ground
  • Wish to include a dissappearing / 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 swimming pool close to your house
  • Need your pool to be partially out of the ground for landscape design reasons
Inground Compass fibreglass pools

1. Inground installation of a Compass fibreglass pool

Compass Pool installed partially above the ground

2. Partially above ground fibreglass pool installation

Above ground fibreglass pool installation

3. Completely above ground fibreglass pool

Maxi Rib Technology: Home of the Self Supporting Fibreglass Pool

Maxi Rib Technology X Trainer pool to be built above the ground


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