What is a Smart Pool

Ever heard of a Smart Pool? – Our self-cleaning pool is the smartest choice for new pool owners.

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 is a unique water circulation system that transforms your traditional fibreglass pool to a smart pool. It has been 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 our videos to find out how owning a Compass Pool with the Vantage system can set you free to enjoy your pool as you should!

Smart Pools vs. 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.

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. Tests show that conventionally heated pools consume up to 50% more chemicals and 40% more energy than heated pools with in-floor systems.

Smart Pool Videos

Vantage Circulation & In-Floor Cleaning System

The Self-Cleaning Pool Concept Explained

Learn More About Our Smart Self-Cleaning Pools

How it Cleans

  1. A series of strategically located unobtrusive nozzles are flush-mounted in your pool floor.
  2. In a carefully orchestrated, automatically regulated, and completely silent sequence, each rotating nozzle pops up in turn.
  3. Throughout the sequence, powerful streams of freshly filtered water push dirt and debris into the Vantage collection zone.
  4. A fixed nozzle then pushes the dirt and debris incl. leaves or hair into the main drain where it is collected in the debris canister.
Compass Vantage self cleaning pool system
With more than 20,000 Compass Vantage self-cleaning pools in the ground, we know that not only does the Compass Vantage operating system work, It works extremely well! Vantage offers you more than superior cleaning. It delivers the total package in the care of your pool water.

You can see and feel the difference of a Compass Vantage pool!

For everyone, pools are a great source of fun. They are wonderfully relaxing and perfect for low impact healthy exercise. And for some, cleaning the pool is part of the fun. For everyone else, the Compass Vantage pool cleans itself.

Vantage makes it easy to swim in a cleaner, healthier pool

Water needs to flow. Water must flow. 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.

The sun ‘burns off’ your vital and valuable pool chemicals. Unlike conventional 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.

Safer, Cleaner, Healthier

Inefficient pool circulation and heating

Traditional systems only push water across the top of the pool, with the deeper water left under-circulated.
Heat and chemicals are dispatched by the wind and by sun “burn-off”

Traditional pool circulation system
In a traditional pool, water is poorly circulated. This leaves your pool with cold spots and a place for algae and bacteria to grow.

Compass Vantage for superior circulation and heating

Water is cycling constantly throughout the pool, thoroughly mixing pool chemicals. This significantly reduces the need for chemicals.
The Vantage system, unlike traditional systems, circulates from the main drain and skimmer box. All water is properly circulated eliminating cold spots and algae.

Vantage circulated self-cleaning pool
Effective water circulation makes your pool safer, warmer, cleaner and healthier.


The effect of heat and chemicals escaping at the surface is greatly reduced as Vantage returns treated water to the floor of your pool

This results in better management of chemical mixing, dramatically reducing power and consumption

Vantage acts as a passive solar heating system, resulting in better maintenance of water temperature and reduced heating costs

With the immediate paybacks in health and enjoyment, and the savings in operating costs, a Compass Vantage pool is your best investment


Traditional pool design uses old fashioned methods of returning filtered water back to the pool through inlets 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 conventionally heated pools consume up to 50% more chemicals and 40% more energy than heated pools with in-floor systems

VANTAGE for- safer, cleaner and healthier water!!

How Smart Pools Compare

For some, cleaning the pool is part of the fun. For everyone else, the Compass Vantage pool cleans itself!

Traditional robotic pool cleaners

Traditional Pool Cleaning 

Compass Vantage self-cleaning pool

Compass Vantage Self Cleaning

The most popular cleaning systems used in backyard swimming pools today are 1) suction cleaners, 2) robotic cleaners, and 3) in-floor cleaning systems. When comparing these 3 types of cleaning systems, there are a number of important measures, beyond the obvious ability to clean your pool.

Your Time

How much of your precious TIME does it take to operate each system properly?

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 semiautomatic 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.

Self cleaning pool with Vantage chart

Running Costs

How much of your hard-earned MONEY does it take to operate each system properly?

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-tobottom circulation. This results in more effective sanitisation of the pool water with up to 50% less chemical costs.

“Vantage saves you up to $600 a year in annual running costs”

Self cleaning pool vs traditional pool annual savings


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