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The Most Important Factors To Consider When Choosing A New Pool


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Choosing a new pool is an exciting decision. A swimming pool can bring endless fun and relaxation to your life for years to come. But before you make your final decision, ensure you take some time to consider the most important factors that will impact your pool ownership experience.

Trust us, a little extra time and consideration now can save you a whole lot of headaches and regrets down the road. Here are the top factors you need to consider when choosing your dream pool.

#1 Circulation - The Most Underrated Pool Factor

Pool circulation is an essential factor that often gets overlooked when deciding to buy a pool and in fact, it’s one of the most crucial elements that determines whether you’ll enjoy your pool for years to come. A good circulation system reduces running costs, keeps the water at an even temperature, and makes it easier to keep the water balanced and clean.

Traditional circulation systems may leave some areas of your pool stagnant, which can lead to a buildup of algae and bacteria. This not only means more time and money spent on maintenance but also a less enjoyable pool experience overall.

If we could give one piece of advice to any new pool owner it would be to ensure that you set your pool up in a way that maximises circulation.

We highly recommend investing in an enhanced circulation system such as Vantage. The Vantage system ensures complete circulation of your pool water. It circulates the water from bottom to top, reaching every layer and eliminating any potential “dead spots” where bacteria and algae can thrive, therefore, removing the need for manual cleaning or robotic cleaners.

#2 Picking The Right Shape & Size Pool

When it comes to choosing the shape and size of your pool, it’s important to think about how you intend to use it. Consider whether it will be a relaxation zone, a family fun zone, or somewhere to exercise. Do you need extra seating or room to play?

It’s also worth thinking about who will be using the pool. If you have kids or a range of heights/skill levels to accommodate, a shallow-to-deep pool may be the best option.

And don’t forget to think about the future – while an extra-deep pool might seem like a great idea now, it could put off potential buyers down the line. A shallow-to-deep pool offers something for everyone, and straight-lined and symmetrical designs tend to remain popular over the years.

#3 Tips For Choosing Your Pool Colour

Choosing the colour of your pool can be exciting, yet daunting. Your pool’s shell colour influences the colour of the water, so it’s essential to factor this in your decision-making process.

It’s important to note that sunshine, clouds, and landscaping can also impact the final water colour of your swimming pool. And no, darker pools do not get warmer than light-coloured pools – it’s just a myth. But it is true that lighter pools often appear shallow and warm, while darker pools look deeper and cooler.

If you choose to go with a Compass Pool, you’ll be able to take advantage of the incredible Bi-luminite colour technology. It creates a luxurious 3D effect when your pool is filled with water, making it a standout feature in your backyard.

#4 How Much Does A Pool Cost?

Consulting with the company you intend to purchase your new pool from is always best when it comes to estimating the cost of a pool, as the expenses can vary significantly. As a rough guide, most Compass pool installations cost between $39,000 and $80,000 depending on site conditions, pool size and personal preferences.

When it comes to budgeting for a new pool, don’t forget to factor in these costs:

  • Building consents or approvals
  • Fencing, paving, and landscaping
  • Electrical fit-outs

Get Top Quality Compass Pools From Wright Pools & Spas

You’re on your way to creating your very own backyard oasis! Remember, a little bit of planning and research goes a long way when it comes to choosing the perfect pool for you and your family. By carefully considering your new pool’s circulation system, size and shape, colour, and budget, you can rest assured that you’ll be making a sound investment in your home and happiness.

If you’re looking for a pool that will truly stand the test of time, be sure to check out the range of Compass Pools from Wright Pools & Spas. Plus, for more information on the factors in this blog, be sure to download our ultimate ‘Pool Buyers Guide’. Happy swimming!