Above-ground pools may not come to your mind when you consider installing a new pool. However, they can provide the perfect solution - particularly for those on sloped properties with many different heights.

One difference from inground pools is that you will have to decide how you want the exposed edges to look. You could choose to add tiles or cladding for a stylish finish.

The Solution for Sloped Properties

Do you have a sloped property? It can be tough to picture how you could engineer a pool that would fit in with this, as you can’t have a sloped pool.

Above ground, pools are the perfect solution. They are also called out-of-the-ground swimming pools because above-ground suggests they lie above your property line on all sides. We prefer to match the pool height to your deck or backyard, and the other edges may be above ground because of the slope on your property.

Above-ground swimming pools can be installed in any size you like, from a cosy courtyard pool to a spacious lap pool or even a dream pool that provides a truly relaxing atmosphere. Compass Pools offers a wide range of shapes and sizes to suit your needs.


If you plan on getting above-ground concrete pools, these need much support. The pool must be supported by at least 300-500mm of natural solid ground to be installed safely. The engineer’s pool design and soil report will ensure you know your pool is built on safe ground.

Extra foundational support may also be needed depending on how high your pool will rise above the ground. We can advise you on these requirements once we have inspected the Sydney area where you would like the pool to be built. Generally, the pool might need more support if any side is more than 1.5 metres above the ground.


Due to the different engineering requirements, above-ground pools are generally more costly than traditional inground pool styles. They require a lot of extra work to ensure they are structurally sound. However, for those with sloped properties, an above-ground pool may be the most affordable and practical option.

It’s not worth compromising on structural integrity to save money. Let us design your above-ground pool or even a custom-built inground fibreglass pool to the highest technical requirements. This way, you can be certain that you have a durable, self-cleaning, and long-lasting pool that will provide years of enjoyment in a relaxing atmosphere.

Contact The Pool Co. today to discuss integrating the perfect pool, whether above-ground or inground, into your landscape design.

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