Case Study – Mr & Mrs Smith Project

One-Piece Compass Swimming Pool

Mr and Mrs Smith required a retreat from their busy lives. Their dream pool is a contemporary design, functioning as a safe but fun pool for their children to enjoy, but also as a unique romantic getaway in a stunning location overlooking over the Bristol Channel.

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The finished result is a unique and memorable swimming pool, set in a beautiful garden with its own bespoke summerhouse next to the pool. XL Pools received the Gold Award in the category for Non-Traditional Swimming Pools in the SPATA 2014 UK Pool and Spa Awards.

XL Pools recommended their flagship Compass Pool model as ideal for meeting the needs of Mr and Mrs Smith. The Compass XL Trainer 110 is a one-piece ceramic pool measuring 11×4 metres. The impressive entry enhances the shape of the pool, which is perfectly suitable for swimming and water games. The classical design of the Trainer pool creates harmony in any garden. This particular example is in the ‘Nova Pearl’ colour – light beige, inset with silver and gold glitter flecks. In sunlight, this produces a fantastic shimmering effect through the pool water.


The customers chose dark granite coping stones and paving, the colour of which further accentuates the fantastic sparkling appearance of the pool itself. Optional extras include a powerful counter current swim jet, which provides a strong stream of water to swim against to improve fitness and to be able to swim for longer without turning. The pool cover is an electric slatted safety cover which is solid enough to walk on, and which doubles as a solar cover, generating its own heat from sunlight and thus lowering running costs for heating the pool water. The pool lighting can be controlled remotely, along with the other electrics of the pool.

Perhaps the most striking and dramatic feature of the Smith family’s pool is the unique stainless steel cobra water feature. This emits a beautiful curtain of water. From its location overlooking the Bristol Channel, the pool has the appearance of an infinity pool, and provides a magnificent view for swimmers.

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Anthony Exell of XL Pools says;

“As a company we are particularly proud of this pool because we exceeded the customers’ expectations in the job execution and the quality of the product. We overcame problems in installing a pool 60 metres up a cliff to product a remarkable result in a sublime location.”


Key Pool Features

• Stainless Steel Cobra Water Feature
• Vantage Self Cleaning System
• Powerful Counter Swim Jet
• Solar Slatted Electric Cover
• Remote Control Electrics
• LED Lighting
• Low Chlorine Sanitation System

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XL Pools is an award winning Swimming Pool Installation company.

Swimming Pool Contractor of the Year 2018 & 2015

11 x SPATA Gold Winner