The CPM Story

Compass Pools Melbourne Pty Ltd. (formerly Compass Pools Vic) was founded as a pool building company by Ted and Lyn Martin in 1981. We have been selling and installing the Compass Pool range of pools since their second year of operation and are now the longest standing dealer in the Compass dealer network. Ted and Lyn’s son Adam Martin, with Ian Mewett, has been instrumental in developing the Vantage in-floor self cleaning and circulation system. CPM have installed well over several thousand systems and are the biggest installer of Vantage in-floor self cleaning system in the world. Adam Martin also developed the fibreglass negative edge and free standing pools. He is recognised as a force within the pool construction industry and has used this information to develop the most advance installation methods for our pool installations.

The people that you are likely to meet on the way to getting your new Compass Pool:

Our Display Centre & Pool Consultants

Our dedicated team are there to help you find the best pool for your needs. We encourage you to make an appointment to visit our display centre so that we can show you the things you’ll need to consider when choosing a pool to suit you. It’s a great place to get answers to all your questions and get free advice on your pool project.

Ferdi Dieckhaus

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Ferdi Dieckhaus

Pool Zone Planner

I started selling swimming pools 26 years ago.  Back in Mackay Queensland I started with a pool builders who aim was to sell and install the quickest cheapest way and what I saw didn't sit well with my ethics.  I believe in work in quality and care.  I then started working for the Compass dealer Frahams who was a master builder and introduced and trained me with the features and build methods of the Compass Pool.

In 2001 I moved down to Melbourne to be near family and that was when the Martin Family with Compass Pools Melbourne.  Our philosophy on

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John Constance

Pool Zone Planner0418 148 146

John Constance

Pool Zone Planner

John Constance (JC) will make sure you don't get a lemon!  He loves meeting people and getting to know what is important to them and their families.

'I listen to people.  Many people who sell swimming pools talk and don't listen. If our pool doesn't meet what they want then I walk away.  I will not sell something that is not going to make their lives better ..... life is too short'.

John has sold 2100 pools since 1998 and shared many a meal with these Compass customers.

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Max Collins

Pool Zone Planner0418 879 700

Max Collins

Pool Zone Planner


Max Collins has been with our company since December 1999 and has been very successful in selling hundreds of our unique pools. He truly enjoys meeting and helping old and new pool buyers set up their back yards. (Or front yards.)

Max won the prestigious Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) Victoria award in 2010 as the best sales person in the state. This award is for all pool companies but it can only be won once by an individual. We feel Max could win it every year.

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Our Planning Team

Our team of six, are very passionate about the planning process as this is a very important stage that happens behind the scenes. You will have two separate site meetings that are designed for you to consider all the different options and the building process. This will all take place whilst your pool is being custom manufactured in the factory.

Our Construction Crew

Our crews usually operate as two very separate stages. Our excavation crew concentrate on excavation & base preparation as well as drainage, trenching and pool placement as they set up for the installation. Once the pool is in place the installation takes place which is the plumbing of the pool to the equipment, backfilling, getting the pool ready to swim in and then completing the engineered concrete works.

Our Office Team

CPM is a system based company. We have found that over the last 30 years the only way you can keep good people is by having good systems. Compass Employ’s a 24hour answering service which enables us to enact with the every growning digital, verbal, sms queries from our customers as efficiently as possible.

Awards of Excellence (SPASA Victoria)


  • 2017 Winner – Best Residential Fibreglass Pool Over $60,000
  • 2017 Highly Commended – Best Residential Fibreglass Pool Over $60,000
  • 2017 Highly Commended – Best Residential Fibreglass Pool $40,000 – $60,000
  • 2017 Highly Commended – Best Residential Fibreglass, Acrylic or Vinyl-Lined Lap Pool
  • 2017 Highly Commended – Best Innovative Pool or Spa


  • Highly Commended Award Winner 2016 – Best Innovative Pool or Spa
  • Highly Commended Award Winner 2016 – Best Residential Fibreglass, Acrylic, or Vinyl-Lined Pool and Spa Combination
  • Highly Commended Award Winner 2016 – Best Residential Fibreglass, Acrylic or Vinyl-Lined Lap Pool
  • Highly Commended Award Winner 2016 – Best Residential Fibreglass Pool Over $60,000
  • Highly Commended Award Winner 2016 – Best Pool Display Centre

Early SPASA awards 1990