Crystal Pools and Compass Pools have been major clients for Rickard Engineering since 1984. Compass Pools is the largest manufacturer of fibreglass pools in Australia. In 1993, Compass Pools won an Australian Design Award for the “Maxi Pool” designed by Charles Rickard. The Maxi Pool is a self-supporting above ground pool available to be used on any sloping site without major additional structural works.
In 2007, working with Compass Pools Victoria, a fibreglass pool was designed and installed within an existing concrete pool shell on the first floor of the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne. The lightweight, high-strength shell was accommodated within the existing loading allowance of the structure without penalty, which would not have been possible with any other solution.