Air-Dome Options


AussiePoolDomes offer 3 different styles of swimming pool domes. Most users opt for the standard unit with all
4 (or more) walls being equal in height.

A side-taper or end-taper unit would be used in areas where the pool dome is totally unprotected from the wind and the possibility of 100km/h or greater winds occur on a regular basis. Another reason for using the side or end tapered units would be to protect a scenic view that might otherwise be blocked by the dome itself.

If a side or end-tapered unit is used, the user's ability to walk freely on the inside of the dome (near the shorter walls) will be greatly impaired.

The wall height on a standard style dome is approx. 1.8m high from the deck of the pool. The curve of the roof begins at the top of the 1.8m wall. The total height of the dome in the center is determined by the overall size of the dome. The larger the pool dome, the taller in the center. To give you a rough idea of how high a specific dome might be in the center, lets' use an example of an 8m x 14m dome. This dome would be about 3.6m in the center. Need a shorter dome? We can do it! Just ask.
Below are shown the colours available for our swimming pool domes. Clear walls are the most popular. On occasion, a customer will request one or more of the walls to be a solid white or blue colour. Usually it is due to the desire or need of privacy.

Clear (It really is!)
When selecting the colors of your swimming pool enclosure, keep in mind the "functional" trade-offs between the different colour options.

The blue will capture and retain the most heat but the outside light will have trouble breaking through the dome's ceiling. A solid blue top might make your swimming pool dome too dark on the inside and give you the feeling of being "closed in". In very hot climates the blue top will make the inside of your dome much too hot to be comfortable.

Aquamarine, although lighter in colour than the blue, will still block out most of the light source. It will not collect or retain as much heat as the blue vinyl.

The white material will reflect the most amount of heat but it allows a decent amount of light to pass through.

Clear materials on the walls help greatly to allow any external light into the interior of the dome.

A combination of white and blue stripes is our most popular selection for the top of the domes. This gives you the best of both options. The blue colour capturing and transferring the heat into the dome, and the white colour acting like a "skylight" allowing the light to enter. On a unit with stripes on the top, the stripes are about 1.2m wide and run the "short" distance (across) of the dome.

Most swimming pool domes are shaped like rectangles. However, we can and do make shapes other than standard rectangles. Normally there is no extra charge for an unusual shaped dome. If it gets really "off the wall", we may have to charge more for the engineering. We also make domes that go up and down steps to accomodate pool decks with changes in elevation.

Entry Options
The AussiePoolDome comes with a standard zipped entry. This entry is by far, the most popular. To enter or exit the dome, the zip is unzipped and a person can step up (approx. 18cm) into or out of the enclosure. The
zip is then closed.

If additional entries are needed on your dome, the time to purchase them is when initially ordering your product. Installing additional entries on a dome after it has been delivered to you is very expensive as the unit would need to returned to the factory.

We also offer an "L" zip as an option that allows for the movement of larger items into and out of the dome.

If the air within the swimming pool dome becomes "too"warm, the zip can be left partially open in order to activate the blower and force the heat out through the opening while replacing the air in the dome with a new supply of fresh air.

Another dome entry option is the use of a rotary door which is typically used in commercial applications or where a larger access is needed to accomodate a wheelchair. As an alternative to the rotary door, we can also supply a lower cost alternative; an AussiePoolDome Air-Lock.
Standard Zip
L Zip
Rotary Door
Air Lock

Please Note: The weakest part on the dome is the zip. It is designed to be that way. If a huge wind were to assault your unit and force the side(s) in, the excess air in the enclosure would need to go somewhere in a hurry. The zip is designed to be the "weak link' in the chain. (It's like taking a paper bag, blowing it up with air, and holding the end closed while smacking it with your free hand. The bag pops because there is no where
for the compressed air to go.)

With your new dome, we include an extra zip which is replaceable in the field. This way if you should need to replace the zip, you will have a spare on hand and you would not be out of commission. You can expect
to replace a zip about every 4 to 5 years from normal wear and tear.


Our manufacturing facilities can produce swimming pool enclosures up to 650 square metres. Your dome can be any combination of perimeter dimensions as long as we do not exceed this limit. If a lap pool 45m x 4.5m is
your desire, no problem. Need a 15m x 15m square? Also, not a problem. If a very small dome is needed, here's a word of caution. The smaller the unit, the faster it will deflate during a power loss or if the entry is left
open for extended periods of time. A 50 square metre dome can come down in 3 to 5 minutes. A 140 square metre dome will take 15 to 20 minutes to fully deflate. This is due to difference in volume of air within the 2 differrent units.

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