Pool Builders Gold Coast

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Over 7,000 Concrete Pools Installed

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Locally Owned & Operated Pool Builders With Over 30 Years’ Experience

At Ideal Pools, our family-owned and operated pool company has been designing, building and installing pools on the Gold Coast since the late 1980s.

You will benefit from our decades of experience in the pool-building industry by choosing Ideal Pools. We are one of the most versatile pool companies on the Gold Coast, offering personalised services that cater to customers’ requirements.

Before starting a project, we work closely with customers to ensure we can meet our clients’ expectations. We also offer flexible construction arrangements, working around customers’ schedules to ensure our building services are minimally disruptive.

From small freeform pools to large resort-style pool installations, our experienced Gold Coast pool builders can help transform your backyard into a beautiful oasis.

We pride ourselves on our standards and attentiveness and are dedicated to designing a pool that will bring you enjoyment for years.

We attend many overseas conventions, such as the World Of Concrete (WOC), and always getting educated and updating our techniques to bring best possible outcome to our customers.

Our team keeps to the highest standard and has graduated from WOC seminars involving batching and the foundations of cement and concrete.

The team of Ideal Pool Gold Coast pool builders attended the World of Conference in 2020

We Specialise In Building A Wide Range Of Concrete Pools

Designed in a naturalistic shape with irregular lines and free-flowing curves, freeform pools are ideal for creating a contemporary oasis in your backyard. Perfect for smaller spaces, our expert Gold Coast pool builders can create a custom design that’s both stylish and functional.

Formal swimming pools are a timeless design suitable for almost any Gold Coast home. With square or rectangular shapes and entry points in the middle or the end, formal pools maximise your swimming space with elegance.

Formal swimming pools are a timeless design suitable for almost any Gold Coast home. With square or rectangular shapes and entry points in the middle or the end, formal pools maximise your swimming space with elegance.

Just as you find Ideal Pools’ private swimming pools dotted throughout Queensland, you’ll find our resort-style pools dotting the landscapes of some of the best resorts throughout the Pacific.

For Gold Coast families and kids in summer, there’s nothing better than a beautiful pool to relax and play in. At Ideal Pools, we help design and build family pools that are beloved by the whole family.

We have extensive experience in building concrete retaining walls to suit your vision for your home and lifestyle. Whether it’s for your pool, home or garden, we have you covered.

Ideal Pools Offer Quality At An Affordable Price!

We Provide The Following Pool Building Services

Sit back and relax as Ideal Pools take care of your pool construction from start to finish. We will assist you in achieving planning permission for your pool, ensuring your new construction is entirely compliant with Gold Coast regulations.

Our pool construction process follows 6 steps, with care and attention given to each to ensure a professional result. We will begin by excavating the land for your pool in accordance with your contract before proceeding to install the structural shell of your new pool. We will then cap the edge of your pool with high-quality coping designed to enhance the aesthetics of your poolside area.

During the pool installation process, the Ideal Pools team utilise high-quality materials and professional techniques to bring your vision to life. When installing the structural shell of your pool, we apply a protective weatherproof barrier to enhance its durability and ensure it stays in perfect condition.

We will consult with you when laying pebblecrete as to the colour and style that you want for your pool, as well as provide the option to install additional features such as slides, table areas and bollards. At Ideal Pools, we have the experience and expertise to install a range of pool types, from free-form pools to those featuring caves and waterslides.

Is your pool looking tired and worse for wear? Then it’s time for an upgrade. Ideal Pools’ pool restoration service can breathe new life into your old or disused swimming pool.

Whether it’s stained surfaces, cracks in your pool’s structure or an outdated design, the Ideal Pools team will restore your pool according to your requirements. We offer cost-effective pool resurfacing, alongside the restoration of both concrete and vinyl pool structures. Simply talk to our team to provide your pool with a new lease of life.

Create your own Oasis

Ideal Pools is a leading Swimming Pool Contractor servicing the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Northern NSW regions.

We are a family-owned and operated business that has been helping our customers for over 30 years.

Ideal Pools specialises in the design, build & installation of pools, artificial rocks, caves, waterfalls, water parks and tropical lagoons.

We provide our clients with a comprehensive approach to contracting and specialise in a wide range of services. Since we started out in the 1980s, we have been committed to meeting our clients’ needs and satisfaction.

Why Use Custom Pool Builders?

Installing a pool is no small job. But our team of professional and talented pool builders make the process seamless. Our pool company ensures that every aspect of your new concrete pool is designed to suit your home and family.

As custom concrete pool builders on the Gold Coast, we work with you to design and construct a pool that fits your space and matches the style of your existing yard.

A custom pool can trace the lines and paths of your yard, adding flow to your outdoor space and complementing other outdoor features. Your custom pool will also be, quite literally, unique, and there’s no better talking point than that.

Our family pools are great for families with young children and also make a great space for hosting children’s pool parties. While our freeform pools are designed to look natural and can be built in any shape and size, with unusual rocky outcrops and free-flowing curves. 

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Plunge pools

A great option for homeowners who have limited space but still want to enjoy the benefits of owning a pool. With a variety of designs and features to choose from, our plunge pools can be customised to suit your specific needs.

Lap pools

Designed to provide optimal conditions for swimming laps, with features that simulate natural swimming conditions. Whether you want endurance training or just to swim a few laps for gentle exercise, our lap pools are fully customisable to your unique needs.

Spa pools

Relax and unwind after a long day with features such as massage jets that are perfect for soothing sore muscles and reducing stress. Adjustable lighting can be tailored to your preference, while advanced filtration keeps water clean and clear year-round.

Our Team Will Work With You To Design The Pool Of Your Dreams

At Ideal Pools, we understand that every customer has unique needs and preferences, which is why we work closely with you to design a pool that perfectly suits your lifestyle and budget.

Our team has a proven track record of delivering high-quality pool projects of all sizes and styles. One of our most impressive projects is the Kyogle Pool, which features a cave and waterslide, making it a perfect destination for families with children. This project is a great example of our ability to create unique and creative pool designs that stand out.

Another one of our memorable projects is the Resort Style pool at the Blue Dolphin in Yamba, a beautiful freeform pool with in-pool seating, waterslides and water features. Designed to make a statement, this pool has since become a major attraction for the holiday park. This project showcases our ability to create high-end pool designs that are perfect for customers who are looking for something truly special.

We are passionate about creating pools that are not only beautiful and functional, but also safe and energy efficient. In 2018, our dedication to excellence saw us featured on the cover of Pool and Spa magazine and we continue to strive towards ever greater heights in the industry. Please get in touch with us for further information.

What Our Clients Say

“Thanks to the Ideal team I now have a pool that I was told by everyone else it couldn’t be done.  You have made my home complete and such a great team to work with, couldn’t be happier.”

“We are so amazed with our pool thanks to all the staff what a pleasure it has been to work with all the crew you have made it such an easy process and a pleasure to build with you!!!!!”

“So glad we decided to build our pool with ideal pools. The kids couldn’t wait to get in. We love our little oasis which was ready for summer. All my questions and concerns were dealt with immediately by Janet and her team. Would recommend to anyone and my cousin has already built with them also and had a very positive experience.”

Contact Us Today To Learn More About Our Concrete Pool’s

If you’re considering a concrete pool for your home or business, Ideal Pools can help!

With over 30 years of pool building experience, we apply our skills, experience and knowledge as well as only the best materials and techniques to bring your pool vision to life. Building a pool is a big decision, but our team is just a call or email away to provide you with all the information you’ll need to make an informed one.

Reach out via our contact form or give us a call on 1300 792 369 to learn more about our concrete pool options and schedule a consultation with one of our pool experts.


A concrete pool can cost between $30,000 and $80,000, depending on the size and options you go for. If you’re considering enhancing your Gold Coast lifestyle at home with a pool that will add value to your home and give your family years of enjoyment, speak to the team at Ideal Pools about your budget.

The team at Ideal Pools has constructed more than 7,000 pools. Our refined process and skilled team mean that our building work is efficient and the construction of your pool will run smoothly. Generally, our process requires 12 days. However, variables such as the weather or unforeseen issues uncovered during excavation may mean the process takes up to 24 days.

Ideal Pools works with a six-step process for pool construction. Once you have worked with our team to determine what your dream pool looks like, the process will start with excavation, where the area is marked out and excavated. Next, we form the structural shell where the pipe/steel and formwork are completed, and the concrete is sprayed. At this stage, your filtration equipment is also installed.

Once the structural shell is complete, coping commences where the important cap for the edge is installed. This is not only necessary but also adds a decorative accent that enhances the visual appeal of your pool. Following this, a fence is installed. Either a permanent certified fence or a temporary fence is required before the process can advance any further.

After the fence is installed, the Pebblecrete is applied, and at this stage, lights are fitted, hoses are secured, and the pool is filled. We then complete the process with a handover, including a full demonstration to ensure you have the confidence to operate your pool equipment and maintain your pool for the years ahead.

In Australia, it is a legal requirement to receive council certification before installing a pool on your property. We will work to the dimensions outlined on your council contract when installing your pool, ensuring your structure is council registered and you aren’t at risk of a hefty fine.

Pool owners across Australia are legally required to comply with health and safety legislation regarding both private and public pools. You will be required to install a fence around your pool, and our team will be unable to fill your structure with water until this has been carried out. Your pool must be enclosed by a barrier of at least 1.2m in height, as well as adhere to a host of other legal requirements. Ideal Pools can talk you through the relevant fencing requirements when planning your new pool.

Failing to care for your pool can result in bacteria forming on the surfaces and within the water, risking both your health and the condition of your pool. When using your pool regularly, we recommend conducting a detailed clean at least once per week. This prevents contamination of the water and keeps your pool’s structure in excellent condition. We also recommend using a cover when not using your pool to prevent debris from collecting in the water and clogging your filter.

If you want to learn more, click to view our step-by-step pool construction process.

There are many differences between concrete and fibreglass pools, and factors beyond a simple cost comparison should be taken into consideration when making your decision.

A concrete pool provides you with the opportunity to create a customised design that is unique to you and your home. This may include features such as waterfalls and spas, special finishes or even jaw-dropping design styles like infinity edges, long lap pools or those that curve around your home. With a fibreglass pool, it isn’t possible to create something custom as you are limited to the shell design and the ability to have it lifted into place via a crane.

While a concrete pool will cost more than a fibreglass pool initially, between $40,000 to $100,000 compared to $35,000 to $85,000, a concrete pool has at least twice the lifespan. It will require less ongoing maintenance than a fibreglass pool, which is prone to fading and requires re-coating after 10 to 15 years or a replacement after 15 to 30 years.

Read our latest blog if you would like to learn more about How Long Does A Concrete Pool Last?

If your concrete pool has cracks, it is possible to repair them. It’s best to seal cracks as soon as they appear to prevent any further damage requiring larger repairs. Ideal Pools can assist with crack repair as well as help with maintenance like acid washing to ensure your pool stays in excellent condition for longer.

If you ever wondered why concrete pools crack, you might be interested in reading our blog.

Ideal Pools stands out in the industry for several reasons. We boast extensive experience and expertise in pool installation, enabling us to handle any project, regardless of size or complexity. We utilise the most up-to-date technologies and construction methods to ensure every pool is a masterpiece. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is unmatched, as evidenced by our dedicated, personal service and our guarantee to provide an efficient, hassle-free pool installation experience. We also offer competitive pricing, ensuring you get the best value for your money.

Before starting any pool construction, it’s important to secure relevant planning permissions and building permits. This typically involves submitting detailed plans to the local council for approval. The exact nature of these permissions and permits varies depending on your location and the specifics of the project. Our team at Ideal Pools will gladly assist you through this often complex process.

The process of pool construction at Ideal Pools starts with a thorough consultation to understand your needs and preferences. Then, we start with a site survey and assessment before drafting a detailed design for your approval. Upon securing the necessary permissions and permits, our skilled team begins the pool excavation, followed by the installation of plumbing and pool reinforcement. The pool is then concreted, tiled and finally filled. Throughout the process, we conduct regular quality checks and keep you informed of the progress.

Absolutely! At Ideal Pools, we specialise in creating custom pools that suit various spatial constraints. Our team is adept at designing and constructing small pools without compromising on aesthetics or functionality. Whether you’re interested in a plunge pool or a lap pool, we can create a solution that maximises your available space.

Yes, you certainly can. Ideal Pools has extensive experience working with all sorts of landscapes, including sloping sites and difficult terrains. Our expertise in constructing pools on slopes includes solutions like infinity pools that maximise views or partially in-ground designs that work with the slope. Rest assured, we’ll create a pool design that suits your terrain while ensuring structural integrity and aesthetic appeal.

At Ideal Pools, we understand that ideas evolve. While we prefer to finalise designs before commencing work to avoid delays and additional costs, we do accommodate changes during the construction phase wherever feasible. Please keep in mind that changes may have implications on cost and timeline, and certain changes might not be possible due to technical or safety constraints.

Regular maintenance is critical to keeping your pool in prime condition. This typically includes cleaning, checking water levels and chemical balance and maintaining the pump and filter system. Ideal Pools offers comprehensive maintenance services, providing professional support and advice to help you enjoy your pool for years to come.

We are committed to the quality of our workmanship, and all our pools come with a comprehensive warranty that covers both the structure of the pool and the installed equipment. Specific terms and conditions vary and will be provided at the time of quotation.

Yes, we certainly can. Ideal Pools offers a complete range of pool and landscaping services. Our design team can work with you to create a beautiful, functional outdoor space that complements your new pool and enhances your lifestyle.

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Email us or give us a call, we’re always happy to provide a free consultation or assist with any questions you may have. Available 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

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