Formal Pools Gold Coast

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Beautiful Formal Swimming Pool Installations

If you’re looking to install a formal concrete pool on the Gold Coast, then look no further than Ideal Pools.

A locally-owned and operated business, we specialise in creating timeless, traditional shaped pools for our clients with a huge range of styles and designs available.

We will work with you every step of the way to make your formal pool dreams a reality. Our team of pool builders on the Gold Coast are highly experienced in pool installations, having designed and installed over 7000 pools for families across the region.

To find out more about installing a new pool in your home, get in touch with us today at Ideal Pools. Contact us online or give us a call on 1300 792 369.

Stylish & Elegant Geometric Pool Designs

For a timeless design, you can’t go wrong with a geometric pool. Typically square or rectangular in shape, with entry points at the centre or at either end of the pool, a formal style adds an effortless sense of elegance to your home and garden whilst also maximising your pool space.

Non-intrusive and built with clean lines, a formal concrete pool will both fit into your existing garden layout as well as create a centrepiece for it.

Looking for a simple, elegant pool that will make the most of your outdoor space? Then a formal pool that will never go out of style is the right choice for you.

What Is A Formal Pool?

A formal pool is a popular style of swimming pool that features straight lines and geometric shapes, typically rectangular or square. It is a timeless and elegant design that adds a touch of sophistication to any backyard or garden. Formal pools are typically made of concrete, and their shape and size can be customised to fit the specific needs and preferences of the homeowner.

One of the benefits of a formal pool is its versatility. Its geometric shape and clean lines make it an excellent fit for both modern and traditional homes and its understated design can complement a variety of outdoor spaces. A formal pool can be built to almost any size and depth, making it a flexible choice for homeowners who want a pool that meets their unique needs.

Formal Concrete Pool Design

When it comes to designing your swimming pool, there are a number of options to choose from.

Here at Ideal Pools, as our name suggests, we offer a personalised approach and work with our customers to understand your requirements and do everything we can to create the pool of your dreams.

By involving you in every stage from beginning to end, you can rest assured that every detail is being done to your specification, giving you that extra peace of mind before, during, and after the pool installation process. And it’s not just the dimensions you can customise.

Our range of formal pools can include exciting add-ons from stylish tiling, lighting, and surface finishes, making your pool even more of a stand-out feature.

Benefits Of A Formal Concrete Pool

There’s a number of benefits when it comes to choosing concrete pools.

Unlike liner pools, which have a shorter lifespan and need to be replaced every ten years, the concrete walls form the waterproof element of the pool.

A flexible choice, they can be built to almost any size and depth, as well as decorated with a wide variety of tiles, making them a great choice from a design perspective. Most of all, a well-built concrete pool will last you a long time, so it can be a cost-effective option when taking its longevity into account.

Their geometric shape makes them a stylish and elegant addition to any home and they are highly practical. Their shape makes them great for all kinds of activities from relaxing to swimming laps and taking a recovery plunge.

At Ideal Pools, we can create pools of any dimension and size to suit your needs. From long, skinny pools to small plunge pools, we can design something that will keep you enjoying the water for years.

What’s Involved In Pool Installation?

The first step to installing your pool is to mark out the dimensions on the ground prior to excavation.

Following this, the soil is dug out to your chosen depth and where required, drainage works are undertaken.

To ensure the longevity of your pool, it is important to use adequate steel reinforcements in the foundations, depending on the depth.

Once the foundations are in place, the drain and pipework are installed, after which the floor will be ready for concreting.

Finally, the finishing touches, including tiling, lights, and surface water skimmers, can be installed and voila! Your pool is installed and ready for you to take a dip.

Sound nice? Get in touch today, and this could be you before you know it!

Request a quote online or call us on  1300 792 369 to discuss your new pool today.


Yes, formal pools can be heated to extend their use throughout the year. The most common way to heat a formal pool is by using a heat pump, which takes heat from the air and transfers it to the water. This method is energy-efficient and cost-effective, allowing homeowners to enjoy their pool even in the colder months.

The cost of building a formal pool can vary depending on several factors, such as the size and shape of the pool, the materials used and any additional features or add-ons such as lighting, tiles and surface finishes. For a detailed quote that suits your needs, get in touch with us via our contact form or give us call on 1300 792 369.

Safety should always be a top priority when building a formal pool. While a pool is a fun and enjoyable addition to any home, it can also pose risks if proper safety measures are not taken. Some important safety features to consider when building a formal pool include:

  • Installing a pool fence or barrier to prevent access to the pool
  • Adding a cover to keep the pool secure when not in use
  • Incorporating non-slip materials on the pool deck and surrounding areas to prevent slips and falls
  • Ensuring your pool’s users know how to swim and understand basic pool safety rules
  • Providing young children with flotation safety devices such as swimming jackets

By taking these safety measures seriously and working with a pool builder who prioritises safety, you can ensure your formal pool is an enjoyable addition to your home.

With proper maintenance and care, a well-built formal pool can last for many years. The expected lifespan of a formal pool can vary depending on the materials used and the level of maintenance it receives. Concrete pools, for example, can last for 20-30 years or more with regular maintenance and proper care. Regular maintenance can include routine cleaning, chemical balancing and inspection of pool equipment.

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