Best pool builders in Canberra

Canberra, Australia's capital city, offers a vibrant lifestyle, culture, and great amenities. With its numerous parks and open spaces, Canberra is the perfect place to relax and take in its picturesque views. From the National Gallery of Australia to the National Arboretum Canberra, there are plenty of activities to do while dreaming of your new swimming pool. The warmer months are perfect for swimming and Canberra is home to some of Australia's best pool builders. Take your lifestyle to the next level with a new pool in your backyard.
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How much does it cost to build a pool in Canberra?

Building a in-ground pool in Canberra typically starts at $50,000. Once you include the most popular additions such as tiling, fencing and basic landscaping, the total price for a pool project in Canberra is closer to $75,000. However, prices do vary significantly depending on factors such as pool size, type, design, access and additional features.

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Pools in Canberra

Canberra is a great place to have a swimming pool in your backyard.


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How it works

At Poolz, we've simplified the process of finding the perfect pool builder or designer for your project in four easy steps.

Scope your pool

Jump right in and tell us about your location, pool type and specific requirements.

See an instant price

Watch as Poolz calculates your pool price in real-time with every selection you make.

Get 3 quotes

We match you with top local pool builders who specialise in your desired pool type to get quotes.

Compare & select

Get a site inspection, compare builders, customer reviews and past projects to select your pro.

What are standard inclusions when building a pool in Canberra?

Canberra pool builders generally include these items with all new swimming pool projects.


Pool builders in Canberra will include an excavation allowance as part of the quoted pool price that covers the equipment, digging and soil removal required. A reasonable excavation allowance is around $5,000.

Heating provisions

Even if you don’t initially want pool heating, most Canberra pool builders will include heating provisions so you can easily add heating in the future without the need for major works to your swimming pool.

Pool lighting

Most Canberra pool builders will include at least one blue pool light or one LED light. If you select to go with higher quality pool builder in Canberra, you can expect two LED multicolour lights as a standard inclusion.

Coping tiles

Coping tiles are a standard part of every pool build, however pool builders in Canberra will vary in terms of the type and quality of coping tiles they provide from concrete or travertine to custom drop face.

Pool cleaner

Pool builders in Canberra will provide pool cleaning equipment to all new pool owners. Whether it’s a pole and vacuum head, an automated cleaner or a robotic cleaner will depend on the builder quality you select.

ACT Insurance

All licensed pool builders in Canberra are required to include the premium for insurance through the Home Warranty Insurance which is compulsory for all domestic building projects valued at more than $12,000.

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When is the best time to build a new pool in Canberra?

As experienced Canberra pool builders will tell you, the best time to build a pool in Australia's Capital Territory is during the dry months of summer, making December through to May the ideal time for pool building.

Unfortunately, Canberra pool builders are likely to have the least available time during this period, as demand for their services is typically highest during summer. The lack of rainfall during the dry season also makes it the perfect time to build a pool, as rainfall is not likely to seep into the ground or affect the construction process.

Demand for pool builders in Canberra is usually lower in the winter months, so if you are happy to risk inclement weather and possible delays, it may be a good time to get a better deal. If you're looking to build a pool in Canberra, get quotes from the best Canberra pool builders with Poolz today.
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Canberra homeowners use Poolz to find the best local pool builders

We have hand picked the best pool builders in Canberra to give you peace of mind. Get quotes and select a local pool builder with confidence knowing that 9.7 / 10 of Canberra homeowners recommend Poolz.

Canberra Pools

Can’t rate Brad and the team highly enough. We had major issues with our pool and were badly let down by another Canberra supplier. Their support has been excellent, and they are very competitive on price.
Australian Capital Territory

Nulook Pools

NU LOOK pools installed my pool 4 years ago. At the time I was very impressed with their work. My opinion has not changed since then. I have rung them several times over the last 4 years and they are always happy to answer questions and offer advice and solutions. If you are thinking of getting a pool, these are the people you want doing the job.
Australian Capital Territory

Nulook Pools

John and Charissa were great to deal with, so patient having to deal with our council. While it was a long process because of that, once the pool started I couldn't believe how quickly and professionally it went in. John really knows his stuff and is happy to answer calls for even what seems like the silliest question. He has a great team working with him and they are really competitively priced. We highly recommend Nulook Pools.
Australian Capital Territory

Nulook Pools

Choosing Nulook pools was the best and easiest decision we made. The whole process was smooth and easy. I know this isn’t always the case with pool installs but John and Charissa made sure everything ran smoothly, everything was on time and they were so patient with us (still are when we call with silly questions!). Just honest and great people with a fantastic team working with them. I will recommend them to anyone. Thank you again to John and Charissa, forever grateful!
Australian Capital Territory

Why our pool builders are different

Don't risk building your dream pool with an unreliable builder. At Poolz, we've handpicked pool builders who embody our commitment to exceptional quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction at a fair price.

Verified expertise

Rest easy knowing that our pool builders are thoroughly vetted professionals who care about delivering quality work for Australian homeowners. We do our best to ensure that you're in the hands of skilled and trustworthy experts.

Customer-driven approach

We partner with pool builders who share our dedication to putting homeowners first. With a customer-centric focus, they prioritise your needs and satisfaction throughout the entire pool building journey.

Seamless project management

Beyond expertise and customer focus, our pool builders excel in efficient project management. From design to construction, they handle every aspect seamlessly, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience for you.
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What we love about Canberra

Canberra is the bustling capital of Australia, located in the Australian Capital Territory, ACT. Residents of Canberra love the city's lush open spaces and vibrant cultural scene, which includes galleries, museums, theatre, music and festivals throughout the year.

The city is also home to some of Australia's top quality universities, providing a great education for students of all ages. Canberra is well connected to other parts of Australia by road, rail and air and is just a short drive away from the beautiful Snowy Mountains.

Canberra is a great place to live for those who want to be close to nature and enjoy the convenience of city life. The city has something to offer everyone, from relaxed parks and gardens to lively nightlife, shopping, and dining. The city is also well known for its world-class arts and culture, which brings people from all over the world to experience and enjoy. With its great climate, low cost of living, and friendly locals, it's no wonder people choose to call Canberra home.

Frequently asked questions

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Get in touch with our friendly team.
How does the Poolz service work?
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Feel free to read our How it works page for more detail, but in summary, we make finding the best pool builder for your project a breeze. Our service works in three simple steps:

  1. Get Quotes: Tell us about your pool project by providing some basic details, such as your location, preferred pool type, and any specific requirements you have.
  2. Match: We'll match you with top-rated pool builders in your area who are best suited to your needs. They'll provide you with detailed quotes and proposals for your project, giving you the opportunity to compare and choose the best option.
  3. Select & Build: Once you've selected a pool builder, you work with the builder directly. They'll guide you through the construction process, ensuring your dream pool becomes a reality.

With Poolz, finding and connecting with the right pool builder has never been easier. Get started today and let us help you create the perfect swimming pool experience.

How long will it take to get quotes?
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We understand the importance of timely responses, and we strive to provide you with quotes as quickly as possible. Generally, you can expect to be matched with the best local pool professionals within 1-3 business days after completing the GET QUOTES form on our site.

Some pool professionals will provide you with an indicative quote right away, whereas others will want to do a site visit before providing you with a quote. Please note, any quote you get without a site visit will be an estimate only.

In order to get accurate quotes, you will need to invite the pool pro's to your house to inspect your site and discuss your pool in more detail. Once this has happened, you will get get accurate quotes you can rely on. The time this takes depends on how long it takes for the site visit to be organised. 

If you have any concerns or need further assistance, our customer support team is here to help.

Are the quotes free?
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Absolutely! Obtaining quotes through Poolz is completely free for homeowners. Finding a great local pool builder is hard, so our goal is to make your life easier by connecting you with reputable pool builders who can provide competitive and accurate quotes for your project.

You can explore different options, compare quotes, and make informed decisions about building your dream pool without incurring any charges from Poolz. We're here to simplify the process and ensure you have access to the information you need to make the best choice for your pool project.

Why do you need so much information to match me?
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No two pools are the same, so we need to know a little about you and the location you plan to build in order to help you.

The pool build location

We ask for your address for the following reasons:

  • we want to match you with the best local pool builders
  • your property, pool positioning and soil conditions have a big impact on pricing and vary on every pool
  • pricing varies in different areas.

When you provide your address, we are able to assist you far more effectively and provide you with more accurate information.

Your personal details

Whilst Poolz gives you an instant price estimate, in order to get an accurate quote from a local builder, they need to get in touch with you to arrange a site inspection. Every pool build location is different and there isn’t a single pool builder who will provide an accurate quote without seeing your property.

With your permission, we share the information you’ve provided with the matched pool professionals to help kick-start your project quickly.

The pool details

Pools come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, and the pricing can vary significantly. By understanding your pool preferences and specific requirements, we can match you with builders who specialise in building the type of pool you desire. This ensures that you receive accurate quotes from builders who can bring your vision to life.

All the information we ask from you is necessary and helps to ensure we provide you with the best possible outcome. We don’t ask anything a pool builder won’t ask if you went directly to them. Rest assured that the information you provide is securely handled and used solely for the purpose of delivering the best pool-building experience for you.

Will my personal details be visible to everyone?
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No! Rest assured, we prioritise your privacy and the security of your personal information. Your personal details, such as your name, address, and contact information, will only be visible to the three matched pool builders who will be providing you with quotes, as well as the in-house Poolz support team. 

We have implemented strict data protection measures to ensure that your information is handled securely and confidentially. At Poolz, we respect your privacy and take all necessary precautions to safeguard your personal details throughout the quote process. Your information is shared only with those directly involved in assisting you with your pool project.

How does poolz provide a real-time pool price estimate?
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The Poolz team has decades of pool building experience which enables us to provide you with a real-time price estimate for your dream swimming pool. 

Simply use the GET QUOTES form to see what your pool is likely to cost before moving forward to get quotes from the best local pool building professionals we match you with.

How do I know if the Pro's Poolz recommends are any good?
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Poolz is committed to only working with pool building professionals who offer a quality product at a fair price with great customer service. We are local and have relationships with all our pool professionals and ensure that they meet our standards for quality and customer service.