Best pool builders in Cairns

Cairns, located in Far North Queensland, is renowned for its vibrant outdoor lifestyle. With its stunning natural beauty, lush rainforests, tropical beaches and warm climate, Cairns is the perfect place to build a new swimming pool. Whether you're looking for a classic in-ground pool, a plunge pool or a lap pool, there are plenty of experienced swimming pool builders in Cairns to help you create the perfect outdoor oasis. With its relaxed atmosphere, vibrant nightlife and endless outdoor activities, Cairns is the ideal place to make the most of your outdoor living.
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How much does it cost to build a pool in Cairns?

Building a in-ground pool in Cairns typically starts at $40,000. Once you include the most popular additions such as tiling, fencing and basic landscaping, the total price for a pool project in Cairns is closer to $65,000. However, prices do vary significantly depending on factors such as pool size, type, design, access and additional features.

A luxurious pool, inviting deck, and a lovely home nestled in nature

Pools in Cairns

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

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The percentage of Cairns households with pools.

The total number of pools in Regional Queensland backyards!

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.
1

Scope your pool

Jump right in and tell us about your location, pool type and specific requirements.
2

See an instant price

Watch as Poolz calculates your pool price in real-time with every selection you make.
3

Get 3 quotes

We match you with top local pool builders who specialise in your desired pool type to get quotes.
4

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 Cairns?

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

Excavation

Pool builders in Cairns 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 Cairns 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 Cairns 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 Cairns, 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 Cairns 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 Cairns 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.

QBCC Insurance

All licensed pool builders in Cairns are required to include the premium for insurance through the Home Warranty Insurance Scheme which is compulsory for all domestic building projects valued at more than $3,300.

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

As experienced Cairns pool builders know, the dry season in Far North Queensland is absolutely the best time to build a pool. The dry season in Cairns, from May to November, has low rainfall and cooler temperatures, making it the ideal time to get your pool built. During these months, there is minimal chance of rainfall which can potentially delay the pool building process.

Come summertime, the demand for pool builders increases as everyone dreams of cooling off in their backyard. This makes it more difficult to get a pool built in the timeframe you desire and at a competitive price.

Get quotes from the best Cairns pool builders with Poolz today to get the best price for your pool building project.
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Cairns homeowners use Poolz to find the best local pool builders

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

Complete Fibreglass Pool Kits

4.9
72
reviews
I was going to wait until all of the landscaping was done until I made my review so that I could show the pool in it's full glory. But today I received a thoughtful gift to say thank you from Complete Fibreglass Pool Kits and I couldn't wait any longer. Rohan and Fiona have been amazing to work with. We got the pool shape we wanted, in the colour we wanted all in under 3 weeks for an incredible price. I thought all pool companies were in the same class as dodgy used car salesmen until I came across these guys. They are honest, caring, thoughtful, reasonable, high quality and well priced. Any problems were solved before I could even bring them up, they weren't even their fault and they were considerate and understanding. Helpful from start to finish. Word of mouth is the best advertising, we have clients in our family business often wanting pools and we now have someone we can recommend.
Cairns
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QLD

Complete Fibreglass Pool Kits

4.9
72
reviews
Rohan, Fiona and Jo have been fantastic to deal with. They are very professional, helpful and efficient. Rohan will answer all your questions and always returns calls promptly if unavailable. Fiona and Jo have kept me updated on product availability and delivery for some extra items we ordered and always keep us well informed. No problem or question is too big or small. The pool itself is amazing, we are so happy with it and have had so many comments on how good it looks and the quality. The crane hire company we used said it’s the best quality fibreglass pool they’ve seen. Definitely recommend going through Rohan and his team at Complete Fibreglass Pools if you’re looking at installing your own pool.
Cairns
,  
QLD

FNQ Pools

5.0
6
reviews
Thank You, to Tiana + Michael, for delivering what they promised. Having tried other Pool CO’s first, these folks were the only company willing to take on a “Challenging Property”!
Cairns
,  
QLD

Dean Thomas Pools

4.2
6
reviews
Highly recommend Dean Thomas Pools, we couldn't be happier with our pool! Dean works on site with his team, ensuring a high standard of work. Dean takes pride in his work and follows through with everything on time. Communication is amazing, we were always made aware of what to expect. We were hoping for a pool for Christmas and Dean, Al and team made it happen! I'm sure we'll have many happy years of swimming. If you're thinking of getting a pool, you really should choose Dean Thomas Pools, as soon as you meet the team you will know you've made the right decision.
Cairns
,  
QLD

Legends Build Group

4.6
14
reviews
Just finished installed our plungie pool, By Legends Build Group, Ingmar and his team made sure everything was done nicely and how we would like it. Thank you for a great job.
Cairns
,  
QLD

Kirratech Lifestyle Pools

4.8
5
reviews
Very helpful and courteous Kirratech staff member helped me on a site with some lifting of my CCTV camera equipment. Thank you from Internal Spi.
Cairns
,  
QLD

Legends Build Group

4.6
14
reviews
Ingmar and his team at Legends Build Group did a excellent job of renovating our bathroom which required the demolition of walls, complete replacement of floor to ceiling tiles, transforming a sunken shower recess into modern level access, and more. The team took great care to seal the rest of the property off from the inevitable dust fallout, and were most courteous and amenable at all times. We are very happy indeed with our new bathroom. Thank you Legends!
Cairns
,  
QLD

Dean Thomas Pools

4.2
6
reviews
Dean and his team built our pool and did an incredible job. Very happy with how it turned out and would definitely recommend Dean Thomas pools to anyone wanting a quality pool built to a high standard and not a rushed job.
Cairns
,  
QLD

FNQ Pools

5.0
6
reviews
We are very happy with FNQ pools, very professional hard working team who completed our pool within very short time despite the busy period. The pool is absolutely beautiful and beyond expectations! We highly recommend fnq pools!
Cairns
,  
QLD

Complete Fibreglass Pool Kits

4.9
72
reviews
Rohan and the team at Complete Fibreglass Pool Kits were amazing from start to finish. We wanted a pool and got quotes from traditional pool builders but the costs were way too high so we looked around. After speaking with Rohan several times as he was very accommodating we decided to do the owner builder option and do it ourselves. The information and support along the way was great and no question was too big or small for them. In the end we saved at least $10K on the install and got a bigger pool than quoted by the builders. There is some work involved but its well worth it in the end. Great range of high quality pools and equipment on offer and excellent help along the way. We are so happy with our end result.
Cairns
,  
QLD

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.
Serene pool oasis with a picturesque deck, verdant surroundings, and a beautiful house

What we love about Cairns

Cairns is a vibrant city located in Far North Queensland. It offers a unique mix of beach, rainforest and a tropical climate that residents and visitors alike can enjoy. Cairns is a great place to live due to its variety of attractions and activities, such as the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest.

It also offers excellent educational opportunities, with several universities and a number of excellent schools. The city is also home to many cultural and sporting events, and the locals love to take part in the festivities.

The friendly and welcoming atmosphere of Cairns makes it a great place to call home, and the locals are proud of their city and its many offerings. With its great weather, wonderful attractions and strong sense of community, it's no wonder why so many people choose to live in Cairns!

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.