The best pool installation companies in Canberra

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Take your backyard space to the next level this summer and install a pool with one of Canberra’s best pool installation companies. Photo: File.

Canberra is no stranger to scorching hot days, and everyone here knows how much of a relief a good swimming pool can be during summer. Pools are the perfect way to beat the heat while spending time with friends and family, and can add incredible value to your home. So why not consider elevating your outdoor space and installing a pool?

Canberra is home to many pool specialists and installation companies offering exceptional services. Using state of the art tools and technology, as well as high quality materials and industry expertise, pool installation companies can help turn your backyard into the perfect summer entertainment space. So how do you go about choosing the best company for you?

In this article, we’ll take you through some of the most important factors to keep in mind when looking for a professional pool installation company, as well as a list of some of Canberra’s best.

What makes a great pool installation company?

There’s a lot to take into consideration when installing a pool, and it’s key that the company you hire is worth their salt. Look for the following traits in the service you hire:

  • Knowledge and expertise. As is the case with any major construction project, it’s very important that your contractors know what they’re doing. With background knowledge and experience, you can be assured that the final result will not only look great, but last a lifetime.
  • Tailored services. Obviously, not every backyard is the same – from sloping or odd shaped yards, to large plant life. A great pool installation service will work with your backyard to deliver the results you want, and create a space you’re happy with.
  • High quality technology and materials. With sub-par tools and materials, the pool won’t be installed properly and will be prone to damage. Look for companies that are using state of the art supplies. Check of qualifications and certificates to verify these supplies, and read through reviews of past customers.
  • Transparent prices. Having a pool installed can be quite the investment – you want to feel like you’re entering into the project with your eyes wide open. No one likes surprise fees or dishonest pricing schedules, so make sure your company is being completely honest with you about the costs from start to finish.
  • Reliable timelines. A pool installation can potentially render your backyard unusable for some time, which can be quite the inconvenience. A great pool installation company will not only give you an estimated finishing date before the project starts, but they will also give regular progress updates.

The best pool installation companies in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

CJG Pools & Earthworks

Located locally in Calwell, CJG Pools & Earthworks delivers clients ideal pools to match their specific needs and individual vision. They are a member of SPASA and Master Builders, assuring customers of their quality workmanship and value for money. Beyond this, CJG Pools & Earthworks' professional team also offers decking, water feature maintenance and landscaping services.

As Jodi Banks writes on Facebook, “CJG Earthworks are undoubtedly the best, they hold a high standard for their work (…) they were the best decision we made for building out pool. 100% hassle free, and I cannot recommend these guys enough.”

Steller Pools

Steller Pools provides a limitless range of possibilities when it comes to design. From lap and vanishing edge pools to resort style and above ground pools, Steller Pools will design and build a pool that enhances your property and suits your tastes and vision perfectly.

Matt Lavery writes about their experience with Steller Pools in this Facebook review, Great to deal with! Genuine service!”

Nulook Pools

Nulook Pools is a locally owned and operated pool installation business. With over 30 years of experience, Nulook Pools is dedicated to providing a pool package to suit any lifestyle and budget. Using fibreglass pools and high-quality products, Nulook Pools promises honesty, professionalism, and customer satisfaction no matter the specific requirements of the job.

On RiotACT LCQV12 writes, “I would recommend Nulook Pools Canberra. Local business not franchised..."

Narellan Pools

Established over 50 years ago, Narellan Pools has become a widely renowned and respected pool installation company. Australian made and family owned, Narellan Pools offers a great range of inground fibreglass pools, from plunge pools to pools designed specifically for families and entertainment.

As Nathan Willcox writes on Facebook, “Thank you Narellan Pools, the team are absolute legends and I can’t rate them highly enough.”

Already have a pool? Check out our article on the best pool and spa servicing companies in Canberra to ensure it’s getting the expert care and attention it needs. If you’ve got bigger ideas for your home, take a look at our guide to the best builders and renovators in Canberra who can help you make your dream home a reality.

Your experience with pool installation companies in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you installed a pool with any of the companies listed above? How was your experience? Share your thoughts and feedback below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between concrete and fibreglass pools?

Fibreglass pools are becoming more and more popular than concrete for many reasons. While concrete pools are more flexible when it comes to design, they require a lot more maintenance and take longer to install in the first place. Fibreglass pools hold heat better than concrete, whilst also requiring less cleaning and are more affordable in the long-run.

How can I make my pool more environmentally friendly?

The first choice would be to opt for a fibreglass pool instead of concrete. They require fewer chemicals and less energy consumption to maintain cleanliness and heat than concrete pools do. Beyond that, putting a cover over your pool will help seal in heat and reduce how much energy you need to use to heat it. You could also try an alternative to chlorine for cleaning the pool, as chlorine can be very harmful to the environment. Adding a timer to your pumps and any cleaning machinery so they're not consuming more energy than they need, will also help.

What is a plunge pool?

A plunge pool is a small, typically deep pool designed for the purposes of wading or lounging rather than swimming laps. They are great for entertainment and cooling off in the summer.

What do I need to consider for a pool design?

When coming up with a design for a pool, consider what purpose you want your pool to serve (i.e. purely entertainment or exercise). You'll also need to consider how much space you have to work with, and any specific traits of your property that might make it difficult to maintain. This includes large trees that will drop leaves into the water, or a particularly rainy climate that may add to your pool's volume. Work with your builder to come up with a pool design that meets your needs and works efficiently with your property, whilst also looking great.

Will a pool add value to my property?

Absolutely! Pools add a lot to a home's aesthetic and entertainment possibilities. In a city like Canberra, where we don't have any beaches nearby, homes with a pool are worth more than houses without one.

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Don’t know this would be relevant or not but thought of sharing my experience.

We were beating the heat last summer at my kind neighbors pool when it has some pump issue we were not very happy as it would probably ruin our weekend party. came to fix the problem and that too on the weekend. Reliable Mob

My 2 cents.

I’d highly recommend Simon from Capital Fibreglass Pools.

Family owned business who really go the extra mile to ensure that you get exactly what you need and want.

As opposed to other companies, the man who does the quote is the same guy that does the work at your house day after day…Simon will work around the clock to ensure your pool is completed on time to a high standard.

Simon was one of the few guys who actually took the time to sit down and understand what we wanted and what we could afford, putting forward ideas and other options.

I’ve also heard that he has won some major awards lately.


I would recommend Nulook Pools Canberra. Local business not franchised 0427006757 ask for Tony. Top bloke!

Try Richard Hamill

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