Pool Builders Sunshine Coast

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Pools by Design is a locally owned and operated business with a simple yet effective philosophy. “We design for lifestyle with service and quality guaranteed.” Great inground swimming pools and spas are driven by our client’s lifestyle needs which we deliver through the creative design team. The experienced construction team is overseen by the hands on approach of the business owner Gary, who has been building concrete pools for over 30 years on the Sunshine Coast.

Pools by Design also works with numerous professional tradesmen who are reliable and experienced within their trades. This allows us to offer added features including paving, fencing, decking, plumbing, electrical work, landscaping and more.

We are the Concrete Swimming Pool Builders who can design and construct your dream outdoor oasis!

Award Winning Swimming Pools Sunshine Coast 

spasa award winningWe are the Sunshine Coast Pool Builders with more than 30 years’ experience, having built hundreds of pools, from Bribie Island to Gympie.

Our team’s extensive experience in design and construction ranges from family residential pools to stunning large resort-style pools.

Quality Swimming Pool Builders

We pride ourselves on our service and quality, which speaks for itself, with our team showing its flair, not only in Sunshine Coast residential pool construction but also throughout the decades, in building large commercial pool projects.

Contact us today to start building your next dream pool.

Servicing Bribie Island to Gympie

Pools by Design is a locally owned and operated business servicing the Sunshine Coast with a simple yet effective philosophy. “We design for lifestyle with service and quality guaranteed.”

Our team can guarantee you a delightful experience from our professional, knowledgeable and friendly team

SPASA Awards 2020 QLD: Pool of the Year

Authorised supplier of MagnaPool Swimming Pools

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Different structure of the walls and floor i.e. fibreglass has just an approximately 20mm thick wall of fibreglass, compared to a concrete pool which has a 200mm concrete section interlaced with steel reinforcing at least every 300mm apart. It then has an internal water proofing layer of either 20mm pebble crete (pebble and cement) or a layer of ceramic tile. The concrete pool can be constructed to almost any shape to suit your backyard or your imagination, whereas fibreglass pools are limited to set moulds. Concrete pools are constructed in the ground on a solid base and finished to the level of the internal water. When empty, they have structural strength to support the surrounding ground pressures. Concrete pools have a hydrostatic valve in the base of the pool and have considerable weight to counteract any ground water pressures. Concrete pools have a solid non-flexing surround to the pool which enables coping tiles to be successfully adhered to it.

Yes we can help with both. Pools by Design can recommend what fencing is required to satisfy the regulations and give you an approximate price for the fencing, which can be included into the pool pricing. Pools by Design can help you with general landscaping ideas and then organise an associated landscaper to finalise the design and provide you with a final price. Pools by Design will co-ordinate the timing of both the fencing and landscaping for your convenience.

The running of the filter pump is the main cost. A 750 watt pump will cost approximately 10c an hour to run and needs to run for approximately 6-8hrs per day for 365 days a year. The salt water chlorinator requires constant level of salt (approximately 1/10 the consistency of sea water). Rain water will dilute the salt level and most pools require approximately six bags of salt per year costing around $10/bag.

The total balance of water should be checked monthly; some stabiliser, bi-carb and calcium hardness may need to be added.

The average pool should cost approximately $450 to operate yearly.


The construction timeframe is dependant on weather and the amount of work involved. It takes approximately 4 weeks for council approval, once construction begins this could take about 6 to 8 weeks depending. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more or get in touch with one of our experts.

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