Our friends at realestate.com.au recently had a look at what search terms were most popular on their site. Lo and behold – even though it’s winter (and will be for another agonising 48 hours), the most popular keyword with house hunters was “pool”.
Could it be that Aussies have fallen head over heels for 8 balls and cue tips? Not really, it’s more about our love for cold water on scorching hot days.
Queenslanders, according to Catherine Cashmore of National Property Buyers, would never consider buying a house without a swimming pool. While Melbournians are less fussed, with summer months getting longer and warmer pools are fast becoming more popular.
And why not? They’re not only the perfect remedy for a heatwave (I originally wrote ‘tonic’ but don’t drink the water, for goodness sakes), but they also look fantastic. At least, the ones on Open2view do. We thought we’d see what came up when typing “pool” into our search engine. Below are ten of the best pools for sale in Australia right now.
Unless you’re reading this in a few months, in which case they’re probably all been sold. Click on any image to start the slideshow.
The water feature alone makes this pool worth the price of admission. Being gas heated and self cleaning are useful bonuses. Photo taken by Terry Robinson.
The view from here is wonderful – and if you feel the pool is too small, just scale the fence. Photo taken by Ash Chnoweth.
It took us a few moments to realise there was even a pool in this photo. Imagine relaxing in this while enjoying the view. We’ve been imagining it all day. Photo taken by Charles Lynch.
Great looking pool, lush gardens, large terrace for entertaining – this Manor-style home is the complete package. Photo taken by Robyn Boothey.
This resort style tropical pool is bound to be popular with residents of this apartment complex. There’s plenty of room to sunbathe around the edge if the pool’s too crowded for you. Photo taken by Ash Chnoweth.
They say location is vitally important in real estate. Having a spa located right next to the pool proves it. Photo taken by Dagmar Johns.
Two words: ‘water’ and ‘slide’. Photo taken by Craig & Susan Booth.
With a Bali-style hut and mood lighting, early evening dips in this pool would be mandatory. Photo taken by Craig & Susan Booth.
The whole property looks amazing, and the owners spared no expense with this stunning swimming pool. There’s also a garden shower. Photo taken by Robyn Boothey.
It’s a spa. It’s a pool. And is that a bottle of bubbly? We’re on our way. Photo taken by Allan MacKenzie.