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These are Australia’s best pools

Cool down with a peek inside these luxury private swimming holes.

Azal Khan

Digital Journalist, Your Money

There is nothing more quintessentially Australian than spending an afternoon lazing by the pool in summer.

And with much of the country experiencing a heatwave recently, what better time to feast your eyes on the most beautiful swimming pools around Australia.

Chloe Ridder, managing editor of lifestyle at realestate.com.au, shared the trends to look out for in 2019 with Auction Day.

Pools that blend exterior with interior spaces are one of the biggest trends she has seen in the listings on the property portal.

“We’ve seen pools create this beautiful flow using big glass doors, windows that allow a glimpse of the pool throughout various spots in the property, or clever landscaping,” Ridder said.

“Another way is perhaps placing a lap pool against a certain edge of the house, or even bringing some smaller lap pools indoor which is lovely.”

The resort-style pool

“The entire property and the outdoor area were designed and built around this amazing pool,” Ridder said of this Sydney home.

The pool was designed to be the focal point of this home. Image: Three Birds Renovations

Palm Springs themed pool

The home in the Mornington Peninsula used neutral tones plus architectural plants like succulents and cacti to complement the water.

“This is a trend I think we’ll see coming up in the year ahead,” Ridder said.

The perfect pool for entertaining and relaxing. Image: realestate.com.au

A pool with a view

This home in Mosman Park in Western Australia has views of the Perth sky line and Swan River from the pool.

“Something I think we are going to see in the year ahead is the move towards darker tones and a monochrome look,” Ridder said.

“Traditionally you might have a pool that would focus on the dark tiles or stark white. But now it’s about combining the two, so perhaps a black tile spa pool next to a beautiful white pool, or even black fencing around the pool to really make it pop.”

This swimming pool is the opulent touch to this six-bedroom Perth home. Image: realestate.com.au

The infinity edge pool

Overlooking Sydney Harbour, this luxury heated infinity pool at Darling Point comes complete with its own spa.

The view is hard to beat at this Darling Point home. Image: realestate.com.au

Laid-back luxury at the Sunshine Coast

“This long linear completely transparent property is complemented by this huge outdoor lap pool,” Ridder said.

The pool evokes mid-century architecture and the home was designed by the owner, an architect.

Living in this Doonan property would feel like a permanent holiday. Image: realestate.com.au

Byron Bay zen

“The tropical landscaping around the pool is a perfect fit for a Byron property,” Ridder said.

Glass doors create a seamless indoor-outdoor flow and the design of the pool takes cues from the rocky beach the home overlooks.

A waterfall complements this resort-style pool in Byron Bay. Image: realestate.com.au

Perfectly Point Piper

This home in Sydney’s exclusive suburb of Point Piper captures harbour views from the pool and features a large waterfall.

“This one has a lovely alfresco area, a retractable awning, its own private deep water jetty and sunken lounges.”

The pool is the showstopper in this Point Piper home.

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