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