It comes as no surprise that ‘pool’ is one of the most used key words buyers use when searching for a home online.
They have always been a hot commodity — and especially around the holidays when couples and families want to cool off and relax.
But for those who dread the possibility of sunburn or splashing about in the rain, it can be hard to choose the right one.
Here are three Sydney homes on the market featuring pools that protect residents from the elements:
This property in Leonay, near Penrith, is a surprise package that has a grand indoor pool as its main focus.
Selling for the first time with a guide of $869,000 to $929,000, the home is attracting potential buyers due to its standout feature, which can be seen from the main living area through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Listing agent Paul Wallace from Property Central Penrith said the pool was enclosed about 25 years ago and cost the vendors around $100,000.
“It was actually in magazines back then because no one had done anything like that so it was quite unique and it is not something that we see often in western Sydney,” Mr Wallace said.
He said it had stood the test of time and was generating interest from buyers due to its design.
“With any property that has a unique feature, there is a very niche market.”
On a 645sqm block, the house also comes with three bedrooms, central living spaces and a balcony.
The pool area of this property in the Liverpool region could be mistaken for that of a resort.
Surrounded by tropical plants and with a spa and water feature, this covered space is great for buyers drawn to the idea of year-round use.
Modern inclusions such as a disco ball and a sound system combine to create the perfect spot for holding birthday parties and other get-togethers.
In Casula’s Churchill Gardens estate, this four-bedroom house has a $1.3 million price tag.
This indoor pool forms part of a sprawling and historic residence in the Blue Mountains. On a 5560sqm parcel which once housed a hotel, the seven-bedroom bush retreat was at one point home to Australian artist John Olsen.
It has four separate dwellings and the covered pool is a highlight. It is next to a steam room and steps out to a charming courtyard.
The property, which adjoins the Blue Mountains National Park, is on the market for $2.995 million.