Let’s continue our look at the not so humble swimming pool. It’s the key investment for many property renovations and home improvements. It also makes for a stunning hero shot in any real estate agents marketing set.

We’ve enjoyed the recent attention on pools and backyards, in particular those that are complemented with thoughtful landscaping. Even the most simple pool design can be brought to life with a well placed potted plant or screening hedge. The pool and landscaping combined are what make Queensland properties distinctive. Pools invite a relaxed lifestyle and provide the perfect backdrop for summer entertaining.

You certainly cant beat an instant “water view” although there might be a little qualification required on that one if your agent chooses this as the headline for your property listing! ).

The pool is always a winner for families with teenagers, providing an easy excuse for friends to come over and hours of summer fun. If you add an outdoor shower you wont need to worry about wet footprints either.

Path to pool in landscaped backyard