The real estate website Domain ran a story on how the summer heatwave is creating a sharp resurgence in the popularity of homes with swimming pools. With residents of Western Sydney experiencing the full brunt of the hot weather with temperatures in the 40’s people are looking to keep cool.

Sydney’s summer heatwave affecting home buyers’ decisions

Sydney’s ferocious summer heatwave is warping home buyers’ decisions, with buyers bidding less for homes without airconditioning and wrangling over prices when they know they have to fork out to install it themselves. Swimming pool builder Crystal Pools reports its sales this January were three times up on the previous year.


Sales manager Andrew Rothery says a pool’s main competition is a new car or family holiday. “But the heat seems to be driving people towards pools, and helping them make their decision much more quickly to put one in,” he says.

» Read the full story at Domain