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Swimming pools help push The Block profits to new heights

December 1st, 2020

Highly popular TV show, The Block, has had all the homes sold at auction, scooping record profits - and swimming pools are partly to thank.

The show gave their contestants a tough challenge in 2020 – to renovate period homes in Brighton Victoria within the decade of their original construction, before moving onto the new section of the property.

All five homes included stunning swimming pools built by Franklin Pools Australia, and Sunbather installed their Downunder roller and 4mm thermal pool covers on all five pools. Reece and Maytronics also contributed to the pool projects.

The Sunbather Downunder cover system on Sarah and George’s pool project
The Sunbather Downunder cover system on Sarah and George’s pool project

Sunbather says their aesthetically pleasing, quality Downunder roller was the perfect fit for the beautifully designed yards that surround the pools. Working closely with Franklin, the installations proceeded smoothly and left the new owners with a pool cover system that is out of sight and out of the way.

The Block 2020 recently aired its final episode, with all five houses selling at auction. Harry and Tash, Sarah and George, Daniel and Jade, Luke and Jasmin, and Jimmy and Tam all made a profit after transforming five period houses into stunning family homes over 12 weeks. All five homes sold above reserve, giving every team a fantastic result.

Jimmy and Tam, who were known as the Queensland Battlers, walked away from auction day with the biggest prize money in the show’s history: they made $966,000 in profit plus the $100,000 prize money for earning the highest profit at auction. That means they are instant millionaires, with a total of $1,066,000.

Pictured here are Sarah and George whose house sold for $4,000,002 – a profit of $650,002 over the reserve of $3,350,000.

CAPTION: Rear garden of Block contestants Sarah and George

By Chris Maher
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