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20 Swimming Pools To Stir Your Imagination

Build your own unique backyard pool where you and your loved ones can unwind in your customized backyard sanctuary. As you begin to come up with your swimming pool design, a pool builder would like to help you to identify which unique swimming pool equipment and features will be ideal in your backyard. Are you…

Build your own unique backyard pool where you and your loved ones can unwind in your customized backyard sanctuary. As you begin to come up with your swimming pool design, a pool builder would like to help you to identify which unique swimming pool equipment and features will be ideal in your backyard.

Are you trying to decide if a swimming pool is right for you? Try some pool ideas to inspire you.

20 Swimming Pools To Stir Your Imagination

There’s a swimming pool for every outdoor space–even long, narrow side yards or smack-dab-in-the-middle courtyards. From sleek, modern masterpieces to Mediterranean escapes to private waterparks to natural pools, we’ve found every size, style, design, and type of pool you can imagine. Dive in and be dazzled.


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Historic Tropical Beauty

A historic, circa-1850 home was restored and received a few new additions, like a pool house and carport. Bender & Associates Architects designed a pool that is appropriate for the period and design of the house, enhancing rather than overpowering the property. Lush tropical landscaping makes this a home that looks like an island retreat.

Fun Desert Hardscaping

pool designs
 Bill Timmerman

A rectangular 33-by-14-foot pool comes alive with landscaping designed by Ibarra Rosano, including giant concrete balls by Holler & Saunders of Nogales, Arizona.

Green Roof Pool House

A modern backyard by Murray Legge Architecture of Austin, Texas includes a pool house with a roof featuring grasses, sedges, and wildflowers native to Central Texas. Mortarless cut Leuders limestone on steel was used for the pool decking, while Bisazza mosaic glass tile covers the pool interior. Stools inside the pool were formed with tubes and gunite.

Family Fun Pool

A waterpark-like experience with an elegant design that will appeal to all ages is what Pool Environments of Dallas came up with for this entertaining backyard in Texas. The pool features stones, waterfalls and features, islands, colorful landscaping, and inviting artistic elements.

Key West

key west yard
 Tamara Alvarez

When in Key West, Florida, go with the natural landscape and make it tropical. Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture used Pebble Tec in Caribbean Blue for the surfacing, while a natural coral stone in a herringbone pattern was used for the pool deck and paving.

River View

lap pool at a private residence in Greenwich, New York overlooks a river. Designed by Austin Patterson Disston Architects, the long pool was built to take in the view and is surrounded by Connecticut stone.

Moonlight Swim

A sleek, modern small swimming pool by Pool Environments of Dallas is illuminated to coax its owners for a midnight swim. The side corner wall is raised to the level of the patio for a natural transition from house to pool.

Tropical Lighting Effects

tropical pool designs
 Gary Novasel / Patdo Light Studio

Patdo Light Studio of Port Chester, New York illuminated a backyard swimming pool to accentuate tropical features of the outdoor pool, including landscaping, waterfalls, and hardscape.

Living in L-Shaped Luxury

“Floating” pavers and a sculptural fountain in a small L-shaped pool in Texas add interest and continue the materials and lines of the surrounding patio in this design by Pool Environments. Fountains and vivid lighting make the pool a focal point.

Plantation Living

A tropical plantation in Brisbane, Australia integrates indoor-outdoor living with wood decking that leads to a pool you can easily jump in and out of. Designed by Skale, the pool is situated in a private courtyard and offers breathtaking views of Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Palm Springs Style

modern swimming pool designs
 Michael Utterback

The pool of this stunning Midcentury modern home originally designed by famed Modernist architect William Krisel is on view from pretty much every room. Preserving the home’s architectural significance and integrity was key to Studio AR&D Architects‘ renovation and restoration. The home represents the Palm Springs lifestyle that blends leisure and refinement, with a seamless connection between architecture and landscape that has become associated with modern desert and California design.

Old Naples Beach House

At a Naples, Florida house, 41 West created a pool with a natural pebble finish to accentuate the clear water reflecting the sky, especially when it’s pure blue. With the hot Florida sun in mind, the decking is made of cement pavers set in sand so bare feet won’t get burned.

Bologna Farmhouse Swimming Pool

swimming pool designs
 Olimpia Lalli

A terraced hill in Bologna, Spain is a private spot for late-afternoon swims with views of the Mediterranean landscape. Designed by Deposito Creativo, Villa Privato Bertinoro features a farmhouse with places to relax and enjoy the scenery when not working.

Straight and Narrow

A nearly 16-foot-high living/dining area opens on three sides, one on the west to a lap pool that is a focal point at night when illuminated. Designed by EYRC Architects, natural vs. technical and rough vs. smooth is played out in materials throughout this Venice, California house.

Spectacular in West Hollywood

freeform swimming pool
 Jim Peasey Photography

A West Hollywood home gained vertical space and spectacular views in this remodel by Los Angeles-based firm (fer) Studio. The kidney-shaped pool was redesigned with glass mosaic tile and includes a spa and shallow wading pool for lounge furniture.

Mesmerizing Blue Tile

A modern home in Melbourne, Australia features a beautiful pool built by DDB Design Development & Building with landscape design by COS Designs Creative Outdoor Solutions. Custom-designed blue Bisazza tiles were used for the spa, while white tiles in the pool reflect the sky and can change. White lights are installed in the pool to intensify the blue tiles.

Glendale Historic Pool

historic pool design
 Alex Vertikoff

A Spanish Colonial Revival house in Glendale, California was restored and received an outdoor design makeover by Sacred Space Garden Design and Huntington Pools that included era-appropriate hardscape, water features, tile, and landscaping.

Post Modern Cabana and Pool

A remodel included a pool cabana that replaced an old enclosed back house and a pool with an architectural fountain feature and oversized plant containers. This was a team project that included Key ResidentialPool EnvironmentsJason Osterberger Designs, and Randy Angell Designs. The cabana includes outdoor ceiling fans and heaters, a built-in mosquito spray system, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with a linear fireplace and hearth that extends to the pool fountain.

Midcentury Alexander

A Midcentury modern Alexander home in Palm Springs designed by Palmer & Krisel retained the original look and vibe but received some contemporary updates, like an integrated spa, ground-level fire pit, and a mosaic outdoor shower. H3K incorporated clever features like “moats” of grass between concrete slabs and choosing era-appropriate furnishings, like the pagoda California Umbrellas, CB2 chairs, and Surya pillows.


5 Great Reasons To Own A Pool

#1 – The Perfect “Staycation” At Home

Quite often, your home is one of your most important financial investments. Owning a pool adds beauty and value to your home. It is a secure and wise investment that will give valuable memories and innumerable returns.

#2 – Bonding Time With Family

Are you and your loved ones seeking to spend quality time together? A backyard pool is what you need. Pools are easier to maintain, convenient, safe, and affordable than you may think. No annual membership dues, no travel, no advance reservations and planning. You cannot find any better way to enjoy yourself than owning a pool right at home. You and your loved ones having memorable moments!

#3 – Brings Friends Together

You will be simply steps away from amazing entertainment value offered by a pool. Make your own one of a kind celebration. You will not find a better place for friends than right in the safety and comfort of your own neighborhood. You can enjoy a party of one or many to the fullest with your own backyard oasis.

#4 – Swimming Is Great For Your Health

You can relieve your body of everyday pains, strains, and stress. Always check with your doctor before you start any workout program, especially a rigorous swimming exercise program. Take a look at Olympic swimmers, it’s a terrific way to tone up. Water aerobics, swimming, and aquatic exercises are all good examples of how you can incorporate workout and fun as part of a healthy lifestyle.

#5 – Pools Are The Most Fun You Can Have At Home

Swimming pools are non-stop fun. They beat a state of the art video game system and the computer hands down. In the summer time you can say goodbye to sweating it out with the children, driving to private/public pools, looking for things to do with the family during those hot summer days. Dive in and enjoy clean, safe and healthy fun! Anytime can be a fun-filled time with your own outdoor pool.

We Hope These Pools Inspired You

Also, there are other benefits to owning a backyard pool. Swimming is one of the most effective ways to workout and to keep your heart in superb shape. Most physical therapists use pools for therapy purposes. The resale value of your home will improve also. The help of a pool builder may be the answer to a potential buyer.

Create Something Beautiful In Your Own Backyard

So, when you and your loved ones are sitting around thinking of the steps to take for your next family vacation, seriously think of investing in your family’s future, joy and health by investing in a superb pool. You will pay for one getaway and the next two decades of getaways will be at no cost at all!.

Author: Pool Markerter
Pool Marketer is an Internet Magazine with informative consumer information about swimming pools, pool life style, maintaining pools, pool features and pool equipment.