8 Beautiful Swimming Pool Designs

infinity pool
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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.

  • 01of 50Historic Tropical Beautybackyard pool design Bender & Associates ArchitectsA 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.https://d4796e2ef779e72fef517e67f7a057ac.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
  • 02of 50Fun Desert Hardscapingpool designs Bill TimmermanA rectangular 33-by-14-foot pool comes alive with landscaping designed by Ibarra Rosano, including giant concrete balls by Holler & Saunders of Nogales, Arizona. 
  • 03of 50Green Roof Pool Housemodern pool designs Whit PrestonA 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.
  • 04of 50Family Fun Poolfamily pool designs Pool EnvironmentsA 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.
  • 05of 50Key Westkey west yard Tamara AlvarezWhen 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.
  • 06of 50River Viewlap pool design ChiChi Ubina / Austin Patterson Disston ArchitectsA 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.
  • 07of 50Moonlight Swimmodern pool designs Pool EnvironmentsA 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.
  • 08of Tropical Lighting Effectstropical pool designs Gary Novasel / Patdo Light StudioPatdo 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.

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