38 Best Pool Designs


Chad Mellon/Lance Gerber

It is undeniable that the pleasure of diving in a swimming pool is undeniable. Think crystal clear water, warm weather, and the company of family and friends from the comfort of your home. In light of the season, we share beautiful swimming pool designs which can elevate your garden or airy indoor space.

Whether you want a minimalist look or a luxurious, statement setup, these popular pool ideas are perfect for your home. We’ve included images in elaborate styles that showcase views of mountainous terrain or picture-perfect palm trees. Plus, designs that show how you can surround your pool with a variety of decking materials (such as pavers, bricks, or stone) and create a unique escape surrounded by lush vegetation.

So if you’re thinking of upgrading your home, consider these pool looks to refresh your backyard. Your children and your guests will thank you.

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A cozy indoor oasis

All white, including round pendant lights, steal the show in this indoor pool layout by Leanne Ford Interiors.

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modern farmhouse

This elegant swimming pool by Maestri Studio adds contrast to the brick exterior of this home.

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With its unique R-shaped design, this pool encompasses the beauty of nature that surrounds it.

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Holiday corner

Looking for a design that embodies the holiday vibe? Take inspiration from this look by Lindye Galloway Studio + Shop and design an indoor pool from your backyard. There’s nothing quite like basking in the beauty of the flowers in your garden while taking a bath.

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Spa-like spring

This look offers a relaxing spa-like experience, from the brick and stone elements to the surrounding trees and sky views.

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The feeling of luxury

Joshua Smith Inc. designed this outdoor space with a luxurious aesthetic. The shape and white design of the pool blends in with the refined, mid-century modern look.

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Water park fun

The installation of a brick slide and waterfall only added to the natural elements surrounding this structure.

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A classic T-shape is ideal for those with an artistic spirit. The vertical stem in this David Turner Studio design is smaller and less wide.

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Several swimming pools

This freeform look gives the impression of multiple pools in one. It has an irregular shape that perfectly complements the surrounding trees.

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bar area

Although you’ll usually find pool bars at resorts, that doesn’t mean they have to be reserved for those spaces. They are also perfect for entertaining guests at home.

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Underground deep pool

This underground haven is surrounded by a wall of pebbles and stones. Light shines from the stairwell above providing a beautiful shadow of light on the surface of the water.

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A taste of the tropics

Mediterranean influences are visible with this eccentric shape and design. Among them are the bright colors and the outline of the bricks.

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The classic L-shape

An L-shaped appearance divides shallow and deep ends, while helping to fill those empty spaces around the corner of the house.

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wooden enclosure

This arched wooden enclosure provides the perfect cocoon, helping to evoke a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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Crystal blue lagoon

Round pools are easier to assemble, making them great options for lounging and soaking up the sun.

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A rocky landscape

The rectangular pool at Red Mountain Spa in St. George Utah is ideal for swimming laps, while offering majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and rugged terrain.

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Black Bottom Pool

Black bottom pools are trendy and shiny to retain heat. They are also incredibly dramatic and a moody option whether indoors or in the garden.

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European influence

Classic white pillars surround this pool, while the glass structure above opens the way for light to seep in and reflect off its surface.

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Floating pool with balcony

Swim on the edge with a floating balcony pool that overlooks alluring sky and landscape views.

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Interior Sky Views

This indoor swimming pool by Mr. Lavender Interiors has been built in a domed structure that provides a laid back and relaxed experience.

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checkered tile

Light blue and dark blue hues combine for a checkered look that resembles a natural feel of bathing in the tropics.

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Modern inground pool

Designed by JL Design, this sleek and modern in-ground pool features clean lines and an exterior porch for added privacy.

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Midnight bath

This modern pool is lit to entice owners and guests to take a midnight dip. Steps from the pool allow for an easy transition from the water to the deck.

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Overflowing swimming pool

This villa’s infinity pool overlooks Playa Grande beach in Costa Rica. It features a perfect trailing edge and geographic scene.

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Long and narrow

Long, narrow backyards work well for skinny rectangular pools because they fill out the entire shape of the space.

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Non-Sauna Section

The perfect summer retreat includes diving in an in-ground pool with a sauna section. Stones and pebbles draw the base of this circular sauna, while the surrounding water is intended for bathing.

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Herringbone pattern

The waterfall and chevron patterned deck and paving give this pool a classic and elegant appearance.

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A garden escape

This interior garden has a swimming pool surrounded by plants and sun loungers. A stunning wood paneled deck only adds to this enchanting backyard getaway.

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Kidney shaped design

This vacation villa in Spain features a kidney shaped pool design. This style has a naturalistic appeal, a functional design, and a retro charisma.

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