100 Spectacular Backyard Swimming Pool Designs
Welcome to our second backyard swimming pool designs gallery. You can view our first gallery of 61 backyard swimming pools here.
As a kid, I loved nothing more than swimming in pools. We didn’t have one, but we biked to the local rec center that did have an outdoor pool. I spent days and days in pools and loved every minute of it. Even now as an adult, I love pools and almost always choose a hotel with a pool.
Interestingly, most pools built today don’t have the features they did when I was a kid (1980’s), specifically diving boards and slides. I suspect they are safety issues and homeowners opt not to have those features. That said, some backyard pools are more like mini-water park complexes with rock walls, caves, waterfalls and even water slides. These premium features add considerably to the cost, and not everyone likes the appearance of them, but they do offer more swimming features. You either like the look or don’t.
This gallery features a diverse range of swimming pools. Most are large, but some are small. We chose the small pools to demonstrate that you don’t need a large property in order to enjoy your own pool.
Many of our pools are in the backyards of homes in warmer climates, which makes sense because it can be used year-around. After all, spending $100,000 or more on a pool which you can use only 3 months a year doesn’t always make sense.
In my view, one aspect of backyard swimming pools is clear… and that is they really do look great. It’s not often a pool looks bad if it’s a decently design pool. Even above-ground pools can look great and be a ton of fun with a deck built around the top of it (this is a great way to enjoy your own pool inexpensively – in relation to the cost of an in-ground pool).
This gorgeous home features an equally gorgeous pool. A stunning backyard waterfall is the only thing missing!
The potted plant is an easy, low maintenance option when designing your perfect backyard space. Be sure and check out our feature on container gardens by clicking here!
Almost pond-like, this long pool almost seems like a natural part of the landscape.
This infinity pool blends almost seamlessly into the ocean!
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