25 Incredible Swimming Pool Design Ideas by Top Designers

Collection of 25 incredible swimming pools by top designers worldwide. All types including courtyard and infinity pools.

Cliffside infinity pool in courtyard of modern home by McClean Design

Welcome to our gallery featuring a collection of amazing custom residential swimming pools.

This lovely collection of luxury swimming pools have several elements in common: many have glass panels that act as a safety fence that doesn’t obstruct the beautiful views, many are infinity pools, and several have adjoining hot tubs.

Each of these pools was selected because they are the best of the best, designed for utter relaxation, without a care for expense.

The above pool, designed by McClean Design, is visible from the balcony of the home, and has a large, square lounging bed on the side. See more of this home here.

We hope you’ll enjoy this selection of fantastic swimming pools from our innovative partners as much as we have.

Another view of this spectacular infinity pool from the fire pit on the stone patio. The water in the infinity pool cascades over the side and into a lower holding pool below.

 Another view of this spectacular infinity pool from the fire pit on the stone patio. The water in the infinity pool cascades over the side and into a lower holding pool below. See more of this home here. Designed by McClean Designs.

A daytime view of the length of the pool from near the end of it. The oversized windows that cover this side of the home take full advantage of the gorgeous cliff-top view.A daytime view of the length of the pool from near the end of it. The oversized windows that cover this side of the home take full advantage of the gorgeous cliff-top view.  See more of this home here. Designed by McClean Design.

Another beautiful infinity pool that seems to meld seamlessly with the wood decking around it. The pool is situated on the edge of a hillside, with views of the mountainside and lush green landscape in a quiet, private setting.

Another beautiful infinity pool that seems to meld seamlessly with the wood decking around it. The pool is situated on the edge of a hillside, with views of the mountainside and lush green landscape in a quiet, private setting.  See more of this home here. Designed by Denise Macedo Architects.

A narrower example of an outdoor swimming pool, with three blocks at one end for lap swimming. The pool is surrounded by stone on one side, and wooden decking on the other.

A narrower example of an outdoor swimming pool, with three blocks at one end for lap swimming. The pool is surrounded by stone on one side, and wooden decking on the other. See more of this home here. Designed by SAOTA.

A lovely infinity pool perched on the side of a cliff, with a hot tub adjacent.

A lovely infinity pool perched on the side of a cliff, with a hot tub adjacent. See more of this home here. Designed by SAOTA.

In the corner of this lushly landscaped backyard is a covered dining area immediately adjacent to the enormous pool.

In the corner of this lushly landscaped backyard is a covered dining area immediately adjacent to the enormous pool. See more of this home here. Designed by Miller + Miller Real Estate.

 A view from higher up shows the way the pool dominates the backyard. A wooden fountain cascades into the pool from the right.

 A view from higher up shows the way the pool dominates the backyard. A wooden fountain cascades into the pool from the right. See more of this home here. Designed by Miller + Miller Real Estate.

Glass panels separate the pool area from the rest of the patio and backyard. The other side of the pool has a concrete privacy wall with a fountain that empties into the pool.

 Glass panels separate the pool area from the rest of the patio and backyard. The other side of the pool has a concrete privacy wall with a fountain that empties into the pool. See more of this home here. Designed by Canny.

A lovely stately home with an in-ground pool and an enormous brick patio.

A lovely stately home with an in-ground pool and an enormous brick patio. See more of this home here. Designed by Architectural Designs.

A small pool sits near the fire pit and over looks the amazing vista beyond the property.

A small pool sits near the fire pit and over looks the amazing vista beyond the property. See more of this home here. Designed by Locati Architects. Photography by Roger Wade Studios.

 This minimalist home has a beautiful infinity pool that is surrounded by a concrete privacy fence. The city beyond is just visible above the fence

 This minimalist home has a beautiful infinity pool that is surrounded by a concrete privacy fence. The city beyond is just visible above the fence. See more of this home here. Designed by JM Architecture.

 An indoor pool in a white plaster and wood room. The pool is heated and separated from the outside patio via a glass panel.

 An indoor pool in a white plaster and wood room. The pool is heated and separated from the outside patio via a glass panel. See more of this home here. Designed by JM Architecture.

 This stately Tuscan residence has a lovely courtyard with a swimming pool with four fountains surrounded by flowering bushes.

 This stately Tuscan residence has a lovely courtyard with a swimming pool with four fountains surrounded by flowering bushes. See more of this home here. Source: ZillowDigsTM

 The enormous backyard patio is dominated by a swimming pool. On one end, the stone slopes into the shallower end of the pool.

 The enormous backyard patio is dominated by a swimming pool. On one end, the stone slopes into the shallower end of the pool. See more of this home here. Source: ZillowDigsTM

This narrower pool is adjacent to the main living room area and overlooks the main driveway.

This narrower pool is adjacent to the main living room area and overlooks the main driveway. See more of this home here. Designed by Base Architecture.

This minimalist home in white has a pathway that leads below the edge of the pool to the rest of the backyard.

This minimalist home in white has a pathway that leads below the edge of the pool to the rest of the backyard. See more of this home here. Designed by NC Office.

This bespoke backyard pool is surrounded by plants in white urns and fountains that empty into the pool. Bright red brick complements the red exterior of the home.

This bespoke backyard pool is surrounded by plants in white urns and fountains that empty into the pool. Bright red brick complements the red exterior of the home. See more of this home here. Designed by Architectural Designs.

 The red brick patio separates the two ends of the pool, each with a small fountain, and over looks the veranda.

 The red brick patio separates the two ends of the pool, each with a small fountain, and over looks the veranda. See more of this home here. Designed by Architectural Designs.

This pool with lighting and fountains is accessible from both levels of the home.

This pool with lighting and fountains is accessible from both levels of the home. See more of this home here. Designed by Daniel Lomma Design.

This simply designed square pool has an adjoining hot tub on a higher level than the pool. Lounge chairs sit on either side.

This simply designed square pool has an adjoining hot tub on a higher level than the pool. Lounge chairs sit on either side. See more of this home here. Designed by McClean Design.

Another view from the opposite side of the yard, showing the curved exterior of the home.

Another view from the opposite side of the yard, showing the curved exterior of the home. See more of this home here. Designed by McClean Design.

This lovely backyard pool complex has unique and clever lounge chairs that can be positioned flat, slightly elevated, fully elevated, or with a sunshade.

This lovely backyard pool complex has unique and clever lounge chairs that can be positioned flat, slightly elevated, fully elevated, or with a sunshade. See more of this home here. Designed by Metropole Architects.

The rest of the yard is lush and green with simple, yet elegant landscaping and a concrete privacy wall on the far end.

The rest of the yard is lush and green with simple, yet elegant landscaping and a concrete privacy wall on the far end. See more of this home here. Designed by Metropole Architects.

The concrete patio next to the narrow infinity pool leads down to the yard via a small set of stairs that turns into a stone walkway through the grass.

The concrete patio next to the narrow infinity pool leads down to the yard via a small set of stairs that turns into a stone walkway through the grass. See more of this home here. Designed by MM Architects.

This tropical example of an infinity pool seems to meld into the water and into the horizon.

This tropical example of an infinity pool seems to meld into the water and into the horizon. See more of this home here. Designed by MM Architects.

The pool wraps around to the left of the home and is lined with palm trees with small lights at the base of the trunks.

The pool wraps around to the left of the home and is lined with palm trees with small lights at the base of the trunks. See more of this home here. Designed by MM Architects.

This narrow swimming pool has stairs at one end and a fountain at the other end. The red and concrete decking leads up to a small seating area above the pool.

This narrow swimming pool has stairs at one end and a fountain at the other end. The red and concrete decking leads up to a small seating area above the pool. See more of this home here. Designed by Millimeter Interior Design.

This simple backyard pool is roped off by glass panels that keep unwanted guests out, but don't obstruct the hillside views.

This simple backyard pool is roped off by glass panels that keep unwanted guests out, but don’t obstruct the hillside views. See more of this home here. Designed by Robson Rak Architects.

The unique architecture of this home has a lot of visual contrast. The infinity pool is situated where the best views are to be had.

The unique architecture of this home has a lot of visual contrast. The infinity pool is situated where the best views are to be had. See more of this home here. Designed by Base Architecture.

This sunny pool side retreat has a cozy chair in wicker and plush cream cushions.

This sunny pool side retreat has a cozy chair in wicker and plush cream cushions. See more of this home here. Designed by Ong & Ong.

The view from the opposite side of the pool enclosure shows that the area is sandwiched between two sections of the home for an utterly secluded experience.

The view from the opposite side of the pool enclosure shows that the area is sandwiched between two sections of the home for an utterly secluded experience. See more of this home here. Designed by Ong & Ong.

This lovely cliffside pool has views that can't be beat. The pool is separated from the rest of the patio via glass panels.

This lovely cliffside pool has views that can’t be beat. The pool is separated from the rest of the patio via glass panels. See more of this home here. Designed by Base Architecture.

From inside the glass enclosure, we can see that the pool wraps around the home on the right.

From inside the glass enclosure, we can see that the pool wraps around the home on the right. See more of this home here. Designed by Base Architecture.

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