45 Screened-In and Covered Pool Design Ideas

Incredible gallery of 45 screened-in, covered and indoor pool designs for year-around swimming pools.
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Glass-covered pool oasis.

If you have the good fortune to have the budget for a pool, it’s not always easy to decide whether to go with an outdoor, indoor or screened-in pool.  If you live in a colder climate, an indoor pool is great because it’s  year-around; however, let’s face it, it is definitely more fun on a warm sunny day to use an outdoor pool.

Our covered and indoor pool designs offers a varied mix of covered pools.  Not all indoor pools are relegated to the basement of a wood structure.  There are screened-in pools, covered patio pools, and glass-roof pools.  The screened-in and glass roof pools provide more of an outdoor experience than a fully indoor pool.

Why do people build screens over and around their pools?

It’s obvious why you’d choose a fully indoor pool, but why would anyone choose to encase their pool with a screen when the pool is built outdoors?

Crocodile in swimming pool

Here’s a good reason for a screened-in pool.

It’s true the screen can detract from the aesthetics of a pool (although some of the glass frames below suggest otherwise).  The advantage to the screen is it keeps the pool clean of leaves, bugs and animals.  While this may not be too much of a problem in northern areas, plant, insect and animal life can be a nuisance if you own a pool in southern locations such as Florida.

Our aim with this gallery is to give you ideas or to just have some fun dreaming about your own pool.  Unfortunately many indoor pools are fairly sterile and industrial in design, but as you’ll see below, this doesn’t have to be the case.  With a little design effort, you can create a custom indoor pool oasis that is so nice you’ll just want to go and kick back and read a book in the room.

Biosphere covered pool design creating an indoor pool oasis that can be used year-around. The first photograph at the top is an image of the inside of this pool structure.

Biosphere covered pool design creating an indoor pool oasis that can be used year-around. The first photograph at the top is an image of the inside of this pool structure.

Modern indoor pool design with recessed ceiling and modern patio furniture.

Modern indoor pool design with recessed ceiling and modern patio furniture.

Meticulously designed indoor pool with rock wall, plants, wood ceiling and wood paneling along one wall. End of room is a large floor-to-ceiling bay window letting natural light into the pool room.

Meticulously designed indoor pool with rock wall, plants, wood ceiling and wood paneling along one wall. End of room is a large floor-to-ceiling bay window letting natural light into the pool room. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Large indoor pool room built with exposed wood beams throughout and extensive floor-to-ceiling windows.

Large indoor pool room built with exposed wood beams throughout and extensive floor-to-ceiling windows.

Modern interior pool with neon lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and large patio area with lounge chairs.

Modern interior pool with neon lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows and large patio area with lounge chairs.

Indoor pool underground with loft patio area hanging over the pool. Ceiling is in wood and one wall in stone.

Indoor pool underground with loft patio area hanging over the pool. Ceiling is in wood and one wall in stone.

U-shaped mansion with glass-covered pool in the courtyard. Glass covering makes it a year-around swimming pool and hot tub.

U-shaped mansion with glass-covered pool in the courtyard. Glass covering makes it a year-around swimming pool and hot tub. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

The relaxing atmosphere of the above indoor pool rivals that of the most extravagant outdoor pools.

Luxury mansion with courtyard pool with glass covering. Patio surrounds the large courtyard pool.

Luxury mansion with courtyard pool with glass covering. Patio surrounds the large courtyard pool. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Clearly not an indoor pool designed for sitting poolside. This room is all pool - walk in and you're swimming. Perfect for the serious swimmer.

Clearly not an indoor pool designed for sitting poolside. This room is all pool – walk in and you’re swimming. Perfect for the serious swimmer.

Concrete indoor pool room with concrete patio, wall and ceiling. Recessed ceiling provides the room design depth. Part of one wall in wood paneling.

Concrete indoor pool room with concrete patio, wall and ceiling. Recessed ceiling provides the room design depth. Part of one wall in wood paneling.

This incredible pool design is remarkable in that you cannot tell where the water begins or ends, and invokes the design of a luxury infinity pool.

Indoor pool that feels like you're outside with the floor-to-ceiling window on exterior wall. Pool butts up to the glass window.

Indoor pool that feels like you’re outside with the floor-to-ceiling window on exterior wall. Pool butts up to the glass window.

Glass-covered pool, hot tub, patio and gardens extending directly off the home. Hot tub enclosed in a stone cave. Gardens and plants surround the pool giving it an oasis-like environment.

Glass-covered pool, hot tub, patio and gardens extending directly off the home. Hot tub enclosed in a stone cave. Gardens and plants surround the pool giving it an oasis-like environment. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

It’s hard to believe the above design is not an outdoor pool!

Cave-like all-wood indoor pool with beach mural.

Cave-like all-wood indoor pool with beach mural.

Small interior pool with recessed blue ceiling wall murals of the ocean and intricate tile pattern deck.

Small interior pool with recessed blue ceiling wall murals of the ocean and intricate tile pattern deck.

White and light grey interior pool with glass cathedral roof.

White and light grey interior pool with glass cathedral roof.

Large luxury indoor pool in Roman bath design with columns surrounding the oval pool.

Large luxury indoor pool in Roman bath design with columns surrounding the oval pool. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Stone, tile and wood indoor pool and hot tub. Exposed wood beams on the ceiling give it a larger spacial appearance. Windows surround the room flooding it with natural light.

Stone, tile and wood indoor pool and hot tub. Exposed wood beams on the ceiling give it a larger spacial appearance. Windows surround the room flooding it with natural light.

Large indoor pool and hot tub in light blue walls and white support beams and white ceiling. Room design matches the pool colors (blue and white).

Large indoor pool and hot tub in light blue walls and white support beams and white ceiling. Room design matches the pool colors (blue and white).

All wood interior pool with tile deck wrapping around the pool. Ceiling contains skylights for additional natural light.

All wood interior pool with tile deck wrapping around the pool. Ceiling contains skylights for additional natural light.

Massive screen-covered pool complex. L-shaped pool surrounded by extensive patios and patio furniture. Screen covering gives it an outdoor feel. Pool area accessed directly from the home.

Massive screen-covered pool complex. L-shaped pool surrounded by extensive patios and patio furniture. Screen covering gives it an outdoor feel. Pool area accessed directly from the home. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Peach and white designed indoor pool room with full wall of windows providing plenty of natural light.

Peach and white designed indoor pool room with full wall of windows providing plenty of natural light.

Partial view of pool room with round glass shower, wood door and tile work on the walls.

Partial view of pool room with round glass shower, wood door and tile work on the walls.

Small indoor pool with blue tile patterns and stone work for a small inside pool deck.

Small indoor pool with blue tile patterns and stone work for a small inside pool deck.

Modern indoor lap pool with brick wall and wood wall. Wood ceiling includes skylights for natural light.

Modern indoor lap pool with brick wall and wood wall. Wood ceiling includes skylights for natural light.

Modern underground indoor pool and hot tub with wood deck and brick wall.

Modern underground indoor pool and hot tub with wood deck and brick wall.

Small indoor pool with large mirror on one end giving the illusion of a larger space.

Small indoor pool with large mirror on one end giving the illusion of a larger space.

Small oval interior pool room with extensive blue tile work on the walls and pool.

Small oval interior pool room with extensive blue tile work on the walls and pool.

Other view of the pool above.

Other view of the pool above.

Large outdoor pool with two story covering built in wood. Pool is directly accessed from the rear of the home. Brick patio surrounds the pool.

Large outdoor pool with two story covering built in wood. Pool is directly accessed from the rear of the home. Brick patio surrounds the pool. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Small in ground interior pool with ocean mural on two walls.

Small in ground interior pool with ocean mural on two walls.

Large covered pool wing with wood ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, extensive wicker patio furniture and potted plants on the surrounding stone patio.

Large covered pool wing with wood ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, extensive wicker patio furniture and potted plants on the surrounding stone patio.

All wood and glass indoor pool wing. Ceiling and part of the walls in wood. Pool is fairly small in size. Windows surround the space bringing in plenty of natural light.

All wood and glass indoor pool wing. Ceiling and part of the walls in wood. Pool is fairly small in size. Windows surround the space bringing in plenty of natural light.

Covered pool patio with hot tub and arched portico to the backyard.

Covered pool patio with hot tub and arched portico to the backyard. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Tiny dip pool inside of the home with red tile wall and small fountain in the corner.

Tiny dip pool inside of the home with red tile wall and small fountain in the corner.

Sloped wood ceiling indoor in-ground swimming pool with one wall lined with floor-to-ceiling arched windows.

Sloped wood ceiling indoor in-ground swimming pool with one wall lined with floor-to-ceiling arched windows. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Indoor pool with partial brick wall and ceiling designed to look like stars in the night.

Indoor pool with partial brick wall and ceiling designed to look like stars in the night.

Different view of the pool above.

Different view of the pool above.

Small indoor pool with tile walls and soft illuminated fabric ceiling.

Small indoor pool with tile walls and soft illuminated fabric ceiling.

Extensive wood throughout this indoor pool with wood deck, wood-framed deck furniture and small reading room.

Extensive wood throughout this indoor pool with wood deck, wood-framed deck furniture and small reading room.

Covered pool room with recessed ceiling in dark blue dotted with lights.

Covered pool room with recessed ceiling in dark blue dotted with lights.

Screened-in swimming pool in a backyard surrounded by a lagoon and trees.

Screened-in swimming pool in a backyard surrounded by a lagoon and trees.

Another indoor pool that brings the outdoors indoors, the only thing the above pool is missing is its own waterfall!

All white indoor pool with white column and blue roof above the pool. Pool includes silver fountain spout in one corner.

All white indoor pool with white column and blue roof above the pool. Pool includes silver fountain spout in one corner.

Oval indoor pool with recessed blue ceiling and tile patio surrounding the pool.

Oval indoor pool with recessed blue ceiling and tile patio surrounding the pool.

 Large rectangle indoor pool with brown, earth-like walls.

Large rectangle indoor pool with brown, earth-like walls.

Backyard patio and pool with glass roof and wall creating a year-around swimming pool.

Backyard patio and pool with glass roof and wall creating a year-around swimming pool. Source: Zillow DigsTM.

Screened in pool in suburb with hot tub and small garden looking out on sprawling lawn, trees and waterway.

Screened in pool in suburb with hot tub and small garden looking out on sprawling lawn, trees and waterway.

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Indoor pool room with blue ceiling peach walls and sitting area.

Indoor pool room with blue ceiling peach walls and sitting area.

Close-up of the pool above.

Close-up of the pool above.

Large indoor pool room with white columns, shiny blue ceiling and large underwater mural.

Large indoor pool room with white columns, shiny blue ceiling and large underwater mural.

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