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?
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.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.