If you want to swim year-around, a great option is an indoor pool. While not as enjoyable as an outdoor pool in the backyard on a sunny day, they’re a great option if you love swimming and live in a colder climate.
I particularly love indoor pools as a way to cool down in between sauna rounds. I’m not a lap swimmer, but I love bobbing around to cool off.
Below is our cool photo gallery showcasing all indoor swimming pool ideas and designs.
Indoor Swimming Pool Photos
Most of us love swimming in outdoor pools, be it for exercising purposes or simply to lay off steam and have a few leisurely hours to ourselves. It feels absolutely great to be able to enjoy the presence of nature around you as you dive in the clean, sparkling water of your outdoor pool and work on that tan.
However, as soon as the winter season knocks on your door, there go all your fun swimming hours for these freezing winter months, which are clearly not conducive for swimming-fans.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to swim throughout the chilly season.
The solution? Get a cool, chic indoor pool! Expensive, yes, but also certainly worth it.
An indoor pool is especially great for people who love to swim all-year round. A major drawback of a closed indoor pool is that it certainly won’t be able to provide you with the kind of gratification an outdoor pool in your backyard gives you with the ever-blazing sun and lush greenery around you. However, it can definitely make up for that with its absolutely stunning interiors and designs.
If you find yourself struggling with designs for your indoor pool, below is an amazing photo gallery displaying some of the best indoor pool ideas and designs.
Designed by: Oleg Klodt Architecture & Design
This indoor pool is right next to the lounge which makes it an ideal combination for someone who fancies relaxing on the sofa with a cup of warm tea right after taking a dip. It is super simple and elegant with a creamy-beige tall pillar at one end and huge glass wooden framed windows at the back that let you enjoy glimpses of nature from a short distance.
This indoor pool is an excellent option if you have a lot of kids in your house or if you are a true swimmer who loves to take laps in the water. It is quite a large swimming pool that extends from one end of the area to the other with a huge drop-down wooden ceiling full of small, yellow lights.
At a glance, this swimming pool exactly looks like the one you would find in an expensive private hotel with tall back-to-back glass windows in the front and a wooden ceiling covered with small shimmery lights.
This grand indoor pool is nothing short of magnificent and lavish. It is right in the middle of the house with tall and elegant white pillars at either side, relaxing chairs at both ends and a number of fresh, green planters surrounding the pool.
Beautiful and mysterious, two words that best describe this indoor pool. This is quite a long swimming pool length-wise with soft brown interiors and small lights on the ceiling that almost look like stars. On one side there are small cubicle-like spaces with cushions where one can relax and enjoy right after taking a dip.
Nothing says simple as well as this indoor swimming pool does that is constructed as an extension to the bathroom. With a white ceiling, white tiles and hues of grey here and there, this indoor pool looks simply relaxing and secluded.
Designed by: Lab 32 Architecten
If you are looking for an ideal combination of simple, stylish and quiet, this indoor pool is the one for you. With everything white and a pop of color on one of the walls in the form of a colorful wall painting, this pool is nothing short of plain and homely.
Source: Miller+Miller Real Estate
Talk about majestic and grandiose! This indoor swimming pool is huge, lavish, magnificent, and simply everything grand. With massive surrounding walls and long-door-like windows; this pool is perfect for those who wish to get the most of their swimming time with a touch of fantastic interior design.
The great number of windows provides you with that natural gratification that you seek from nature along with the comfort of swimming indoors.
If fancy and glittery is your style, this swimming pool is an excellent choice for you. It has super stylish and sleek silver pillars on both sides, supporting similar silver ceiling with lines-like spaces that allow the glistening sunshine to pass through. On either sides of the pool there are those relaxing chairs like the ones you find at the beach, giving you slight beach-like feels.
This indoor pool looks like it has come right out of the movies. With checkered swimming pool walls, dark green lush planters all around, and yellow-golden tones of light illuminating the whole area, it is just perfect and mystical.
Sporting a look of both indoor and outdoor pools, this swimming pool is almost like it’s enclosed in a glass cave through which you can view all the nature around you. As you dive in the pool, you will be able to look up at the sunny sky through the glass ceiling and these tiny flowers and plants that line the outside of the pool will give you complete nature-like feels.
From a stunning outdoor view to a pretty interior, this indoor swimming pool has almost everything but in moderation. With huge windows and two simple relaxing wheeler chairs, this is the epitome of simple yet stylish.
For someone who loves to have their indoor pool in a huge space, this design is for them. This is quite a small pool in a huge wooden space with wooden floors and four stunningly white seaters for you to relax after you are done swimming.
If you are big on greenery and sunsets but can’t go for an outdoor pool, this indoor pool is the perfect replacement. Offering a massive and gorgeous outdoor view, you can enjoy every bit of nature from afar while relaxing in the pool. It has a very simple wooden interior with a plain white ceiling and two ground-low white seaters.
This indoor pool is quite a display of splendor with an angled design, beautiful grey interiors and soft sparkling lights on the ceiling that look like stars in the night.
Huge pillars, fancy wooden ceiling and a massive view into the nature through a dome-shaped glass window, this swimming pool looks like it is right out of the ancient Roman era.
Pretty as a picture best describes this splendid indoor swimming pool with a gorgeous vinyl ceiling and stunning hanging lantern-like cylindrical lights. With huge windows on either side, you can swim and enjoy nature both at the same time.
This indoor swimming is pure sophistication and elegance at its best. With sky blue ceiling, small round yellow lights, and wooden relaxing chairs on either side, you might just feel like you are in a pool in Hawaii.
This gorgeous swimming pool is almost like words would fail you. A glass ceiling that lets you travel in a world of your own and huge surrounding glass windows letting you feast your eyes on plush greenery and magnificent flowers, this indoor pool is a dream come true.
Giving off a very old, antique look, this swimming pool is surrounded with a tiles-themed interior and has a massive wooden ceiling, giving it a very vintage touch.
Simple and chic, this indoor swimming pool sports a common pool-theme that you would often find in swimming pools with tiled stairs leading into the pool. All this has been taken to a new level with a fancy ceiling and two small windows that allow one to look outside.
This indoor swimming pool looks like one of those that are typically found in farmhouses. It is a simple pool with white exterior, and a huge window all the way to the ceiling, providing a gorgeous outdoor view.
This is yet another example of a simple swimming pool with a wooden, brown touch to it provided by the wooden door and the window frame.
A brown interior always pairs well with an indoor pool, just like this one. It is quite a lavish affair with a huge swimming pool and surrounding windows that let you look at nature and experience an outdoor-like feeling.
This is an example of sheer simplicity with an average-sized swimming pool that has a window at one end.
This swimming pool is as big as it can get, and is completely surrounded by a white interior and a triangular shaped ceiling, giving it a very different look.
This pool has quite a different shape that is more towards L-shaped and is fully engulfed within with a woody-brown interior.
This is an example of a classic swimming pool with stark white tiles, walls and ceiling, which looks simply pretty.
Sporting more of a hotel-like swimming pool look, this is yet another example of full white interiors contrasting against a sparkling bright blue swimming pool.
If you are a fan of big and grand, you will love this swimming pool. With creamy-white tiles and ceiling, lush plants towards the front and shimmery lights on top, it is nothing short of beautiful.
This is quite a differently-shaped swimming pool with a full antique-looking brown interior that makes it look like a pool that belongs to a very fancy farmhouse.
Quite similar to a few options above, this indoor pool has a very sophisticated touch while sporting an ideal combination of white interior, green plants and the bright blue water.
Simply stunning is what best describes this indoor pool. With wooden pillars and a bright orange floor, two statues in the front, and planters on the side, this pool almost gives a feeling of being in some kind of a therapeutic ritual.
Funky and different, this indoor pool has massive wooden pillars and pretty tiled pool walls giving it a very refined look.
With very subtle star-like lights, white pillars on the side and tiny plants lined together, this swimming pool design is best for those who want a clean look with nothing ostentatious.
This is a true example of an indoor pool that has everything: huge simple white ceilings, windows on the side allowing a bit of nature, cool black floors and black pool chairs on one side. It is picture perfect and simply magnificent.
This is a simple rectangular pool with lined wooden ceiling, a stairway at one end and three adjoining windows in the front, letting in a bit of the radiant sunlight.
This has to be the most unique indoor swimming pool design, located right under the stairs in the house. It is different, it is chic and simply attractive. With leaves of a plant draped on the stairs, it adds a very pretty look to the pool design.
Looking like something from the Victorian era, this is truly a majestic indoor pool design with tall brick pillars, large windows and downward lights, almost giving an eerie feel.
With a reflective ceiling, this indoor pool is almost like it came out of the books and is just so stunning, especially with a simple white interior.
Anyone looking for a quiet, relaxed swimming time, this is the best indoor pool design with massive windows looking out into the nature and a simple yet elegant line-white ceiling.
This is as simple as it can get, with a simple indoor pool, a pretty purple entrance and two stone seaters placed towards one side.
This indoor pool is sophistication, style and simplicity at its best, with wooden chairs at two ends, a beautifully painted ceiling and gorgeous wall paintings on the side wall.
Romantic and exotic is the best way to describe this indoor pool. Surrounded by lit candles, towering pillars and flowers dangling from the ceiling, and sporting soft golden-orange light tones in the entire space, this pool is perfect to surprise a loved one.
This swimming pool gives off very vintage-like vibes with brown vinyl and wooden interior all over and white windows going from one end to the other.
Small and simple is a suitable description for this indoor pool with a mirror in the front and a full white interior.
This indoor design is just so elegant and stylish with an L-shaped pool, soft lights on the ceiling and a wooden touch that makes it all the more graceful.
For those looking for an indoor pool idea that is beautiful, secluded and magical, this is the best option. Subtle lights on only half the ceiling, two wooden doors at both sides and a huge painting in the front, this pool design is just perfect.
This indoor pool has a huge covered wall at one side and is beautifully painted all over, and pillars on the other side, giving it a very imperial look.
This pool is nothing short of majestic, not because of the design but the size and the space. If you love huge, simple pools, this is ideal for you with its white pillars on the side and blue painted walls.
This indoor pool looks like a subway station with a long pool, grey walls and ceiling and a wooden wall on one side. It is also very secluded and private.
Simply stunning is what this indoor pool really is. The simple ash grey tiles and white textured ceiling makes it look very simple and so pretty.
A brilliantly unique indoor pool idea, this is simply gorgeous. Situated right under the stairs with white pillars and wooden designed ceiling, this pool is the definition of different and chic.
An indoor swimming pool that looks like any of these is surely going to add a touch of glamour and beauty to your house. Just remember to add a touch of nature to your indoor pool space because nature makes everything simply beautiful!
There are few elements of a home that are as luxurious as an indoor swimming pool. The indoor pool adds an ambience that not much else can compete with.
If you’re financially able, an indoor pool is a must. Having a pool right inside your own home with unlimited access and privacy is something that some people can only dream of. The main reason an indoor pool can get expensive is because, most times, it’s necessary to build an addition to your home and the building structure for a swimming pool can get pretty pricey.
But, the price is usually worth it because they’re stunning and it’s not all about luxury; there are some other great perks of indoor swimming pools.
Perks of an Indoor Swimming Pool
- The health benefits of having a pool are unreal, swimming is one of the best cardio exercises for people of all ages. It’s also great for building and maintaining muscle.
- Indoor pools are easier to clean. There’s much less debris than outside pools and they don’t need to be winterized.
- The temperature in indoor pools can be easily controlled. Although you’ll be paying a bit more in electric, you can swim in any temperature you please.
- Even while it’s snowing outside, you can swim in an indoor pool. You can swim in the pool 365 days a year. If you use it often enough, it might be an equal investment.
Although cost is one of the only cons of having an indoor pool, it’s also usually the deciding factor. The enclosure for the pool included, an indoor pool can cost upwards of $200,000 (depending on quality of equipment, size, etc.). The yearly costs will then include any maintenance and then electrical and water costs.