Visions of lounging by shimmering water have people saving these pools to their ideabooks, perhaps thinking, one day.
You know what’s great about a photo of a pool? Imagining spending a lazy day next to it, with a great book and a beverage. Home pools like this aren’t on everyone’s list because of their cost, space requirements and maintenance. But the thought of them is still pretty appealing.
The following 6 photos are the most popular pool images uploaded to Houzz from January through March of this year, counting down to No. 1, as measured by the number of people who saved the pictures to their ideabooks. Each reflects an ideal setting for whiling away a sunny afternoon, passing a romantic evening or just dreaming.
Pool Dreams 1: Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture, original photo on Houzz
6. This home in Key West, Florida, was once used as a setting in a James Bond flick, according to the landscape architect for the project. Charmingly, the home is dubbed License to Chill. Sounds about right.
Pool Dreams 2: SGA Architecture, original photo on Houzz
5. A modern home in Greenville, South Carolina, features a dramatic pool house with a cantilevered overhang that provides shade. The wood paneling you can see just inside the pool house is actually an outdoor shower.
Pool Dreams 3: ArchitecTor PC, original photo on Houzz
4. A canyon retreat in Phoenix offers serenity courtesy of streams of water pouring into the nearby pool. There’s nothing like a waterfall sound to soothe the mind.
Pool Dreams 4: Creative Design Landscaping, original photo on Houzz
3. A manicured lawn and symmetrical pavers bring a traditional feel to this backyard oasis.
Pool Dreams 5: ROCHE+ROCHE Landscape Architecture, original photo on Houzz
2. A Mediterranean retreat in Sonoma, California, affords a restful pool scene. The colors and textures in the garden channel a romantic mood, and the vineyards beyond add to that vibe.
Pool Dreams 6: Zoske Construction, original photo on Houzz
1. This shot of a home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, was the most popular pool photo uploaded to Houzz during the first three months of 2017. With its rocklike shapes, the pool emulates a natural spring or lagoon, while the hot tub in the foreground is a decidedly modern way to warm up on a cool evening. Whichever you choose, the mountain views are breathtaking.