These dreamy backyard swimming spots are favorites with the Houzz community
If you haven’t been in a cool, shimmering blue swimming pool this summer, don’t worry. Summer’s not over yet. There’s still time to phone a friend with a pool or track down a public pool. In the meantime, let these 20 recent photos of the most popular pools on Houzz get you pumped up and ready for a swim.
Environmental Pools, Inc., original photo on Houzz
1. Into the woods. It’s no surprise that this was the most popular pool photo in recent months. Few expenses were spared for the wooded outdoor retreat in Boston, which includes beautiful hardscaping and landscaping and, of course, a waterslide that probably never gets old.
BK Interior Design, original photo on Houzz
2. Weekend warrior. This midcentury-style house forms an L shape around this leafy pool area and giant yucca tree. On weekends, the homeowners have an open-door policy for their friends nearby, and we’re told the backyard scene is always hopping.
Mark W. Todd Architects, Inc., original photo on Houzz
3. All-out. Back to Houston we go for this home with a double balcony, a wide, deep-blue pool and plenty of entertaining space. Seriously, with so much to like out here, you have to wonder why there’s any indoor space at all.
Rustic Wood Hub, original photo on Houzz
4. Compound interest. This sprawling backyard has all the luxury outdoor amenities — fire pit, pool and spa, lounge seating and bed, dining table, pool house and extensive lawn.
RDM General Contractors, original photo on Houzz
5. Pinch me. Let me give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor — better? OK, the second floor of this terraced house forms the roof of an outdoor patio and pool area that feels like it’s indoors. The infinity-edge pool blurs the lines between the human-made water feature and the Pacific Ocean, while the fire feature complements the fiery sunset.
O plus L, original photo on Houzz
6. Dream on. Hey, nothing wrong with dreaming, right? This large Los Angeles home opens up to an extensive pool area with plenty of resort-style lounge seating. A mosaic tile spa sits in one corner, and just out of view to the left is an intimate seating area for two with a fire feature. The modern pergola structure on the second floor shades a deck and living area.