Clean lines, waterfalls, fire features and bubble lights are some of the elements in these recently uploaded pool photos.
10. Contemporary Cool
AMS Landscape Design Studios designed this luxurious pool and patio in Orange County, California, for clients who enjoy entertaining friends and having quiet evenings at home. Clean lines and crisp edges dominate and give the design a contemporary style that coordinates with the home.
On the cool-gray tiled patio seen here, an elevated platform deck with fire features on either side sets the stage for four chaise lounges, inviting people to sit back, relax and take in the view.
9. Bubble Lights
As part of a larger backyard renovation for a home in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, dSpace Studio carved out room for a spa plunge pool. Measuring 5 feet wide, 14 feet long and 4 feet deep, the spa is surrounded by resilient porcelain tiles.
But the real showstopper is the whimsical wave of bubble-like lights mounted along the back wall. Made of UV-and water-resistant plastic, the lights provide subtle illumination in the evening and add interest to the wall whether or not they’re in use.
6. Tropical Whites
Bordered by a row of palms and coral flowers, this backyard pool in Orlando, Florida, inspires dreams of a tropical getaway. Signature Landscape Contractors’ design is restrained and uses a clean white color palette that ties the design in with the house. A white-tiled fire feature centered on the right side of the pool wall comes to life in the evening, providing a focal point for the adjacent seating area.
4. Hoop Dreams
A backyard with a poolside basketball hoop could well be any kid’s favorite summer hangout. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, architect William R. Powell made sure that the poolside hoop looked sleek and unobtrusive on the tile patio. With seating areas under the shady veranda for dining and around the poolside fire pit for lounging, this backyard is set up for abundant entertaining.
3. Fire and Water
It’s all about drama and contrast with this pool and spa in Parkland, Florida. The design, by Van Kirk & Sons, includes two potted fire features that not only have flickering flames but also spill water into the pool. And as if that weren’t enough, a second waterfall cascades from a pergola extending from the house, creating a veil of water between the pool and seating area.
2. Modern Farmhouse
White tile sets off the turquoise water in this elegant pool design by Scribe Studio for a Southern California home, framing the reflection of mature oak trees. The pool itself is simple and contemporary, with a clean, rectilinear footprint and crisp edges, a look that complements the modern farmhouse-style home.