Welcome to our picture gallery of 66 Amazing Swimming Pool Design Ideas for residential houses that you can build in your yard. Some of them are huge, some are normal or smaller size. Overall, we have ideas for all tastes and budgets.
Having a backyard to your own house is great by itself, but having a backyard with your own swimming pool is a total game changer. With a private swimming pool you are guaranteed to have endless hours of fun on hot summer days, and an opportunity to be more physically active and healthy.
Private pools come in all sizes. They can be tiny or large – it all depends on how much open space you have in your backyard. It’s good to have in mind that you may need to spare some room for a nice pool deck where you can arrange comfy seating and other outdoor furniture pieces.
Private swimming pools come in a number of shapes, as well. A rectangular pool is probably the most common choice, but you can also have a round or oval design, not to mention that there are even more complex options available such as Roman or Grecian style pools, and even free form pools that follow no design rules whatsoever.
As for the finishing touches to your pool design, it’s nice to have its inside laid with tiles or mosaic. You can also add some cool features such as water fountains, rock decorations, a jacuzzi, a water slide, a springboard etc. The options are endless and they are sure to make your design a lot more fun.
Having said all that, let’s move on to our gallery with pictures of great swimming pool designs.
Having a private swimming pool in your own backyard is quite nice, but it is so much better when it’s equipped with a springboard. That’s the way to go if you want to dive head first into endless hours of fun.
Go big or go home! When it comes to swimming pools, size does matter and the bigger, the better! Have a look at this swimming pool and imagine the possibilities.
If you, on the other hand, are tight on space, then you should consider building a smaller swimming pool. After all, a tiny swimming pool is better than no swimming pool whatsoever, so don’t beat yourself over it and just do it!
A private swimming pool is a great addition to any home by itself, but wouldn’t it be even better if you add more water features to it that will boost its appeal? Try water fountains and waterfalls for example.
Here is another swimming pool design with a waterfall feature. This design has a free form outline and features beautiful rock and plant decorations that seamlessly fit in the curves.
Have a look at this picture. Here is another free form swimming pool design complete with rocky decorations and drought resistant plants. Isn’t this a great design idea for hot climate locations?
This rectangular swimming pool may be simple in design but it sure is nice and practical. It is perfect if you want to work out and swim lengths. It’s just as good if you just want to casually hang around on a chaise lounge.
If you think that rectangular swimming pools are plain and boring you might want to think again and take a look at this picture. An otherwise regular swimming pool with a panoramic ocean view is nothing short of amazing.
Here is a more irregularly shaped swimming pool with a floral mosaic decal on the bottom. This two-tiered pool design also features beautiful landscaping all around, with an outdoor gazebo nearby.
Have a look at one more free form swimming pool design. With a pool deck set in flagstone and a jacuzzi feature it sure is a great place to hang around on a hot summer day.
This red stone house features an elevated porch with a swimming pool that overlooks a beautiful landscape with a blue see and a rocky hill. Don’t you just wish you were there right now?
This large house has a beautiful backyard with a private swimming pool with a geometrical shape and a concrete slab pool deck that accommodates a number of chaise lounge chairs and other seating options.
Have a look at a swimming pool design with a smooth flow and a curvy outline. It features a stone-laid pool deck and lots of green all around. It also has a great lake view for you to enjoy.
Here is another swimming pool design idea. This one has a plain rectangular shape and a wood-laid pool deck that is furnished with modern looking rattan chaise lounge chairs.
This L-shaped pool is surrounded with lush greenery on all sides so it feels cozy and private. It features an open concrete laid pool deck and an outdoor gazebo where you can seek shelter from the sun.
Here is another beautiful swimming pool design idea for your backyard. This one has a freeform shape with smooth curves. It is set in blue mosaic tiles while the poolside deck is laid with stone tiles.
Have a look at yet another beautiful house and its reflection in the clear waters of a cool private swimming pool. See how the water pours over the edge as a waterfall? What a nice feature, don’t you think?
This swimming pool has a pretty straightforward design. It is rectangular in shape and its inside is tiled in blue mosaic. A decorative meander pattern however catches the eye as it goes all along the perimeter of the pool.
Here is another rectangular swimming pool design. It is set in blue mosaic tiles and the pool deck is laid with flagstone. Nice and simple, what more is there to ask for?
Here is a more fancy backyard swimming pool. A whole lot of straight and curved lines alike shape up its irregular geometrical shape that resembles the architectural complexity of the house that it belongs to.
This sweet little pool is not designed for intense workout routines or grand parties. It is however perfect for a peaceful relaxation and laid-back times in a more intimate setting.
Here is another compact swimming pool that is sure to cool you off on a hot summer day. It is simple in design, with a basic rectangular shape that matches the modern architecture of the house.
Here’s a larger pool for a larger backyard. Unlike most swimming pools, this one is not tiled with blue mosaics, so the water doesn’t have that bright blue color. It has a more natural deep green tint to it instead.
What’s a summer vacation home without a nice pool to it? This summer retreat certainly has a lot to offer. It features a cool free form swimming pool finished in blue tiles and with a paved pool deck.
This swimming pool may be small, but it has a lot to offer. It has a jacuzzi feature, as well as a pergola by its side. Plus, it’s an infinity pool, how cool is that! It just flows out into the landscape!
Here’s a more regular swimming pool design, but it’s the simple things in life that are usually the best. This pool’s basic design fits right in the setting and completes the clean modern look of the house beside it.
Have a look at yet another modern house design with a rectangle pool in its backyard. The pool deck is set in terracotta tiles and has a cool sail shade for sun protection.
This terracotta-laid backyard patio is a great place to hang out and relax, especially since there is also a nice pool to dive right in. The pool itself is laid with blue mosaic tiles and has a decorative water feature to boost its appeal.
Here’s another charming backyard with great landscape design and a pool. It’s so peaceful and relaxed that it makes you never want to leave. With a fine selection of wood chaise lounge chairs, this backyard pool design is complete.
Have a look at another pool that is more open to its surroundings. This infinity pool looks like it merges with the landscape and flows out into the nearby river. Isn’t it just spectacular?
Here’s a smaller pool design, that is however much more ornate. It is decorated with a pair of water fountains and it’s tiled with dark blue mosaic that gives a beautiful tint to the water.
This turquoise-colored swimming pool looks so alluring, it makes you want to dive right in. It has a great pool deck, too, complete with comfy lounge chairs, and offers a strikingly beautiful ocean view.
This rectangular swimming pool with curved corners is also worth our time. With bright blue waters, a stone-laid pool deck and a lush landscape design it looks highly sophisticated and refined.
Have a look at this free form swimming pool with clear blue waters and comfy lounge seating by its side. Doesn’t it look like a great place to hang out and relax, and enjoy a hot summer day?
What’s a beautiful house without a great backyard, and what’s a great backyard without a nice blue pool? This ivy-wrapped house certainly has it all, don’t you think?
Here’s another mansion that has a lot to offer. It has a backyard complete with a private Roman shaped swimming pool with clear blue waters and beautiful landscaping all around.
Here’s a more casual swimming pool design with a kidney shaped outline. It has a large pool deck with a seating corner, a lounge area and a fire pit area, all looking out to a beautiful landscape.
Here’s another relaxed setting. This free form swimming pool is filled with cool clean water and has a round jacuzzi feature to give you a real spa-like experience in your own backyard. Now that’s something you can’t say ‘no’ to!
This cozy little courtyard feels so private and intimate, it’s unbelievable. It has a great landscape design and a sweet little pool right in the center. It’s the perfect place to chill out without a care in the world.
Here’s a larger house design with a more extensive backyard and a bigger pool. The pool has an irregular geometrical layout with lots of little corners to explore. The whole pool and all the deck are laid with stone.
Here’s a more modern take on backyard design with a rectangle-shaped pool tiled in bright blue. With a stone-laid pool deck on one side and a tall green hedge on the other it is the perfect place to relax in private.
Have a look at another rectangle-shaped pool that belongs to a house with large arched windows. It is surrounded with a green grass lawn on one side, and with descending stairs on the other.
This modern house has a covered patio with access to a private pool with a geometric layout. The pool deck is set in concrete slabs and is neatly hidden away from the neighbors by tall trees and a green hedge.
Have a look at an oval pool design with a terracotta laid pool deck. The whole backyard is enclosed with tall trees and shrubbery making it a great place to relax away from the rest of the world.
Here’s another backyard where you can relax in style by the pool. This design features a large patio that can accommodate all your family and friends, which is great if you like throwing fun pool parties.
The rectangle shaped pool feels nice and open to the outside world. It has a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape for you to enjoy. The best part is there are no neighboring houses to ruin the view or mess with your privacy.
Have a look at this elegant house design with a covered patio and a private pool in the backyard. It’s a great place to relax in style on a chaise lounge chair sipping cocktails and enjoying the view.
This Grecian shaped pool with arched in corners is large and elongated which makes it perfect for swimming lengths. And in case you are not that active type of person, there’s always an option to just lie down on a chaise lounge on the deck.
A modern house with a beautiful backyard and a private pool is what we’d all love to have in our lives. This lot has it all and even a couple of palm trees to make things even better.
Here’s another modern outdoor area with a private swimming pool. This courtyard design is complete with accent lighting, palm trees, water fountains and a whole lot of style. Don’t you just wish you had it all to yourself?
Moving on with more beautiful examples of modern architecture and landscape design. This contemporary house has a covered patio with seating and access to a private free form swimming pool.
Here’s another southern piece of architecture with a large freeform swimming pool with a round jacuzzi. The pool deck is laid with stone and accommodates a fine selection of luxury chaise lounge seating.
Here’s a large house with a covered backyard patio leading out to a private Roman style swimming pool. The pool is finished in blue mosaic tiles and is built in the middle of a green lawn.
This elongated swimming pool with a stone laid pool deck is simple in design, yet strikingly beautiful. With great landscape design and fabulous plants all around the place it sure is a feast for the eyes.
Enjoy another southern backyard design with drought resistant plants and a private pool. The beautiful view of the surrounding landscape is also a huge asset and a pleasure to look at.
Here is another great backyard with a fabulous view of a nearby lake, valley and mountain. It also features a private swimming pool that seems to merge with the surrounding landscape.
Have a look at a cool infinity swimming pool with a beautiful ocean view. The blue water of the swimming pool looks like it’s one with the ocean and it’s beautiful to look at.
Here is a more simple private swimming pool design. The whole backyard here is laid with stone tiles, so there’s hardly any plants around. Still, the pool is pretty cool on its own and it sure is inviting.
This multi-level swimming pool has overflow edges and a jacuzzi feature in the corner. It is tiled in blue and grey mosaic, and has a stone-laid pool deck, as well as a beautiful landscape view.
This large house has a well-designed backyard complete with a private pool with a free form outline. It features a round jacuzzi in one corner that is sure to give you a spa-like experience at any time.
This T-shaped swimming pool gives you the opportunity to swim round your whole backyard and enjoy a wondrous panoramic ocean view. Or you could just lie down on a chaise lounge. You can never go wrong with whatever you choose.
Here’s another great design with a house interior that opens up to a beautiful backyard with a private pool with clear blue waters. Wouldn’t it be fun to run through the living room and dive right in?
Sometimes having your own swimming pool is just not enough and you want more. How about a private dock then, so you can easily climb onto your boat and sail out into the ocean. How great would that be?
This rectangular swimming pool may be simple in shape but it has a lot of great features such as a jacuzzi, a water fountain and a water slide. A water slide certainly makes dipping into the pool a lot more fun, doesn’t it?
Have a look at one more rectangle-shaped pool. It’s neither that big, nor complex in design, but it sure is nice and simple. Certainly no one would resist diving right into the cool clear water.
This swimming pool is nice and private, hidden away from prying eyes in the intimate courtyard of a modern one-storey house. The inside of the pool is set in blue square tiles, and the pool deck is laid with concrete.
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Elisabeth Southgate says
I like how you said that swimming pools come in lots of shapes. My husband and I are thinking of getting one put in our backyard. It is nice to know that we can find a shape that fits our space.
Jayson Ariel says
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