There’s an old Mitch Hedberg joke about swimming pools. He says that he saw a 30-second commercial for an above-ground pool once, which made perfect sense to him, because 30 seconds is the maximum amount of time you can depict someone having fun in an above-ground pool! All kidding aside, if you want to have an awesome pool for your home, you need to go with the in-ground option.
But your pool-related decisions don’t end there, because not all in-ground pools are created equally. Given that the in-ground pool will become a permanent fixture of your home’s overall design, you want to make sure that your in-ground pool is as visually interesting as possible. In order to help you make sure that your pool is as fun to look at as it is to swim in, we thought we’d share what we think are some of the most visually interesting pools we’ve ever seen. As you’ll see, they’re visually interesting for a number of reasons. In some cases, it’s about what lines the pool. In other cases, it has to do with the shape of the pool itself.
So, if you’re giving your home’s pool an update, come take a look. We think you’re going to like what you see!
1. Kids and Adults
Making use of an hour-glass shape, this in-ground pool design provides a great space for kids and a great space for adults.
The stone bottom of this in-ground pool creates an interesting visual effect, while the waterfall from the hot tub spices things up.
When you’re going with the in-ground pool, your imagination is the only limit when it comes to designing the shape.
Most infinity pools that you’ll see have a flat edge. The design of this infinity pool, on the other hand, has a unique and geometrically interesting shape.
5. Just… Wow!
Maybe above ground pools aren’t all that bad, after all! In either case, how about that slide the dumps you out into the in-ground pool?
6. Pool Patios
If you opt for a square pool, there are plenty of things you can do with the surrounding patio to spice up the pool design visually.
The square in-ground pool design you see here is perfectly complemented by the choice of stone for the surrounding patio.
If you’re going to be installing a small in-ground pool in your backyard, you might as well make the design as or more interesting as what you see here.
The arching water jets break up the square shapes of this stunning in-ground pool design.
There’s adding a waterfall to your pool, and then there’s adding waterfalls. Check out what’s been done with this visually stunning in-ground pool design!
Just because you prefer square lines for your home’s design doesn’t mean you can’t have a visually striking in-ground pool.
With this in-ground pool blending seamlessly with a natural pond without, you get a truly unique look.
Here’s yet another example of how a stone bottom for your in-ground pool can change the whole look and feel.
14. A Work of Art
The choices that have been made in the design of this in-ground pool, we think, make it a work of art!
15. Making the Most
If you only have a small space to install an in-ground pool, you want to make the most of it by making bold design choices.
The waterfall edge of this in-ground pool design transforms it into something extraordinary and unconventional.
17. A Path
Check out how the path through this backyard has been incorporated into the design of the in-ground pool itself.
The shape of this pool, as well as the brown stone used to surround it, allow the design to be incorporated beautifully into the natural environment.
If you want your in-ground pool design to look classic, then you’ll absolutely want to use glass tiles.
Boxy shapes and stone are perfect for in-ground pool designs when the surrounding landscape is flat.
21. LED Lights
By incorporating LED lights into the design of your in-ground pool, you can create a stunning visual effect once the sun goes down.
22. Indoor / Outdoor
Here you see an in-ground pool design that blends the aesthetic of an indoor pool with a semi-outdoor setting.
23. Black Tile Affair
Finally, if you want to create a truly unique visual effect for your in-ground swimming pool design, consider black glass tiles like the ones you see in this pool.