Swimming Pool Landscaping Ideas

From HGTV

The borders, framing, walkways, and features that surround a swimming pool can be the difference between average and sublime.  Most people come to realize when designing their own swimming pool that the work really just begins when the pool is designed.  The "negative space" outside the pool provides the biggest opportunity for both the designer and the homeowner to maximize utility and recreation.  This post from HGTV presents some amazing ideas for finishing a swimming pool project and maximizing one's space.

 

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Swimming Pool Design Plans Ideas Photo Gallery

From LouisFeedsDC

Sir Isaac Newton was known to have said, "If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."  Referring to his ability to use prior knowledge and discover to further scientific thought, Newton realized that one person cannot make significant changes without gathering and utilizing what has come before.  This principle can also apply when planning a design, as taking prior innovations and techniques, as well as utilizing professional designs that have worked sublimely in other sites can be adapted to work in other individual locations.  It is in that spirit that we present this post from LouisFeedsDC showcasing swimming pool designs, as well as professional swimming pool design plans to inspire the next great swimming pool design.

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Indoor Pools

From Home Designing

For those fortunate homeowners that live in seasonal climates and love to swim, an indoor pool is the best home improvement possible.  Outdoor pools in these climates are open approximately 4 months, leaving the homeowner having to find a pool at a health club to continue swimming.  Indoor pools are the ultimate luxury, and those wishing to acquire one need to be aware of specific design issues and features.   Indoor pools come in all shapes and sizes, with myriad amenities, as this post from Home Designing showcases.

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Indoor Swimming Pool Design Ideas For Your Home - 30 Photos

From Impressive Interior Design

For rest, relaxation, exercise and recreation, there truly is nothing like an inground swimming pool.  Unfortunately, for a large part of the country that experiences harsh winter temps and freezing, an outdoor pool season is limited to around 4 months, or 1/3 of the year.  Indoor pools are the answer for some fortunate homeowners in these climates, as this post from Impressive Interior Design showcases.  

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15 Remarkable Free Form Pool Designs

From Home Design Lover

The Freeform pool has come along way since someone decided that a pool doesn't necessarily have to be rectilinear.  Freeform pools, or pools that don't necessarily folow a standard shape or design, allow pool designers to maximize space and utility, and don't restrict their creative output.  This post from Home Design Lover showcases 15 examples of the pinnacle of the art.

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30+ Beautiful Swimming Pools We'd Love to Take a Dip In

From infinity pools to an English garden-inspired design, these incredible water features make a splash.

From House Beautiful

From Infinity Edge pools to amazing water and fire features, the modern swimming pool design is truly something to behold.  Skilled designers incorporate exotic materials and advanced hydraulics to bring breathtaking designs to fruition.  This post from House Beautiful showcases some of the most amazing swimming pool designs from around the world.  

 

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