The blank canvas of an unlandscaped backyard can be intimidating for even a seasoned landscape designer. Adding a poolscape, especially one with other landscape features can be even more daunting. This gallery from Texas Pools & Patios show some great examples of what can be achieved when skilled design meets a willing and informed client.
Whether your tastes run to the traditional European lap pool, or whether you want something that looks like the pool at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, this post is definitely for you. Some unusual and unique ideas for transforming one's backyard from simple to sublime appear in this post from Home Design Lover. The first place to start when contemplating a pool is to look at finished pictures or swim in pools at resorts, and this post will accomplish the first step towards achieving one's backyard paradise.