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85 Spectacular Swimming Pool Designs

From Posh Portable Ocean Pools to Violin-Shaped Pools

— July 17, 2015 — Art & Design
Whether you are an avid swimmer or not, these spectacular swimming pool designs are sure to make you want to jump in the water. For those who do not live near a natural body of water, swimming pools provide a great way to beat the heat. From ocean-integrated architecture to tiny balcony pools, these aquatic retreats are the perfect way to spend some time in the water.

Some of the most impressive swimming pool designs are those that are integrated into the natural environment. While taking a dip in the pool is not quite the same as swimming in the ocean, many of these designs manage to provide a similar experience. Some of the most spectacular pool designs include naturally filtered pools, pond-like public baths and seamless aquatic architecture.

However, not all pools are designed to mimic natural bodies of water. Rather, some pool designs utilize unorthodox materials and unusual layouts to provide a unique swimming experience. For example, there are miniature pools located on the balconies of apartment buildings, expansive indoor pools and even pools shaped like musical instruments.
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Definitive Cubed Abodes
Definitive Cubed Abodes
The Cubes House by Nestor Sandbank is Located in Israel
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Luxurious Live-In Pools
Luxurious Live-In Pools
These Pool Houses Create the Ultimate in Aquatic Luxury
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Stacked Square Residences
Stacked Square Residences
The Cubes House by Nestor Sandbank Embraces Modern Design Principles
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Docile Meditative Retreats
Docile Meditative Retreats
The Esquimalt House Brings New Meaning to the Word Multi-Purpose
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Revolutionary Eco-Concious Pools
Revolutionary Eco-Concious Pools
The Plus Pool Concept Would Help Restore City Lakes
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80
Outdoor Pool Oases
Outdoor Pool Oases
This Pool Deck was Transformed into a Cedar Hideaway
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Smiley-Faced Pools
Smiley-Faced Pools
'A2arquitectos' Designs the Smile Pool
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Monolithic White Volume Abodes
Monolithic White Volume Abodes
The Thao Dien House is Renovated to Look More Modern
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77
Outdoor Bathing Ponds
Outdoor Bathing Ponds
The King's Cross Pond Club Pond is the UK's First Public Swimming Pond
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Revamped Old Hunting Refuges
Revamped Old Hunting Refuges
La Branche Transforms From an Old Hunting Lodge into a Modern Home
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Pond-Like Public Baths
Pond-Like Public Baths
The Naturbad Riehen in Switzerland Has a Natural Look
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Offset Volume Abodes
Offset Volume Abodes
The D1 House by Vincent Coste Cascades Down a Cliff
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Ocean-Mimicking Resorts
Ocean-Mimicking Resorts
Sanitas Studio Creates a Watery Aesthetic for a Place in Thailand
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Balcony-Focused Housing
Balcony-Focused Housing
The Collective Housing Project by Vitor Vilhena Arquitectura Aids People
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Premium-Pooling Platforms
Premium-Pooling Platforms
This P2P Car Insurance Startup Lets Groups Combine Premium Payments
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Glazed Waterless Swimming Pools
Glazed Waterless Swimming Pools
Nobuo Araki Updates the Pool Aoyama for Better Use
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Iconic English Swimming Holes
Iconic English Swimming Holes
Studio Octopi Designs Public Pools in the River Thames
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Luxurious Jungle Resorts
Luxurious Jungle Resorts
The Rosewood Mayakoba Resort Offers the Best of the Riviera Maya
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Regal Residential Resorts
Regal Residential Resorts
This Personal Resort is Divided in Block Form
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Stunning Seafront Abodes
Stunning Seafront Abodes
The Rambla House is Unusually Connected to the Outdoors
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Virtual Reality Swimming Pools
Virtual Reality Swimming Pools
The Swimarium Allows You To Swim Alongside Virtual 3D Sharks
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Peaceful Relaxation Havens
Peaceful Relaxation Havens
This Vacation Guest House is the Perfect Retreat
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Elevated Seascape Dwellings
Elevated Seascape Dwellings
This Hilltop House is Built Atop a Stone Platform
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Minimalist Sky-Reflecting Homes
Minimalist Sky-Reflecting Homes
Pitsou Kedem Designed This Impressive Dwelling
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Naturally Filtered Pools
Naturally Filtered Pools
This Filtered Swimming Pool Acts Like a Lake
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Simplistic Organic Abodes
Simplistic Organic Abodes
The LV House Features a Connective Staircase
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Art Deco Hotel Restorations
Art Deco Hotel Restorations
The Molitor Hotel Has Been Restored to its Former Glory
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Ethereal Luminescent Garden Lights
Ethereal Luminescent Garden Lights
The Mood Light Art Deco Balls Will Light Up Every Garden Party
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Infinity Symbol-Shaped Hotels
Infinity Symbol-Shaped Hotels
This PyeongChang Resort Takes the Shape of a Figure-Eight
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All-Glass Seaside Abodes
All-Glass Seaside Abodes
This Waterfront Designer Villa is Zen and Flooded with Light
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Otherworldly Island Cliff Homes
Otherworldly Island Cliff Homes
The Xalima Island House Concept Shows Real Luxury Living
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Floating Swimming Pools
Floating Swimming Pools
The Thames Bath Project Aims to Renovate Aging Open-Air Swimming Pools
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Towering Building-based Pools
Towering Building-based Pools
The Sky Habitat Structure is Connected with an Aerial Swimming Space
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Natural Swimming Structures
Natural Swimming Structures
The Hasle Harbor Bath is a Floating Recreation Space
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Cantilevered Glass Pools
Cantilevered Glass Pools
AEDAS Puts Gives Guests a View with at the Hotel Indigo in Hong Kong
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Beachside Chilean Residences
Beachside Chilean Residences
WMR Arquitectos' Casa Swift House Boasts a Sleek and Modern Look
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Integrated Poolside Abodes
Integrated Poolside Abodes
This Contemporary House is Centered Around the Pool
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Transparent Floating Structures
Transparent Floating Structures
The Grand Pinklao Project by Office AT Sits High Above Ground
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Eco-Friendly Towers
Eco-Friendly Towers
Studio Gang's New Building in Miami Will Seek LEED Gold Certification.
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Nature-Blended Abodes
Nature-Blended Abodes
Villa Yarze by Raed Abillama is Integrated with its Surroundings
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Runway-Inspired Pools
Runway-Inspired Pools
The Runway House by Ultraspace Features a Catwalk-Like Swimming Area
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Modern Indoor Swimming
Modern Indoor Swimming
This Refurbished Indoor Swimming Center Retains Elements of the Original
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Self-Cleaning Pools
Self-Cleaning Pools
Artists Create a Natural Albeit Temporary Swimming Area in London, England
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Beer-Filled Swmming Pools
Beer-Filled Swmming Pools
This Swimming Pool Just Outside of Munich is Full of Beer
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Panoramic Coastal Homes
Panoramic Coastal Homes
Greg Wright Architects Designed a Beach House with Impeccable Views
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Spectacular Sky-Reflecting Pools
Spectacular Sky-Reflecting Pools
Arquitectura En Estudio Designed This Magnificent Breezy Home
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Mountainside Luxury Villas
Mountainside Luxury Villas
The Villa Escarpa in Portugal Has a Breathtaking View
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Pollution Purifying Plant Systems
Pollution Purifying Plant Systems
Rahul Shah's Public Pool Design Instigates Dirty Water Talks
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Monolithic Indoor Pools
Monolithic Indoor Pools
The 1920s Redesign from 'FARM' Houses a Stunning Indoor Pool
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Minimalist Zen Abodes
Minimalist Zen Abodes
House Thommy is a Meditative Retreat
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Luxe Conservation-Conscious Resorts
Luxe Conservation-Conscious Resorts
The Dusit Thani Maldives Resort is a Dream Destination
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Cantilevered Hillside Homes
Cantilevered Hillside Homes
The Casa Monterrey Features a Projected Swimming Pool
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Colorful Beachside Homes
Colorful Beachside Homes
Villa Terramar is a Gorgeous Spanish Villa for Lounging
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Pool-Diving Cliff Jumps
Pool-Diving Cliff Jumps
The Psicobloc Climbing Competition Features Deep Water Soloing
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Cottage-Like Tropical Villas
Cottage-Like Tropical Villas
The Casa Caleta is On a Tropical Beach But Has a Quaint Cottage Feel
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Secret Desert Pools
Secret Desert Pools
Social Pool by Alfredo Barsuglia Requires a Key to Use
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Luxurious Curvilinear Pavilions
Luxurious Curvilinear Pavilions
K2LD Architects Designed This Beautiful Ciruclar Room
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Exuberant Luxury Lodgings
Exuberant Luxury Lodgings
This Luxury Accommodation is Divided Into Four Blocks
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Contemporary Coastal Abodes
Contemporary Coastal Abodes
This Saint Tropez Home Features an Impressive Pergola
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Whimsical Aquatic Architecture
Whimsical Aquatic Architecture
The Seashell House in Mexico is Inspiring and Mermaid-Themed
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Violin-Shaped Pools
Violin-Shaped Pools
The Violin Swimming Pool Was Built by Cipriano Landscape Design
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Sustainable Luxury Villas
Sustainable Luxury Villas
Casa 7A is a Luxurious and Sustainable Country Villa
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Deluxe Cliffside Villas
Deluxe Cliffside Villas
This Luxury Villa is the Perfect Retreat from Everyday Life
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Symmetrical Swimming Pool Photography
Symmetrical Swimming Pool Photography
Swimming Pools by Franck Bohbot Finds Beauty in the Mundane
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Soul-Cleansing Historic Spas
Soul-Cleansing Historic Spas
The Thermal Bath and Spa in Zurich Invites You to Cleanse Your Soul
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Solar Pool Pads
Solar Pool Pads
This Homemade Pads are a Great Way to Naturally Heat Your Pool
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Panoramic Andes Abodes
Panoramic Andes Abodes
This Hillside House Boasts a Unique Circular Patio with Amazing Views
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Ciffside Water Slides
Ciffside Water Slides
Citta Del Mare Hotel's Water Slide Flows Down a Cliff into the Ocean
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L-Shaped European Residences
L-Shaped European Residences
Silvestre's L-Shaped Atrium House Wraps Around a Central Courtyard
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Panoramic Mediterranean Resorts
Panoramic Mediterranean Resorts
The Mandarin Oriental Bodrum Boasts Luxe Amenities and Epic Views
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Suspended Hot Tubs
Suspended Hot Tubs
The 'Hydro Hammock' is a Combination Between a Hammock and a Suspended Pool
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Aquatic Living Concepts
Aquatic Living Concepts
Nomadia by Sylvain Viau is a Future-Forward Water World
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Eco Luxurious Island Retreats
Eco Luxurious Island Retreats
The Song Saa Private Island Eco Hotel is Opulent and Mesmerizing
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Sleek Spanish Abodes
Sleek Spanish Abodes
DHAL & GHG Architects Designed a Spectacular House in la Moraleja
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Composed Courtyard Villas
Composed Courtyard Villas
The Center Court Villa Features a Series of Courtyards
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Chemical-Free Swiming Pools
Chemical-Free Swiming Pools
This Chlorine-Free Pool Uses Biological Filters
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Uncluttered Open Architecture
Uncluttered Open Architecture
The Naked House by Marc Gerritsen Has Open Doors for all to See
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Boundlessly Luxurious Penthouses
Boundlessly Luxurious Penthouses
The Antokolsky Penthouse Offers a View From the Top
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Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
Seamlessly Aquatic Architecture
The Jellyfish House by Weil Arets Architects Blends into the Sea
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Soulful Nature-Preserving Homes
Soulful Nature-Preserving Homes
The Willow House in Singapore Will Reunite You with Planet Earth
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Luxurious Nuclear Protected Bunkers
Luxurious Nuclear Protected Bunkers
This Underground Home Was Built to Survive War in Style
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Posh Portable Ocean Pools
Posh Portable Ocean Pools
Superyacht Introduces the Inflatable Sea Pool for Ocean Lovers
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Shipping Container Spas
Shipping Container Spas
The SOAK Urban Bathhouse Serves Up Indulgence in a Sustainable Way
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Subterranean Cliff Houses
Subterranean Cliff Houses
Open Platform for Architecture's Casa Brutale is a Striking Glass Home
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Minimalist Framed Home Designs
Minimalist Framed Home Designs
The Frame House is Supported by a Simple Steel Frame
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