40 Fantastic Outdoor Pool Ideas

With the summer swimming season just around the corner, now's the perfect time to renovate that backyard and install a swimming pool. When it comes to installing a pool there are many things to consider, so we recommend answering the following questions: 

  • What is my ideal budget to achieve my pool? 
  • What restrictions do I face with my current backyard landscape? 
  • What are the safety requirements for my pool area? 
  • What time frame would I like this to be completed in? 

Your answer to these questions will help determine the style and design of your pool, whether it be above ground or in ground, made from fibreglass or concrete. We've compiled a list of our 40 favourite outdoor swimming pool ideas to help you with the design process. 

luxurious modern pool system

1. Pools with irregular space and raised edges

modern Aztec pool design

2. Minimalist pool with infinity edge

minimalist pool with infinity edge

3. Large L shaped pool with wading area

L shaped pool with wading area

4. Kidney shaped pool with tubular slide

irregular shaped Natural Pool

5. Rectangular above ground pool

rectangular above ground pool

6. Glass wall swimming pool with surrounding decking

Glass Wall Swimming Pool

7. Narrow rectangular pool with retaining wall

Pool with Retaining Wall

8. Dreamy infinity pool with floating candles 

Infinity Pool with Floating Candles

9. Intimate rectangular pool with cascading feature

Small cascading pool

10. Narrow lap pool

narrow Lap Pool

11. Narrow pool with adjoining spa

narrow swimming pool designs

12. Shallow dipping pool

Dipping Pool

13. Wet edge pool with cacti planters

Wet Edge Pool with Planters

14. The cold plunge pool 

Cold Plunge Pool

15. Small geometric pool with tropical gardens

Small geometric pool with tropical gardens

16. Geometric pool surrounded by island  

medium circular pool

17. Mini above ground pool 

Mini pool

18. Balinese inspired pool & garden

Balinese Style Pool and Garden

19. Angular pool with surrounding decking

Angular Swimming Pool

20. Resort style, cascading pool

Resort Style Pool

21. Clear pool with jacuzzi

clear pool with jacuzzi

21. Modern, infinity pool & decking

modern infinity pool & decking

22. Geometric pool with stacked stone edging

geometric pool with stacked stone edging

23. Minimalist rectangular pool with stone patio area

Minimalist Swimming Pool

24. Opulent roman shaped pool

roman shaped pool

25. Zen pool

zen pool

26. Unique cross shaped pool with wooden deck  

cross shaped pool

27. Small rectangular pool

Small rectangular pool

28. Rock & Roll! Guitar shaped pool

guitar shaped pool

29. Hill side pool with dark blue tiling

Hill side pool

30. Entry pool & paved walk way

narrow pool with mosaic tiling

31. Glass pool

narrow glass pool

32 Geometric pool with octagon motifs

geometric pool with octagon features


33. Narrow Lap Pool

Narrow Swimming Pool

34. A pool within a pool

unique pool in a pool design

35. Pool with a retaining wall and floating lanterns. 

narrow pool with cascading wall

36. The Triangular Pool 

modern triangular pool

37. Above ground, glass prism pool

glass prism pool

38. Blue lagoon shaped pool

lagoon pool

39. Hamptons style house with traditional pool

hampton style pool

40. Above ground endless pool

above ground endless pool