22 Stunning In-Ground Pool Designs for Your Backyard

These dreamy, in-ground pool designs will transform your backyard into an outdoor oasis.

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In-ground swimming pools call to mind barbecue parties, a relaxing float on a hot summer day, and fun in the sun with the kids. But with the right landscape design, pools can also provide the ultimate eye candy to complement your house. Whether you're looking to install a new pool or upgrade an existing one, these in-ground pool designs are sure to make a splash. Go on, dive in!

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Thomas Flint Landscape Design & Development
Garden Party

The ample entertaining space and lush, flower-filled landscaping surrounding this free-form pool would be heaven for any hostess.

Custom Pool by

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Designed by Randy Angell for Pool Environments, Inc.
Flowers & Foliage

Flanked by hedges and strategically-placed flowering plants, this pool feels indulgent and secluded. An elevated platform adds depth and dimension.

Designed by Randy Angell for

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Brian Bare, Shepard Butler Landscape Associates
Vermont Vignette

This Vermont pool features minimal pavement and an integrated fire pit, both of which serve to maintain the visual flow of the existing, grassy landscape. Meanwhile, stacked stone slabs inspired a makeshift waterfall.

Stone Pool by

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Designed by Randy Angell for Pool Environments, Inc.
All the Extras

A diving board, fountain, and, yes, even a small bridge reminiscent of a castle moat make this pool feel positively royal.

Designed by Randy Angell for

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Thomas Flint Pool Design & Development
Understated Elegance

A swim-up gazebo gives an unexpected twist to this otherwise traditional New Jersey pool.

Ridgewood Pool by

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Courtesy of Miller Design Co./Porch.com
California Dreams

After a design transformation, this single-family residence shows off a relaxing and classy look.

by Miller Design Co.

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Hill Country Ranch

The back porch of this renovated Austin, Texas ranch is home to plenty of poolside entertaining options, including an outdoor living room, bar, and kitchen.

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Courtesy of Halifax Homes Inc/Porch.com
Natural Space

Surrounded by dense, leafy trees, the pool at this Texas home gives off a one-with-nature vibe.

by Halifax Homes Inc

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Courtesy of Schaub+Srote Architects/Porch.com
Stone-and-Timber Pool House

This pool house complements its Missouri home with look-alike timber beams and impressive stone finishes.

by Schaub+Srote Architects

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Courtesy of Benco Construction/Porch.com
Long Island Bungalow

A charming Long Island home boasts the ideal outdoor space for entertaining friends all summer long.

by Benco Construction

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Courtesy of Modpools
Shipping Container Pool

Who knew a shipping container would make for such an attractive swimming pool? Modpools is the mastermind behind these heated pools that take only minutes to set up.

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Courtesy of Fireclay Tile/Porch.com
Tile Accent

Sometimes, all it takes is a single upgrade—like these decorative tiles—to make your swimming pool look and feel brand new.

by Fireclay Tile

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Courtesy of Debra J Interiors/Porch.com
Classic Theme

A northern Florida home features several different spaces for entertaining, stone stairs, and a plethora of other impressive architectural enhancements.

by Debra J Interiors

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Courtesy of Pool Environments, Inc./Porch.com
Fixer Upper

The designers behind this project achieved a refreshing, modern look for the entire patio simply by adding in-ground pool lighting.

by Pool Environments, Inc.

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Courtesy of Stout Design-Build, Inc./Porch.com
A Pool With A View

This remarkable outdoor patio turns heads by taking advantage of a breathtaking view.

by Stout Design-Build, Inc.

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Courtesy of Phil Kean Design Group/Porch.com
By The Water

This lake-front patio gives guests the best seat in the house.

by Phil Kean Design Group

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Courtesy of Phil Kean Designs/Porch.com
Outdoor Oasis

A spacious pool is the jewel of this Florida home's backyard.

by Phil Kean Designs

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Courtesy of Liquid Designs/Porch.com
Modern Home

This Charlotte family branched out from a cookie-cutter neighborhood with a more customized renovation.

by Liquid Design

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Courtesy of Denise Foley Design Inc./Porch.com
California Classic

This California home's pool and spa are accented with stunning, finely-manicured gardens.

by Denise Foley Design Inc.

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Courtesy of Rue Group, Inc/Porch.com
Pool and Gardens

This home's traditional, rural design is accented by a stately backyard pool.

by Rue Group, Inc.

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Courtesy of Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture/Porch.com
Florida Escape

This pool is just a hop, skip, and a jump from the back door of this idyllic warm-weather escape in Key West, Florida.

by Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

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Lush Garden Setting

Another Key West, Florida gem surrounded by lush tropical foliage.

by Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture

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