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40 Sublime Swimming Pool Designs for the Ultimate Staycation

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Nothing is more relaxing than lounging by a stunning pool and going for a swim. Many of us have to travel for that luxury but a lucky few have a backyard getaway featuring the latest swimming pool designs to "staycation" in. We've rounded up 40 of the most sublime swimming pool designs for you to enjoy. No sunscreen required.

Indoor to outdoor swimming pool designs

[caption id="attachment_42099" align="alignnone" width="968"]Indoor to outdoor pool kane251/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Iron Side Table [caption id="attachment_42108" align="alignnone" width="2000"]Modern living room with indoor and outdoor pool onurdongel/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Wooden Sectional SofaPool Water Cleaner - Lounge Chair

Organic-shaped swimming pool designs

[caption id="attachment_42104" align="alignnone" width="2038"]Modern home with pool dvoevnore/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Ornamental Grasses - Pool Water Cleaner [caption id="attachment_42103" align="alignnone" width="2070"]Mansion with round pool ImageSupply/Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Lights - Planter Pots [caption id="attachment_42110" align="alignnone" width="2560"]Modern patio with pool stevecoleimages/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Patio Umbrella - Lounger Chair [caption id="attachment_42358" align="alignnone" width="2030"]Mansion with pool David_Iglesia5/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Chairs - Pool Water Clarifier

An architectural indoor pool

[caption id="attachment_42365" align="alignnone" width="2096"]Outdoor bar and swimming pool with glass roof TerryJ/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Water Cleaner [caption id="attachment_42361" align="alignnone" width="1915"]Indoor swimming pool with glass ceiling dobbidodarr/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Swimming Pool Tiles - Pool Water Clarifier

Pools that are integrated around the home

[caption id="attachment_42370" align="alignnone" width="2120"]Tropical home pool Thanyakan Thanapanprasert/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Tree Plants - Pool Lights [caption id="attachment_42371" align="alignnone" width="2384"]Pool wrapped around villa Bulgac/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Planter Bowls [caption id="attachment_42372" align="alignnone" width="1969"]Tropical pool Luxy Images/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Patio Dining ChairLounger Chair - Tree Plants [caption id="attachment_42373" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Modern house and swimming pool Robert Nicholas/ Getty Images[/caption]

Infinity pools or zero-edge pools

[caption id="attachment_42374" align="alignnone" width="1328"]Zero edge pool Stevenjames/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Lounge Chair [caption id="attachment_42375" align="alignnone" width="2000"]Zero edge pool by the beach findingdan/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Lounge Chair - Tree Plants [caption id="attachment_42376" align="alignnone" width="1836"]Infinity pool connorjkeith/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Ornamental Grasses - Pool Chairs [caption id="attachment_42377" align="alignnone" width="2276"]Infinity pool sjwilliams08/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Water Clarifier

Glass-wall pools

[caption id="attachment_42419" align="alignnone" width="2495"]Infinity pool with ocean view MIRROR IMAGE STUDIO/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Planter Pots - Lounger Chair [caption id="attachment_42427" align="alignnone" width="2121"]View from island villa and pool Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Patio Sofa Chair - Tree Plants [caption id="attachment_42430" align="alignnone" width="2560"]Glass wall of pool looking out over city Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Water Clarifier [caption id="attachment_42431" align="alignnone" width="1925"]Glass wall of a pool Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Swimming Pool Lights - Outdoor Plants

A pool with a secret view

[caption id="attachment_42447" align="alignnone" width="2094"]Pool with a view of ocean Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Swimming Pool Tiles - Pool Cleaner [caption id="attachment_42459" align="alignnone" width="2001"]Luxury pool in a private house Vostok/ Getty Images[/caption]

Raised pools

[caption id="attachment_42420" align="alignnone" width="2121"] Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Decorative Stones - Outdoor Plants [caption id="attachment_42461" align="alignnone" width="2126"]Estate house with single lane raised swimming pool TerryJ/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Chair

Midcentury Modern pool designs

[caption id="attachment_42465" align="alignnone" width="1915"]Luxury home with modern pool PinkLion/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Water Cleaner [caption id="attachment_42464" align="alignnone" width="1193"]Modern architecture with center pool hello26/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Outdoor Plants [caption id="attachment_42463" align="alignnone" width="1632"]Outdoor pool at modern home nei.cruz/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Tree Plants - Ornamental Grasses

Zen pool designs

[caption id="attachment_42462" align="alignnone" width="1915"]Oasis pool princessinbali/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Wooden Lounge Chair - Planter Bowls [caption id="attachment_42466" align="alignnone" width="2117"]Zen pool soulphotos/ Twenty20[/caption]

Pools with a fire pit feature

[caption id="attachment_42467" align="alignnone" width="1915"]Fire pit by a pool nick/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Outdoor Fire Place - Swimming Pool Lights
[caption id="attachment_42468" align="alignnone" width="1915"]Fire pit next to pool itsclaudesway/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Wooden Patio Chair - Fire Pit

Pool lighting design

[caption id="attachment_42471" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Indoor swimming pool with decorative lights in4mal/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Lights [caption id="attachment_42470" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Tropical backyard pool with green lights Mint Images/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Planter Bowls - Pool Underwater Lights
[caption id="attachment_42469" align="alignnone" width="2157"]Purple pool lights Sisoje/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool LED Lights - Outdoor Plants

 Long pools

[caption id="attachment_42473" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Modern pool Paul Bradbury/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Planter Pots - Lounge Chair [caption id="attachment_42472" align="alignnone" width="1351"]Long lap pool edemarco5/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Patio Sofa Chairs - Tree Plants

Indoor pools

[caption id="attachment_42474" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Indoor swimming pool under skylight Mint Images/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Swimming Pool TilesPool Water Cleaner [caption id="attachment_42475" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Large indoor swimming pool Terry J Alcorn/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Ceiling LED Lights

Pools with a water feature

[caption id="attachment_42476" align="alignnone" width="2047"]Pool with tall water feature chanelpluscat/ Twenty20[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Waterfall Feature - Pool Water Cleaner [caption id="attachment_42477" align="alignnone" width="2121"]Swimming pool with waterfalls TimAbramowitz/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Swimming Pool Tiles - Patio Sofa [caption id="attachment_42478" align="alignnone" width="2560"]Pool with waterfall Andrea_Hill/ Getty Images[/caption] Shop These Products Now: Pool Waterfall Feature

Which pool is your favorite?


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