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Pool Design Ideas

Sorrento 3
Sorrento 3
Waterson Builders & Design
Inspiration for a beach style rectangular pool in Melbourne with decking.
Middle Park - Renovation
Middle Park - Renovation
Joseph Koprek Commercial
Inspiration for a contemporary rectangular pool in Melbourne.
79 Skybolt Road Valdora
79 Skybolt Road Valdora
Optam Building Group
Endeavour Lotteries
Contemporary backyard custom-shaped pool in Sunshine Coast with a hot tub and tile.
Pool House Adelaide
Pool House Adelaide
Master Constructions Australia
Pool house joined via an atrium to the main house
Photo of a large contemporary backyard rectangular lap pool in Adelaide with a pool house and decking.
Mornington VIC
Mornington VIC
The Pool Tile Company
Mid-sized contemporary pool in Brisbane with decking.
O'Shea House
O'Shea House
JMc Architects
3 Bedroom and Office, two-story house for a special couple who love the outdoors and beachside living.
Photo of a mid-sized contemporary front yard rectangular pool in Cairns with concrete slab.
Palm Cove Architectural Build
Palm Cove Architectural Build
COCO + PALM PRODUCTIONS
Expansive tropical infinity pool in Cairns.
Kewarra Beach Renovation
Kewarra Beach Renovation
Nathan Verri Pty Ltd
Pool Area Upgrades: • Existing pool redesigned and extended to create a beach-edge resort-style pool, doubling itssize 100,000 litres • New frameless glass pool fencing with black spigots • Beach edge designed to include coconut palm & water jets • Pool heater • NZ White 100% natural pebble • LED lighting • Pool equipment relocated to newly designed, functional filter room
Partial Styling - Kotara Pl
Partial Styling - Kotara Pl
Sapphire Living Interiors
backyard, bird of paradise, coastal, coffs harbour, korora, landscaping, palm trees,
Inspiration for a tropical l-shaped pool in Other.
Floreat Residence
Floreat Residence
Moda Interiors
Landscaping by Tim Davies Landscaping. D Max Photography
Photo of a small contemporary side yard rectangular lap pool in Perth with tile.
Ormond pool house
Ormond pool house
Garden Studios
beach house, garden studio, granny flat, landscape architecture, pool deck, pool house
Design ideas for a contemporary rectangular pool in Melbourne with a pool house.
Hampton 2
Hampton 2
Apex Landscapes & Pools
Design ideas for a contemporary rectangular pool in Melbourne.
MMJ Architects Darley Rd
MMJ Architects Darley Rd
Julie Crespel Photography
Architecture: MMJ Architects Photo: Julie Crespel
This is an example of a contemporary pool in Sydney.
Contemporary Pool
Contemporary Pool
This is an example of a contemporary rectangular lap pool in Sydney with tile.
Home Renovation & Addition
Home Renovation & Addition
Shire Build Pty Ltd
This is an example of a contemporary backyard custom-shaped lap pool in Sydney.
Infinity Pool & Spa
Infinity Pool & Spa
Kiama Pools & Landscapes
Glass tiles infinity swimming pool & spa
Mediterranean pool in Melbourne.
KD House
KD House
Blackburne Jackson
Inspiration for a contemporary rectangular pool in Sunshine Coast with tile.
Pool 9548, Infinity Pool, Hampton
Pool 9548, Infinity Pool, Hampton
Neptune Swimming Pools
The client's came to us wanting a design that was going to open up their small backyard and give them somewhere for their family to enjoy and entertain for many years to come. This project presented many technical challenges due to the levels required to comply with various building regulations. Clever adaptations such privacy screens, floating deck entry and hidden pool gate behind the raised feature wall were all design elements that make this project more suitable to the smaller area. The main design feature that was a key to the functionality of this pool was the raised infinity edge, with the pool wall designed to comply with current pool barrier standards. With no pool fence between the pool and house the space appears more open with the noise of the water falling over the edge into a carefully concealed balance tank adding a very tranquil ambience to the outdoor area. With the accompanying fire pit and sitting area, this space not only looks amazing but is functional all year round and the low maintenance fully automated pool cleaning system provides easy operation and maintenance.
Leys Avenue
Leys Avenue
Tim Samuel Design
Built: 2018. Type: Design and Construct. Project details: Fully tiled Bisazza interior, cantilevered pool side cabana, custom pool water feature wall, Hardiedeck flooring, bluestone tiling, custom outdoor shower, Enviroswim pool sanitation, electric pool heating, lineal garden planting and LED garden lighting. Another beautiful house built by Baker Developments Pty Ltd - check out their work
Swimming pools are heavenly during hot Australian and New Zealand summers and are the perfect way to cool down, relax, entertain friends and even get fit. A pool can also create visual interest, especially when you consider features like coloured pool tiles, lighting and landscaping. If you are short on space, you might still fit a lap pool, plunge pool or swim spa, all of which could be focal points in your small garden.

As you plan your pool design, map out your space and determine what size, shape and style works best for you. Browse the photos on Houzz for design ideas for above ground pools, inground pools, as well as pool landscaping and novelty features like pool slides or water features. Then, save your favourite photos to an ideabook, and get in touch with the experts behind your favourite picks.

What type of pool should I install?


The dimensions of your backyard will determine the type of inground pools you can install. Take into account boundary restrictions and pool fencing compliance. Fibreglass versions are cheaper, and quicker to install; whereas concrete constructions are better suited to tricky sites and give you more freedom in design. If you’re on a tight budget or don’t want to commit to an inground pool, above ground pools are a more affordable alternative. If you only have a small backyard, a plunge pool is a great solution, and can easily run along a boundary wall or down the side of a house. This option is also low maintenance, can be heated for use in winter, and can do double duty as a swim spa. A long, narrow space, on the other hand, could fit a lap pool, whereas a water feature could fill an awkward space. If your backyard features a stunning vista, consider an infinity pool to accentuate the view.

What pool fencing options are available?


While the specifics vary from state to state, fencing is required of most pool designs. However, pool fencing doesn’t have to obscure your pool design. Glass fencing is increasingly popular for this reason exactly, and is available framed, frameless, semi-frameless and even in-ground. A cheaper alternative is aluminium or steel fencing, which, again, are available in a variety of styles: flat top, loop-top, double-top and wire-based.

What pool landscaping features should I consider?


To get the most out of your pool, design an area that offers multiple hangouts. Include a nearby barbecue, dining area, seating for lounging and outdoor shower. Having shaded areas will give you more reason to stay poolside longer, too. Timber decking and stone paving are popular choices for pool surrounds, and are also helpful in creating zones. Just imagine a raised timber platform with a daybed – a luxurious, resort-style addition to any pool design. Leafy trees and rocks will create a more natural-looking oasis, and will help provide more privacy for swimmers. Where you want your landscape to be the main focus, keep pool equipment and furnishings to a minimum.

Whether you want inspiration for planning a pool renovation or are building a designer pool from scratch, Houzz has 325,171 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Brian van der Plaat Design Studio and COCO + PALM PRODUCTIONS. Look through pool photos in different colours and styles and when you find a pool design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful pool ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.