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Luxury swimming pools

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The last of the autumn leaves are falling, and winter is looming. But that doesn't necessarily mean you need to focus your attention on fireplaces, woollen blankets and big comfy jumpers. In fact, the weather in the Southern Hemisphere is in full swing, so if a Christmas on the beach or a New Years Eve on a rooftop sounds like your cup of tea, why not switch sides of the equator, and start planning a summer vacation so that you can lead a life of eternal sunshine and endless blue skies? Sounds like paradise, right?

Today we are going to take a look at some of the best luxury swimming pools on homify. These are, of course, not your average backyard body of water; this selection has stand out features, ground breaking technologies, and stunning hidden details. Let's take a look…

Cityscapes by the pool

A luxury swimming pool, with a view of course, is the perfect addition to a city holiday or retreat during the summer months. If you are able to view a panorama of skyscrapers and rooftops, why not do so up above, away from the riff-raff down below, from the calm and serenity of a pool. Whether you are the type to swim laps, splash about or simply dip your feet in, these actions are instantly made better when accompanied by a stellar view. This daytime scene is wonderful as is, but just imagine under the veil of night, how amazing the twinkle of stars and city lights will look from this position! 

Outdoor pleasures

Glass wall pool & spa:  Garden  by Tanby Swimming Pools
Tanby Swimming Pools

Glass wall pool & spa

Tanby Swimming Pools

In this image by Tanby Swimming Pools, it is clear that inspiration has been drawn from the cascade of a natural spring or waterfall. Instead of stone, a glass partition has been added, so that water flows and trickles over the barrier whenever there is movement inside. For those underwater photography enthusiasts, just imagine the pictures you could take with this pool as a shoot location! This is definitely not your average residential pool; attached to an equally as beautiful and minimlist house, this modern example is sure to have readers green with envy!

Stunning illumination

Gold Award Winning Subterranean Pool :  Pool by London Swimming Pool Company
London Swimming Pool Company

Gold Award Winning Subterranean Pool

London Swimming Pool Company

This swimming pool and entertainment area is a state of the art example of luxury indoor pool design. Designed by The London Swimming Pool Company, the concept was envisaged for two energetic teenage boys, allowing them to swim full laps, as well as providing a stunning space for family members to entertain guests. The bar, in conjunction with the drum kit, shows that this is a serious space for parties. The LED lighting system brings another dimension and depth to this room, cleverly injecting both a playful and ambient atmosphere. Whether you are here for a moment of alone time, or to carve up the dance floor, you can be sure that all your needs and desires will be met. 

Blurred reality

Maryland Drive :  Pool by Guz Architects
Guz Architects

Maryland Drive

Guz Architects

This luxury swimming pool is part of an breathtaking piece of residential architecture. The designers behind this example are Guz Architects, a company renowned for interesting forms and ground breaking projects. Here, reality is blurred—we see a peaceful body of water being suspended and held back by a frame of glass. A truly mesmerising piece, you cannot help but gaze into the blue, and wonder how a structure like this was built. Taking cues from an aquarium, this pool is really unlike anything seen before. 

An underground oasis

Lastly, but definitely not least, we have this underground oasis designed by Wilkinson Beven Design. Tucked away into a basement, this image shows that the room underneath our house need not be dedicated to storage for used items or cars;  it can be put to much better use indeed! Natural stone and gold accents come together to create a setting that is elegant, timeless and modern all at the same time. This room is far more than just a pool area, however. Here, you will find a jacuzzi, chill out zone, steam room and private massage room. A space that truly purveys relaxation and calmness.

We hope you have enjoyed this tour of some of homify's favourite luxury swimming pools. Of course, there will always be more to come, so stay tuned! 

What makes a swimming pool stand out to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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