Swimming Pool with a Water Feature Ideas and Designs

West University Landscaping
West University Landscaping
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
It started with vision. Then arrived fresh sight, seeing what was absent, seeing what was possible. Followed quickly by desire and creativity and know-how and communication and collaboration. When the Ramsowers first called Exterior Worlds, all they had in mind was an outdoor fountain. About working with the Ramsowers, Jeff Halper, owner of Exterior Worlds says, “The Ramsowers had great vision. While they didn’t know exactly what they wanted, they did push us to create something special for them. I get inspired by my clients who are engaged and focused on design like they were. When you get that kind of inspiration and dialogue, you end up with a project like this one.” For Exterior Worlds, our design process addressed two main features of the original space—the blank surface of the yard surrounded by looming architecture and plain fencing. With the yard, we dug out the center of it to create a one-foot drop in elevation in which to build a sunken pool. At one end, we installed a spa, lining it with a contrasting darker blue glass tile. Pedestals topped with urns anchor the pool and provide a place for spot color. Jets of water emerge from these pedestals. This moving water becomes a shield to block out urban noises and makes the scene lively. (And the children think it’s great fun to play in them.) On the side of the pool, another fountain, an illuminated basin built of limestone, brick and stainless steel, feeds the pool through three slots. The pool is counterbalanced by a large plot of grass. What is inventive about this grassy area is its sub-structure. Before putting down the grass, we installed a French drain using grid pavers that pulls water away, an action that keeps the soil from compacting and the grass from suffocating. The entire sunken area is finished off with a border of ground cover that transitions the eye to the limestone walkway and the retaining wall, where we used the same reclaimed bricks found in architectural features of the house. In the outer border along the fence line, we planted small trees that give the space scale and also hide some unsightly utility infrastructure. Boxwood and limestone gravel were embroidered into a parterre design to underscore the formal shape of the pool. Additionally, we planted a rose garden around the illuminated basin and a color garden for seasonal color at the far end of the yard across from the covered terrace. To address the issue of the house’s prominence, we added a pergola to the main wing of the house. The pergola is made of solid aluminum, chosen for its durability, and painted black. The Ramsowers had used reclaimed ornamental iron around their front yard and so we replicated its pattern in the pergola’s design. “In making this design choice and also by using the reclaimed brick in the pool area, we wanted to honor the architecture of the house,” says Halper. We continued the ornamental pattern by building an aluminum arbor and pool security fence along the covered terrace. The arbor’s supports gently curve out and away from the house. It, plus the pergola, extends the structural aspect of the house into the landscape. At the same time, it softens the hard edges of the house and unifies it with the yard. The softening effect is further enhanced by the wisteria vine that will eventually cover both the arbor and the pergola. From a practical standpoint, the pergola and arbor provide shade, especially when the vine becomes mature, a definite plus for the west-facing main house. This newly-created space is an updated vision for a traditional garden that combines classic lines with the modern sensibility of innovative materials. The family is able to sit in the house or on the covered terrace and look out over the landscaping. To enjoy its pleasing form and practical function. To appreciate its cool, soothing palette, the blues of the water flowing into the greens of the garden with a judicious use of color. And accept its invitation to step out, step down, jump in, enjoy.
Albury Street
Albury Street
Craig Reynolds Landscape ArchitectureCraig Reynolds Landscape Architecture
Stephen Dunn
Photo of a small world-inspired back custom shaped lengths swimming pool in Miami with a water feature and tiled flooring.
Pool Lighting
Pool Lighting
High Quality LED LightingHigh Quality LED Lighting
This is an example of a large classic back rectangular natural swimming pool in San Francisco with a water feature and concrete slabs.
Twin Lakes Outdoor Living
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Canin Associates' Architecture StudioCanin Associates' Architecture Studio
Jeremy Flowers Photography
This is an example of a small mediterranean back rectangular swimming pool in Orlando with a water feature and natural stone paving.
Royce
Royce
Morton Design GroupMorton Design Group
Design ideas for a mediterranean rectangular swimming pool in Orange County with a water feature and brick paving.
Ranch Reinvented
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Knaak Design GroupKnaak Design Group
Designed and Built modern pool and spa complete with water features, firepit, and synthetic turf patio. Tropical landscaping with lots of bright colored foliage.
GILLON
GILLON
DDLA Design Landscape ArchitectureDDLA Design Landscape Architecture
This new residence was completed in 2019 features a modern style, luxury pool & spa along with an inviting outdoor living area. The front walk is enhanced by specimen globe boxwoods and lush landscaping along with a front porch seating area. The rear patio is covered by a louvered shade structure over an inviting outdoor living, kitchen and dining area. The pool and spa feature a modern look and fountain feature wall. The rear lawn is open to provide a play area for the kids and pets along with a generous driveway that allows for pickle ball and basketball.
Custom Pool & Spa With Water and Fire Bowls in Pompano Beach
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Van Kirk & Sons Pools and SpasVan Kirk & Sons Pools and Spas
This custom pool & spa in Pompano Beach is the perfect outdoor setting for tranquility and peace. With beautiful custom made fire and water bowls by Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas, sunshelf for lounging, and custom decking, this backyard is ready for fun!
A Poolscape to be Enjoyed Year-Round
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Outdoor DreamsOutdoor Dreams
Large classic back rectangular swimming pool in Richmond with a water feature and concrete paving.
White Sails Mid-Century Modern
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Patterson Custom HomesPatterson Custom Homes
This is an example of a retro side rectangular lengths swimming pool in Los Angeles with a water feature.
Kelli small pool build
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JSQ IMPROVEMENTSJSQ IMPROVEMENTS
Medium sized contemporary back custom shaped swimming pool in Orange County with a water feature and concrete paving.
Poolside Portable Lanterns
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BEVOLO GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTSBEVOLO GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTS
Bevolo Governor Pool House Lanterns add ambiance to this contemporary poolside oasis. Shop the Series: http://ow.ly/cdP330nCkPm Photo: Chad Chenier
Bristol Historic Home-Custom Water Feature
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Bradford Associates, LLCBradford Associates, LLC
A custom waterfall wall at the end of the pool was designed to add visual interest, soothing background noise and add privacy to the space. A large jumping rock was installed to provide entertainment for teenage children and below the water wall a tiled shelf seat offers a place to sit under the falling water.
Classic Hamptons
Classic Hamptons
Urban Design SolutionsUrban Design Solutions
Inspiration for a traditional back rectangular natural swimming pool in Brisbane with a water feature and decking.
Camino Real Residence
Camino Real Residence
April BallietteApril Balliette
Photographer: Ryan Gamma
Design ideas for a small modern back custom shaped lengths swimming pool in Tampa with a water feature and concrete slabs.
Small Backyard Pool and Spa
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Fair Studio - Email Us Directly: Hello@Fair.StudioFair Studio - Email Us Directly: Hello@Fair.Studio
This pool and be viewed from a downstairs office so creating a focal point in the garden that could be viewed from the interior was key.
Design ideas for a small modern back rectangular lengths swimming pool in Los Angeles with a water feature and decking.
Swimming Pool with Patio and Landscaping
Swimming Pool with Patio and Landscaping
Minks Landscape Contractors, LLCMinks Landscape Contractors, LLC
Design ideas for an eclectic back rectangular natural swimming pool in Huntington with a water feature and natural stone paving.
Beauty on the Edge
Beauty on the Edge
Bret Achtenhagen's Seasonal ServicesBret Achtenhagen's Seasonal Services
The custom pergola and rain curtain feature attract pool users young and old. The carpentry work, plumbing and hardscapes all complement each other perfectly and were coordinated flawlessly.
Houston Pools | Small Spaces
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Richard's Total Backyard SolutionsRichard's Total Backyard Solutions
Small space, but big impact in this gorgeous custom pool & spa combo!
This is an example of a small modern back rectangular swimming pool in Houston with a water feature and natural stone paving.
Vinyl pool with Waterfall, Landscape Lighting and Landscaping
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Neave Group Outdoor SolutionsNeave Group Outdoor Solutions
Whitewater Photography
Photo of a medium sized traditional back custom shaped swimming pool in New York with a water feature and concrete paving.

Swimming Pool with a Water Feature Ideas and Designs

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