Traditional Swimming Pool Ideas and Designs

Coombe Rise - Garden Room Gym, Essex
Coombe Rise - Garden Room Gym, Essex
HawksbeckHawksbeck
This is an example of a traditional swimming pool in Essex.
Legacy
Legacy
A. Perry HomesA. Perry Homes
Custom cabana with fireplace, tv, living space, and dining area
Design ideas for an expansive traditional back rectangular swimming pool in Chicago with a pool house and natural stone paving.
Dream Retreat
Dream Retreat
Change of Seasons - Gary KernickChange of Seasons - Gary Kernick
Lap pool, spa, water feature and outdoor kitchen all tucked in to a small space!
Design ideas for a traditional rectangular swimming pool in Sacramento with a bbq area.
Find the right local pro for your project
Find top design and renovation professionals on Houzz
Frontal View - Pool House
Frontal View - Pool House
Mark Johnson Custom HomesMark Johnson Custom Homes
Large traditional rectangular swimming pool in Other with concrete paving and a bbq area.
Houston, TX - Sabo Custom Builders - 43rd St
Houston, TX - Sabo Custom Builders - 43rd St
UserUser
spill-over spa, rectangle pool, fountain, pavers, tiled spa, balcony, white siding, red cushions, tropical, lounge chair, grass, plant beds, wood fence, covered patio, blue pool tile
Outdoor Pool Cabana
Outdoor Pool Cabana
Terra Ferma LandscapesTerra Ferma Landscapes
Inspiration for a large classic back rectangular lengths swimming pool in San Francisco with a pool house and brick paving.
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Little Cottonwood Canyon
Landform Design GroupLandform Design Group
Photo of a classic swimming pool in Salt Lake City.
French Country Modern
French Country Modern
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
A couple by the name of Claire and Dan Boyles commissioned Exterior Worlds to develop their back yard along the lines of a French Country garden design. They had recently designed and built a French Colonial style house. Claire had been very involved in the architectural design, and she communicated extensively her expectations for the landscape. The aesthetic we ultimately created for them was not a traditional French country garden per se, but instead was a variation on the symmetry, color, and sense of formality associated with this design. The most notable feature that we added to the estate was a custom swimming pool installed just to the rear of the home. It emphasized linearity, complimentary right angles, and it featured a luxury spa and pool fountain. We built the coping around the pool out of limestone, and we used concrete pavers to build the custom pool patio. We then added French pottery in various locations around the patio to balance the stonework against the look and structure of the home. We added a formal garden parallel to the pool to reflect its linear movement. Like most French country gardens, this design is bordered by sheered bushes and emphasizes straight lines, angles, and symmetry. One very interesting thing about this garden is that it is consist entirely of various shades of green, which lends itself well to the sense of a French estate. The garden is bordered by a taupe colored cedar fence that compliments the color of the stonework. Just around the corner from the back entrance to the house, there lies a double-door entrance to the master bedroom. This was an ideal place to build a small patio for the Boyles to use as a private seating area in the early mornings and evenings. We deviated slightly from strict linearity and symmetry by adding pavers that ran out like steps from the patio into the grass. We then planted boxwood hedges around the patio, which are common in French country garden design and combine an Old World sensibility with a morning garden setting. We then completed this portion of the project by adding rosemary and mondo grass as ground cover to the space between the patio, the corner of the house, and the back wall that frames the yard. This design is derivative of those found in morning gardens, and it provides the Boyles with a place where they can step directly from their bedroom into a private outdoor space and enjoy the early mornings and evenings. We further develop the sense of a morning garden seating area; we deviated slightly from the strict linear forms of the rest of the landscape by adding pavers that ran like steps from the patio and out into the grass. We also planted rosemary and mondo grass as ground cover to the space between the patio, the corner of the house, and the back wall that borders this portion of the yard. We then landscaped the front of the home with a continuing symmetry reminiscent of French country garden design. We wanted to establish a sense of grand entrance to the home, so we built a stone walkway that ran all the way from the sidewalk and then fanned out parallel to the covered porch that centers on the front door and large front windows of the house. To further develop the sense of a French country estate, we planted a small parterre garden that can be seen and enjoyed from the left side of the porch. On the other side of house, we built the Boyles a circular motorcourt around a large oak tree surrounded by lush San Augustine grass. We had to employ special tree preservation techniques to build above the root zone of the tree. The motorcourt was then treated with a concrete-acid finish that compliments the brick in the home. For the parking area, we used limestone gravel chips. French country garden design is traditionally viewed as a very formal style intended to fill a significant portion of a yard or landscape. The genius of the Boyles project lay not in strict adherence to tradition, but rather in adapting its basic principles to the architecture of the home and the geometry of the surrounding landscape. For more the 20 years Exterior Worlds has specialized in servicing many of Houston's fine neighborhoods.
Outdoor Rooms and Spaces
Outdoor Rooms and Spaces
Paces Construction CoPaces Construction Co
Buckhead Pool House
Traditional swimming pool in Atlanta with a pool house.
Pool
Pool
David C. Fowler Architecture Texas LLCDavid C. Fowler Architecture Texas LLC
Photo of a classic swimming pool in Atlanta.
Transitional Cottage
Transitional Cottage
Tanner HomesTanner Homes
Inspiration for a classic swimming pool in Dallas.
Traditional Pool & Landscape - Cedarburg
Traditional Pool & Landscape - Cedarburg
Ginkgo Leaf StudioGinkgo Leaf Studio
Drone photography of Cedarburg pool project clearly shows how the fire pit area is located on the centerline of the pool. Edmunds Studios Photography
MANDEVILLE
MANDEVILLE
Shain Development IncShain Development Inc
Manolo Langis
Classic back rectangular swimming pool in Los Angeles with a pool house.
Techo-Bloc Design Gallery
Techo-Bloc Design Gallery
Thomas Lee Fisher LandscapingThomas Lee Fisher Landscaping
Large classic back custom shaped lengths hot tub in Philadelphia with natural stone paving.
Private Residence Closter
Private Residence Closter
Mufson Landscape, Pool & DesignMufson Landscape, Pool & Design
322 Studio
Large classic back rectangular lengths swimming pool in New York with natural stone paving and a water feature.
Hydropool Swim Spa
Hydropool Swim Spa
Paradise Valley SpasParadise Valley Spas
Hydropool Swim Spas are the latest trend in the pool and spa industry. Hydropool has the smoothest and most powerful adjustable current stream of any swim spa on the market. You can say goodbye to the weekly maintenance that a regular pool requires, because Hyrdropool swim spas are self-cleaning. Whether you are a serious swimmer looking to train in the comfort of your backyard or the casual swimmer who wants to enjoy the relaxation of a pool, Hydropool is the ultimate swim spa, hot tub, and aquatic gym all-in-one.
Holladay UT
Holladay UT
Form Pools & SpasForm Pools & Spas
Inspiration for a traditional swimming pool in Salt Lake City.
Portfolio
Portfolio
Sonoran Landscape DesignSonoran Landscape Design
Photo of a small classic back custom shaped hot tub in San Diego.
Custom Roman End Pool
Custom Roman End Pool
Grecian Pools InternationalGrecian Pools International
This is an example of a medium sized traditional back custom shaped swimming pool in New York with concrete paving.

Traditional Swimming Pool Ideas and Designs

Porter Ranch
Porter Ranch
Toll Brothers, Inc.Toll Brothers, Inc.
This is an example of a traditional back l-shaped swimming pool in Philadelphia with a water feature and decking.
1
United Kingdom
Tailor my experience with cookies

Houzz uses cookies and similar technologies to personalise my experience, serve me relevant content, and improve Houzz products and services. By clicking ‘Accept’ I agree to this, as further described in the Houzz Cookie Policy. I can reject non-essential cookies by clicking ‘Manage Preferences’.