Swimming Pools and First Day of Summer

Happy first day of summer! It is a very humid and hot summer day in Central Ohio, so I am dreaming of cooling off in a pool. Here are some inspirational pools to daydream about as you crank up the AC and celebrate Summer!

The rose bushes in terracotta containers help to define the pool area and the large weeping trees beyond provide much needed shade.
Image from Elle Decor June 2005

The crisp white Hydrangea’s in matching white containers are a beautiful repetition around this Hampton pool.
Elle Decor June 2006

Pool of Laura Fisher. staircase down to pool of granite and bluestone.
I love when a pool is lined with stone and then turf. It seems less formal and the blue of the water and green grass is always cooling to view
Image from House & Garden – year ?

Again with the natural stone and turf pool surround. This pool also includes iron day beds instead of the standard lounge chairs. Not really my taste.
Image Elle Decor June 2009


This pools is as simple as they come, with stone coping and grass and fields beyond.
I think this came from house beautiful – year?


This pool was designed by Scott Johnson. The pool house is sided in Nevada quartzite, the pools coping is flagstone, Japanese garden stones at the entry and granite boulders around the edge. The bottom of the pool is a pale taupe to make the water appear as crystal blue as possible.
Image from Garden Design – year ?


This is 1/2 of my favorite pool image. This pool also features a rustic white barn on the pool terrace. This pool also surrounded by turf with natural stone pavers. I also love the containers located within the turf area and the grade change for the pool area.
Image from Elle Decor July/August 2008


You might see the pattern for the types of pools I like. I love the boxwoods flanking this pool and the view beyond.
Image from here

Another favorite is this one, I love the levels, the surrounding landscape and is a natural pond filtration.
Image from here.

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