Beat the Heat with These Unparalleled Pool Spaces

Photography by Stylish Productions, Architectural design by Jon Braithwaite

Text by Bethany Adams

Summer is upon us, and what better way to cool down is there than spending the day poolside? Splash into these outdoor spaces designed to make the season a time for fun and relaxation, and get started planning your own backyard oasis!

Multipurpose Pool

Photography by @ncmodernfarmhousedesign on Instagram

In or out of the water, there are plenty of spots to enjoy the sun in this space. A waterside fireplace is the perfect place for post-swim s’mores in the evening, and we love the in-water lounge chairs with just enough built-in shade!

All in the Accessories

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Built by Benchmark Specialties, LLC, Landscape design by Brent Donaldson

With a lounge area on the left, a fire pit on the right, and an outdoor shower around the corner, this space is ready for a day full of summer fun. And the poolside is the perfect place to cultivate lush greenery—like the hanging planters and the carefully planned softscape seen here!

Pool House Paradise

Photography by Stylish Productions, Architectural design by Jon Braithwaite

What’s just as important as the pool itself? It’s the spaces you hang out in between dips in the water! This blue beauty sits between a delightful outdoor dining table and a pool house straight out of our dreams—which you can tour here!

The Love of Lounging

Photography by @skovbon on Instagram

Nothing is more relaxing than an evening spent waterside, surrounded by candlelight, and this private corner is the perfect example. If you’re not a fan of typical pool chairs, consider something a little cozier, like floor cushions piled with pillows.

Diving Deep

Photography by @myrusticretreat on Instagram

This stunner shares its space with a sunken area designed for cooking out, making it ideal for those days filled with new summer memories. When the sun sets, a pergola draped in glowing bulbs keeps the fun going!

Fun on the Farm

Photography by Susanna Salk

A farmhouse in the countryside may not seem like a likely setting for a glittering pool, but it turns out it’s the best spot! Surrounded by verdant views, it’s exactly the kind of place we’d never want to leave.

Room for Friends

Photography by Liz Marie Galvan

The best part of pool parties is the people you enjoy them with, and this backyard getaway has plenty of space for everyone! And with lounge chairs like these, relaxing in the sun has never been more stylish!

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