35+ Backyards You’ll Want To Pool Hop This Summer
At the height of summer, there’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day and jumping into a refreshing pool. If you’re looking to cool off, here are some of our favorite H&H pools you can virtually dive into. Plus, find inspiring pool design ideas to plan your perfect outdoor space!
“The kids want to be in the pool at 9 a.m., so I’m usually having my coffee out here,” says homeowner Tanya Linton of her family’s resort-style cottage. A vintage-inspired motel sign adds a touch of quirk to the summer hangout spot.
Ample loungers lining the pool are made for drying off in the sun with a juicy summer novel and ice-cold beverage.
Designer Sarah Richardson’s eco-friendly country home, Starlight Farm, is a covetable getaway for many reasons, but the sun-drenched backyard — complete with a glistening rectangular pool — is one of her favorite spots to entertain.
Sarah and her husband Alexander’s daughter Fiona cannonballs into the pool, which overlooks the Ontario countryside.
With sprawling views of Ontario’s Blue Mountains and Georgian Bay, you’ll want to lounge near this modern farmhouse’s pool well past sunset.
“As long as it’s not raining, we’re out here,” says homeowner Stephanie Nerlich of her year-round farmhouse’s sprawling backyard. Even the family’s Portugese water dog, Peter Tosh, loves to hang out by the water.
Stephanie’s two daughters, Riley and Livie, wade in the pool next to fruit-inspired floaties, which double as dream Instagram subjects. Plus, the concrete deck is made to look like limestone.
In the heart of Palm Springs, California, lies a desert-inspired getaway brimming with cacti, Palo Verde shade trees and jagged mountain views. The spacious pool is just begging to be dived into.
Homeowner Marco Paolella takes a lap in the refreshing water…
…while his wife, Debbie, lounges by the infinity pool’s edge with a magazine in hand. The backyard’s simple design keeps all the attention on the jaw-dropping scenery.
The view beyond this infinity pool is rivalled only by a Riviera-chic cabana and chaise lounges.
Hamptons style comes north in this Toronto waterfront backyard. Crisp white umbrellas and pillows pop against the weathered shingle exterior.
A Victorian plunge pool makes this modestly-sized urban backyard a luxurious retreat.
The pool takes center stage at this Windsor, Florida, home — the integrated hot tub make it the place to be no matter the weather.
Bountiful blooms and freshly trimmed grass line this Palm Beach, Florida, getaway’s pool, making play time transition into dinner time with ease.
This backyard pool area adopted a country club–feel, complete with a cabana, loungers and closely clipped box hedges to create a lush, manicured retreat.
Simple streams of water cascade into the pool in defined waterfalls for a contemporary feel. How about floating under one of those to wash the stress away?
At Michael Bublé’s L.A. home, perched high above the city sprawl, a deck wraps around the entire home and features a large pool — perfect for unwinding in after a busy day in Hollywood.
A long, narrow lot was no obstacle to the pool-loving owners of this downtown house. A grassed pathway leads to the pool, which features a gently tiered entry.
A refreshing oasis from a summer in the city, the pool’s azure water invites you to jump right in!
Punchy red accents liven up this pool surround — and are the perfect decor for a late-night party.
Deciding between a pool or a pond? This backyard proves you can have both! This lily pond is a nice organic touch which balances out the rigidity of the pool and landscaping beyond.
Vancouver architect Tony Robins’ spare, modern style perfectly captures the laid-back and cool party aesthetic the homeowners were going for. It’s the perfect spot to while away the day (and night!).
Even in the evening, the pool is just as stunning. An ethereal glow from the cabana, firepit and underwater lighting provide the perfect party setting.
At Canadian champion horse rider Eric Lamaze’s Wellington, Florida, home, the infinity pool looks out onto the golf course, seamlessly blending in with the water hazard beyond.
White architecture and furniture give this home a chic South Beach feel, which feels cool even on the hottest of days.
The only thing better than this luxurious pool surrounded by a spacious terrace is the views of the Pacific ocean beyond — bliss!
This Florida backyard has plenty of seating options for dining, warming up or lounging after a refreshing dip.
When designing his East Coast home, architectural designer Nicholas Lewins opted for clean, pared-back lines and continued that feeling outside. A rectangular pool contrasts the wild and organic tumble of the garden plantings.
A Pagoda dogwood punctuates the corner of this infinity pool, which falls off to follow the pitch of the land to the shoreline below.
Inspired by Monet’s Giverny gardens, Maxime Vandal and Richard Ouellette of design firm Les Ensembliers set out to create their own slice of paradise.
The fun never stops is you’ve got a stunning pool like this!
The perfect complement to any pool is a bocce court. Not only does it mirror the pool’s graphic simplicity, it’s also ideal for those late afternoon cocktails!
This countryside pool is finished in black concrete on its sides and bottoms for a steel-like look, perfectly suited to its understated and rustic surrounds.
We’re California dreaming of this Palm Springs backyard — the best way to cool down after a long day under the hot desert sun. A white Malm fireplace heats things up once the sun sets.
Cool blue lighting and extra-comfy lounge chairs keep the entertaining-ready atmosphere going until sun-up.
In keeping with the English country look of this home, a terraced lap pool suits the formal and tailored landscape.