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Get inspired for summer with these 4 pool designs

August 1, 2019 10:00 am by Upside

Australians love a good swimming pool on a hot day, which is probably why we are home to the most backyard pools per capita in the world, with as many as 1.2 million pools throughout the country.

If you’re one of the 20,000 or so homeowners who will build a pool this year, you will no doubt be looking for big and small pool designs to inspire you.

Take a look at these four modern pool designs to see which one would best suit your backyard!

RELATED: Does building a swimming pool add or detract value from your home?

An infinity-edge pool

Infinity-edge pools are becoming more popular with luxurious hotels in distant, exotic places. But why not have one in your own backyard?

These pools have one side that tricks the eye into seeming like it simply stops without any kind of wall. In fact, the wall on this side is simply just below the water level, and when water slops over the edge, a hidden drain catches it to pump it back into the pool.

These pools work best when you have a gorgeous view out your backyard, and are not the simplest designs - but they will give you home a sense of luxury.

Infinity-edge pool

Narrow lap pool

Are you looking to actually swim laps in your pool? Do you have a long, narrow space to fill?

A narrow lap pool is the perfect answer, and is an ideal way to build your own exercise area that can also be enjoyed for play. Plus, you can even include a spa in one end to give yourself a relaxing break after those swim sessions.

Narrow lap pool

A waterfall pool

You might prefer a standard rectangular pool, or perhaps that is the best choice for your space - but if you want something a little different, consider opting for one of the coolest garden ideas in Australia right now, and adding a cascade feature.

Cascade features simply take water from the pool and pump it back into the main swimming area, but from a beautiful feature above the water level.

For example, this could be a sleek cascade from a stone wall at one end of the pool, or a natural waterfall from an artfully constructed rock pile at the edge of the pool.


A two-layered pool

No matter if you are looking for pool landscaping in Melbourne, Brisbane, or the middle of nowhere, you can’t go past an eye-catching double-level pool.

In this case, you would browse in-ground pool landscaping ideas and pick your favourite design, then add an above-ground layer, such as a spa. This dual design offers a unique and dynamic appeal to your backyard that won’t soon be forgotten.


Once you have built your pool, you’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come. When it comes time to sell, we’ll be ready to give you a free, no-obligation appraisal so you can enjoy the perks of selling a home with this extra attractive feature.


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