As we head into the steamy days of summer we’re daydreaming about cooling off in our very own backyard oasis. And whether you’re in the early days of pool installation or it’s still a dream on the horizon, this collection of scouted poolscapes from across the country—from a modern take on a watering hole to a stunning waterfront infinity pool— are bound to inspire you to start your backyard transformation. Be sure to click on the links to see more of each designer’s work, and to find a scouted design professional in your area, browse The Scout Guide Directory.
Photography by Michael Hunter.
Juarez & Juarez Architecture and Design in San Antonio, Texas, elegantly designed an elevated seating area and cabana that perfectly frame the pool for a swoon-worthy backyard.
Pool Contracting by Azure Galleries. Hardscape contracting by Azure Galleries. Landscape contracting by Desert State Landscape Construction. Photography by Fletcher and Co.
Photography by Costa Christ Media.
Architecture by Ryan Street Architects. Landscape architecture by The Garden Design Studio. Photography by Douglas Friedman.
Photography by Bret Lovetro of Lovetrolux Photography.
Photography courtesy of Cox Pools.
Reminiscent of a Tudor garden, this slot-edge pool by Cox Pools in Birmingham, Alabama, transforms a basic backyard into an unexpected oasis.
Photography courtesy of Eric Goode Pools.
A stunning waterfall feature caps off this exquisite T-shaped pool, executed by Eric Goode Pools in Memphis, Tennessee
Photography by Josh Beeman Photography.
Simplicity is at the core of this refreshing pool by Jamie Masters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Photography by Crystal DelaHoz.
An infinity edge overlooking a lake completes this elegant, multi-area pool by J Caldwell Custom Pools in Fort Worth, Texas.
Photography courtesy of Stofft Cooney Architects.
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Photography courtesy of Garwood Architects.
The dipping pool and hot tub are just steps from the living room, making it the perfect spot to beat the heat in this home designed by Garwood Architecture in Austin, Texas. See the rest of the project here.
Photography by Steve Allen.
Photography by John Mills.
A practical shelf in this gorgeous marble pool by Fransen Mills in New Orleans, Louisiana, creates an amazing nook to spend lazy summer days.
Photography by Giovanni Photography.
Design by Tapestry Landscape Architecture. Landscape and installation by Scenic Landscaping. Pool and spa by Tranquility Pools. Photography by Heather Knapp.
Built by Grande Custom Builders. Photography by Brie Williams.
Amy Vermillion Interiors in Charlotte, North Carolina, brilliantly showcases how minimalist gardening and a lap pool can fit seamlessly into a pocket-sized outdoor space. See the rest of the project here.
Photography by Lauren Kellar.
Easily mistaken for a resort, CKC Custom Homes in San Antonio, Texas, created an exquisite three-tiered pool area, harboring fire pits, cabanas, and a waterfall wall. See the rest of the project here.