167 Outdoor Large Pools, Tubs, Showers Swimming Pools, Tubs, Showers Design Photos And Ideas

The Wall House in Cascais, a coastal town in an area known as the Portuguese Riviera, is an 11,840-square-foot home made with concrete, wood, and glass—and boasts a pair of large swimming pools on two levels. 
Designed by José Guedes Cruz, César Marques, and Marco Marinho of the Portugal-based firm Guedes Cruz Architects, The Wall House is laid out in an open-box plan, and is fitted with plenty of glass windows to enhance the synergy between its interior and exterior spaces.
A view of the tropical jungle from the pool. The lot is nearly three acres in size.
An expansive, infinity-edge pool stretches to the west side of the site. The winds that are cooled when passing over the pool blow through the home and into the sleeping areas.
The surrounding hillside offers beautiful views and miles of hiking trails.
Murren chose maintenance-free materials, such as Stepstone precast concrete pavers for exterior decks and river-rock-covered flat roofs. He recalls his neighbors’ astonishment and delight when “we went from a giant hole in the ground to a two-story house in just four days.”
Since land in downtown LA comes at a premium, most hotel pools are relegated to rooftops. Hotel Figueroa's ground-level pool is an extravagant and beloved original feature that adds to the property's character and lively social scene.
The iconic coffin-shaped pool is one of the hotel's original features that Studio Collective updated and maintained.
A lower-level patio with benches and a generously sized spa allows the homeowner to enjoy the view while entertaining company. The stairs are made from naturally fire-resistant ipe wood.
The pool with a view.
The pool house has been designed by Taalman Architecture.
Why build a Passive House? "The obvious answer is low heating and cooling bills, but we find people most appreciate the other benefits, like consistent thermal comfort, sound proofing, and air quality," say the architects.
A new saltwater pool and spa were added to the backyard. Part of the concrete hardscape was replaced with AstroTurf.
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The 4,500-square-foot property is made up of three pavilions. The first pavilion is the garage, the second is for the living areas, and the third is for the master suite.
The backyard gives a clear view of the modular construction.
A peek at the sparkling pool.
The projecting volume also protects the pool from solar glare.
The rear terrace boasts a recently built heated swimming pool with an infinity edge.
The side yard is filled with a long, narrow built-in swimming pool. It is the perfect environment to enjoy the Australian sunshine.
"The house is integrated to the cliffside, leaving the least possible imprint," says Marianna Kapsimali, one of the studio’s founders.
The Pool
Front of the house.
Perspective from the garden in front of the house.
The stunning retreat is centered around a serene swimming pool with natural stone touches.
A quick walk from the inn and cottages, the infinity pool and cabanas offer a quiet place to sunbath and relax.
The pools were added in the 1980s by the current seller.
The wood-slatted louvers to provide shade from the setting sun and a breathtaking view.
The pavilion overlooks the 60-foot long lap pool which was built into the hillside with a stunning roughhewn exposed stone ledge.
"The design separates public and private space by a covered, but external walkway," note the team. "By juxtaposing these positions, the house acts like a camp—retreating to the tent to sleep and living under the tree canopy outside—a universal gathering space connected by landscape rather than built form."
The home integrates many sustainable practices, including using solar energy to heat water.
Nothing says midcentury Palm Springs like a custom pool and a backdrop of mountains.
Outdoor Living
from Pavilion. Backyard overview
from Pavilion looking at the master suite, family room and lofted kitchen
Fabric patio that connects the main house to the guest house.
from the pool looking west into sunset
The master bedroom's sliding glass doors open up to an outdoor terrace, garden, and the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is just steps from the comfort of the living spaces.

Whether it's a backyard patio, an infinity pool, or a rooftop terrace, these modern outdoor spaces add to the richness of daily life. Escape into nature, or get lost in city views. Wherever you are, let these outdoor photos take you somewhere new with inspirational ideas for yards, gardens, outdoor tubs and showers, patios, porches, and decks.