17 Outdoor Swimming Pools, Tubs, Showers Lap Pools, Tubs, Showers Design Photos And Ideas

Precast concrete beams typically used for highways are repurposed in the creative Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studio in Madrid.
Swimming pool at rear yard
The decking on the rooftop is Burmese teak and the colorful Picot pouffes are by Paola Lenti.
“Tel Aviv is different from the rest of Israel. This is one of the most modern cities in the world.” —Architect Pitsou Kedem
“The owners envisioned a place that engaged with the outdoors while providing accommodating spaces for their off-season training for triathlons,” Flato notes. A 75-foot-long lap pool on the west end of the home comes in handy during practice.
The pool feels as laterally finite as the house feels spacious—but the view goes up forever.
Day takes a swim in a new lap pool framed by a lush Southern California garden. The lower wall next to the pool is made from stacked Pennsylvania bluestone, which was used for all exterior stone as well.
Hog Pen Creek Retreat by Lake|Flato:
More than a home, this varied campus of structures in Austin is a retreat to get lost in. Another 2016 AIA award winner.
Seen from the guesthouse, the new home touches every corner of the property without overwhelming its natural beauty.
View South at Noon Time

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.

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.