Photo By: John R. Wood Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Village Properties, a member of Luxury Portfolio International; Photography: Jim Bartsch
Pool Ladder in In-Ground Pool
It’s vital to blow out the pipes on an in-ground pool. Call a professional if you’re uncertain how to do this procedure—it’s what protects the water lines from freezing. Afterwards, plug the return jets and install a Gizzmo in the skimmer to prevent it from cracking. If you do these few tasks, you don’t have to drain the pool for winter unless you have ornamental tile edging the pool. In that case, drain water 4 inches below the tile.
Everything about this gorgeous backyard, patio and pool was designed to evoke the East Coast's Hamptons. Pergolas provide poolside shade, while cozy furnishings and blue accents infuse the outdoors with a style all their own.
This Miami Beach swimming pool is surrounded by lush tropical plantings, including palm trees, on one side and a contemporary covered deck on the other. The modern aluminum trellis connects the open outdoor kitchen and dining pavilion with the dock.
One of the house's main outdoor entertaining areas is the elegant swimming pool and spa. An open pavilion provides an outdoor dining area, while sleek pool chairs are the perfect spot to relax. Travertine stone is used around the pool to reflect the materials of the main house.
Pool at Night: Balinese-Inspired Villa in Tortola, British Virgin Islands
At night, the pool and patio areas of this home in the British Virgin Islands create a soothing and comfortable ambiance. Paired with the picturesque view, it's reason enough to have evening cocktails outdoors.
Relax at this modern retreat by rolling the large sliding glass door open to the outdoor patio with exposed wood ceilings. Modern white sofas with orange pillows provide the perfect spot for lounging after a dip in the inviting swimming pool.
Polished Tile Pool Surround Creates Dramatic Effect
A simple pool surround of polished tile creates a dramatic effect around this full-size swimming pool by designer Robert Hursthouse. On the far side of the pool, the elegant poolhouse beckons with light and a vase of flowers.
Swimming Pool: Beachfront Mediterranean in Naples, Fla.
The gorgeous Mediterranean estate features a beachfront backyard resembling a private resort. Relax in the pergola-covered spa, grab a bite to eat at the poolside cabana or take a dip in the luxurious mosaic tile swimming pool.