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14 beautiful backyard pools

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A swimming pool in your backyard is the easiest way to enhance a luxurious atmosphere in your home. Just imagine relaxing and unwinding after a long day at work, in the comfort of your green garden and take in the sights and sounds of nature at the poolside. 

The 14 beautiful pools we consider today, are simple yet eye-catching, making them the perfect choice for a modern home with a large, rowdy family! Interested? Well, let's see which pools our professionals have chosen to best suit your living space.

1. Undercover seating

Enjoy a light breakfast at the pool or soak up the sun on the deck, the seating is undercover for those harsh days and the umbrella can be shifted easily on days when sunshine is essential.

2. With a grill

HSE Venter/Dilks by CA Architects Minimalist
CA Architects

HSE Venter/Dilks

CA Architects

A patio or terrace will not be complete without an outdoor grill, so decorate yours with bricks and neutral stone for a rustic effect.

3. A modern feature

A sophisticated home needs a stylish pool for a relaxing atmosphere, this one has it all!

4. Green lawn

Lynnwood Strubenkop Estate by Gorgeous Gardens Modern
Gorgeous Gardens

Lynnwood Strubenkop Estate

Gorgeous Gardens

A lovely lawn is the ultimate comfort after a long day at work.

5. Petite

Contemporary Pool by homify Modern Bricks

Contemporary Pool


The pool featured here may be petite, but that doesn't mean it won't be perfect to cool down in, especially on a humid summer evening.

6. With a view

Tuscan Nights by House of Decor Classic
House of Decor

Tuscan Nights

House of Decor

A Mediterranean inspired layout with comfy deck chairs, inviting blue waters and tropical features are the main attraction here.

7. Wooden deck

House Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate I by Metako Projex Modern
Metako Projex

House Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate I

Metako Projex

A wooden deck will ensure that your grass remains perfectly intact whatever the weather, occasion or foot traffic.

8. Thatch roof

Create an idyllic pool experience with a chic thatch roof terrace in the centre.

9. Contemporary space

Preller Clifton by DV8 Architects Modern
DV8 Architects

Preller Clifton

DV8 Architects

A spacious backyard won't be complete without a pool and this one is no doubt contemporary in design.

10. The full package

Cosy seating, simple dining, a wood fired oven and of course a pretty pool, there's nothing more amazing for a sleek outdoor space.

11. Courtyard

Pool Deck Area by Tru Interiors Country
Tru Interiors

Pool Deck Area

Tru Interiors

A pool in the centre of your courtyard will make a stunning attraction from all angles.

12. Lengthy

Roca Llisa by ARRCC Modern

Roca Llisa


The length of this pool takes up the entire space alongside the house, but there's no better way to make your laps a daily effort.

13. Country appeal

House Oranjezicht by ATTIK Design Scandinavian
ATTIK Design

House Oranjezicht

ATTIK Design

The country style design, all-white walls and striking blue pool makes this home a slice of heaven.

14. Panoramic

What better way to end a day with loved ones, then a dusky dip in the pool or admiring the sunset from your lofty location? Have a look at these 8 pools that are perfect for South African homes

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