My best friend Andrea (aka poolhunting on instagram) and I have a lot in common, but one of the best things we share is a love for water and the outdoors. We’re both “water babies” who prefer  pool-hopping to air conditioning (last week we visited the famous Texas swimming hole Hamilton Pool for her birthday). We’ve kept a shared pinterest board for years now with an ever-growing collection of beautiful pools, and it turns out that pool design trends are actually pretty fascinating and fun to follow — we went from peanut pools in the 80s to infinity edge pools in the aughts to our new favorite rendition: the plunge pool. Click through our 15 favorite pool designs from around the world — and thanks, Andrea, for making this the easiest round up I’ve ever worked on!


moroccan modern

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california cool

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beautiful indoor bath

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modern oasis

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italian backyard perfection

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tin tub

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succulents on the side

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quaint courtyard

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bedside bath

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romantic courtyard

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judd-esque

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perfect plunge

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glass sided modern

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underground sanctuary

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seaside perfection

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9 comments
  1. 1
    Regine Karpel | July 22, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Love.
    http://www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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    yankified | July 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

    That indoor bath is everything!!!!

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil | July 22, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Wow! So many amazing pools. That indoor bath is pretty spectacular. And I’m loving that modern glass pool, too.

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

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    Andrea McAlister | July 22, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Thanks so much for the sweet words, my friend! That Pinterest board has gotten me though some cold winters days day dreaming. Here to more adventures in #poolhunting!

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    Jessica Woods (@jwoods_studio) | July 22, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    These look so good x

    Jessica — WS Community

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    Michelle Mortensen | July 24, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Ok, these pools make me sooooo envious! I especially love the Italian! Perfection!
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

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    Kosta Karakashyan | July 26, 2016 at 6:58 am

    These are so gorgeous! Definitely goals.

    Kosta // Cool Gear Cavalier

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