Top Backyard Pools of 2013

Posted on August 27, 2013 – 10:37 pm

Summer means a lot of pool time to help stay cool in the heat! Although pools can be a traditional rectangular shape, for some, the backyard pool is another living space that has received extra attention. Here are the top backyard pools of 2013.

Franklin, Tennessee

This lagoon-shaped pool is not only a perfect size for relaxing, but it is surrounded by lush greens; providing the ultimate relaxing outdoor space. The pool also includes a fun slide and hot tub. Although the pool isn’t one of the largest pools out there, a swimmer could easily hop on over to the beautiful lake for a more challenging swim!

Paradise valley, Arizona

For a more relaxing environment in the backyard, there is this beautiful pool area in Arizona. The gorgeous fountain and pillars make this pool fit for Greek Gods. The stone pathway across the pool allows the pool to pleasantly fit into the landscape. The rest of the pool includes a waterfall with a nook underneath and comes straight up to covered outdoor spaces, making it resemble Greek and Roman like architecture.

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

This pool is the epitome of a lagoon-style pool. Although it almost seems unnecessary to have a pool with a backyard being a gorgeous ocean, this pool makes our top list for its great detail and shape. The lagoon-like pool includes a small island, multiple depths including a gradual descent, and lighting that accentuates the palm trees and other lush greens. Finally, let’s not forget the perfect view of the ocean and islands from the pool area.

Scottsdale, Arizona

Living in a dessert hasn’t stopped this home from showing off dessert greens in its pool area! This multi-level pool has exotic landscaping full of rocks, cactus and miniature water falls; creating a relaxing atmosphere. The pool itself is made with various rocks, giving off a natural-feel, making it all the more exotic.

Source: blog.homes.com

Real danger is backyard pools

2005-12-08 11:41:36 by cestmoi123

Great piece in Steve Levitt's book Freakonomics, noting that the ratio of kids drowned in backyard pools to backyard pools is much higher than kids shot in homes/guns in homes.
Bottom line, if you've got a choice btw sending you kid to play at a house with a pool or a house with a gun, head for Smith & Wesson-land.

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