Texas is home to some of the country’s grandest pools--and some truly elite pool builders
We picked our six favorite Texas pools designed to impress. This collection of luxury pools showcases a variety of features, including LED lighting, fire bowls, rock waterfalls, bridges, and more.
Which one is your favorite?
1. Sublime Sophistication
The “floating” pavers at the far end of the pool serve as an understated yet intriguing accent, while the blue LED lighting is a perfect mirror to the Texas sky as nightfall approaches. The runnels on either side of the pool extend from the front yard back to the main pool, keeping the water circulated while also adding to the contemporary design.
Photography courtesy of Adam Wood
2. Infinitely Impressive
This infinity pool blends so seamlessly with the overlooking lake, it’s hard to tell where the pool ends and the lake begins!
The vanishing edge and custom railing mimic the sweeping panorama that surrounds the setting, providing continuity. The pool sits on a cantilevered travertine deck, allowing plenty of room to recline, relax, and enjoy the view.
Photography by Michael Nantz
3. Geometric Gem
From the blazing linear fire pit and glass-tiled spa edge to the trio of elevated laminar fountains, this pool definitely wows!
The geometric design, complete with a wide swimout on the left (also called a Baja shelf or sun shelf) and built-in bench seating at the right make this luxurious masterpiece the perfect hub for relaxation and entertaining.
Photography by Tre Dunham Photography
4. Rockin' Resort
This massive tropical oasis brings the fun and allure of a vacation resort to this Texas home.
Overlooking Lake Livingston, the pool includes a center island with landscaping connected by a large moss-rock bridge. A waterslide and waterfall are nestled in the middle cove of the pool. The pool also features a beach entry, adding to the style of a tropical lagoon.
Photography by Karin Gaylor
5. Extraordinary Edge
What started as a remodel for some major improvements, quickly transformed into a masterpiece of design. The pool builder removed and rebuilt the spa, giving it an octagon shape, dark finish, and a raised perimeter-overflow design.
This photo shows that pool’s infinity edge is spectacular at all angles. As you walk down the lit stairs on the left, you see that the catch pool has a series of semi-circular “steps,” which create a striking water feature as water flows over the weir wall. Two firebowls on either side of the pool sync perfectly with the lighting on the stairs of the surrounding deck.
Photography by Blake Corcoran; landscape architect: BLV Enterprises, Inc.
6. Island Inspired
This lagoon-style pool may reside in Texas, but it has all the elements of a tropical getaway.
From the natural stone waterfalls, beach entry, and deep blue water to the stacked stone spa and lush landscaping, the poolscape appears to have been lifted right out of an exclusive island resort. The use of uplighting on the trees, as well as interior lighting in the pool and spa, creates beautiful evening ambiance.
Photography courtesy of www.ConnieAndersonPhotography.com
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