With outdoor pools emptied, covered and ready to weather the winter, let’s turn our attention to the pleasures of swimming under a roof. For most of us, that usually means a trip to the gym or the local YMCA. But for a lucky few, it merely means stepping into a different part of the home.
These indoor pools, all on the top, transform the simple action of swimming into a mini holiday. Suspend practical concerns as you browse, and immerse yourself in dream. And let us know what you think about such stunners in the Comments!
Deep River Partners
This pool only mesmerizes me. A backlit glass trough across the underside leads the eye to the chandelier at the end. Calm, yet powerful.
This buffet of eye candy, with a trompe l’oeil ceiling and also a faux seashell arching on the pool finish, can be a love-it-or-hate-it affair. But you’ve got to give the designer things for fashion and imagination.
John Kraemer & Sons
I don’t know where to look first in this Mediterranean-Italian hybrid vehicle. The fiber-optic ceiling remedy that encircles a twilight sky? The striped awnings and window boxes? The Romeo and Juliet balcony that presides over the scene? I’m not sure I’d select this style, but I wouldn’t mind sinking into those sublime layers of surplus just once.
Jets. Water slide. Diving board. Full kitchen. TV. Is there some reason to depart?
Stacks of windows, an elevated whirlpool and a dreamy blue ceiling remedy — and, clearly, the deer head mounted on the wall — make a luxurious bathing retreat.
Master Pools by Dominion Pools Canada
This mod, minimalist pool with its own built-in slide reminds me of those iconic whitewashed homes that you see in photos of Santorini, Greece.
This lagoon-style extravaganza includes a waterfall, slide and saltwater aquarium. And is that a tiki bar I watch to the side? Piña colada, please.
Here is another view of the space. It’s just like snorkeling, without those pesky flippers.
David Churchill – Architectural Photographer
If you are a quieter, more controlled sort, the pale colors, sheaths of light and gentle curves of this area will suit you perfectly.
South Shore Millwork
The pool’s formality is a visual treat. My favorite signature: the row of chandeliers along its span.
Can’t choose between a nice long swim and also a game of hoops? Have both at once.
Kevin akey – azd partners – michigan
A fireplace at one end of the space is the crowning touch on this atrium-style swimming hall.
Surrounded by means of a frame of cutting-edge industrial architecture, this luminous swimming pool is used chiefly by … wait for it … the family dog. I understand it made me weep too.
Division One Structure
Stunning ceiling trusses and beams crown this very simple pool. They need to look lovely when they’re mirrored on the surface of the water.
CAVINESS LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INC..
This eye popper redefines the word “man cave.” A grotto shot with jewel-tone lighting, elaborate stone-look surfaces and tropical plants, it is a total break with reality from the rest of the home.
Pllc, Jody Brown Architecture
I leave you with perhaps the most visually magnificent indoor swimming pool on the planet: Olympia Schwimmhalle in Munich, Germany, assembled for the 1972 Olympics and now open to the general public. I missed the chance to take a dip here through a holiday to Munich last summer, and I’m still kicking myself. If I ever return, this will be my first stop.
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