Cool Pool Projects

Take the plunge with a beautiful backyard oasis.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Photo By: Image courtesy of Danny Morris/Aqua Pools and Spas

Blues and Greens

For this project in Oxford, Maryland, the family wanted "a pool that would be functional for swimming with a large sun ledge for lounging and casual gathering," says Celeste Pyper of Aqua Pools & Spas in Easton, Maryland. aqua74.com

Water Wonderland

This pool has decorative planters in all four corners and a borderline of bushes to offset all of that blue with some green.

Fire and Ice

A large stone fireplace and sitting area keeps this outdoor area useful year-round.

The Shapes of Summer

The family behind this Rehoboth Beach, Delaware project wanted the pool and spa to dominate their small lot. Large trees buffer noise and offer privacy.

Decked Out!

"This pool offers large sunledges mirroring each other, deck jets and a raised spa with powerfall spilling into the main pool area," says Celeste Pyper of Aqua Pools & Spas in Easton, Maryland. aqua74.com

Rock On!

"Travertine decking and stone facing on the spa and fireplace coordinate beautifully to enhance the warm feel of the area," says Celeste Pyper of Aqua Pools & Spas in Easton, Maryland. "A large stone fireplace with retaining walls accents the side yard." aqua74.com

Square Deal

Two rows of pavers provide a nice transition from pool to yard in this Royal Oak, Maryland project.

Cover Up

"Both the spa and pool have automatic covers to ensure safety and cleanliness," says Celeste Pyper of Aqua Pools & Spas. "There is also a large stone fireplace flanked by bricked wings for wood storage, a portico to offer shade over the sitting area and a ground outdoor kitchen."