6 Dream-Worthy Pools Seen on 'Ultimate Pools'

See how pool designers make homeowners' backyard dreams come true with a little imagination and a lot of, well, water with these massive and extravagant outdoor oases. 

By: Jessica Galliart

Photo By: WSP 6D DS3

Yoga Pool

Talk about a view. The infinity edge pool at this cliffside Malibu home is a major backyard show stopper.

Yoga Pool

The infinity edge -- also called zero edge -- of the main pool allows water to spill over the edge of the stacked stone, which creates a peaceful and natural splashing sound.

Yoga Pool

The owners of the home wanted the new pool to fit with the energy of the canyon below. Followers of feng shui, they also wanted it to have free-flowing curves and some ying and yang aspects to it.

Yoga Pool

The sunken firepit has plenty of seating for chilly California evenings and completes the four elements the couple wanted to incorporate into their backyard: earth, air, fire and water.

Yoga Pool

A stone walkway from the hacienda-style house to the pool completes the couple's vision of bringing the ocean -- which you can clearly see from the home -- into the backyard.

Yoga Pool

It almost looks like a "lake that blends into the sky," the owner, Grace, points out.

Yoga Pool

There are plenty of outdoor rooms surrounding the pool for places to hang out, including a swim-up bar.

Yoga Pool

The owner, Grace, is a respected yoga instructor and wanted a space with a view for practicing. The raised yoga deck next to the pool surpassed her expectations.

Bali Pool

Regular trips to the tropics inspired this lagoon-style pool with a slide, a cave, multiple waterfalls and a hut for relaxing over the water.

Bali Pool

Balinese style ruminates throughout this ultimate pool, including this main waterfall.

Bali Pool

The cave behind the main waterfall creates a fun getaway spot for the kids -- or the parents.

Bali Pool

This Balinese lounging pavilion over the water is called a "lumbung hut." It was built in Bali, disassembled and shipped to the U.S., then reassembled in the pool.

Bali Pool

The lumbung but is ideal for parents who want to relax by the pool while keeping an eye on the kids.

Bali Pool

Colorful lighting in the pool's interior walls creates a whole different atmosphere for the backyard after dark.

See-Thru Pool

On hot summer days in Texas, a backyard pool is a welcomed oasis from the heat. This ultimate pool boasts an open concept design with strong lines and smooth surfaces to offset the more traditional style of the home.

See-Thru Pool

The cabana, which the family calls the red room, is just one of many gathring areas surrounding the pool. Another seating area features a custom pergola with a remote-controlled cover. 

See-Thru Pool

Perhaps the coolest feature of this See-Thru Pool is ... the see-thru feature. An acrylic wall near the diving board lets you see underwater as divers take the plunge.

Shangri-La Pool

After seeing how much their son and his family enjoyed the See-Thru Pool, this Texas couple created their own backyard paradise just down the street from their son and their grandchildren.

Shangri-La Pool

The pool takes up nearly all of the backyard, but you also get a complete sight line of the entire pool from almost anywhere you stand.

Shangri-La Pool

Features like rock pillars with fire bowls and a rain curtain were designed with total tranquility in mind.

Shangri-La Pool

The water wall within the main seating area brings the wow factor to this Texas ultimate pool.

Red Arches Pool

This pool in southern Utah pays homage to the state's many national parks with its dramatic feature that can be seen by the entire neighborhood.

Red Arches Pool

The arch towering over the pool is made of concrete and stained to resemble rock.

Red Arches Pool

Afraid of heights? The arch is strong enough for a dozen men to jump off of into the pool, a common occurrence at the pool, the owners say.

Red Arches Pool

A spa, waterfalls, a swinging rope ... you name it, and this ultimate pool has it.

Red Arches Pool

The fire-breathing tree next to the waterslide serves as a sort of bat signal for the pool -- when the tree lights up, the pool is open for business.

Canopy Pool

This ultimate pool was created with the outdoors in mind by its nature-loving owners. Instead of leveling the backyard's many trees, the pool was built around them, allowing them to serve as sort of natural canopies over the water.

Canopy Pool

The pool itself has a play area with a jump-off rock, a hidden grotto and five waterfalls, including one that feeds an oversized hot tub.

Canopy Pool

The owners say their custom pool feels like a "five-star resort on a tropical island."

Canopy Pool

More than 120 tons of real rock were used in the design for the pool.

Canopy Pool

The 15-foot acrylic waterslide plunges into an 11-feet-deep pool, ideal for major splashing.