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Pool designs that turn your backyard into a resort

With summer just around the corner, we know you want your backyard oasis ready for you and loved ones to enjoy. With only a few short months of warm weather, we want to make the most of it and make every day a vacation. Whether you’re updating your outdoor space or just dreaming, we have a list of the top five most inspiring pool styles for your home this summer.

Contemporary Flare

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With sleek lines and a smooth deck, our first inspiration is a minimalistic and ultra modern pool style. This look consists of neutral tones such as white and grey and keeps greenery to a minimum, with only small accents of very neatly maintained plants and shrubs. Sleek furniture matches the minimalistic theme, with neutral tones to blend in with the space and create cohesive look. This is the perfect pool for homes in urban neighborhoods with it’s “concrete jungle” look, using materials such as concrete, granite and marble. The sharp lines and polished look will leave you feeling calm and relaxed in your contemporary paradise.


Tropical Paradise

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Tropical inspired pools make us feel as though we’re on an island somewhere warm. The lush greenery and bold, colourful furniture patterns give off a warm and friendly feel. Nothing says summer like bright and happy colours. A wooden patio set and deck add a much more authentic and earthy feel to the yard, adding yet another nature aspect to the space. When paired with tiki torches and palm trees it’s the perfect setting to sit back, relax and have a fruity drink. If you’re staying put this summer, have no fear, because this stunning pool style brings the tropics to you.

Northern Escape   

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This forest inspired pool will bring you closer to nature, featuring large rocks surrounding the water, thick shrubs and lots of trees. This outdoor space makes us feel as though we’re at the cottage by the lake, what could be more Canadian? Earthy toned décor matches the woodland themed space, Muskoka chairs offer are the perfect addition to this oasis, making us feel like we’re right up north. A large stone wall with water streaming down the side mimics a natural waterfall, and is the perfect final touch to truly create a retreat in the wilderness.

European Elegance

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Thick slabs of stone and rich detailed tiles recreate the beautiful and elaborate architecture of Europe. Tall ornate pillars give the outdoor space a regal air and will instantly transport you to Tuscany. Antique rod-iron furniture paired with simple pastel coloured cushions contrasts and compliments the abundance of details in the architecture. Beautiful plants complete the look, tall Italian cypresses and long, winding Ivy vines climbing up the walls add the perfect touch of nature and pop of colour to this European dream.

Hamptons Chic

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Nothing says luxury quite like the Hamptons and that is the inspiration for our final pool theme. Plush white loungers piled high with pillows, under large shady pergolas bring the comfort of indoor spaces, outside. Thick green grass surrounds the pool and tall dense hedges encircle the space to offer maximum privacy. The perfectly pruned foliage relays the high-class setting and neutral décor colours make us feel relaxed and leisurely. Everything falls under the crisp colour scheme, right down to the gorgeous white hydrangeas. An outdoor space fit for an heiress.

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