During the hot days of summer, there is nothing as relaxing as cooling off in a refreshing pool. Not everyone has the backyard space for a full-size swimming pool, though, so a fantastic alternative is a dipping pool. These pools are just the right size to take a dip in and can add value to your home as an architectural feature that makes your backyard feel like an oasis. They can enhance just about any outdoor space and come in a variety of shapes and styles. Since they are smaller than a full-size swimming pool, they cost less to install and maintain but can be as simple or lavish as you would like. Check out these beautiful examples of dipping pools…
The colorful tile at the bottom of this dipping pool makes it look like a work of art. It is the perfect focal point for this otherwise simple patio.
A private dipping pool with built-in seating to give it a relaxing “spa” feel.
Adding a water feature to a dipping pool as seen here is an excellent way to add value to a home and make it a more desirable space.
A Moroccan-inspired outdoor space with a courtyard set-up. All the seating is focused on the dipping pool which provides life and beauty to the space.
A modest dipping pool in a beautiful garden perfect for entertaining. It is out of the way, leaving yard space for guests and plenty of room for a couple of seating areas.
If you have been dreaming about having a swimming pool but thought you didn’t have the space for one that was full-size, consider installing a dipping pool. You may not be able to swim laps, but they are perfect for unwinding in on a hot summer day or at night after a long day at work.