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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Pools of Summer | Key Residential

The sweltering triple digit heat is here for those of us here in Dallas (or almost here if the weather reports are true). And even if you don't live in the area we're willing to bet that you're experiencing the warmer days of summer right now. And what better way to cool down and relax than in a pool? So to celebrate the summer heat, we wanted to take a look back at some of our favorite pool remodels and what makes them stand out.

Filled with rustic charm, it would be hard to imagine that this pool was located in the middle of a big city. Relaxing in this pool is like taking a vacation in your own backyard. And when you need a break from the sun you can relax in the covered cabana and grab a cold drink from the vintage fridge or grill up some burgers or hot dogs if you are hungry,

This pool has plenty of space for all the family and friends you may have over to help you celebrate the warm summer months. And while it may not seem quite so appealing in the heat of the day, once the sun goes down you can gather around the fire pit for smores before jumping back into the pool to cool down once again.

The extended wet deck in this pool provides a plethora of additional options for enjoying the summer heat. If you have younger kids it can be a safe place for them to play while still enjoying the water. It also offers a place to relax with a good book or to soak in the sun's rays by either sitting in the water or bringing over a lounge chair. The waterfall wall feature contributes to the relaxing atmosphere with the sound of falling water.

This pool would be perfect for a family with younger kids because it allows the adults the option of staying indoors with the air-conditioning while still having a great view of the kids playing outside. This pool also offers great poolside seating if you want to dip your legs in while reading a good book. The large size can also make it a great place to host a party or two.

This pool takes advantage of the surrounding trees and shade that they will provide, offering a respite from the overbearing sun. The basketball hoop at the far end offers the option of fun pool games and the rocky ledge could be a good place to sit with your legs dangling into the pool when you need a break from swimming.

This pool also offers an extended wet deck with all the benefits that come with it. While not as spacious as some of the other pools pictured here it will still offer a much needed respite from the summer heat. This pool also offers multicolored lighting, as seen in the photo, making its cool depths even more enjoyable.

See more from these projects and others on our Houzz page.