This homeowner really took the concept of a swimming pool waterfall to the next level with this huge twenty foot expanse of rocky landscaped glory. I must say that investigating new and unique pool designs has kind of become my thing because my husband is a landscape architect and I like to help him with the design side of things and give him new and unique ideas to try out (he appreciates it I swear). This is definitely one of my favorite properties to date because it looks so fun to entertain in. When people talk about creating a resort oasis in their backyard with a pool rock waterfall, this is definitely the look they had in mind.
There is nothing like a swimming pool waterfall to take a backyard design to the next level. I absolutely love it when clients want to get ultra creative with their swimming pool ideas, especially when that creativity leads to creating a resort-style oasis like the one pictured here. This was one of my favorite homes we have ever worked on because I think that the transformation was so dramatic, not to mention the area we created was just so perfect for entertaining. The key to this design was two-fold. First, designing the right size and shape for the pool deck was at the single element that made the space feel like a very high end design.
We probably sound very "extra," but my husband and I have been dying to add a swimming pool waterfall to our existing design. About five years ago we took the plunge (pun intended ha ha ha) and spent the time and money to install a swimming pool design in our fairly large backyard. We figured it would be a great way to encourage our family to spend more time outdoors, not to mention it has made for some raging parties along the way. Not that we don't love the current design, but we think that a rock pool waterfall like the one in these photos would just take the whole space to the next level.
Now if this isn't an out of this world swimming pool waterfall I don't know what is! You almost can't tell where the beautiful natural Mountain side end and the rocky edges of the pool begin. I have seen a lot of swimming pool pictures, but these definitely stand out as some of my favorite of all time. Whoever designed this place totally understood that careful balance between the natural and manmade landscape, and perfected the ability to make them flow together in a symbiotic and non-cliche way. They did everything perfectly, from incorporating the same type of cacti that are found in the rocky mountainside beyond, to choosing the right pool waterfall ideas that would look like they could actually be naturally occurring (if you don't think about the fact that you are in a desert of course).
I love the serene elegance of the swimming pool waterfall in this cozy downtown backyard. I don't think that any place can have more charm than a historical city in the South (I can't tell if this is Charleston or Savannah but I am pretty sure it is one of the two). Ordinarily I don't pay much attention to pool landscaping, but something about this particular courtyard really caught my eye. I love how the pool is just large enough to be useful (you can swim laps or have a party), but not too big to where it overwhelms the space. The pool water features including the larger waterfall and small fountain jets are totally on point as well.
Now this is a swimming pool waterfall that my kids would be totally thrilled to play in (as well as the adults in our family if I am being honest)! I mean that place has just about every single luxury swimming pool water features that I can think of. Just from these photos I have spotted an awesome built in slide, a hot tub with waterfall, dining island, shallow wading patio, and even a bridge to get to another area of the pool. Not to mention the whole thing is set in thick tropical jungle themed pool landscaping ideas that would make me feel as though I stepped into the rainforest every time I walked into my backyard.