Putting a pool in the backyard doesn’t have to mean laying a boring deck and adding a diving board to the deep end. In fact, if you want to create a unique outside environment, take a look at these nature-inspired swimming pools (or ponds), and consider doing something like this to create your own backyard getaway!


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Building a green pool surrounded by lily pads and tall grass will make the family feel like they’re vacationing somewhere else while they’re swimming in the backyard.

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This one is quite the project! Putting together an inset pool like this with a staircase and all will take time and patience, but all of the trouble is worth it!

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And last but not least, another nature-inspired swimming pool surrounded by lily pads and tall grass creates a serene piece of paradise just outside your backdoor.

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