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25 Pool Design Ideas

Where we show You that Design Excellence can provide Striking pools at very Economic Cost

The pool pictures Below with our commments are designed to give you Ideas!

Many of these pools are of low cost and they all demonstrate that Imaginative Design of a Swimming Pool and its immediate surroundings can provide stunning pools at very Modest Cost.

Please Note that the Basic Pool Costs that we provide in the following table are based on the Bluepools "Easy Way to Get a Pool Built" - If you go down the route of using a Pool Installation Contractor the Costs will be 50 to 60% higher.

A Pool Installation Contractor will also have to charge VAT whereas the Easy Way will allow the avoidance of part of the VAT if your builder/plumber/electricians operate below the VAT threshold.

Lets Do the Math - as they say in the US

For instance a pool that would cost about £35,000 on the Easy Way basis may require the payment of £3,000 to £5,000 in VAT on the pool equipment and building materials increasing the cost to about £40,000 at most.

On the other hand a pool built using the "Hard Way" might cost about £52,000 and require a VAT payment of over £10,000 and £62,400 in total

Generally costs in France, Spain and Italy are a bit lower than in the UK and so where the The Easy Way Cost is shown in £'s just substitute the Euro for the £. You will be in the right ball park!



Swimming Pool Description

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10 x 4 m

Indoor Pool with Vinyl Liner



Ref 01

A stunning concrete wall with vinyl liner indoor swimming pool design. The steel beams that stabilise the high roof are painted black and the stunning depth of the Pool Hall is an illusion created by two mirrors that double the number of visual beams.

Note also the very economic timber decking that matches the pine clad walls - perhaps not to everyones taste but a stunning pool with delightful natural lighting.

By the way Heatsaver - the liquid pool cover - works pretty well in indoor pools that have intermittent use and will substantially reduce both condensation and running costs -

10 x 4 metre indoor pool with vinyl liner

11 x 6 m

Outdoor pool with Decking



Ref 02

A gunite concrete swimming pool where decking has been used very cleverly - especially around the beach area.

One of the disadvantages of vinyl liner pools is they do not work with a beach because the vinyl liner needs at least 200mm of water over it to hold it in place.

I like the contrast achieved by the grass and hardwood decking and love the bamboo that has been planted on the right. This is not a cheap pool but it will provide a great facility in any large garden

11 x 6 m outdoor pool with decking

8 x 4 m

Outdoor fibreglass structure pool



Ref 03

What a difference this economic pool has made to a pretty small garden.

A tiled pool woul not have worked as well and the decking just enhances the overall attractiveness of the swimming pool.

8 x 4 metre glass fibre pool with decking

9 x 4 m

Indoor swimming pool



Ref 04

This pool and pool hall is a classic example of how not to do it!

It is actually a panel pool with vinyl liner with a built in fibre-glass spa

There is a massive amount of investment in this pool hall and it has all the hallmarks of being a short term marvel and a long term disaster because:

  • The spa water is being mixed with pool water and so the spa will always be too cold and the pool too hot - the water looks filthy and is a result of mixing pool and spa filtration systems
  • The water evaporation and heat loss will be immense without a spa cover and the atmosphere will always be damp and the condensation in those velux window wells will be horrendous
  • The humififier is obviously undersized and does not include a heat recovery system and so the running costs will be very high
  • The panel pool walls and fibreglass spa are cheap and nasty installations that do not justify the money that has been spent on the pool hall
  • Having a bar in the hot damp atmosphere of this pool hall beggars belief - hot tip - Indoor pools are for swimming not for parties - unless you have a pool with a moveable floor

The only thing that I lke about this pool is the white timber finish to the roof - but its appearance will soon be marred by condensation.

fibre-glass pool

11 x 5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 05

A Liner Armee pool (double thickness 0.75mm vinyl liner with a polyester strengthening membrane and site welded)

I love the classic simplicity of this pool - note how the lack of a pool plant room enhances the attractiveness.

11 x 5 m rectangular garden pool

8 x 4 m

Outdoor fibreglass structure swimming pool




Ref 06

Built to a custom design by the landscape architect and includes a part in and part out of the ground design.

Demonstrates just how good a fibreglass pool can look.

8 x 4 m fibreglass pool without deck

7 x 5 m

A 0.75 mm vinyl liner pool 1.4m deep timber structure outdoor swimming pool


Ref 07

A pool that takes maximum advantage of the sloping site to provide a breathtaking bespoke design swimming pool.

7 x 5 m above ground kit pool

8 x 2.5 m

Outdoor fibreglass structure swimming pool



Ref 08

Another clever custom design pool that takes maximum advantage from a very narrow site

8 x 2.5 m thin long rectangular pool

8 x 4 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 09

Another custom concrete structure pool with vinyl liner.

The deck is striking especially the combination of reconstituted stone copings and softwood decking.

8 x 4 concrete wall pool with decking

13 x 5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 10

A gunite or shotcrete swimming pool with some stunning finishes.

13 x 5 concrete pool in landscaped garden

4 x 3 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 11

An octagonal pine structure of simplicity that really works - but I do not like the over the wall filtration units.

4 x 3 m octagonal above ground timber kit pool

17 x 4 m

Outdoor swimming pool




Ref 12

A masonry pool lined with fibreglass - quite unsual these days - but a very economic way to provide a large lap pool.

The lack of paving means that grass will get into the pool - perhaps In-floor pool cleaning might be a sensible option in a situation like this.

17 x 4 m masonry pool lined with fibreglass

6 x 6 m

Outdoor swimming pool


Ref 13

Another vinyl liner swimming pool in colour sable (sand)

6 x 6 m square pool inear large French house

11 x 5m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 14

A vinyl liner pool in sable (sand) colour and a concrete structure.

11 x 5 metre garden vinyl liner concrete pool

10 x 5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 15

Another vinyl liner swimming pool in colour sky blue in reinforced concrete construction.

10 x 5 metre liner armee pool with concrete walls

18 x 5 m

Outdoor Swimming Pool



Ref 16

A reinforced concrete swimming pool with silico - marble finish

18 x 5 metre reinforced concrete pool with silico-marble finish

12 x 6.5 m

Outdoor Swimming Pool



Ref 17

Outdoor in-situ fibreglass structure swimming pool with Provence Blue vinyl liner

12 x 6.5 m oblique shape fibreglass pool

12 x 6 m

Outdoor swimming pool




Ref 18

Reinforced concrete tiled swimming pool - these are fast going out of fashion in France - but this one does look good - despite the high cost!

12 x 6 m reinforced concrete tiled swimming pool

10 x 5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 19

A reinforced concrete pool with a 0.75 mm pale blue vinyl liner.

The classic layout is very attractive.

10 x 5 metre reinforced concrete shotcrete pool with vinyl liner

9.5 x 4 m

Outdoor fibreglass structure swimming pool



Ref 20

A very unusual custom designed pool that demonstrates that fibreglass can look very good.

9.5 x 4 metre fibreglass pool in landscaped garden

11 x 3.5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 21

A reinforced concrete pool with a 0.75 mm clear blue vinyl liner.

11 x 3.5 m outdoor garden concrete pool with vinyl liner

11 x 5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 22

Another vinyl liner swimming pool in colour clear blue with reinforced concrete construction

11 x 5 m in concrete with liner armee

9 x 4 m

Outdoor fibreglass swimming pool



Ref 23

Another stunning custom design - on a pool site to die for!!

9 x 4 m garden fibreglass pool

7 x 4 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 24

The very first polystyrene block pool on this page - and fitted with a sable (sand ) coloured vinyl liner

7 x 4 metre polystyrene block pool with polyblok walls

11 x 5 m

Outdoor swimming pool



Ref 25

A shotcrete concrete pool with a plaster finish - a very luxurious pool - it is strange how the French love to build hideous pool plant rooms alongside gorgeous looking pools.

But I love the beach - these are easy to do with shotcrete

In this instance I would have done everything but design a building like that!

11 x 5 m reinforced concrete wall pool with a rendered finish


If you have an intreresting or challenging pool site - let us show you what we can do

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