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Exquisite Reflecting Pools For A Fluid And Tranquil Home!

Reflecting pools are water features that not only exude a serene and peaceful charm, but also accentuate the best aspects of your home or the canopy surrounding it by acting as a giant mirror! Modern reflecting pools have come a long way beyond the expansive and excessively large pools that require hefty maintenance and constant attention. Even contemporary homes that lack any significant backyard space are adopting these fluid additions in order to complement the interior or the entryway.

Lounging area next to the reflecting pool allows you to take in the setting

Bringing forth a sense of calmness and tranquility, it is the stillness of these features that makes them so attractive. Transforming any space into a personal and secluded retreat, reflecting pools usher in an ambiance that allows you to escape the rush of mundane life. Brilliant both as an architectural feature and a peaceful getaway, they combine the best of both the worlds with effortless ease!

Mediterranean courtyard with a gorgeous reflecting pond at its heart

by Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design

Picture-perfect reflection of the villa captured by the water feature

by Abramson Teiger Architects

Reflecting pool mirrors the poolside cabana with picture-perfect precision!
Sensational all-tile pool with a floating lounging area doubles as a reflecting pool

by Aquatic Consultants

Brilliant lighting and candles create a tranquil reflecting pool with an oriental touch

by Supon Phornirunlit / Naked Decor

Stunning free-form pool with negative edge and a wooden bridge surrounded by lovely canopy

by Lewis Aquatech

Stone slab bridge and an exquisitely illuminated reflecting pool

by Wagner Hodgson

Design with Intent!

One of the first things to understand about reflecting pools is that they are much more shallow than normal swimming pools and need to feature a water surface that is as still and undisturbed as possible. While a deep body of water can also double as a reflecting pool, it requires a lot more maintenance, and the reflection may not always be ideal. A perfectly designed reflecting pool features an outer rim placed at a height that is lower than the central area of the pool. This intentional design strategy minimizes wave formation and create a calm and still surface.

Reflecting pools look all the more spectacular during dawn and dusk!

by Meld Design

Beautiful reflecting pool captures the silhouette of the modern house elegantly

by E. Cobb Architects

A perfect reflection pool need not always be expansive. Most current homeowners are opting for small L-shaped water features around the house that double as lovely reflecting pools. This space-conscious feature gives the home a sophisticated, posh finish while making it appear visually far more airy and spacious both on the inside and outside.

Catch a glimpse of the sky in the reflecting pool!

by HMH Architecture + Interiors

Glass house with lake views seems to levitate above the cool reflecting pool

by Garret Cord Werner Architects & Interior Designers

Small reflecting pool next to the window complements the larger infinity pool outside
Compact external reflecting pool for a contemporary home

by Gregory Phillips Architects

The blue waters of the pool reflecting the gorgeous landscape perfectly

by Dufner Heighes

Location and Reflection

Planning for a reflecting pool is much like framing a beautiful picture. In fact, that is precisely the function of this striking body of water. The placement of a large reflecting pool elevates the look of the adjoining structure as it elegantly captures the image of the architectural feature that you wish to highlight. The image that you wish to capture can vary from the silhouette of your lavish villa or the pool house on the deck to the beautiful fall canopy around your house or even the floating clouds in the sky!

Gorgeous reflecting pool with a small optional fountain

by Ownby Design

Create a fabulous personal retreat inside your home with reflecting pools

by Root Design Company

A pool that is too small will not fully capture the image you wish to highlight, while one that is far too large will feature the unnecessary. Remember that the point from which you look at the pool also changes the view it captures (much like in the case of a mirror), so plan the seating options on the deck of the reflecting pool accordingly.

Lavish and extravagant garden with a scintillating reflecting pool
Posh reflecting pools become an extension of the interior

by KrisCo Aquatech Pools & Spas

Indoor courtyard with an elegant reflecting pool and seating area

by Dick Clark + Associates

Smart indoor reflecting pools provide a calm, private sanctuary

by Sutton Suzuki Architects

Brilliant water feature with a walkway right through it

by Diego Perez

Paint A Pretty Picture!

A reflecting pool brings plenty of benefits that go beyond the obvious. Add a wonderful walkway or a curated garden with a bridge that floats above the pool and you have a great setting for some fabulous evening walks. Reflecting pools not only encourage you to get a bit of fresh air and a healthy lifestyle, they are also a smart addition to homes in the tropics and the arid regions. The refreshing breeze that emanates from the pool cools your home significantly and keeps it naturally pleasant in the hot summer months. Eco-conscious owners will also love the fact that this ensures a significant dip in energy consumption as the pressure on home cooling units is eased considerably.

Use the reflecting pool to highlight the special architectural features of the house

by Birdseye Design

Small reflective pool in the backyard with rounded cobbles

by Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects

Small reflecting pools indoors are also a smart way to create a personal space that is serene and stylish. From preachers of Feng Shui to the best modern architects across the globe, pretty much everyone raves about the benefits water features bring to an urban setting dominated by glass, stone and concrete. What better way to do it than with a magical and mesmerizing reflecting pool?…

Smart seating space next to the reflection pool

by Anthony Wilder Design/Build

Blue stone tiles give the reflecting pool in the entryway a unique look

by SBT Designs

Entry to modern house with a bridge and a large reflecting pool

by Eggleston Farkas Architects

Trapezoidal water feature in the backyard with pebbles

by Bianchi Design

Simple and stylish water feature mirrors the contemporary glass facade beautifully

by Thuilot Associates

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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