Pool design ideas, inspiration & pictures

  1. Featured Projects by Socrates Architects, Jersey, Channel Islands:  Hot Tub by Socrates Architects
  2. Featured Projects by Socrates Architects, Jersey, Channel Islands:  Hot Tub by Socrates Architects
  3. Need help with your home project?
    Need help with your home project?
  4.  Pool by Studio di Segni
  5.  Pool by Taller Estilo Arquitectura
  6.  Pool by Piscinas Scualo
  7.  Hot Tub by AIGI Architect + Associates
  8. Need help with your home project?
    Need help with your home project?
  9.  Pool by Daniela Andrade Arquitetura
  10.  Pool by Studio Eloy e Freitas Arquitetura e Interiores
  11.  Pool by Modulor Arquitectura
  12.  Pool by Piscinas Scualo
  13.  Pool by Heftye Arquitectura
  14.  Pool by Designer de Interiores e Paisagista Iara Kílaris
  15.  Pool by Lukemala Creative Studio
  16.  Pool by Espaço Cypriana Pinheiro
  17.  Pool by INAIN Interior Design
  18.  Pool by ROKA Arquitectos
  20.  Pool by atelier julien blanchard architecte dplg
  21.  Garden Pool by SA&V - SAARANHA&VASCONCELOS
  22.  Pool by Osa Architettura e Paesaggio
  23.  Pool by All Design- Aleksandra Lepka
  24.  Pool by Ancona + Ancona Arquitectos
  25.  Pool by Juan Luis Fernández Arquitecto
  26.  Pool by ze|arquitectura
  27.  Pool by JSH Algarve Arquitectura Lda
  28.  Infinity pool by NOAH Proyectos SAS
  29.  Pool by Piscinas Scualo
  30.  Pool by Argollo & Martins | Arquitetos Associados
  32.  Pool by Taller Estilo Arquitectura
  33.  Infinity pool by NOAH Proyectos SAS

Gone are days when swimming pools can only be found in affluent subdivisions such as Forbes Park in Makati or Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa. These days, with just a little space (preferably in the backyard!), creativity, and know-how, there are numerous ways on how you can have your very own here in the Philippines. Whether you want a long one to do laps or an above-ground type for the kids to play around in, you can browse through our collection of images and articles or even contact one of professionals for expert advice via our free consultation page!

How much does it cost to install an inground pool?

The prices for ingrounds in the Philippines differ depending on the size. Also, we need to factor in things such as lights, salt system, solar blanket, as well as choice of tiles! For starters, a basic swimming pool will cost you around ₱400,000, and this includes excavation, plumbing, electricity, and, of course, the construction permit, which is the most important. Low on budget? You can also try building a small plunge pool, like this one from Casa Santiago 49, built by the professionals from Taller Estilo Arquitectura.

How to keep my swimming pool safe?

While swimming area offer lots of fun for the family, especially in the Philippines’s hot summer, accidents are also very probable. Some of the most common accidents that occur are drowning, slip injuries, electrocution, and brain injury. If you want to have one for your home but have children and pets, there are many ways, however, on how you can prevent disastrous events from happening. Covers or nets are a great idea because they don’t just help make yours stay clean, but it also keeps children or pets from falling in it while unattended. Also, make sure you have safety equipment around the backyard area, such as a life preserver, salba bida, or a rescue pole.

How do I make it last a lifetime?

Okay, making it last a lifetime may be wishful thinking, but there are many ways to make yours last for more or less 25 years before you have to renovate it. Having a net or cover helps it from becoming dirty faster, but automatic cleaners are also good idea (and more convenient!). During the summer, when people are more likely to go for a swim, it’s best to have regular chlorine and pH level tests. Finally, we also advise to run a vacuum or an automated model to clean the bottom.

How do I decorate my swimming area?

So, now you have your pool. What’s next? Decorating the areas around it, of course! If you have enough backyard space, having a lounge or barbecue area are always good ideas for Filipino homes. That would totally make it the perfect venue for those yearly family reunions or birthday parties! Wood patios always look great, but a cheaper option is to build a terrace or outdoor kitchen area using concrete. Add some rustic furnishings like rattan chairs and maybe a hammock and you’re ready to send the invites out for the next handaan!

What materials are best to build my residential pool?

Concrete and fiberglass are certainly the most common materials used. The former, of course, is the cheaper option in the Philippines. It is also the most flexible because you are able to customize your design, whether you want a free-form one or infinity. Meanwhile, if you are a little pressed for time and have a deadline for your project, the latter is the more efficient option as it is often pre-moulded and can be installed instantly onsite!