Sophie Hitchens

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Top 5 Outdoor Swimming Pools

Sophie Hitchens Wednesday 20th July 2022

Outdoor swimming pools offer clients a beautiful external space to create stunning photographic sets. In particular, garden furniture specialists love to use gorgeous poolside settings to showcase their wares.

We’ve picked out five of our favourite outdoor swimming pools. Each one will transport you to sunny climates and spark memories of lazy summer days. And make you wish you had space for your own outdoor swimming pool.


Our Top Five Outdoor Swimming Pools 

A Natural Outdoor Pool at The Elms 

The Elms is a striking silvered timber-clad property designed with sustainability in mind and an ecological focus at its heart. Its landscaped plot is home to a chemical-free natural swimming pool which sweeps around a suspended section of the home. The owners designed the house in two parts, connected over the water, to create the sense of a floating kitchen.   

Read more about how owners Dan and Nina created their pool as part of an ambitious dream for a sustainable home


A Glorious Outdoor Pool at Winchester House 

The landscaped outdoor space at this stunning modern house is perfect for photoshoots. And its glorious swimming pool set within a walled garden and framed with contemporary foliage is its undeniable highlight. Decking, a tall rustic backdrop and several cosy seating spots make this pool a Light Location favourite.


A Timberclad Poolhouse at Cotswold Barn

 This super popular outside space at this converted barn near Malmesbury is deliciously British. But the stunning pool and its accompanying timber-clad pool house bring a touch of Stateside chic to this beautiful location. The enormous hydrangea blooms provide additional appeal.

Countryside Views from the Outdoor Swimming Pool at Foster House 

Foster House is a gorgeous New England style property located near Rye and the south coast. Within its 3 acres of delightful grounds, you’ll find vintage vans, a beautifully designed cabin and a new pool overlooking the glorious Kent countryside. 


A Softly Curved Outdoor Swimming Pool at 6ixteen Country Cottage 

6ixteen country cottage is set in a vast 10 acres of mature gardens and meadows on the grounds of a large Edwardian house in Cranbrook. Alongside a lily-filled pond and quintessential tennis court, you’ll find a softly curved pool that complements this beautiful home’s traditional architecture. 


Hot off the Press

In addition to our top 5 outdoor swimming pools, we simply had to mention the new pool at location favourite Botley House. Hot off the press, here is a sneaky peek of this brand new pool, nestled in a quiet corner of the extensive outdoor space at the gorgeous Georgian property.

Discover More Outstanding Outdoor Spaces 

Outdoor pools offer a brilliant backdrop for many photoshoot locations. But they aren’t the only outdoor feature on offer at our Light Locations. Search our location categories from summerhouses to shepherd huts to discover even more beautiful outside spaces. 

Or take a look at our top 5 outdoor photoshoot locations for more exterior inspiration.

Sophie Hitchens

Sophie Hitchens