Indoor Swimming Pool Design Ideas

Written by Michael Dean
June 6, 2023

indoor swimming pool blueprint

Looking for some design inspiration for your potential indoor pool? Here are some concepts to get you started. From different shapes to accessories, themes, and more, you can really design your indoor pool however you’d like. Your pool contractor should have plenty of input as well. The good ones can do everything from initial design ideation to finished installation. Make sure to ask for blueprints and 3D renderings during the design process as well to make sure it’s what you want. Okay, let’s dive into some ideas!

Indoor Pool Concepts

Here’s one of my favorite indoor pools that I’ve built over the years. Lots of natural stone and is very private.

indoor concrete pool

This design does an excellent job blending the swimming pool with a living room feel.

If you have some privacy or a great view, large glass panes can be a focal point for your indoor pool area.

An almost-outdoors, pool-in-a-sunroom setup. Lots of greenery.

An artistic, Greek-baths type of paddling or plunge pool with a hot tub.

A long, narrow lap pool for the indoor exercise enthusiast. Very subterranean feel.

Tile art on the pool floor and a mural on the wall make this pool very attractive. Lots of tile if you’re into that.

This swimming pool from Design 4 Corners in San Diego is a wonderful take on the dual indoor/outdoor concept, complete with a bar area as well.

Indoor Pool Feature Ideas

Overhead sunroofs like the one in the photo below are very popular.

This pool is at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. The tiered construction and walls help create privacy in different areas of the pool. The wide stairs are also a nice feature.

It’s pretty common for large Olympic pools to have a curved dome roof over the space.

Docks are a common feature for indoor pools in very contemporary houses with lots of glass.

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Other Ideas?

If you see any more creative indoor pool designs that I should feature, shoot me a message, and I’ll take a look!

If you’re also looking for outdoor inspiration, check out my all-inclusive article on swimming pool design ideas.

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