If you’ve been contemplating for years whether or not you want to install an in-ground pool in your backyard, let this article be the thing that makes that decision easier. New Jersey is home to many talented pool and landscape designers, and they created these seven custom pools and relaxing oases below for homeowners around the state.
While it may be too late to add a pool in your yard for this summer, you can find inspo from these yards decked out with spas, waterfall features, slides, pergolas and more so you’re ready for next year!
Arapahoe Landscape Contractors, Mahwah
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The owners (and the lucky kids) of this residence in Old Tappan get to enjoy this freeform lagoon-style pool that’s approximately 800 square feet. Features include a raised spa, a 15-foot-wide waterfall with a swim-in grotto, a natural stone sun shelf, color-changing lights and a smartphone operating system.
Artisan Landscapes and Pools, Pine Brook
Undoubtedly the standout of this rectangular gunite pool in Livingston is its slide, which brings swimmers from the upper terrace right outside the home down to the lower elevations of the pool. Rounding it out are waterfall features, lamineer jets that stream fountains of water and a nearby pool house.
B&B Pool and Spa Center, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.
This 700-square-foot pool in Mahwah has a custom freeform shape and a raised spa with a soothing waterfall. Its interior is made of extra durable gunite, while the outside is of Crab Orchard stone sourced from Tennessee.
CLC Landscape Design, Ringwood
This Watchung project, dubbed by the designers as an “open grotto swimming pool,” boasts a 38-x-16-foot freeform luxury liner pool with a trio of natural stone waterfalls. There’s also a 10-foot underwater bench located in the outcove by the middle waterfall, as well as a grand pavilion with a gas fireplace for year-round use.
Creative Master Pools, Lincoln Park
This freeform 25-foot-wide concrete pool in Bernardsville has a natural stone waterfall tucked into an embankment behind it. The deck-mounted jet fountains and spa spillway add to the sound and motion to engage the senses when viewing it from the yard or patio.
The Pool Boss NJ, Wayne
Located in Bergen County’s Township of Washington, this custom 16-x-36-foot rectangle pool is stocked with luxury amenities, including internal radius steps, deck jets, an internal full-width bench and a custom sun deck. Adjacent to the pool is an outdoor kitchen and dining area, as well as a natural wood-framed cabana for easy entertaining.
Thomas Flint Landscape Design, Waldwick
This Ridgewood backyard got a luxurious upgrade thanks to this custom 70-foot lap pool that’s essentially a work of art. Features include a raised wall, four copper scuppers and a perimeter spa that overflows into the rest of the pool.