Here’s an example of a pool that truly fits its surroundings. In this rural, natural setting, a bright turqoise patch of water with a wide, bright patio would have looked jarring and harsh. Instead, these homeowners looked to their surroundings for inspiration, installing a pool with a subdued interior color and mininal coping–just one layer of flat stones before it gives way to lawn. A series of short, low terraces leads down to the lawn by the house, and a magnolia tree hangs over the water, creating a little spot of leafy shade to rest under while swimming. This pool was in the midst of a darned nice garden off a country lane in Roxbury, Connecticut.
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