Realtor Christophe Choo shared this amazing article with us.  It originally appeared here.

Article by Ariel Williams

With summer quickly approaching, everyone is gearing up for the season’s hottest pastime: swimming! The beach can be fun but there is nothing like having your own oasis right in the backyard. Swimming pools have long been a focal point for homes because they bring everyone together where real lasting memories are made. Whether you love to swim or enjoy soaking up the sun poolside, we think you will find these backyard swimming pools amazing.

If you love these pools, you can check out a few more interesting ones on Pinterest here!

1.  A Custom-Built 27,000 Gallon Salt Water Pool- $929,500 

This home is graced with abundant custom details and craftsmanship yet still exudes comfortability. It features 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

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Listed with Debbie Yankey of Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors 

2.  A 60 Foot Resort-Style Pool- $34,500,000

An overwhelmingly beautiful and timeless cliff-side mansion. It features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms.

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Listed with Chris Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

3. A Rare and Private Gated Home- $3,250,000

There isn’t much this home doesn’t have! Includes horse stables, an underground shooting range, gym, game room and an expansive, palm tree adorned, pool.

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Listed with John Karadsheh of Coldwell Banker Trails and Path

4. A Gorgeous English Country-Style Estate- $10,995,000

A home with elegant and sophisticated design aesthetic with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

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Listed with Hugh Cornish of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

5. A World Class Estate Set on 18.6 Private Acres- $48,000,000 

A home made with the finest European craftsmanship, materials and design. Features include: a 1-bedroom pool house, and a 4-bedroom guest house. Equally as impressive are its incomparable manicured grounds, exquisite antique statuary, formal gardens, stone terraces, saline Pebble Tec pool, playground and 2 private driveways. The home has 7 impressive bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

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Listed with Debbie Sonenshine of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

6. A Classic Greenwich Getaway- $4,495,000

A fabulous and dramatic Greenwich, CT mansion and pool that epitomizes fine living. It features 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.

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Listed with Tamar Lurie of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

7. A Modern Miami Masterpiece- $37,000,000 

A home built by the renowned developer Todd Galser has over 13,000 square feet and features unparalleled views of the Bay and city skyline.

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Listed with Jill Eber of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 

8. Arguably the Finest Luxury Pool in Virgin Gorda- $5,500,000

The standard of construction, choice of materials – marble counter tops, mahogany hardwood floors, custom Andiroba doors and windows, over 100 tons of imported stone, Jatoba hardwood cabinetry, bedroom sets and interior doors and location, beachfront, Virgin Gorda, are all second to none. This home is set in a very private location amongst Virgin Gorda’s famous boulders. The property sits on a 2 acre lot, offers 240 feet of pure white sand beachfront and fabulous ocean and island views. This home features 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

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Listed with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, BVI

9. An Old-Hollywood Influenced Retreat in Palm Springs, CA- $1,195,000

A classic 5,000 square foot home with contemporary decor and style. It features 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

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Listed with John Nelson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage  

10. An Italian Influenced Villa in Beverly Hills, CA- $45,000,000

This estate boasts 2 guest houses, a majestic library, theatre, swimming pool, pool house, tennis court, wine cellar, gym, parking for 30+ cars, coiffure salon, staff quarters, conference room, 3 offices and an observation deck. There are 10 bedrooms and a whopping 16 bathrooms!

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Listed with Linda May of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

11. The Ultimate Vacation Home in Tortola- 4,000,000

A mountainside retreat with a pool that will make your jaw drop.

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Listed with Coldwell Banker Real Estate, BVI

12. An Olympic Grade Pool in Santa Barbara- $4,495,000

A custom designed and stunning Mediterranean home built on a generous 1/2 acre with a careful eye towards combining the breathtaking open space of the prestigious gated community of Ennisbrook with the openness of a European villa.

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Listed with Nancy Hussey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

13. A Rare Rooftop Parisian Chateau- $7,477,250

A wonderful and classic home situated minutes from the city center. It features 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

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Listed with Coldwell Banker Paris Prime Residential 

14. A Home with Views of Ultra Exclusive Town of St. Tropez- $7,409,275

A beautiful newly built contemporary style villa in a private, gated domain for maximum enjoyment and security.

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Listed with Coldwell Banker PREVIEWS Demeure Prestige

15. A Southwest Contemporary Mansion in Scottsdale- $2,500,000

Forever views from this stunning Southwest Contemporary Masterpiece sitting on over 1.8 acres in the exclusive gated community of Boulder Crest at Troon North. Created by some of Arizona’s finest talents, including architect James Kotte, builder Todd Simmons and interior designer Lynne Beyer. Strategically placed, so that upon entering the pivoting glass front door you are greeted with the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. It boasts the finest quality and craftsmanship including the use of natural stone Brazilian cherry floors and walls of glass. The open and flexible floor plan offers areas for grand and intimate entertaining.

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Listed with Wendy Walker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage