Somewhere in the bylaws of California citizenship, there should be an ordinance that automatically grants every homeowner a gorgeous swimming pool. We’re not just talking about the typical, in-ground rectangle versions—we’re referring to swimming pools that are so meticulously designed, they add a whole new dimension of beauty and appeal to the residence itself. These are the sparkling blue paradises that cause—what can only be diagnosed as—“Acute Pool Envy.”  Need some examples? Prepare yourself, because we have them right here: three of the most daydream-worthy pools in California. Take a look—and if you want to see more, just click the image for more details.

1. With its coveted Beverly Hills location, this magnificent, 8-bedroom European manor defines dramatic sophistication—and its distinctive swimming pool design is the perfect accessory. Surrounded by lush foliage and finished with an expansive patio, this gorgeous pool space is an idyllic retreat.


1091 Laurel Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
$18,950,000 USD


2. This beautifully restored Mediterranean-style home may be in lovely Montecito, but its swimming pool setting evokes images of palace gardens in the heart of Europe. The distinctive curved pool is designed as a plateau, offering magnificent views of the pristine natural setting and the coastline beyond.

1050 Cold Springs Rd
Montecito, CA 93108

3. This magnificent four-bedroom San Jose estate is filled with light, space and gorgeous views, creating the perfect setting for indoor/outdoor entertaining. And the awe-inspiring pool area is definitely the home’s ultimate centerpiece. From the sparkling blue water and poolside cabana to the gorgeous mountain vistas in the distance, this is the very picture of paradise.


22593 Country View Dr
San Jose, CA 95120


Which of these gorgeous pool designs is your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below.