Summer is over and the air is getting (marginally) cooler, which means that soon it will be time throw the tarp over our outdoor pools...and retreat to our indoor pools. Everybody has an indoor pool, right? If you don't, don't worry—we've got you covered with this list of 13 of the most enticing and/or wacky indoor pools on the market in the United States right now, including the one above, located in a $1.2 million house in Barrington, Illinois.
If you want a pool with an enormous stained glass ceiling and some faux-Roman architecture lining the walls, it'll only cost you $34.9 million. But it does come with an entire mansion in Los Angeles.
If you're going to build a pool outside, it seems like it would make the most sense to just make it an outdoor pool. But if you really want to swim while it's raining, you could always put a giant glass shell around it, like some kind of pool-greenhouse, as in this case of this $575,000 home in Magnolia, Texas.
This is by far the smallest pool to make an appearance in this list, but it is also the oddest. The rest of the $1.4 million house in Glenview, Illinois is also very strange, and well worth checking out—particularly the room with the wraparound hot pink pleather couch.
The decision to have a salt water pool instead of a pool with water that is not disgusting, as is the case in this $1.18 million Oklahoma City house, has always struck us as very strange. Even stranger, though: the three observation windows above the pool that make it look like whoever is swimming is going to be a lab rat in some sort of science experiment.
The combination of indoor pool and exposed brick is an odd one, though not prohibitively odd. This waterfront home in Menasha, Wisconsin is asking $750,000.
If you would like to swim very short laps while a series of mini waterfalls dump streams of water on you, then look no further than this $1.2 million home in Idyllwild, California.
This pool is separate from the main house—asking $897,500 in Carefree, Arizona—but is connected via an enclosed ramp, and it actually just looks really nice. They can't all be funny pools.
If you're more in the market for a pool with a giant octopus painted on the bottom, though, that's also doable. You just have to be willing to shell out $1.7 million for a five-bedroom in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
This entire Stratford, Connecticut house, asking $985,000, is arranged around the indoor pool. "All rooms enjoy a view of the pool, the central magnificent feature," the listing boasts. It features a retractable greenhouse roof.
It seems like an odd choice to have upholstered furniture in the room with the pool, but who knows. Though it's not visible in this picture, the pool room in this $869,900 Sedona, Arizona house also features a stained glass window.
Of course, we would be remiss not to include the bizarrely and inexplicably guitar-shaped pool in the $1.225 million mansion in Joliet, Illinois that we recently featured. The rest of the house is well worth checking out, as well.
There's something ominous about this pool in room in a $1.57 million house in East Haddam, Connecticut—whether it's the dark wood, sloping ceiling, or five sets of double doors, we don't know. It'll probably look more fun with water in there, though.