Happy Friday! It’s also the last day of a week dedicated to fun summertime posts. A little bit of everything was covered: decor, style, and entertaining. Today we’re keep it cool and taking a virtual dip in the pool. Let’s enjoy some poolside living today, shall we?

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When Mr. B and I were searching for a home 3 years ago I remember our realtor asking us how we felt about a home with a pool. Our response was simple: If it’s the right house and it doesn’t have a pool that’s fine. But if a pool comes with the house, we will consider it an added bonus.  We looked at a countless number of houses but ended up purchasing our seaside ranch home…without a pool. I admit to daydreaming from time to time of having our own private pool…a saltwater pool. After swimming in a saltwater pool you’ll never want to go back to a chlorinated waters again. There’s no chlorine smell and it’s easier on the hair and skin. Plus, you can float  in the water easier…a fun, added bonus. The temperatures are rising out of control here in Southern California so I thought I would finish off the week by offering up something cool and refreshing to look at hoping to distract from the sweltering heat. And with the weekend quickly approaching in just a matter of a few hours its time to let the daydreaming begin. I don’t know what your daydreams look like but right now mine look something like this… pools via reviving charmbeautiful pool via reviving charm 1beautiful pools via reviving charmBEAUTIFUL POOL DESIGN via Reviving Charm 1outdoor living and beautiful pools via reviving charm 1

All images from my Pinterest board.


  1. Karen B. says:

    I love all of your samples of pool beauty, but that last one has me wishing for not only the pool but the house and location! We had a backyard pool when we lived in Texas…when it was blazing hot, it was too hot to be in the sun. It sort of killed my desire for another one. I mostly wish I had a fabulous water feature, small babbling brook that spills into a pond, purely decorative. Stay cool this weekend!

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Yes isn’t that last picture wonderful. I want to be there pronto!

      When our backyard is redesigned I’ve already thought of including a beautiful water feature of some sort. I’ve already started gathering images. Sounds like a blog post in the making, doesn’t it. Lol. Water is very therapeutic for the mind and soul and a lap pool would be great but our yard is actually small and would eat up the entire area. So no pool for us.

      Stay cool…

  2. After Orange County says:

    OMG!!!!! What amazing photos. They are exactly what I would desire in a pool if I had one. Here in Lake Arrowhead there are very few pools because they freeze in the winter time. I’d love a lap pool to exercise in. Stay cool!

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