In the landlocked Rockies, the chance to swim somewhere other than a frigid mountain lake or to enjoy the sound of water near one’s home is especially welcome. Add in the opportunity to go beyond the traditional pool design or garden fountain, and the pleasure gets kicked up a notch, or three. This trio of water features—two pools and one pond—stand out for the feats of engineering and technological prowess required to create them, and for their seamless integration of the raw and the refined. 

In This Feature:

Beaver Creek's Most-Stunning Home Pool

The custom pool in this Beaver Creek home doubles as an aquatic playground, and an entertainment room

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton Photography by Brendan Caffrey

Lake Creek's Golden Pond

The water feature of this contemporary estate was designed by one of America's most celebrated landscape architects

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton Photography by Scott Cramer Photography

Vail Village's Most-Stunning Home Pool

A lap pool that's cantilevered over Gore Creek steals the show at this contemporary estate on Forest Road

07/02/2020 By Brook Sutton Photography by Ric Stovall