A collection of swimming pool photos from around the world, curated by The Luupe.

Because it’s peak summer, we’re hot and sweating, and we really just want to cool down.

Swimming pools are a place of community, family and escape. They’re a refuge from the heat and a trying year. A place to come together.

We wax nostalgic, hopeful, live vicariously, dream of traveling faraway, and celebrate one of the most joyful rites of summer.

Let’s dive in.

Bondi Beach. Sydney, Australia. © Hayley Benoit

 

Self-portrait © Summer Murdock

 

Portugal. July, 2019. © Matilde Viegas

 

 

 

Jessica Allain photographed in Los Angeles, California for Zimmerman. © Nathalie Gordon

 

 

Los Angeles, CA. © Nathalie Gordon for Elements Magazine

 

 

 

South Orange, New Jersey © Anna Herbst

 

A beachfront villa in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. © Natasha Lee for Hemispheres Magazine

 

Tan Lines Fade, Memories Last Forever, 2014. Charlotte, NC. Scan of Impossible Project PX600 Color Shade Film. From the series More Water Under the Bridge © Charlotte Woolf

 

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE. © Kirsty Larmour

 

 

Island of Women/ Isla Mujeres, Mexico © Alana Celii

 

Mermaid swimming lesson with friends, © Laurence Philomene for Airbnb Experiences. Montreal, Quebec. December 2019.

 

Budapest, Hungary © Teresa Freitas

 

Magic hour in Barcelona, Spain. © Mikaela Gauer

 

 

International Showgirl, twelve-time world record holder and holder of world record for 200 hoops at one time, Marawa Ibrahim poses underwater 6 months pregnant in her Los Angeles home. © Lauren Crew

 

Ace Hotel, Palm Springs. © Veronica Rafael Pavan

 

 

Aquatic Center in Christiansburg, Virginia. © Bettina Stammen

 

 

Budapest, Hungary © Teresa Freitas

 

Peninsula Hotel, Chicago © Clarissa Bonet for Chicago Magazine’s Winter 2019 “Radiant Spaces” story.

 

 

Anatara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp Resort Hotel, Thailand. © Maya Visnyei

 

Twin sisters Shira and Shena Pridget. Austin, Texas. Left © Shena Pridgett Right © Shira Pridgett

 

Gordon Pool. Tel Aviv, Israel. © Sivan Askayo

 

 

“Womb.” Buenos Aires, Argentina. © Celeste Martearena

 

Praia Fluvial das Rocas, Portugal. © Matilde Viegas

 

 

137 Pillars Suites and Residences. Bangkok, Thailand. © Maya Visnyei

 

 

Seattle, Washington © Yael Nov

 

 

 

 

Abu Dhabi, UAE. © Kirsty Larmour

 

 

 

Bissau. Berlin, Germany. © Kristin Bethge