In the sphere of high-end Arizona living, nothing makes more of a profound statement than the pool—it is a feature no desert property should be without. Be it spring, summer, autumn, or winter, the pool is a main attraction in Arizona—a place for kids to play, houseguests to gawk, and owners to unwind with wine and setting sun. 

In Arizona, the pool is more than a place to sneak away for a dip—it Is an escape in the truest sense of the word. An avenue for the imagination to travel anywhere it wants to be—from the white sand beaches French Riviera to the aqua-marine waters of Santorini—simply by stepping outside. 

No homes better capture the significance a pool brings to a southwestern property than the three fantastic examples featured below. 


When Architect Clay Scrivner, and designer Terese Messin sat down to sketch out the future of 6151 Caballo, they left nothing to chance. Every element of the home has been meticulously planned, including the pristine turquoise waters of the pool. Just steps from both the guesthouse and main house, this is less swimming pool and more swimming experience, equally suited to accommodate early morning laps or late-night parties. Pay special note to the tower water feature—the perfect place to momentarily escape the summer sun without having to abandon the tranquility of the water. 

An exclusive and enviable amenity, the pool at 10040 Happy Valley offers a spalike level of recreation that transforms a residence from the spectacular to the sublime. Today’s residential indoor pools are far from ordinary. Whatever the weather forecast, a pool at this prestigious North Scottsdale location ensures year-round enjoyment, a world away from nature’s mercurial elements.

As North Scottsdale properties go, 9701 E Happy Valley's pool checks every box—scenic views of Pinnacle Peak and Troon Mountain from every angle, a generous spa ideally suited for entertainment, and the acoustics of falling water to set a decidedly relaxed mood. Designed by the well-renowned Gary Gietz, this isn’t just another swimming hole—it is a Sapphire in liquid form. An idyllic example of what all luxury homeowners should aspire for when considering a pool for their home. 

At 4635 E Ocotillo Road you will find an utterly inviting water-filled oasis enveloped in verdant lawn. A place to lean back with a frigid glass of lemon-infused Perrier and take-in the stunning landscape, a landscape highlighted by imposing views of Camelback Mountain. If traditional relaxation isn’t in the itinerary, simply use this emerald-cut masterpiece for some exercise by churning out lap after lap during the early morning hours.