Cool Pools

These 9 cool Dallas pools demand a backyard party

wisterwood, pools
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8305 Catawba Road
Photo courtesy of Ebby Halliday
6855 Lakewood Blvd
Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
5344 Surrey Cir
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3526 Greenbrier Drive
Photo courtesy of Clay Stapp + Co
bordeaux, pools
Photo courtesy of Rosen Berry Real Estate Group
3900 Miramar Avenue
Photo courtesy of Allie Beth Allman & Associates
Photo courtesy of Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s International Realty
5627 Preston Fairways Drive
Photo courtesy of Nathan Grace Real Estate

The only way to survive the Texas heat — which, as we know, can linger well into September — is a backyard pool. So we put together a list of homes currently for sale in Dallas with this most valuable asset. Whether you're in the market for a new house or simply like to see what's out there, you're welcome for the daydream.


9745 Wisterwood Dr.
3 bed/2 bath/2,200 square feet

Nestled in Lake Highlands' White Rock North neighborhood, this midcentury gem is packed with personality inside and out. Not only does the backyard boast this refreshing pool, but it also has an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. 


8305 Catawba Rd. 
3 bed/3.1 bath/2,876 square feet 

Tucked away in Bluffview Estates, this home has what it takes to transport busy Dallasites to a more tranquil place. This is due in large part to the backyard retreat featuring swimming pool, grill, and covered pergola. 

6855 Lakewood Blvd. 
5 bed/4.2 bath/6,253 square feet

Enjoy a little bit of the Italian countryside without ever leaving Lakewood. The heated saltwater pool comes with a cabana and outdoor kitchen area, so it's easy to entertain regardless the season. 

5344 Surrey Cir.
4 bed/5.1 bath/6,966 square feet

This Santa Barbara-style home in Northwest Hills emits all sorts of California vibes. Set along a quaint creek and surrounded by gorgeous grounds, the backyard was made for parties, with this pool, multiple seating areas, and full outdoor kitchen. 

3526 Greenbrier Dr.
5 bed/5.2 bath/7,343 square feet

This Mediterranean-style home in University Park, built in 2007 by Ellerman Homes, proves that a big pool can work in a small space. The current owners designed the outside and inside to flow seamlessly. 

4410 Bordeaux Ave.
4 bed/5.1 bath/5,719 square feet

Landscaped by Robert Bellamy, the backyard of this Highland Park home comes equipped with a full outdoor kitchen in addition to the pool. Your friends and family will love visiting, because there's a guest house with views.

3900 Miramar Ave.
6 bed/6.2 bath/10,543 square feet

Set on a corner lot in Highland Park, this dream backyard comes equipped with a stately pool, spa, pergola, and loggia. You can see the pool from any of the home's six bedrooms.

5011 Shadywood Ln.
5 bed/5.3 bath/9,098 square feet

A Bluffview beauty sitting on more than 1.5 acres? Do go on. In addition to the 9,098-square-foot compound, this property has an enormous pool, an outdoor kitchen, a cabana, and a tennis court. A pool house offers large sitting areas, a full bath, laundry facilities, and a workout room. Are we sure this is a home and not a luxury resort?  

5627 Preston Fairways Dr.
4 bed/4.5 bath/4,310 square feet

As you might have guessed by the address, what makes this pool special is its proximity to Preston Trails Golf Club. Aside from playing the great game, every man dreams of sitting by his pool on a Saturday afternoon, beer in hand, watching the drives sail on by. Are we wrong?