Don't mind if I do. A perfect pool backyard in Palm Springs.
You can rent it through Room Service Home
After we bought the house, the real estate agent for the seller said, "And look! You could fit a pool back here!" I, of course, agreed enthusiastically (not taking any measurements or surveys of the land, of course) and Beau laughed at the fact that I would actually believe her assertion and not see the "obvious" fact that a pool could never fit in our tiny yard.
Another Room Service rental...just for fun.
I now agree with the likely fact that a pool, unless it is a "cocktail pool" (such a cheesy name, not a cheesy concept, necessarily), would certainly not fit back there.
UNTIL I saw this on Coastal Living's website. Does hope spring eternal!? Regardless of whether there is actual hope that I could have my very own backyard oasis, I think this solution utilizes pretty genius spacial planning.
The article explains that, to make the lap pool fit in their slender backyard, the home owners joined the edge of the pool to the foundation. The folding doors in the family room are literally up against the water's edge. Tres chic, I think!
Apparently, this solution also visual lengthens the backyard. Win-win?