Are you beginning to see a pattern here? Sinking an aboveground pool in a wooden deck, or partially submerging an aboveground pool in the ground, alters the entire look and feel of an aboveground pool.
Adding contrasting stampcrete as well as yard adds various other natural elements and really makes this pool pop.
This place had a septic area running across the backyard, making an inground pool installation difficult.
This 15×30 pool used the “Lagoon” step as the pool access, which also functions as a seatsing location, and also with set up jets, provides spa-like hydrotherapy for sore DIY pool building contractors.