Aboveground pools are known for their value and functionality, not their charming asthetic, but that’s not always a fair assessment. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder — or in this case, the pool owner. This photo gallery contains just a few examples.

First up: Southside Pools and Spas, in North Bay, Ontario, built this delightful and elegant aquatic space. The vessel is Fabcote’s Ultimate Pool, which can be installed above ground, semi-inground or inground — that versatility makes it great for sloped backyards.