Whether for leisure, pleasure or fitness, a swimming pool in one's holiday home is a luxury that many see as essential. So this week we've handpicked 16 lovely properties for you to browse with both communal and private pools.
How about a simply stunning five-bedroom house in Brittany with large grounds and a beautiful swimming pool, obviously? Or a three-bed townhouse in Paphos, Cyprus? With views of the communal pool and gardens, open plan living space and an Italian styled kitchen and guest cloakroom.
If it's both a garden and private pool you're after then how about a four-bed, three-bath townhouse in Florida with plenty of space, light-filled rooms and only five miles from Walt Disney World.
Did you know the oldest swimming stroke is breaststroke and it works out all the body’s main muscles?