For my tanning ledge An aerial view of a swimming pool with two large artificial sand banks that gradually step down into the deeper main pool. On the highest tier are two lounge chairs with an umbrella and an artificial tree stump base.
Natural Swimming Pond Designs from Gartenart - I LOVE this idea! No chlorine, the plants at the edge keep the water clear and you swim. I am seriously torn between this and an inground concrete stained pool.
Here's a great example of a conventional pool turned into a natural swimming pond. They offer a much lower maintenance alternative to conventional pools and allow you to swim in clean, chemical free water.