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Dream of Swimming Pool: 76 Types & Interpretations

Dream of Swimming Pool: 76 Types & InterpretationsUpdated on September 3, 2021 | Published on June 4, 2021
Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD, Certified Psychiatrist

Dream of Swimming Pool 76 Scenarios & Their Interpretations

Dreams are linked to our subconscious and emotions. Most of us dream every night when we fall asleep. But these dreams are often over a little before we wake up. However, some dreams like the dream of swimming pool may be incomplete, staying with us right till we wake up from our slumber.

The result is that we remember these dreams and wake up feeling incomplete right till we interpret their exact meaning. 

Interpreting dreams is not an easy task. More so because it involves remembering every detail about the dream. The more you are able to recollect, the greater is the possibility of interpreting your dreams accurately.

Dreams of a swimming pool can come in many forms and therefore can be interpreted to mean many things. However, it is important to remember that  dreams are associated with our innermost emotions. 

Swimming is a leisure activity known to mankind since ages. Everybody loves a refreshing dip on a hot summer day. It is a great form of exercise. But before all of this, swimming was more closely linked to an individual’s survival instinct.

Therefore, the dreams associated with swimming pools are also an indicator of your innermost feelings. After all, when pushed to survive, an individual is forced to reveal his or her true character. 

The dream of a swimming pool generally means that you can expect some kind of change in your awake life. Sometimes you could also have nightmares involving swimming pools. But these dreams surely have an association with our awake life. 

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Dream of Swimming Pool - 76 Types & Interpretations
Dream of Swimming Pool – 76 Types & Interpretations

Dream of Swimming Pool : General interpretations

SUMMARY
The swimming pool dream is a reflection of your inner feelings and emotions. From luxury, abundance to health and even ill-fortune, the swimming pool in your dreams can mean many things. Generally, these dreams hint at the possibility of a change around the corner. Nightmares involving swimming pools indicate the need to control your emotions.

Unlike a sea or ocean, a swimming pool is restricted in size. We usually associate a pool with luxury and relaxation. But in your dream a swimming pool could mean many things. If the pool is huge, it means there will be plenty.

However, the details of the interpretation will vary depending on what else you see along with the swimming pool. There are different meanings for the dream of an empty pool or pools as well as the wavy ones. Here are some general interpretations:

1. Abundance 

A pool is huge so one of the common interpretations is abundance. It could be an abundance of love, money, health and happiness, among others. 

2. Emotions

The dream of a swimming pool is also a reflection of your innermost feelings and emotions. 

3. Spiritual connections 

The swimming pool dream also means that your ancestors are trying to reach out to you. They may have a message for you. 

4. Turmoil 

Sometimes the murky waters of the swimming pool also hint at the possibility of trouble in your personal and professional life. 

5. Transformation 

Big pools are also a sign that something is going to change. The individual is likely to experience a major transformation in their life. 

Swimming Pool Dream Meanings

From good health to ill fortune, swimming pool dreams speak volumes about your emotional status at any point in time. In the section that follows, we take a look at some of the common dreams, their meanings and possible interpretations in real life.

1. Indoor swimming pool dream

Seeing an indoor pool in your dream is a sign of stability. If the indoor pool is clean, it indicates love and passion. But if the waters are murky, you are set for some turbulence in your personal life.

An indoor pool can also mean that the individual is trapped and is looking for an outlet for their emotions. Keeping all your worries to yourself could be a cause of concern. This could be pressurizing you and making you uncomfortable. 

2. Large concrete pool dream

The construction of the swimming pool makes a big difference to the interpretation of your dream. If you see a large concrete outdoor swimming pool in your dreams, it usually means that there are going to be fights in the family.

But do not be disappointed. This dream represents a situation in your waking life. It is a sign that you will sail through the difficulties and emerge stronger. 

3. Outdoor pool dream

If you see an outside pool in your dream, it means your business is going to grow. You will make good profits and good business. 

4. Men in pool dream

Sometimes your swimming pool dream could also include other people. These people also play a pivotal role in the interpretation of your dream. If you see  men in your dream, this dream suggests that you could be ashamed of something in real life. 

5. Women in pool dream

If you see  women in the swimming pool in your dreams, it is a sign that you could be pulled into a scandal. Beware of the situation in real life, someone could be trying to malign you.

6. People around swimming pool dream

The dream where you see too many people flocking the pool has a very different interpretation. While the accurate interpretation depends on what the people are doing around the pool. However, this dream generally means that you are reshaping many phases of your life. 

7. Private swimming pool dream

A private pool is expensive. It is a luxury that the rich can indulge in. If you are indulging in this luxury in your dreams, it is a sign that you are going to socialize with others in the near future.

Socialising and meeting friends is also a sign that positive things are on the cards. The private pool is also a sign that the individual will be lucky in their romantic relationships. 

8. Someone else owns private pool dream

If you dream of a private pool owned by someone else, it is a sign that you are craving for something in your real life. 

9. Swimming in swimming pool dream

If you have seen yourself swimming in the swimming pool in your dream, it is a sign that you are set to finish a long pending project. The action of swimming is an indication that you are trying to overcome problems. 

10. Floating in swimming pool dream

If you dream about drifting or floating on the water, the dream means that you need to be fluid in your real life. There could be some problematic situations in your real life. If you remain fluid, you can easily adapt and overcome the challenges. 

11. Swimming pool without water dream

Did you dream of an empty swimming pool? A pool full of water is pleasing but an empty swimming pool isn’t.

Dreaming of a swimming pool without water-is a sign that you are feeling emotionally drained. This means that the individual is undergoing some kind of emotional trauma. 

12. Half empty pool dreams

Half empty pools are not a common dream. But if you have seen one, it is a sign that you could be going through a dark phase in your real life. 

13. Dreaming of dirty water in swimming pool 

A dirty swimming pool or a swimming pool with murky water means that you are headed for problems. Something is bothering you.

You are likely to feel anxious and afraid. The extent of the problem depends on the murkiness of the water in your dream interpretation.

14. Colored water swimming pool dream

Seeing colored water in the swimming pool in your dreams is also a hint that you are likely to face problems soon. However, the exact interpretation depends on the color that you see in the water. 

15. Dream of swimming with someone in swimming pool

Sometimes you dream about swimming in the pool with someone. This usually means that you have special feelings for the person – it could be a romantic relationship.

But evaluate the dream in detail- if you were competing or expressing animosity against the person who was swimming with you-the interpretation will change. 

16. Unknown person in swimming pool dream

If you dreamt that you were in the pool with an unknown person, it could mean that you will fall in love soon. Sometimes it also means that you need to socialize a bit more. 

17. Dream meaning swimming pool party 

If your dream involved a swimming pool party, it could be a positive sign. Some good news will come your way, the party is a way to channel the outburst of positive emotions that you are experiencing. Sometimes such dreams just reflect the desire to live a better life. 

18. Dream of diving into swimming pool

Dreaming of diving into a swimming pool is an indication that a big transformation will happen in your awake life. It implies that you are loaded with worries. Maybe it is time that you deep dive into your emotions. 

19. Warm water swimming pool dream

If your dream involves diving into a swimming pool with warm water it is a sign of good luck.

20. Cold water in the pool dream

If you dive into the swimming pool and the water is chilled or uncomfortable, it is a sign of bad luck. Expect problems in your real life. 

21. Standing in swimming pool dream

Did you dream that you are standing in the swimming pool? This means that you are going to cut ties with someone close to you. 

22. Young woman in swimming pool dream

The dream involving a young woman in the swimming pool means that you will soon start a romantic relationship in your real life. 

23. Swimming in swimming pool dream

If you see yourself swimming in the swimming pool dream and the surrounding environment is suspicious, it is a negative sign. This is a hint that someone around you is laying a trap for you. Beware, do not fall for it. 

24. Pleasure in the swimming pool dream

If you dream of having fun in the swimming pool, the real life interpretation of this dream is not so good. It is exactly the opposite. It means that you are getting bored in your real life. 

25. Hate swimming pool dream

Did you dream of hating the swimming pool? This interpretation of this dream is that you will get separated from someone close to you. The separation will be bitter and painful. 

26. Seeing someone in the pool

Water is often viewed as a medium of transformation. If you see someone in the swimming pool, it usually means that this person or someone is going to bring about a big change in your life. 

27. Dream of drowning in a swimming pool

The drowning dream is extremely common. Most of us wake up with a jerk as the sudden drowning feeling starts to take charge.

This dream means that you are going to face some tough situations in real life. You may find it challenging to communicate with the people around you. It is a good idea to avoid risky decisions during such times. 

28. Filling the pool dream

This dream means that you need to plan your resources well. The tough times ahead are going to test your aptitude for resourcefulness. Sometimes this dream also means that you are extremely resourceful and this trait has helped you a lot to overcome challenges in your real life. 

29.  Large pool dream

If you dream of a large swimming pool, it is a sign that you are going to get an opportunity to learn. This could be an opportunity to further strengthen your capabilities. 

30. Swimming with your ex-dream

If you have dreamt of swimming with your ex in the pool, the interpretation does not change. It is similar to the interpretation of swimming with someone in the pool. However, the accurate meaning depends on the behavior of the individual in the pool. 

31. Seeing bottom of pool dream

If you see clear blue waters in your dream, so much so that you can see the bottom of the pool, it is a sign that you need to evaluate your life. 

32. Pool surrounded by nature dream

If you dream of a swimming pool surrounded by trees or other elements of nature, it is a sign that you are looking for some quiet time in your real life. Taking a break is a great idea to break the monotony. 

33. Fire near pool dream

Fire is not a common element around a swimming pool. If you are seeing fire, it is a sign that you need to open your mind to criticism and feedback. Let your emotions speak. 

34. Hotel swimming pool dream

If you are seeing a hotel swimming pool in your dream, it is a sign that whatever you are experiencing is temporary. 

35. Feet in pool dream

If you dream of dipping your feet in the pool or just relaxing at the edge, it is a sign that you are headed for surprises and adventure. 

36. Teaching others to swim dream

Dreaming of teaching others to swim in the pool is a sign that you will face turmoil in your personal life – it could mean that you are headed for a divorce or a fight in the family. 

37. Inflatable pool dream

If you dream about an inflatable pool, it is a sign that you are doubting the people around you. These doubts may or may not change the way you feel about them. 

38. Pool filled with trash dream

If you saw a swimming pool filled with trash in your dreams, it is a bad sign. This dream means that you have been living an extremely luxurious lifestyle, possibly beyond your means. 

39. Swimming pool on roof dream

Dreaming of a swimming pool on the roof is a sign that you are going to enjoy success and achieve new goals in life. This is also a sign that you are experiencing some kind of spiritual catharsis. 

40. Problems in swimming pool dream

If you dream of having problems in the swimming pool, it is a sign that you are facing challenges in your real life. 

41. Sitting on the edge of pool dream

Dreaming of sitting on the edge of the pool is a sign that you are afraid of facing your fears. Ask yourself what you are trying to run away from in real life. 

42. Oversized pool dream

The dream of an oversized pool is a warning. Someone could approach you for an investment but this person will fool you. 

43. Emptying a pool dream

The dream of emptying a pool is a bad omen. It means that you will miss out on some really good opportunities. 

44. Submerged in pool dream

This dream is a sign that you are suppressing your true feelings. This could be causing some mental stress and related health issues. 

45. Playing games in pool dream

Did you dream of playing games in the pool – may be just splashing water? If this was your dream, it is a hint that you need to take some time off in real life. 

46. Swimming in public pool dream

This dream is a sign that you are looking to make a fresh start in life – you are looking for new friends in life. 

47. Swimming pool in real estate

If you dream about a property with a swimming pool and you are planning to invest in it, the interpretation is that you need to explore new business opportunities. Such pools are usually part of big projects.

48. Tired of swimming dream

The dream of feeling tired while swimming is a sign that you are feeling trapped in some situation in real life. 

49. Swimming in odd shape pool

If you are dreaming of swimming in an odd shaped pool, it means that you want to explore a life with fluid boundaries. 

50. Pool fountain dream

Seeing a pool fountain in your dream is a sign that you will experience some sort of renewal in real life. 

51. Competitive swimming pool dream

Dreaming of getting competitive in the swimming pool shows a yearning to achieve some goals in real life. 

52. Sliding on water dream

If you dream of sliding into the pool, it is a sign that you will soon get an offer that will be hard to resist. 

53. Swimming in new pool dream

The dream of swimming in a new pool is a sign of good luck and health for the individual in real life. 

54. Throwing someone in the pool dream

If you dream of throwing someone in the pool, it is a sign that you are stressed. Something is bothering you but you are unable to identify it. 

55. Swimming slow dream

This dream means that you will earn respect from your peers. They will acknowledge your achievements. 

56. Swimming fast dream

Such dreams are a hint that you will be able to achieve your goals easily. 

57. Big pool jumping alone dream

If you dream of jumping into the pool all alone, it is a sign that you will be blessed with a son. 

58. Crowded pool jump dream

If you dream about jumping into a big pool in a crowded place, it is a sign that you will be blessed with a daughter. 

59. Plunging into the pool dream

If you dream about plunging into the pool, there can be many interpretations. For instance, if the water in the pool is cold, it means that you have a boarding guest. In some cases, this also means that your health could be suffering but do not worry, it will improve gradually. 

60. Unable to swim in pool dream

The dream where you are unable to swim in the pool is a sign that you are suffering from some kind of disease. You need to pay attention to your wellbeing. 

61. Learning to swim dream

The dream of learning to swim in the pool indicates that travel is on the cards. Most likely, the individual will travel for a family function. 

62. Colourful water in the pool dream

If you see colourful water in the swimming pool in your dreams, it is a sign that you will be pleasantly surprised in the days to come. 

63. Swimming pool breaking dream

The dream of a swimming pool breaking is a positive sign. It indicates that you will be getting into new ventures soon. 

64. Swimming with fish and other animals

If you dream of swimming with fish or other aquatic animals, it is a sign that you will witness a big change in your real life. 

65. Dream of swimming in fluids

Sometimes you can dream of swimming but the liquid is not water -it could be milk, blood or even money. If it’s milk, it means you need nurturing. If it’s blood, it means someone is plotting against you and if it’s money, you will get prosperity in real life. 

66. Urinating in the pool dream

The dream of urinating in the pool means that the individual will experience a burst of creativity in real life. 

67. Skilful swimming dream

If you dream of skilfully showing off your swimming skills, it is a sign that you need attention and may be getting it soon. 

68. Tiger and lion by the pool dream

If you dream of a swimming pool with a tiger and the lion by the side, it is a sign that you need to evaluate your achievements from the past and gear up for the achievements in the future. 

69. Swimming with the current dream

If you dream about swimming effortlessly with the current, it is a sign that your emotional personality will surface soon. 

70. Swimming in the river dream

This dream is an indication that you are madly in love with someone.  

71. Whirlpool dream

If you encounter a whirlpool while enjoying a swim in your dreams, it is a sign that things could get nasty in real life. 

72. Swimming towards someone in your dream

Such dreams are a sign that you are working towards achieving your goal. 

73. Backstroke swimming dream

If you dream of swimming backwards, it is a bad omen. It could mean that a lot of things are not going to go as planned. 

74. Swimming to shore dream

This dream means that you are struggling to achieve a few goals but are unable to do so. 

75. Against the current swimming dream

The dream of swimming against the current is a sign that your life will be plagued with negativity. Your struggles will only grow. 

76. Swimming in flood dream

If you are swimming in a flood in your dreams, it is an indication that your venture has failed. 

Religious meaning of swimming pool dreams 

Many of the swimming pool dreams revolve around the water in the pool. Therefore, you may find some commonality in the interpretation of water and swimming pool dreams. Some of the common interpretations in different religions are listed below: 

1.  Biblical meaning of swimming pool dreams

A pool signifies abundance. This abundance could be money, knowledge, happiness- but mostly everything good as per Christianity. However, when one looks for the biblical meaning of swimming pool dreams, there are some surprising reevaluations.

The dream links to the Holy Spirit. However, the condition of the pool and the surrounding factors will define the exact interpretation of the dream. For instance, a wavy pool hints at instability.

2. Islamic meaning of swimming pool dreams

Swimming pool dreams in Islam are associated with a pool of knowledge. In Islam, this dream is an indication that the person will get the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skillset. He or she is set to learn a lot. How they use this knowledge will define their success. 

3. Chinese meaning of swimming pool dreams

Clear and gentle waters in your swimming pool dream means that you are headed for love and happiness in your real life. Some interpretations also link these dreams to a positive change in the individual’s love life. For men, it means that they will fall in love with an innocent girl. 

4. Asian meaning of swimming pool dreams

Asian cultures consider water to be a sacred symbol of life. Many Asian cultures worship water for its life-giving properties. Water is considered to be a medium that connects the living to the spiritual world.

The interpretation of dreams about swimming pools in Asian culture means that the ancestors are trying to reach out to the individual. 

5. English meaning of swimming pool dreams

In English culture, swimming pool dreams or bodies of water, usually mean that the individual is trying to look for some kind of guidance to navigate in real life. 

6. Spiritual meaning of swimming pool dreams

Ancient scriptures have regarded water as a medium of change. For example Noah’s ark or the holy Nile, water is worshipped in many religions. The spiritual meaning of swimming pool dreams is also linked to this belief.

Such dreams are usually interpreted to be a signal from the departed souls and hint at the possibility of a major change in the life of the individual. 

Why do you dream of swimming pools?

Here are some reasons why you could be having these dreams: 

  1. The swimming pool is connected to your innermost emotions. 
  2. You have repressed fears or feelings. 
  3. You are yearning to cleanse yourself mentally. 
  4. You are stuck in a problem and can’t seem to figure out the solution. 
  5. Your mental and physical health is in order else your emotions won’t flow into your dreams. 

Feelings that you are likely to encounter

Swimming in a pool or clean water is a  relaxing activity. However, its interpretation in your dreams can be quite amazing. Individuals seeing this dream can experience a plethora of emotions. Some of these are: 

  1. Happiness
  2. Joy
  3. Anxiety
  4. Surprised
  5. Satisfied
  6. Amazed
  7. Satisfied

Questions to ask yourself when you see swimming pool dream

The secret to accurate interpretation of a dream is in understanding as many details as you can. The challenge with dreams is that we see them when we are asleep. This means we have to rely on our subconscious to get the details.

However, our subconscious is an extremely powerful tool. It sees and observes more than the awake mind.

So, how do we get more information from it? Simple, ask yourself relevant questions. The answers to these questions will help you understand the true meaning of your dreams. 

Here is a list of questions to ask yourself when you see a swimming pool dream: 

  1. What kind of pool did you see in the dream? A large pool has a very different interpretation from a tiny pond in the backyard. 
  2. Construction of the swimming pool-what was it made of? For example, if it was expensive ornate and marble, it means that the dream could be linked to richness and luxury. 
  3. Where was the swimming pool located? Remember that the location speaks a lot about the interpretation of your dream. Was the pool located in your backyard or a hotel or someplace that you are not familiar with. 
  4. What was the water in the pool like? A wavy pool vi’s a vis a calm pool has a very different interpretation . 
  5. What were you doing in your dream? You could be swimming or sitting by the pool. Sometimes you may be watching others in the pool or constructing the pool. 
  6. What happened in the pool?
  7. Was the water cold or hot?
  8. Who else was with you in the pool?
  9. For how long were you in the pool?
  10. Is this dream linked to one of your previous dreams? Is it similar to any of your other dreams?
  11. Have you seen a similar dream again and again?
  12. Are you trying to swim towards something or are you being chased?

Swimming pool dreams : How do you gather the details of your dreams data?

Now that you have all the details about your dream, the next obvious question is how to retain the data. Thanks to the technology around us, this is no longer a challenge. You can choose to record the details as you gather the replies to these questions. Or just note down everything on a piece of paper.

Maintain a journal, this way you actually have a timeline of your dreams. Getting up in the morning and noting down the details is a healthy practice. This way the risk of missing out information is negligible. 

How to interpret Swimming pool dreams?

Yes, the key to interpreting your dreams lies in gathering as many details as you can. Once you have the details, you can also try to seek professional help if you are looking for an accurate interpretation.

There are many experts who specialize in interpreting dreams. You can look for good ones around you through the internet.

You can also go to chat forums and speak to people who have had a similar dream. They could give you some guidance. Simply put, the World Wide Web offers plenty of guidance on various types of dreams, their meaning and possible interpretations in real life. 

Closing thoughts

Seeing a swimming pool in your dreams can mean many things. Your best shot at an accurate interpretation lies is only when you have maximum possible details.

So go ahead and dream on! But make sure you capture as many details as possible for the perfect interpretation. After all, dreams are a means of communication where we get an insight into what the future could be. 

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