Smart builders and developers know that it's often a community's amenities that sell houses more than location or floor plans, and of all the perks that builders offer, pools are a perennial favorite.

Builders across the country are including some pretty amazing swimming pools in their new communities, from luxurious adults-only models to kid-friendly water parks. Here, as we enter the dog days of summer, BUILDER offers a roundup of some of the best spots to beat the heat.