If you can't make it to the Jersey Shore and you are still miles back on your local swim club's waiting list, there is just one natural answer: Get your very own pool. Here are three homes in Philadelphia that can help you dream about what's possible.

437 W. Chestnut Hill Ave.
$3,299,000

Monthly taxes: $1,680
Tell me all about it: This Chestnut Hill estate sits on nearly 3 acres of landscaped space. The lot includes a fabulous in-ground pool, a greenhouse, a carriage house, and multiple terraces. We also love the eat-in kitchen with its enormous center island and high-end appliances. The family room boasts custom built-in shelving and a private bar. We love the master suite, which includes dual closets and bathrooms as well as a separate dressing room.

437 W. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia
Courtesy of BHHS Fox and Roach
437 W. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia
437 W. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia
Courtesy of BHHS Fox and Roach
437 W. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia

8711/09 Seminole St.
$3,485,000
Monthly taxes: $2,524
Tell me all about it: This property doesn't just feature beautiful outdoor gardens (designed by the Frederick Law Olmstead firm and recorded in the Smithsonian). It also boasts a huge pool area, dual master bedroom suites, and an entirely separate carriage house with its own eat-in-kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms. The grounds have a greenhouse and potting shed that share a half bath.

The pool at 8711/09 Seminole St., Philadelphia.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox and Roach
The pool at 8711/09 Seminole St., Philadelphia.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox and Roach
Courtesy of BHHS Fox and Roach

610 S. Front St.
$1,890,000

Monthly taxes: $682
Tell me all about it: This nearly 6,000-square-foot home boasts an indoor, heated saltwater pool in the lower level (the home also includes a moisture dry system to keep things running). If that's not enough, it features a rooftop deck with skyline views, attached garage parking, and exotic hardwood floors. Bonus: The four-bedroom home is also within the Meredith school catchment.

The indoor pool at 610 S. Front St., Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Maria Elena Quattrone
The indoor pool at 610 S. Front St., Philadelphia.
Courtesy of Maria Elena Quattrone
Courtesy of Maria Elena Quattrone