Is It Possible To Build A Bar In Your Pool Area?

February 28, 2023

You’ve probably sidled up on a bar seat with your friends, ordered your go-to drink, and had a fun night. But have you ever swam up to a bar? There’s nothing quite like sipping on a chilled cocktail, soaking up the sun, and resting on a bar in the pool.

With the sun shining bright and the water glistening in ripples, a poolside bar is the ultimate oasis for relaxation. Whether you’re on vacation, enjoying a staycation, or simply looking for a way to beat the heat, a swim-up bar is exactly what you need to escape from the daily grind.

What Is A Bar In A Pool Called?

A bar built by the edge of the pool is known as a swim-up bar. The best part about having a bar in the pool is that whenever you get tired of swimming laps, you can float over to the bar and ask for any drink of your choice. It’s nothing short of a mermaid’s treasure trove!

How Does A Swim-Up Bar Work?

Ideal for people who hate getting in and out of the pool, a swim-up bar allows you to order off the menu without leaving the water. Plus, poolside bars have a wide counter that runs all the way along the edge of the pool. Not to mention the seating stools are completely submerged underwater. This way, when you’re sitting on the surface, it looks like your magically floating on water.

Overall, a bar in a swimming pool isn’t as complicated as it sounds. If anything, they are fun, convenient, and quite the hub for socializing. Depending on your preferences, you can have a poolside bar professionally built for commercial or residential purposes.

Types Of Bars To Enhance Your Swimming Pool

Believe it or not, you don’t really have to stick to a conventional bar. If you don’t want your bar to serve just alcoholic drinks, you can switch it up! You have complete creative liberty of what your swim-up bar should be. So, rather than confining yourself to basic designs, why not switch it up? Here are some inspirations you can take:

  1. Traditional Cocktail Bar — With A Twist
    If you’re a stickler for rules, perhaps an old-fashioned bar would do just fine. But if you’re building a poolside bar at your house and have kids, then maybe hold back on the alcohol. You can serve a variety of mocktails instead and mix it up with other non-alcoholic beverages instead.
  2. Eccentric Snack Bar
    As wonderful as it is to quench your thirst after swimming laps in a big pool, your hunger also deserves to be satisfied. With a snack bar in your pool, you can stock the pantry up to your liking and have it glamorously served. Talk about a slice of heaven!
  3. Themed Bar
    Perfect for commercial swimming pools that follow a specific theme. Be it a tiki hut or a chic all-black bar, you can modify and customize the bar according to any theme of your choice.
  4. Rooftop Commercial Bar
    Rooftop swimming pools are all the rage these days. Not only do they look serene, but they also offer stunning views from the top of the building. Add a swim-up bar to that mixture, and you’ve got yourself a crowd favorite!
  5. Swim-up Ledge Bar
    Don’t want pre-installed drinks or stocked-up food at the bar? No worries! A simple ledge bar can also be constructed for personal use. This way, you can enjoy time with your family and share a meal together, all while still being in the water.


All in all, a bar in a pool is an amazing addition to a swimming pool. Besides being super convenient, swim-up bars are effortless and provide a relaxing retreat. For more information, contact Boutros Construction at (713) 587 0000. You can also visit us at 8831 Long Point Rd #102 | Houston, TX 77055.


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