Last updated on April 19th, 2022 at 07:35 am
Swim up pool bar design with glass bar tops.
Swim-up pool bars are becoming very popular design feature for condos, resorts, hotels and your own backyard resort. They offer an exquisite experience to guests as they allow water-lovers to stay in the water and have a station to rest their drinks, etc. upon. Glass bar tops from Downing Designs offer a luxurious swim-up pool bar experience…especially at night where the Multi-color LEDs offer infinite colors, and dimming options to create the evening ambiance you seek.
Our 1.5″ thick glass countertops offer a very durable, non-corroding surface that is perfect for swim up bars. With our stainless steel supports, you can cantilever the pool well over the pool edge to align with your submerged bar stools. This takes a little bit of planning to ensure the pool bar design is completely comfortable for sitting or standing.
The critical dimensions are:
- Height of bar and submerged bar seats
- Knee and foot room
- Depth of water at pool bar end
- Overhang of pool bar top
- Overall depth of pool bar top
Start by working with the depth of the pool and examine how the interplay of water depth, submerged bar stool height, and pool bar top height works for you and your guests. Its an easy mock-up and do this with cardboard and adjustable stools. Kids and adults alike need to be comfortable so make sure your patrons are all measured. Make a scale drawing so that the plan view and side views are covering all your needs.
Planning for LED wire and controllers is critical as you may have 1 system that will control pool lights and bar top LED, etc.
Plan the swim up pool bar’s location so that it is easy for swimmer’s to grab drinks and snacks in the shallow-end of the pool with plenty of countertop space.
This particular spectacular example is at a private home in Ft Myers, FL.
Guests can cool off while watching the game when the sun is out as they sip on tropical cocktails. A tropical-style pavilion roof-structure offers ample protection from the sun for those relaxing near the swim-up bar, but still within easy conversational range.
This design takes swim-up bars to the next level with an elaborate Kitchen island counter area that includes a separate 22’ long glass bar top, lots of bar chairs and kitchen amenities for cooking and preparing meals with a fully-stocked refrigerator and plenty of counter space for throwing fun summertime parties.
We hope this blog serves as practical design thoughts on your swim up pool bar. We have attached several links that show how first-class resorts have adopted this design element to delight their guests.