Swim-Up Bars: Elevate Your Backyard Oasis to a Luxurious Retreat!

swim up bar in St George Utah

Having a swimming pool in your Southern Utah backyard creates a central location where friends & family can come together and create lasting memories. A feature that many pool owners add to their backyard oasis is a swim-up bar. A swim-up bar merges two facets of your backyard into one feature that brings people together and maximizes the value of your asset. 

What is a Swim-Up Bar?

A swim-up bar includes two parts: a wet side and a dry side. The wet area includes any number of barstools that are submerged in the water. In most cases, it is best to build these in a shallow area that is between 30 and 42 inches deep. This is ideal for swimmers to stay partially submerged while still having enough space. You can add this area in your pool or in your spa/hot tub. In front of the barstools, there will be a flat surface for serving. This is typically six inches above the pool coping. This is to provide enough knee room and you can design the bar in nearly any shape and style.

The dry side of the swim-up bar can include as many or as few features as you would like. A full outdoor kitchen with a refrigerator, barbeque grill, and other amenities helps make serving easy. You can even add a television in this area for swimmers to watch while enjoying food and drinks. It’s also possible to incorporate additional seating on the dry side so guests in and out of the pool can socialize. Making it easy to enjoy food & drink while staying cool in the hot summer months that we are so accustomed to in St. George, Utah and surrounding Southern Utah neighborhoods. 

What are some of the benefits of a swim-up bar? 

Perfect for Entertaining

Adding a bar to your pool can take your parties to the next level. Your guests can stay in the water while enjoying drinks, appetizers, or meals. If you add a TV, you have even more options for entertainment.

Great for Kids

Many people associate the “bar” in swim-up bar with alcohol, but this feature is a general serving area and works just as well for non-alcoholic drinks and food. Kids can enjoy swimming while you barbeque or cook in the outdoor kitchen and then can enjoy a meal or snacks without needing to get out of the water. 

Saves Space

You may not associate adding a feature with saving space, but one of the benefits of a swim-up bar is that it connects your pool to your outdoor kitchen. This can save space because you don’t have to create a separate area for the kitchen and seating.

Makes Your Backyard Feel like a Luxury Resort

Adding a seating area to your pool makes your backyard feel like a luxurious vacation destination. With a custom pool, you can get away from the stress of day-to-day life without even leaving your home.

Drop us a line to learn more about swim-up bars & other features that you would like to add to your existing pool during the pool remodel process