3 Ways to Create Gathering Areas Around Your Austin Swimming Pool

by | Sep 3, 2022 | Austin Pool Builders, Pool Builder Austin Texas, Pool Builders Austin Texas, swimming pool builders Austin Texas | 0 comments

Pools are not only great for keeping cool, but they also tend to be a focal point for backyard gatherings. And if you’re looking for some ways to give your Austin home’s pool’s entertainment factor a bit of a boost, consider the following ideas.

Swim-Up Bar

A great way to mimic the essence of a resort pool is by adding a built-in swim-up bar to your pool. These elements serve as the ideal gathering spot for swimmers and guests, and make it super convenient to grab a cool beverage. There’s no need to get out of the pool to quench your thirst!

Swim-up bars come in all shapes and sizes, depending on your pool, the space you’re working with, and your needs and tastes. You can opt for a clean, straight bar, or something a little more freeform in style that wraps around the contour of your pool. You can even add some shade with a canopy or pergola to protect against the sun’s rays while enjoying your favorite drink. 

Sunken Pit

An excellent way to add ambience to your pool area and make it easy to have intimate conversations with guests is with a built-in sunken pit. These elements offer a cozy place to hang out. As the name suggests, they’re slightly lower than the adjacent surroundings to help maintain some level of separation from the remainder of the backyard space.

When it comes to personalizing the sunken pit, the options are seemingly endless. You might even add a weather-resistant area rug or even a fire pit for additional ambience. 

Outdoor Kitchen

Having a fully equipped kitchen poolside makes it so much easier and convenient to prepare and serve meals without having to deal with the nuisance of trekking in and out of the house to serve family and guests at mealtime. 

Like the inside of the home, the kitchen tends to serve as the focal point for entertaining, so your outdoor kitchen will easily be the hub of outdoor gatherings in your backyard.

No matter what type of feature you’d like to add to your backyard pool area, your trusted Austin pool builder can make it happen. Get in touch with Reliant Pools today!