Swim-up Bars

SWIM-UP BARS AND SWIMMING POOLS IN ARIZONA

Unique Swim-Up Bar

Unique Swim-Up Bar

The swim up bar has quickly become one of our swimming pool design specialties.

Swim-up bar with underwater viewing panels

Swim-Up Bar with Underwater Viewing Panels

We can guarantee you that most pool builders in Phoenix are not qualified to build this intricate custom feature. A swim up bar requires precision construction of both the swimming pool and the Ramada or other covered structure which is also sunken below grade in most cases. The excavation, engineering and attention to detail required to seamlessly create this feature are far beyond the skill set and licensing of most pool or landscape contractors. And if another pool installer is providing this feature, be certain to inquire about the number of subcontractors who will be completing different parts of the structure. UNIQUE Custom Pools has a decade of experience incorporating the swim up pool bar or “lounge” into many of our custom swimming pool projects.

Swim-Up Bar in Chandler

Swim-Up Bar in Chandler

Swim up bars are a great way to entertain your family and friends and enjoy poolside cocktails. This is the one feature which allows guests in the pool to interact with guests in the Ramada or outdoor kitchen in a casual and relaxed setting. Swim up bars have become so popular that it has become one of the most sought after items in any pool construction but also one of the most expensive.  To include a swim up bar in one of our pool projects, UNIQUE simply must complete the entire project. We believe that multiple contractors cannot coordinate closely enough to meet the demands of this highly specialized feature. Attempting to co-construct a swim up bar would result in an inferior product and one that would not meet the high standards of the UNIQUE Companies. A good swimming pool bar design needs to have many features and processes well planned out including elevation, excavation, drainage, electrical and gas service installation, masonry, construction of the structure, the pool and the surrounding landscape.

Our swim up bars and pool bars are truly UNIQUE and custom designed for each projects. Our professional tile settings and outdoor kitchen builders are standing by to develop and custom build the kitchen counter tops, tables and bars for each area of our projects. The sunken area requires retaining walls, and masonry work as well as engineering to ensure the integrity of the structure. Once again, UNIQUE is exceptionally well qualified to meet these requirements as Chris Griffin holds an engineering degree and reviews each design. And as an Arizona ROC licensed landscape, pool and general contractor, UNIQUE can provide all of the landscape, pool, construction, electrical and plumbing work needed to complete this large scale project. Don’t limit your swim up bar features by the capabilities of just any pool contractor. Select UNIQUE and know that any feature you can think of can be designed and legally constructed as part of your UNIQUE full landscape and pool design.

Shade is a critical feature over our swimming pool bars and swim-up bars. UNIQUE is a licensed general contractor who builds all of our own shade structures from Ramadas and Gazebos to Pergolas and Thatch Palapas. Pool contractors are not licensed to do this type of work, which is the main reason they shy away from this extremely popular backyard feature. Don’t settle when it comes to your outdoor living space. Choose UNIQUE and know that we can build anything that you would like in your yard.

Finally, every pool bar in Phoenix should have some very UNIQUE bar stools in the pool. Unique offers many options for finishing these stools which range from tile and flagstone to custom precast stool caps. The most economical finish is the installation of a matching interior finish such as PebbleTEC or PebbleSheen. But remember that your swim up bar will be a major feature in your pool and your landscape. This is a great place to add to the WOW factor with custom stool caps, a bright splash of tile or another design feature to tie into your outdoor living space décor.

Photo courtesy of Hammerhead International

Photo courtesy of Hammerhead International

 

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