As if having a pool isn’t lucky enough, some very fortunate swimming pool owners splurge for a pool cabana.
The cabana is a structure adjacent to a swimming pool. It’s a broad term and as you can see in our photo gallery below, can include a variety of structure types including fully enclosed, partially enclosed such as gazebo and entirely open (i.e. pavilion).
Most of our cabana photo examples were provided by Pool Craft.
Why build a cabana?
I have to admit I can’t handle too much heat and if I exposed to a lot of heat, I like some shade. I love swimming in pools, but once I get too hot, I run for shelter. That’s why I love cabanas so much.
I don’t require an extravagant cabana with bathroom, kitchen and lounge. A simple structure with some comfortable seating that provides full shade does it for me.
Types of Cabanas
Some cabanas are like a guest house on the property. They have interior rooms such as a living room, bathroom, bar and/or kitchen.
Other cabanas are partially enclosed and partially open to the pool area. This is more common than a fully enclosed type. These usually consist of a large covered lounge area but may contain an enclosed bathroom and/or changing room. Other features may include a covered outdoor kitchen, sleeping quarters such as a bunk house or guest quarters, a bar, a patio dining area and/or covered patio lounge area.
This is the simplest structure. It may be four posts with a roof, which is also referred to as a pavilion, but qualifies as a cabana when adjacent to a swimming pool. Usually these are covered lounge and/or dining areas. They’re designed to provide a shaded area in the swimming pool oasis backyard. In a nutshell they’re pavilions or pergolas.
Some extravagant homes will build a solid structure cabana in a replicate style to the main home. This is obviously over the top, but can look fantastic and provide a great guest house in addition to an additional lounge/dining area outside.
Most cabanas are much simpler and are built as a simple structure containing four posts and a roof. The design is basic; usually constructed of wood.
About Pool Craft
Pool Craft is a custom swimming pool design and installation company that specializes in all aspects of backyard planning. Our in-house designs allows us to produce very creative swimming pooldesigns in a timely manner. Whether you’re looking to have only a pool installed or you want to build the backyard of your dreams, Pool Craft is here to help every step of the way.