Throughout our years of building custom gunite swimming pools in Central Pennsylvania, we have seen a good number of pool houses incorporated into the backyard design. Every pool house serves a unique purpose for the people and families who plan to use the pool on a regular basis.

For some, it’s all about function and convenience. A nearby bathroom and changing room, space to store snacks and drinks, and the ability to lounge near the pool, but in the comfort of shade all are hot selling points. But in addition to function, some pool owners look to design a pool house that aims to add a “wow” factor – something that makes the space perfect for entertaining crowds both large and small.

Take a look as we examine the design and function of four Aquavisions pool projects that happen to include some very unique pool houses. And a big thank you to Gary Knaub, owner of Fine Art Photo in Lemoyne, for his excellent photography work!

#1 Natural Beauty

This natural feeling, open-air pool house hits the right balance of shade and solitude while still feeling accessible to the pool and a part of the backyard entertaining area. Though you are just mere steps away from the pool and the main house, this pool house is a cabin-like retreat that calls in you and invites you to stay a while.

#2 Better Than a Resort

I think most of us would be content to call this pool house home, at least during the summer months in Pennsylvania! You can only appreciate its full beauty once you’re inside and looking up at its intricate peaked ceilings made entirely of wood and with up-lighting to perfect the ambiance. Imagine the smell of the steak on the grill, the warmth of the fireplace, and the sights and sounds of this colorful pool and water features in the evening!

#3 Statement Piece

This pool house draws you in from the moment you first enter the backyard space. When’s the last time you’ve seen a pool house with wainscoting and ceilings with beam detailing? The colors and décor makes it feel both sophisticated and inviting. The best part? You don’t have to choose between a fireplace and a television – here you have both!

#4 Margaritaville, Pennsylvania

This pool and pool house is Jimmy Buffet approved. Well, not officially but one look at the swim up bar with built in bar stools and you’ll see what we mean. The sunken living room and open air grilling space should provide anyone who loves to entertain with some major inspiration for their own outdoor space.

If you could design your dream backyard space, would it include a pool and pool house? What special features would be most important to you? We can help you explore all your options and bring your dream space to life. Contact us today to get started!