So... designing the backyard oasis and that includes a swim up bar for the pool. We are thinking 14" round columns for bar stools in the pool, but I really want to get the proper placement nailed. We want it to be comfortable after all as we only get one shot at it.
The builders are saying 18" depth for the seat height from what would be counter top. That is very high IMO, It's comfortable sitting about 14" from seat top to counter top, and I don't think you'd want to go much higher.
Second, typically how far from the seat to the bottom of the pool is comfortable? I am fairly tall, and I am comfortable at a distance of 2ft from seat bottom to the floor. I can go higher, but shorter people may not.
Third, Stool distance from pool wall. I am thinking about 13" here, though that might be a touch close. Our pool bar will not have a significant overhang so the stool needs to be closer than normal but I don't want to crash knees against the side of the pool.
And last... distance between stools. Most pool bars I've been to have stools really far apart. I am thinking this might be because they are public areas so they are designed for a sit/stand/sit/stand arrangement. Anyhow, I am thinking about 9-12" apart to give enough room for elbows and manoeuvring as you're seated.
Needless to say I have never designed a swim up bar/conversation area, so I am asking for advice.