When we were searching for ideas for pool cabanas, the information we found on the internet seemed to be very limited. Now that ours is complete, I thought I would share pictures and information so it might serve as a resource to others.
The in-ground drains were placed in 2010 while we were building our house. I had water run underground, a 100 amp sub-panel set, and 4 inch conduit run underground from my house to the cabana area for networking, audio, and video. So before we even started building the cabana in May of 2011, all of this was already in place. Thinking ahead really paid off. I had some framers do the rough framing, siding, and roofing to save me time and then I took over. Throughout the summer and fall I got the inside walls framed, tile floor done, electrical and plumbing rough-in, drywall and painting done, cabinets set, and countertops in. The bar countertop was set and the bar shutter door was installed. I was also able to complete the exterior stone work before winter set in. This spring I was determined to complete everything before my daughters birthday pool party and just barely made it last week. I finished the plumbing and electrical trim-out, bathroom wall tiling, crown molding, final painting, and all the little miscellaneous things that really drag out on these projects.
The overall dimensions are 18' x 22'. It contains a kitchenette w/fridge, sitting area, bathroom (with changing area), and storage/equipment room. The storage room contains all of the pool toys, rafts, etc., and the electric sub-panel, hot water tank, pump, filter, heater, SWG, vac hose, telescoping pole, extra bags of salt and anything else pool related. And of course there's a big screen TV for all the games (yes, it's viewable from the kitchen, bar, and just about anywhere in the pool!).
Here are some pics taken during the build and a few of the completed project.
If anyone has any questions, please ask!