Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    We are drawing up our plans for a new pool build. One thing I would like to add is a small bathroom (attached to a pool storage shed). We always feel bad swimming at other people's pools and then having to track water through their house to get to the bathroom! Also, I imagine that some folks from time to time decide to choose the easier option of just staying in the pool to do their deed!

    We get cold winters in Omaha so I know it would need some winterizing each year. Is this something that is easy to attach with the rest of the pool plumbing? Do most pool drains go into the main sewer line which we could then use to attach the toilet? Any advice would be appreciated!
    Looking to build in Omaha, NE.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    9,086

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    Welcome to TFP!

    A poolside bathroom is a great addition. We added one after our first season with our pool. It saves tracking water through the house and makes a great changing area.

    Winterizing it is fairly easy. Just use the same antifreeze you use in the pool equipment. It probably doesn't take me 10 minutes to winterized mine. I have a basement, so the water lines drain into the house, but you may need to make some other arrangement.


    There is normally no connection between pool plumbing and your household plumbing. You may have a connection from the waste line on the filter to a storm sewer, but that varies with locality. Most of the time the waste water is just pumped into the yard.
    TFP Moderator
    20K Gallon 20X36 Vinyl Inground
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    Thanks for the information! Getting the waste line from the toilet/sink to connect up with the existing home's main line may be tricky, but could probably be done. It would be easier to run a new line directly to the street and add a new hook-up point to the city's sewer system, but I'm sure that would be costly! We'll have to talk to our pool builder (whenever we get to that point) about our options.
    Looking to build in Omaha, NE.

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    If you can do it I strongly suggest having a pool side bathroom and a separate pool side changing room with a shower in it. My pool house just has a bathroom with shower, and it seems constantly someone is needing to use the bathroom while someone is changing and using the shower.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  5. Back To Top    #5

    In the Industry
    poolmstr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC
    Posts
    17

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    We don't have air running in our outdoor bathroom, so sometimes mold can become a problem, especially during a humid/rainy summer like we had this year. Just be diligent about giving it quick cleanings during the summer and you'll be good to go!
    "I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong."
    - Michael Phelps

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    poolmstr - Would a continuously running fan installed on one of the bathroom walls alleviate this problem?
    Looking to build in Omaha, NE.

  7. Back To Top    #7

    In the Industry
    poolmstr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Rock Hill, SC
    Posts
    17

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    I would think so. That or you could even put in a ceiling exhaust fan which would be nice.
    "I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That's where I belong."
    - Michael Phelps

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Lake Nona, Florida
    Posts
    386

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    I think it's a fantastic idea... but as noted - getting supply and waste lines to a detached building can cost $$'s depending on where they are.
    If you do add the shower you can consider a small on-demand hot water heater as an alternative to running off your domestic hw supply.
    7500 gal gunite/stonescapes, iAqualink RS-8, Jandy 2HP VS-Flopro, Jandy 200 sqft Cartridge filter
    Pentair Intellichlor IC-40, Zodiac MX-8, Fafco solar panels
    DreamMaker X-500 Spa

  9. Back To Top    #9
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    One of the bathrooms for our house happened to have an exterior door near the pool, so that was nice.

    I am thinking next year that I will be adding a "pool house" / shed near the pool for storage and may add an exterior shower/changing area next to it using an on-demand type heater ... or maybe start with a couple solar heating mats on the roof for the shower which may be enough to rinse with.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  10. Back To Top    #10
    NoFear95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Phoenix, Az.
    Posts
    138

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    I would love the idea of a pool, but out in Phoenix not many homes have basements (slabs). So access to the waste plumbing system is limited. I would have to do some sort of leeching system...what a PITA.
    IG, 18K gallons, 100' Perimeter, 565 SF surface area, 980sf interior area, Max Length -36', Max Width - 16', Pentair 520 Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter, Stenner Chemical Injection System (Chlorine, Acid Coming Soon) , Pebble Tech - Blue Granite, Pentair variable speed filter pump, Zodiac MX8 Cleaner, Multi-Colored LED Lighting, Travertine coping & Decking, Boulder Water Fall....

  11. Back To Top    #11
    Isaac-1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Louisiana
    Posts
    6,711

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    For the toilet, particularly a very low use one, a composting toilet of the type used at remote cabins, etc. might be an option.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
    I use and endorse TFtestKits TF-100 from http://tftestkits.net
    ~Remember TFP counts on your donations to keep this site ad free~

  12. Back To Top    #12
    NoFear95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Phoenix, Az.
    Posts
    138

    Re: Poolside Bathroom - a good idea?

    The Composting toilet is crazy expensive! ($1k+)
    IG, 18K gallons, 100' Perimeter, 565 SF surface area, 980sf interior area, Max Length -36', Max Width - 16', Pentair 520 Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter, Stenner Chemical Injection System (Chlorine, Acid Coming Soon) , Pebble Tech - Blue Granite, Pentair variable speed filter pump, Zodiac MX8 Cleaner, Multi-Colored LED Lighting, Travertine coping & Decking, Boulder Water Fall....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •