Our Favorite Pool Pavilion Designs & More

If you’re lucky enough to have an in-ground pool, then chances are it’s the star of your backyard — both in terms of its style and how you use it. The right backyard structure can turn an already spectacular in-ground pool into the crown jewel of your luxury outdoor space. That’s exactly what we’re showcasing today: the pool pavilion designs and pergola plans that will turn a pool into so much more!

At The Backyard Showcase, we build a huge variety of premium backyard structures like pavilions, pergolas, and gazebos. In today’s blog, we’re highlighting some of the best ways to incorporate a structure with your pool or hot tub. So, check out some of our favorite projects for inspiration — or simply reach out to one of our outdoor designers today.

Pool Pavilion Ideas

All three of our favorite pool pavilion ideas give you the option to place a gorgeous and permanent structure poolside. All of these options enhance the way you already use your pool and create a true feel of a unified outdoor living space.

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Shade and Seating Area

The perfect solution for when you want to take a break from swimming and the sun, yet don’t want to go back inside and abandon the beautiful day. This pavilion provides total protection from the hot sun and also provides ample room for everyone to take a seat and catch their breath. Build this structure right next to the pool and you can dry off and take a break while still keeping a watchful eye on the kids.

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poolside bar pavilion ideas

Poolside Bar

The feeling of a luxury resort, right in your backyard! Providing the complete shade coverage you’d expect, this popular pergola design adds a bar and seating conveniently next to your pool. In addition, this design matches perfectly with an outdoor kitchen for a full five-star food and drink experience. While the feeling of swimming up to your personal bar and grill may seem like true luxury, the price tag isn’t much higher than that of a typical pavilion. This is one of our favorite pool pavilion ideas for that reason alone.

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Pool House Pavilion

This pool pavilion idea combines some elements of a private gazebo. While the other structures just focus on providing shade and luxury, this one offers a real privacy element. The fully closed-off room makes this an ultra-convenient changing room right next door to your pool. In addition, this pavilion makes for the perfect clubhouse to sit out a spell of bad weather before getting back in the pool!

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While pavilions are an exceptional way to accessorize your in-ground pool, pergolas can do a fantastic job as well. Plus, pergolas are the hottest trend in outdoor living — and they’re offered at a significant discount compared to pavilions. Pool pergolas can offer many of the same benefits as pavilions. For example, you can use a pergola to provide coverage for a seating area, a poolside eating area, or even a poolside bar.

Hot Tub Structures

hot tub structures

While pools and pavilions are an undeniable outdoor style classic, pairing these stylish outdoor structures with hot tubs is another time-tested design. That’s right, both pergolas and pavilions make for fantastic style-forward hot tub structures. Surrounding your entire hot tub under the canopy of a pavilion or pergola creates a truly one-of-a-kind backyard oasis.

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Adding a pergola above your hot tub — Whether it’s next to the house or on the center of your deck — is a fantastic way to draw focus to what is sure to be another centerpiece. Our privacy pergolas can even be used to keep your hot tub feeling as private as possible for you and your guests.

Pavilions also make a fantastic hot tub structure as they provide 100% coverage from everything. So, if you want to enjoy your new hot tub in the middle of a light summer shower, a hot tub pavilion makes that a possibility.

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Shop Our Pool Pavilion Designs

When it comes to these pool pavilion designs, a picture says a thousand words! While we install our Amish structures in backyards all over the east coast, our headquarters and showroom is located right in Lancaster County, PA! Take some time to view our massive inventory online and call to discuss your pool pergola and pavilion ideas with one of our skilled outdoor designers.

When you’re ready to take the next step, we’re here to help. Reach out today to start the conversation!

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