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Pool house upgrades you can DIY in a weekend!
The backyard pool area is a favourite hang-out spot for friends and family on hot summer days. Adding a few features, like a bar, entertainment area and bathroom, will enhance everyone’s outdoor enjoyment and provide the perfect complement to your home’s backyard or cottage.
Whether it’s a built-in, swim-up or standalone style bar, adding this feature to your pool house or backyard is a great upgrade. Your guests will appreciate the luxury and you’ll appreciate fewer trips to the house for water and beverages. Worried about the time and cost? Don’t be. Adding a bar to your pool house or backyard is a fun summer project you can DIY in as little as one weekend with SANIFLO®.
What bar is complete without a sink and mini-fridge? With the SANIFLO SANIVITE® drain-water pump, it’s easy to add a functioning sink to your outdoor bar. All you need are a water and electrical source. The SANIVITE will pump wastewater upward to 16 feet and/or 150 feet horizontally, and connects to your home’s existing drain lines. This unit is compact and durable so, it can be easily hidden within the base of the bar. And, most homes have one to two exterior electrical outlets that you can connect to. Simply plug in your mini fridge and your new bar area is ready for entertaining.
It’s not a pool party without music! Hook up an outdoor sound system so you can listen to your favourite tunes all day long. You may also consider adding Wi-Fi and a television or projector screen for outdoor movies under the stars. To create a seating and dining area, make sure to go with water-resistant furniture and accessories intended for outdoor use.
The best pool houses provide a private space or outdoor bathroom for changing out of wet bathing suits or rinsing off from the pool. This is especially useful if you have children or entertain often because it means wet clothes and wet feet stay out of the house.
While traditional plumbing may require you to break up an existing patio or excavate your lawn to accommodate pipes, SANIFLO’s drain-water pumps make it possible to add an outdoor bathroom to your pool house without having to disturb existing outdoor structures. This means less construction and more money saved!
The SANIBEST PRO® grinder pump system is an ideal plumbing solution for creating an outdoor bathroom. This system is meant for heavy use and can handle the effluent from a toilet, sink and shower connection. The SANIBEST PRO is eco-friendly and cost-effective since it uses much less water than a regular toilet. It’s also quiet and compact so, it can be installed behind the toilet, within a wall or vanity.
Complete your outdoor bathroom with plenty of hooks for wet towels and bathing suits to dry. Another great idea is to add a few storage baskets for toiletries and other items such as extra flip-flops and sunscreen!
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To learn more about SANIFLO plumbing systems, please call 1-800-363-5874.