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10 makeover ideas for your pool

Retired Team Member
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Bunnings Workshop community members have shared many fantastic poolside projects such as outdoor cabanas, timber-free decks and fence makeovers. 


Check out some great examples of projects for your pool area below. We’d be happy to help if you’d like to do something similar. 

1. Poolside timber cabana with concrete bench by @ProjectPete 


This poolside cabana included a polished concrete bench seat, feature wall and crazy pavers.


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2. Low-level deck for pool area by @Marty_McFly 


Marty added a waterfall feature to this low-level timber deck next to the pool.


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3. Backyard English pub custom made from shed kit by @Theshoddy 


For those wanting a refreshing backyard drink after a swim, check out this poolside pub. It features a bar and hybrid flooring.


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4. Water-resistant steel-framed deck using HardieDeck by @Adam_W 

Durable fibre-cement boards and a steel frame are a great choice for a poolside environment.


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5. Poolside fence makeover by @ProjectPete 

Pete clad his Colorbond fence with freshly cut Marri wood to give his pool area a "rustic and cosy" feel.


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6. Poolside composite decking by @ProjectPete 


Composite Ekodeck is another durable option for a poolside area and ideal for a low-maintenance deck next to a pool. 

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7. Garage to pool cabana conversion by @2Belindas 


Transforming an old garage into a Hamptons-style pool cabana helped greatly enhance Belinda's backyard.




8. Poolside gazebo bar and lounge with pizza oven by @nathanh 


Nathan’s fully plumbed poolside bar includes a gazebo lounge area, complete with retractable shadecloth.


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9. Outdoor cabana and poolside paving by @Jesse1 


Reclaimed terracotta pavers and a simple cabana make a shady spot for relaxing by the pool.  


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10. Backyard studio build by @Jason 


Jason replaced an old garage with a poolside backyard studio that includes a bathroom and storage room.


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How to take care of a pool


Bunnings Workshop community members have shared several step-by-step guides on maintaining your pool and related equipment, including How to maintain a pool and How to build a pool pump cover.  


We also recommend checking out our Best Advice section for handy tips and useful advice. It includes articles such as How do you fix a green pool? and What plants are suitable for around a pool?


Need more help with your pool? 

The Bunnings Workshop community can assist with more inspiration and advice for revamping your poolside area and maintaining your pool. Don’t hesitate to start a discussion and tell us what you would like to achieve. We’re here to help.

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Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

These are some fantastic ideas! All of them are very creative and make a very fun space. 




Community Manager
Community Manager

We have been enjoying much better weather here in Melbourne over the last week. Great to be able to enjoy the pool again! 



Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Lounging next to the pool is one of the best ways to enjoy summer. Hope the above examples spark some ideas on how you can refresh your pool area.


Don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. We'd be happy to assist.




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