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Family Build Their Own Swim-Up Bar In Their Garden And It's Amazing

Family Build Their Own Swim-Up Bar In Their Garden And It's Amazing

We've seen some impressive garden glow ups during lockdown, but this one is definitely up there.

A family from Buckinghamshire has created an incredible swim up bar in their back garden - and we're desperate for one of our own.

Pete Simmons, 45 explained he originally bought a pool for his kids at the start of lockdown. But after a few weeks of begging from his daughters Leah 17, and Ella, 16, Pete upgraded to a hot tub.

The bar was built in just a week (Credit: Caters)
The bar was built in just a week (Credit: Caters)
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But he wasn't finished on the revamp just yet. Back in 2018, Pete had built a small bar in the garden, so he could enjoy some chilled bevvies during the football World Cup.

With the prospect of many more weeks in lockdown, Pete decided to extend the bar, adding a roof and integrating the hot tub to design the perfect 'swim up bar' experience.

And the bar looks so professionals, featuring stools and a parasol, as well as panelling around the tub to hold drinks, suncream, books or whatever else you fancy.

There's cocktail pitchers and spirit dispensers (Credit: Caters)
There's cocktail pitchers and spirit dispensers (Credit: Caters)
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The bar itself is fitted with a flat screen TV, cocktails on tap and spirit dispensers. There's also a cute sign reading: 'Welcome to the mad house'.

It took a fair bit of graft, with Pete queuing in hardware stores to source the materials. But after just a week of constructing, the masterpiece was finished.

All Pete needs now is for the football to return - although he'll be lucky if he even gets in the tub, as it seems the kids have been making the most of the brilliant idea.

And wife Mel loves it too, as it means she gets the indoor TV to herself when the footy is on.

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We need someone to teach us how to make one of these please (Credit: Caters)
We need someone to teach us how to make one of these please (Credit: Caters)

"I had an idea after the kids were hassling me for a hot tub and then I extended the bar with the hot tub enclosure," said Pete.

"Most of the materials were ordered online and delivered but I had to make a couple trips to B&Q and join the queues.

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"When the fixtures restart, me and my son Kai will be sat out there. Mel loves it, she's not a football fan but she gets the TV to herself."

Seriously Pete, can you teach us how to build one of these?

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: DIY Hacks, Life News, Home, Garden

Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]

 

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