July 15, 2013 by Deck & Patio Living

What better way to revel in the summer sun than by sipping some refreshing cocktails with a few close friends while lounging poolside?  Pool bars are a coveted amenity when vacationing at hotels and resorts, but you don’t have to leave home to enjoy one.

The Huffington Post has featured ten swim-up bars that—if you had—you would never want to leave.  These poolside bars are invite-only and cannot be found even at the most popular hotels or resorts.  Each of these luxurious getaways is privately-owned and conveniently located in someone’s backyard—which means you can have one, too!

One featured bar includes a familiar pergola-style louvered roof system for shade.  That’s because this particular system was manufactured by American Louvered Roof, the cutting-edge manufacturer of the deck and patio covers we install.

Louvers are what provide the shade for a motorized pergola, and the opening and closing louvered roof is adjustable, allowing sun when you want it and providing shade when you don’t.  Imagine enjoying this shaded paradise in the comfort of your own backyard.

Deck & Patio Living is an outdoor living contractor serving Greater St. Louis, Saint Charles, and the Saint Louis Metro-East.  We install louvered roof systems like the one featured in this article.  Our Design Consultants are available to help you customize your own outdoor oasis—from the paver patio to the patio cover.  Contact us today to schedule your free design consultation, and receive a free, no-obligation estimate on your next outdoor living project.

See more at The Huffington Post.