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The Sanara is our modern take on the traditional pool cabana.

With a covered entertainment space and pool accessory storage all under one roof, the Sanara has it all!


With flexible sizes for the entertainment space and storage area, the Sanara fits all your backyard needs. This clean, contemporary pool cabana matches seamlessly with any architectural style.

Sample Sanara gallery

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Sanara specifications


  • The new, modern design of the Sanara is ideal for both entertaining and meeting your pool-side storage needs. The covered canopy provides a great spot for entertaining or cooling off from the sun on a hot summer day. The enclosed area can serve as a storage space or place to change before jumping in the pool!

    Learn more about the Sanara pool cabana in these style tabs.

  • Modern Verena pool cabana

Design Features:

  • Low-sloped roof and overhang for a modern appeal

  • Ideal covered space for outdoor entertaining or relaxing

  • Lots of space for pool accessory storage or a changing room

Construction Features:

  • Built with Premium Western Red Cedar

  • Stainless steel nails

  • Engineered beams

  • EPDM roofing material

Popular options:

The Sanara collection offers many options and upgrades that are unique to this style.

  • Optional maintenance free Canexel siding in a variety of vibrant colours

  • Posts wrapped in clear cedar

  • Optional deck

  • Sliding, French and bi-fold doors in either Western Red Cedar or vinyl

Available Sanara pool house sizes

The Sanara is available in a range of styles starting from 72 ft². If you don’t see the size you’re looking for, please contact us.

Sanara Interior Inspiration

Below are some Sanara interiors for inspiration to help you plan your main floor and loft space. For more ideas and photos please visit our Interiors page.

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    Sanara Interior

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    Sanara Interior

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    Sanara Interior

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    Sanara Interior

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own space and share, as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

  • 3D Tour of the Sanara Pool Cabana

    The product featured is a Sanara pool cabana in a poolside setting. The modern cabana features a covered entertaining space and enclosed area for storage and/or changing that can vary in size to meet your backyard needs. It also features beautiful clear tongue and groove cedar siding and an overhang to provide shade on sunny days.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood Styles.

  • Sanara pool cabana video tour

Hiring a contractor

Our Sanara buildings are relatively easy to assemble, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out hire a contractor page.

Contractor working on a roof

details & specs

Modern Sanara Pool Cabana Dimensions

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Dimensions

Our measurements (i.e. 4ft. x 10ft.) are taken from the outside of the floor & wall framing, therefore, they don't include the siding, and/or sheathing.

For true interior measurements, subtract the thickness of the wall framing: 3 ½” for 2x4 walls, and 5 ½” for 2x6 walls. Note: 2 x 4 is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” and 2 x 6 is actually 1 ½” x 5 ½” due to the properties of "finished” lumber.

Wall Plan

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Wall Plan
Wall plan drawing for a sanara building

For true exterior dimensions, add the siding, sheathing (if applicable), and corner trim pieces. The Canexel siding is 3/8" thick, the cedar siding is 3/4" thick and the log siding is 1 1/2" thick. The wall sheathing varies from 7/16” to 3/4”. The corner trim is 3/4".

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of your Sanara pool house building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Framing Plan

In strong competition with hip roofing and gable roofing, are flat roofs. These roofs are common in Sanara styles, being one of the easiest roofs to install and frame when compared to other roof styles.

The Sanara roof is designed to have a standard 4’ overhang on the front side and 2’ around the remaining perimeter. The roof consists of ½” Spruce plywood sheathing and pre-engineered trusses allowing you to lay the EPDM rubberized membrane on top.

Due to its geometry and low pitch, flat roofs do not always require vents. If vents are desired, they can be installed on the tallest wall or sidewalls of the building. Consult
with your contractor or roofing company, for the most effective ventilation system for
your roof.

Sanara Roof Framing Plan
Roof framing drawing for a Sanara building

Overhang Detail

Soffits are the cedar trim pieces that are attached to the underside of the rafter ends.

Fascia is typically the cedar 1x4 that’s used to cover the rafter tips and provide a nice straight level line for the bottom of your roof.

Sanara Roof Framing Plan
Sanara overhang detail


Though the Sanara is engineered to sit on concrete blocks or traditional patio stone foundation, depending on terrain, gradient or application, you may require more advanced foundation options. For example, Sonotube footings are ideal for situations where you’re faced with steep grades or rocky terrain, whereas concrete pad is ideal for flatter surfaces and larger cabins.

Visit our Foundations page for more details or contact one of our design specialist for assistance.

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Foundations
Sanara building foundation


Like all Summerwood designs, the contemporary Sanara pool cabana is a fantastic display of premium grade materials coming together for any your outdoor needs. Our materials are chosen for their aesthetic appeal, durability, and environmental friendliness. Construction is engineered for garages and cabins, but ideally suited for storage sheds and pool cabanas as well. All of our buildings are designed with style and longevity in mind.

item material dimension notes
runners pressure treated 2x6 underside of floor framing
joists pressure treated 2x4 - 2x8 16" on center
sheathing spruce 48" x 96" x 5/8" tongue & groove
material upgrades
floor insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within floor cavities
pine flooring white pine 1x6 tongue & groove
item material dimension notes
wall plates spruce 2x4 - 2x6 bottom, top, double top
wall studs spruce 2x4 - 2x6 16" on center
siding cedar channel 1x8 standard horizontal siding
material upgrades
clear t&g cedar siding canexel 1x8 studs & plates
interior cedar siding cedar 2x4 - 2x6 studs & plates
esu1b 1/2" ply + typar n/a wall sheathing & building wrap
wall insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" within wall cavities
item material dimension notes
ceiling joists spruce 2x4 - 2x10 ceiling framing
rafters spruce 2x4 - 2x10 24" on center maximum
hub spruce 6x6 octangonal center member
sheathing osb 48" x 96" x 7/16" n/a
material upgrades
cedar roof boards cedar 1x6 - 1x8 n/a
cedar rafters cedar 2x6 - 2x12 n/a
roof insulation expanded polystyrene 3 1/2" & 5 1/2" on roof surface
item material dimension notes
cedar trim cedar 1x6 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia
material upgrades
maintenance free trim versatex 1x4 - 1x8 corners, soffit, fascia

Popular upgrades

Enhanced Siding Package

If you are thinking of adding insulation, consider adding one of our "enhanced siding packages". It's a layer of sheathing (OSB or plywood) and house wrap (Typar and optional HomeSlicker) that provides a moisture barrier to your structure.

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Enhanced Siding Package
Enhanced siding package upgrade

Interior Cedar Siding and Framing

The Sanara style allows for a wide array of interior finishes. Our cedar siding or framing interior upgrade can be incorporated on the walls and/or ceiling.

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Interior cedar siding choices for a modern Sanara pool cabana


Once your modern Sanara pool cabana is complete, there are a few things you can do on the inside to add to the comfort and enjoyment of your new Summerwood design. Please see Interior Finishing under Advice for more information.


If you plan to heat your Sanara pool cabana, insulation may be added either at purchase or after-the-fact if you decide to do it later. The walls and roof are constructed in such a way that adding insulation either as an option or on your own is quite simple to do. If you’re thinking of using your Sanara all year round, then insulating it is the way to go.

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Insulation
Insulation for a Sanara building


The inside of our modern Sanara pool house is deliberately left exposed to accommodate wiring for lighting, outlets, heating equipment, whatever you have in mind. Once the installation is complete and before finishing your interior, simply have an electrician come and do his thing.

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Electrical
Electrical configuration option


Provided you have a water source nearby, your Sanara cabana pipes can be run for sinks and taps. If you have something a little more elaborate in mind like a shower or toilet, best to make sure it is coordinated with the concrete pad and installation of the pool house.

Sanara Modern Pool Cabana Plumbing
Plumbing for a Sanara


Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Sanara sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

MD Sanara
Pool Cabanas ( 70 - 100 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Sanara
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
6ft.x12ft. $12,295 $9,836 $14,295 $11,436
8ft.x9ft. $12,295 $9,836 $14,295 $11,436
8ft.x12ft. $12,395 $9,916 $14,395 $11,516
7ft.x14ft. $13,295 $10,636 $15,295 $12,236

LG Sanara
Pool Cabanas (100 - 130 sq.ft)

All prices in $USD
Large Sanara
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft.x13ft. $13,695 $10,956 $15,695 $12,556
7ft.x15ft. $13,495 $10,796 $15,495 $12,396
9ft.x12ft. $14,495 $11,596 $16,395 $13,116
7ft.x16ft. $13,895 $11,116 $15,995 $12,796
12ft.x10ft. $15,395 $12,316 $17,295 $13,836
9ft.x14ft. $14,795 $11,836 $17,095 $13,676
7ft.x18ft. $15,295 $12,236 $17,595 $14,076
8ft.x16ft. $15,495 $12,396 $17,895 $14,316

XLG Sanara
Pool Cabanas ( >130 sq.ft.)

All prices in $USD
Medium Sanara
Pool Cabanas, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
9ft.x15ft. $15,295 $12,236 $17,795 $14,236
10ft.x16ft. $17,495 $13,996 $20,395 $16,316
9ft.x18ft. $17,195 $13,756 $19,995 $15,996
8ft.x22ft. $17,495 $13,996 $20,395 $16,316
10ft.x18ft. $17,895 $14,316 $20,795 $16,636
8ft.x23ft. $18,195 $14,556 $21,195 $16,956
8ft.x24ft. $18,995 $15,196 $22,095 $17,676
10ft.x20ft. $19,795 $15,836 $22,795 $18,236
10ft.x21ft. $20,695 $16,556 $23,795 $19,036
10ft.x22ft. $21,395 $17,116 $24,895 $19,916
10ft.x25ft. $24,295 $19,436 $28,095 $22,476
12ft.x22ft. $25,595 $20,476 $29,695 $23,756
12ft.x23ft. $26,695 $21,356 $30,895 $24,716
10ft.x28ft. $27,295 $21,836 $31,395 $25,116
12ft.x24ft. $27,995 $22,396 $32,295 $25,836
14ft.x21ft. $28,595 $22,876 $33,195 $26,556
16ft.x20ft. $31,195 $24,956 $36,295 $29,036
15ft.x22ft. $32,095 $25,676 $36,995 $29,596
14ft.x24ft. $30,695 $24,556 $35,895 $28,716
15ft.x25ft. $34,195 $27,356 $41,195 $32,956
12ft.x32ft. $32,795 $26,236 $41,495 $33,196
16ft.x26ft. $35,495 $28,396 $44,995 $35,996
15ft.x28ft. $35,695 $28,556 $45,495 $36,396
15ft.x30ft. $43,495 $34,796 $50,695 $40,556
16ft.x30ft. $46,395 $37,116 $53,895 $43,116
20ft.x28ft. $54,095 $43,276 $62,795 $50,236
18ft.x35ft. $60,795 $48,636 $70,595 $56,476
20ft.x35ft. $67,395 $53,916 $78,395 $62,716

Custom Designs

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