shade pergola

Sunshine and swimming pools are a natural hallmark of summer months. For pool lovers, shade, a refuge from the burning midday sun is also a priority. A timber frame pergola is the best solution for the most comfortable shade relief and UV protection, also giving beautiful ambiance and style. These large-scale permanent massive scale structures also add value to the home.

A lounge chair or outdoor furniture and other accessories can create an enjoyable place to retreat and relax with family and friends and enjoy the water and sun as much as you like.

Here for your enjoyment are 20 cool pool side timber frame DIY pergolas, pavilions and arbors kits installed for more comfortable shade. Then scroll on down below for all the full details of each timber frame shade structure kit.

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#1 Poolside Pergola Featuring Cantilever Roof for Extended Shade

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Comfortable shade with a timber frame 13′ x 18′ DIY pergola kit featuring a 2′ Cantilever roof, wrap around roof with Roosevelt beam and rafter end profiles, Cove style knee braces and finished in a high-grade premium UV rated exterior Rich Cordoba timber stain.

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#2 Swimming Pool Shade

timber frame poolside pergola
timber frame poolside pergola

This is a beautiful Cedar, Oversize timber frame 16′ x 16′ DIY pergola kit featuring 2′ Cantilever on all four sides, wrap around roof with Roosevelt beam and rafter end profiles, full arched knee braces, decorative keystones and finished in a high-grade premium UV rated exterior Natural timber stain.

#3 Poolside Pavilion with Outdoor Barbecue Grill & Kitchen Bar

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A 14′ x 20′ timber frame poolside DIY pavilion kit for shade over outdoor barbecue grill and kitchen bar featuring Crescent beam and rafter end profiles, Classic knee braces and finished in the premium high-grade UV protective exterior Early American timber stain.

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#4 Poolside Pergola Shade over an Outdoor Hot Tub

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pergola fire pit pool shade

Poolside shade with a 10′ x 20′ Oversize timber frame DIY pergola kit featuring Axis Step beam and rafter end profiles, Standard knee braces and finished in a high-grade premium UV rated exterior Early American timber stain for shade over a hot tub and eating area. With a fire pit and barbecue grill this is a great place for family time anytime. I really like the chandelier over the dining set.

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#5 Timber Frame Pergola Shade Over Back Entrance

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poolside pergola

Freestanding timber frame pergola installed over backyard double sliding glass doors for some wonderful cooling shade over an outdoor dining area. This 10′ x 20′ DIY pergola kit features Roosevelt Step beam and rafter end profiles, Classic knee braces and an Early American premium high-grade UV protective timber stain finish.

#6 Poolside Arbor & Timber Frame Pergola for Shade

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black pergola fire pit patio

A 12′ x 16′ DIY pergola kit installed for shade over patio with furniture and fire pit with an arbor and lighting along the side of the swimming pool. The arbor and pergola feature Champion beam and rafter end profiles, Cove style knee braces and finished in a beautiful ebony black UV protective premium high-grade timber stain.

#7 Poolside Arbor & Pergola with Trellises

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This poolside pergola’s roof size is 15′ x 24′ with a footprint size between posts of 9′ x 22′. It features an inviting cantilever roof that adds a lot of extra shade, over-size posts, full arched Classic style knee braces with decorative keystones, Roosevelt Step beam and rafter profiles and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain.

arbor timber frame

Three lattice panels were added for extra shade, privacy and to camouflage some pool equipment. Western Timber Frame’s Inferno™ from the TimberVolt® series was installed for all the outdoor power needs. The homeowners also wanted and solid wood timber frame DIY arbor kit installed over the entrance to the swimming pool area. The arbor is 59″ x 98″ with a full wrap around roof, Classic style knee braces with decorative keystones, Roosevelt Step beam and rafter profiles and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain.

#8 Poolside Shade Arbor with Privacy Trellises

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timber arbor

A 18’6″ x 10’10” timber frame DIY arbor kit installed with trellises for extra privacy and shade. The arbor features Roosevelt beam and rafter end profiles and finished in the premium high-grade UV protective exterior Rich Cordoba timber stain.

#9 Poolside Pergola Cantilever Roof over Hot Tub

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Six post 32′ x 16′ freestanding timber frame DIY pergola kit for shade over an outdoor hot tub. The pergola features Roosevelt Step beam end and rafter profiles, Classic style knee braces with a high-grade premium UV protective Early American exterior timber stain.

#10 Poolside Arbor for Shade

arbor shade for pool

8′ x 74′ timber frame DIY arbor kit installed on brick bases comfortable shade around the swimming pool. The arbor features Cove style knee braces and is finished in the premium high-grade Early American stain. Traditionally arbors have been predominately garden features and are still a favorite for hanging plants from or growing vines and garden elements.

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#11 Radius Roof Poolside Pergola & Fireplace

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A 12′ x 16′ solid wood timber framed pergola with a radius roof for poolside shade with an outdoor fireplace. This DIY pergola kit is featured with Classic style knee braces and Roosevelt Step beam and rafter end profiles, with a premium high-grade UV protective Early American exterior timber stain. The fireplace is a nice addition as many people add radiant heaters, fire pits or fireplaces for year round use.

#12 Timber Frame DIY Pergola Kit for Shade by Poolhouse

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There are two DIY pergola kits installed for shade and to enjoy some great pool parties. One is next to a poolhouse and the other has a fireplace and outdoor furniture. Both pergolas feature Champion style beam and rafter end profiles and are finished to match in the premium high-grade Rich Cordoba stain. They each have a different style of knee brace. The pergola by the fireplace features Classic knee braces. The poolhouse pergola features a custom semi-half arched knee brace with a Crescent end profile. It also has the decorative keystones added.

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#13 Poolside Pergola for Shade over Outdoor Kitchen

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outdoor kitchen pergola shade

A 16′ x 16′ timber frame DIY pergola kit installed for shade over an outdoor poolside kitchen. This pergola kit features Roosevelt beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and is finished in Western Timber Frame’s premium high-grade UV protective Early American exterior timber stain.

#14 Poolside Pergola Shade for a Party Yard

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12′ x 16′ Oversize timber frame DIY pergola kit installed over patio with a crescent-radius cantilevered roof for extended shade. The pergola features Crescent Step beam and rafter end profiles, Cove style knee braces with a premium high-grade UV protective Canyon Grey exterior timber stain. This is an awesome setting for yard parties day and night.

#15 Pergola Shade for Swimming Pool

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pool side shade pergola

12′ x 30′ six post Oversize timber frame pergola for shade next to swimming pool. This DIY pergola kit features Cove style knee braces, Roosevelt beam and rafter end profiles and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective exterior Early American timber stain.

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#16 Poolside DIY Attached Pavilion Kit for Patio Shade

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attached pavilion shade

12′ x 16′ timber frame attached pavilion with metal roof for shaded patio. This DIY pergola kit features custom beam and rafter end profiles, Champion style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective exterior Rich Cordoba stain.

#17 Multi Stained Timber Frame Pergola for Pool Side Shade

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poolside pergola shade

10′ x 14′ timber frame custom pergola kit with curtains for shade over outside dining area next to a swimming pool. This DIY pergola kit features custom posts, full arched knee braces with decorative keystones, Champion style beam and rafter end profiles and finished in premium high-grade UV protective exterior White, Maroon and Canyon Grey stain.

#18 Raduis Roof Timber Frame Pergola for Pool Side Shade

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radius roof pergola shade
radius roof pergola shade

Timber frame DIY pergola kit installed for pool side shade featuring a 18′ radius roof, Champion beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and finished in an Early American premium high-grade exterior stain.

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#19 Timber Frame Pergola for Pool Side Shade

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Six post 22′ x 12′ timber frame pergola installed over patio for some cool comfortable pool side shade. This DIY pergola kit features Oversize posts, Crescent Step beam and rafter end profiles, Cove style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade Rich Cordoba exterior stain.

#20 Timber Frame Attached Pergola with Remote Controlled Louvered Roof

Timber frame DIY attached pergola kit with a remote controlled louvered roof, fan, lighting, outdoor TV, kitchen and curtains. This attached pergola features Axis Step beam and rafter end profiles, Standard style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective exterior Canyon Grey timber stain.

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louvered roof pergola shade
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louvered roof pergola shade

Western Timber Frame™ structures are visible massive heavy timbers of impressive engineering masterpieces rich in architectural heritage, perfected in modern technology, creating monumental heirlooms for generations to enjoy. For more backyard pool shade ideas with a timber frame pergola, pavilion, gazebo or arbor kit check out gallery for 1,000’s of pictures.

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