It is featured in the game following the initial hotel sequence, then the multiple cutscenes, finishing with Jack attempting to determine whether to bash the Hero in the head or not. At this point, the player begins into the main game.
- This structure acts as the first Safe House the player will use, although lacking many features, including a Fast Travel map, a merchant, and side quests, though the quest "The Lost" can be started both here and at the Lifeguard Tower. However, it is not completable until the quest "To Kill Time" has been activated.
- After the Lifeguard Tower has been cleared and the survivors have moved there, the Pool House can still be used as a safe area, since zombies will not spawn around it, nor will they enter it if they are led into the house.