Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place in the pool where you can rest? If you said yes, then you may want a pool with a tanning ledge!
Let’s start with the question, what is a tanning ledge?
A tanning ledge, also called a tanning shelf, is a shallow shelf in the pool that is usually acts as an entry point to your pool and can span its full or partial width. The ledge is just deep enough for you to be in the water without having to swim.
Most use it to relax, read a book, keep cool or play. A lot of people also like to put furniture in their tanning ledges, including lounge chairs, umbrellas, and even small tables. This type of design has been around for a few years, but it’s becoming increasingly popular thanks to its versatility and aesthetic qualities.
There are two main options when it comes to fiberglass tanning ledges:
- Models with the tanning ledge built-in
- A tanning ledge beside the main pool
Some people find that they get more use out of their pool when they choose a built-in tanning ledge. These models also save space and are part of your main pool shell.
Separate fiberglass tanning ledges are also a popular choice because you can choose the placement of the ledge and decide whether you want it level or slightly elevated, which allows for the popular waterfall effect.
Now that you know the types of ledges, you may be asking yourself which tanning ledge right for you?
If you plan on spending a lot of time relaxing in the pool, you may want to consider getting a tanning ledge. We especially recommend it if you plan to have furniture in your pool. They are also great for children and pets!
If you want to maximize your swimming space for exercise or play, you might want to install a separate ledge next to your pool or skip it altogether.
Aquamarine Pools has been installing pools with tanning ledges for years, and welcomes the opportunity to discuss this popular add-on feature with you! Just give us a call at 800-432-8994 to speak with a backyard design specialist, or request your FREE POOL QUOTE.
We also invite you to take a look at our main website to look at the various brands and models with built-in shelves.