The Leisure Pools Pinnacle fiberglass unground swimming pool features a large sun shelf area

What is a Sun Shelf? And Why Should I Get One?

The Leisure Pools Pinnacle fiberglass unground swimming pool features a large sun shelf area

What is a Sun Shelf in Pool Design?

You may have heard of the term “Sun Shelf” before, but maybe aren’t quite familiar with what it is. Perhaps you know it by some of its other names: baja shelf, pool with tanning ledge, or sun shelf pool. Some people even refer to it as a splash pad pool.

Put simply, a sun shelf (or any of its aliases), is the flat and shallow part of your pool that acts much like an extended step. It creates an area in which swimmers can play, lounge, cool off, or work on their tans.

This exciting design of a pool with a tanning ledge is making its presence known in backyard pools across the country. It’s perfect for people of all ages, and there are many reasons why you should get one for your inground backyard fiberglass swimming pool.

Why You Should Consider Adding a Sun Shelf to Your Pool

A sun shelf pool is the ideal place to lounge, have fun, and splash with the kids. While the shallow end of a pool was created primarily with young kids in mind to enjoy swimming without fear of being in the deep end, a sun shelf offers something for everyone. Here are a few ideas that just might inspire you to incorporate a pool with a tanning ledge into your backyard.

Perfect for the Kids

If your kids prefer the shallower part of the pool but you want to enjoy time in the deep end, a sun shelf allows your kids to safely play while you enjoy swim time nearby. You can also just spend some quality time with your kids in the cool, shallow waters. For teenagers, the sun shelf is a great place to enjoy some pool time activities kicked back on lounge chairs.

Leisure Pools Ultimate fiberglass swimming pool features a tanning ledge

Create Your Own Sanctuary

Speaking of lounge chairs, a sun shelf is the perfect place for them. Ever wanted to relax and keep cool in the water but aren’t a big fan of those inflatable rafts? They inevitably lose air and possibly never give you the comfort level you desire. However, a couple of lounge chairs placed on the sun shelf can offer the same sensation. No more awkwardly floating all over the pool.

Incorporate Exciting Accessories

A sun shelf pool is also ideal for strategically placed LED lights for ambiance and style, as well as water features, such as bubblers and fountains.  Want a little shade? Put up an umbrella and you get the best of both worlds: sun and shelter. Truly, when it comes to customizing your sun shelf, the ideas are endless.

Perfect Place for Dogs

If your pet loves to join your family in all the fun but gets tired of dog paddling around the pool, a sun shelf could become his favorite place to hang out. He can get comfortable in the water without having to get fully in the pool. Plus, he can be close to his family at the same time.

Take a Peek at Some of the Stylish Sun Shelf Options from Leisure Pools

At Leisure Pools, we encourage you to live a life of leisure, and that means enjoying your fiberglass swimming pool and all it has to offer you. View our exciting portfolio of swimming pool designs that offer an integrated sun shelf/splash pad option. Prepare to be amazed and inspired. From our rectangular pools that offer a sun shelf to our stylish freeform designs, there is something for everyone.

Leisure Pools Ultimate fiberglass inground swimming pool features a sun shelf area
Leisure Pools Pinnacle fiberglass inground swimming pool features a sun shelf area
Leisure Pools Limitless fiberglass inground swimming pool features a splash pad

You can always rely on Leisure Pools to help you design and style the ideal backyard fiberglass swimming pool for you and your family. Something that works in perfect harmony with your backyard, no matter what features you desire. Want a waterfall, fountains, bubblers, or lighting? Our experts can help to create that outdoor oasis of which you have been dreaming.

For information and/or assistance in making the best selection for your pool, contact your local dealer. To find your local fiberglass pool dealer, call 855-857-7527 or go to our Contact Us Page.

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