Swimming Pool Design: Sun Shelf

Some swimming pool trends turn out to be fads that fade away after a few summers. Others hold so much appeal that they become mainstays of backyard pool design. Only time will tell, but the Sun Shelf appears to be one that will be a swimming pool must have for a long time to come!

Jackson Custom Pools - Swimming pool builder Naples, FL Collier County
Jackson Custom Pools – Swimming pool builder Naples, FL Collier County

You might know it by another name: tanning ledge, tanning shelf, Cabo shelf, etc. Whatever you wish to call it, we are talking about a shallow section of the pool where kids can play and adults can relax and soak their troubles away. In many cases, this popular feature is incorporated into the pool step effectively serving as a step down into the main pool.

In addition to their general usefulness, Sun Shelves have the potential to look amazing. With a little creative use of tiling, lighting, and water features, you can make a sun shelf into the luxurious centerpiece of your swimming pool.

One reason sun shelves are so popular is that they can fit into just about any pool design. The shape can be customized to fit the pool, whether it’s geometric, freeform, or some other style. Although not a costly feature to add, take into consideration that a sun shelf could help you get more use out of your pool! A Sun Shelf allows you to relax in the water without having to change into your swimsuit or maneuver yourself onto a pool float, not to mention on those rare days when the deeper water is too chilly, the warmer shallow end can remain open for business.

When deciding whether to get a Sun Shelf – or any other pool feature, for that matter – it’s important to focus on how you plan to use your pool. If you’re someone who enjoys soaking up the sun rays, then a Sun Shelf could make for the perfect space to dip your toes and lather on the tanning oil!

Give Jackson Custom Pools a call today! Our design team would love to help you create your new swimming pool. We service Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, and many other Southwest Florida areas within Collier County and Lee County. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.  Jackson Custom Pools, if you can dream it, we can build it!

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