How a Tanning Ledge Enhances Your Luxury Pool

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Have you considered how a tanning ledge enhances your luxury pool? If you are thinking about getting an inground pool for your backyard, a tanning ledge is the absolute best choice in features that you could choose. Tanning ledges, also known as tanning shelves or Baja shelves, have been around for a few years. However, they have been fine-tuned to a degree that is making them a hugely popular addition to luxury inground pools. Where do you place one? Who benefits from them? Why are they so popular?

Where Do You Place It?

A tanning ledge is an entry point for your pool. It is typically about 9 inches deep and a minimum of 5 feet wide. A 5-foot width will accommodate one or two chaise lounges. If it is deeper than 9 inches your furniture will float, which you do not want. The ledge should extend into the pool at least 4 feet (the length of a chaise lounge). Wider ledges can even fit an umbrella or a small table for drinks.

Why Do People Like Tanning Ledges?

People love tanning ledges as a place to relax in the water without having to swim. It is a perfect location for sunbathing and enjoying the cool pool water at the same time. It is an oasis where one can keep cool, read a book, or enjoy a refreshing drink. 

Who Benefits from One?

Everyone seems to love a tanning ledge! The shallow depth makes them a perfect spot to introduce tots to the water, and kids seem to adore splashing around on them. They are also an ideal location for adults to sit and watch older kids while they swim and have fun in the pool. Many adults love the idea of cooling off in the pool but don’t want to fully submerge themselves in the water. The tanning ledge is a great spot for the grownups to cool off and socialize. And believe it or not, Fido may even get up the nerve to venture into the water in the safety of the tanning ledge’s shallow depth. 

What Kind of Furniture Can You Put on a Tanning Ledge?

Obviously, you want furniture that you can place on your tanning ledge that will stay put and not float away. Goodall Pools & Spas has recently started to carry a line called Ledge Loungers, which include contoured chaise lounges made of material that can be submerged in water. They are made in the USA out of UV-resistant resin, which is meant to last. They give a custom stylish look to your poolside, which is why many high-end hotels and resorts are including them in their poolside furnishings. 

What Type of Pool Accommodates a Tanning Ledge?

This feature can be incorporated into concrete, vinyl liner, and fiberglass pools. There may be some advantages to choosing a fiberglass pool if you want a tanning ledge because many models already come with this feature and can be installed relatively quickly compared to the construction process of other types of pools. Goodall offers a number of fiberglass pool options with tanning ledge features

Is a tanning ledge right for you? If you wonder how a tanning ledge enhances your luxury pool, there are a number of reasons. They are great for those who want to get the very most out of their backyard pools. Adults enjoy them for tanning, reading, and socializing. They are a non-threatening place for small children to splash and play while their parents are right nearby. People with mobility issues may find a tanning ledge an easier entry into the pool than a series of steps. If you are interested in maximizing your swimming pool enjoyment with this feature, talk to the professionals at Goodall for more information. 

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