Swimming pool fads come and go, but this pool feature has long-standing popularity — the sun shelf.

Once exclusive to luxury resorts and top hotels, the sun shelf is now a mainstay in swimming pool design. It goes by many names: the Baja shelf, Cabo shelf, the tanning shelf or tanning ledge, or simply the sun shelf. But whatever you call it, this inground pool feature is both functional and beautiful.

Whether you are building new or remodeling your existing concrete pool, the sun shelf fits into nearly every design. This large, shallow section of the pool is a great place:
  • for children and pets to play
  • for the elderly to enjoy the water with minimal effort
  • for placing lounge chairs to tan, or
  • for simply wiggling your toes in the water on chilly days.
Comfortable sizes range from 6x8’ to 12x15’ with an average depth of 8 inches, but can be customized to your specifications as space allows.
With some creativity, the tanning shelf can become the centerpiece of your pool with the addition of:
  • custom tiling
  • bubblers, fountains, and spillways
  • LED lighting
  • benches and/or tables in the shallow end
  • swimouts in the deep end of the pool for egress or aesthetics
  • oversized steps in to the pool
The addition of sun shelf provides obvious advantages and new ways to enjoy your swimming pool. Call Pool and Deck Concepts today to discuss how we can design a sun shelf that meets your needs and enhances your outdoor living space.