As you are updating or installing a pool in your Los Angeles backyard, you may be wondering what features you should add. Features like a sun shelf might be on the list of options that you are considering. These are a great way to add more space for relaxing but still feel as if you are in the swimming pool fully.

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Sun Shelf Pool Designs for Your Pool

When you are looking at putting in a sun shelf for your pool, you will find they are much more affordable than they were when they first started being included in custom pool designs. Most people only saw a sun shelf when they were at a resort but now you are going to be able to enjoy a sun shelf design in your own backyard.

There are different names that a sun shelf goes by such as Baja shelf, tanning ledge or tanning shelf. Whatever you like to call it, it is a flat and shallow pool area used to lounge and enjoy time in the sun.

You may have your own reasons for wanting to install a sun shelf, but some people want to be able to lounge and tan with a feeling of being in and out of the water. They love the ability to relax in the water without having to move around on a raft of float. Since the sun shelf is shallow, this is a great area for small kids and pets to play. If it is a cold day, you can often still use a sun shelf.

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Sun Shelf Options

If you are thinking about redesigning your pool, adding a sun shelf is a smart choice since it is able to fit into about any pool design and there are different shapes and sizes available. If you plan properly, you can make your pool look even better with this addition. You can make your pool feel more upscale and give it a luxurious appearance.

You may want to include a built-in umbrella sleeve so you are able to put a pool umbrella in and have the ability to enjoy shade. There are even options where you can put in massage jets, tables and fountains to make your sun shelf even more enjoyable. Adding fancy tile or lighting on sun shelves is another great way to make your pool area look even better.

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Is a Sun Shelf Worth the Money?

When you start to look at your budget, you have to figure out if a sun shelf makes sense for you. If you enjoy spending time on the edge of the pool without being in the water all of the time, this is a good choice for you. If you rarely want to sit near the edge of the pool, you may want to consider another feature.

The best thing you can do is to give us a call and find out what kind of options are available. We have over 30 years of experience and will be glad to help you.

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