The simplest way to describe a sun shelf is as an oversized step in the shallow or deep area of your pool that allows space for lounging, play or a simple place to enjoy the sun without over-heating. In some circles, they are also known as Baja steps. The beauty about sun shelves is that they don’t require a large amount of space, and can be as deep or as shallow as you would like. Neave Pools custom fits the sun shelf in your pool to your preferences!
If you’re looking for a great way to beat the summer heat, then sun shelves are a fantastic choice. For example, you can place a lounge chair in a gunite pool sun shelf that is partially submerged in the water. This offers great relief from the scorching temperatures when you’re tanning, reading a book or just trying to relax with a cool beverage in hand.
Sun shelves are also a great option if you have very young children, as it allows them to be introduced to the water without totally submerging them. Many children feel more comfortable with their feet on the ground when being introduced to a pool for the first time, and this is especially true with toddlers. Sometimes, the shallow end of your pool is simply too deep for young children so a sun shelf would be ideal since it allows children to safely put their feet on a solid surface while allowing them to play safely in the water under the proper supervision.
Your Neave Pools contractor can help you custom design a sun shelf for your new pool during the design phase. In some instances, we can also refurbish a pool to add a sun shelf depending on what type of pool you have. Contact us at Neave Pools today and we can either install a new sun shelf in to your existing pool, or include it in the plans of your brand new pool!