Is a Tanning Ledge Right for You?

Written by alaglaspools

February 9, 2020

Have you ever placed your folding lawn chair in the shallows of a lake to enjoy the benefit of the cool water lapping around you?

Well if you have, you will be happy to hear that shallow tanning ledges are one of the hottest trends in contemporary pools! 

A tanning ledge or kiddie pool gives bathers the perfect spot to sunbathe or enjoy playing and relaxing in only a few inches of water.

There is a simple beauty in this set up. Maybe you don’t want to actually go swimming but, you don’t want to be sidelined from the action either. With a tanning ledge or kiddie pool, you get the best of both worlds; you’re in the water, just not submerged!

Add a couple of bubblers to the ledge and you have now elevated the luxury factor of your backyard!  Bubblers and lighting turn your pool into a fun-filled splash pad by day and a dramatic water feature by night! 

But, how do you know if a tanning ledge or kiddie pool is right for you? Well, let’s find out!

  • Aesthetically, they add a sense of luxury to your pool area. 
  • It’s a perfect place to warm up or cool down after swimming laps or other pool exercise.
  • It’s a great place for conversation and relaxing.
  • They can be used as a reflecting pool or fountain area when bubblers and lights are installed.
  • They are great areas for splashing around with small children at a safer water depth. Just be sure to always supervise children!
  • They are great areas for pets to cool off during the summer.
  • AND… they are great places to tan responsibly! (use your sunscreen!)

Another distinct advantage an Alaglas Fiberglass Pool has over vinyl liner pools is, you can confidently place a chair or chaise lounge directly on the fiberglass surface without worrying about puncturing or damaging the pool surface. Just be careful there are no sharp edges on the chair that could either cut you or gouge the pool surface.

Why wouldn’t you want one?

If you installed your pool primarily for exercise or water games, a tanning ledge may not be a good option as it takes up space in the pool. However, if you choose to add a kiddie pool such as the Guppy or Nemo models by Alaglas, you won’t have to give up any space from your pool. When considering a kiddie pool, keep in mind they are actually an independent pool which will require more space in your backyard. 

Which Alaglas models have tanning ledges?

Currently, the Majestic and Grand Majestic are the two Alaglas models which have a built in tanning ledge. For the add-on kiddie pools, you can choose from the 11′ x 9′ Guppy or the 6′ x 6′ Nemo model. 

Ultimately, whether you choose a pool with a tanning ledge or no tanning ledge, any Alaglas Fiberglass Pool model is a great decision! And, we have over 20 models for you to pick from! For an even more unique look, add mosaics, tile, water features or lighting packages to further customize your pool and make it as individual as you are!

Can’t decide which design or options are right for you?  Give us a call and see if a tanning ledge is right for you!

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