Gallery of Tanning Shelves
Sometimes called a Baja ledge or sun shelf, these shallow ledges are the perfect spot to relax in “aqua-conditioned” comfort. Some people find it more restful to be stationary than bobbing around getting wet and drifting into the deep end.
The trend took hold years ago, probably after people saw them in sunspot resorts. Usually placed in the shallow end, tanning shelves can also make great play areas toddlers. Most have a uniform depth of about twelve inches.
Tanning shelves are considered a luxury because they require a lot of space. You need about nine feet to walk around a chaise lounge, so they are most often found in large pools.
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