Swimming Pool Sunledge

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Swimming Pool Sunledge

What’s a sunledge in a swimming pool? A sunledge, simply put, is an oversized first step into your swimming pool. It’s also frequently referred to as a tanning ledge or a wet deck area. A sunledge is usually about 6″ below the water and can vary greatly in size depending on its intended use(s). With a custom gunite pool you have the ability to create the sunledge in any shape you wish; round, square, and even freeform.

Although most commonly placed in the shallow end of the swimming pool, sunledges can be added to any location. Other popular positions are the center of the pool to create a gathering spot, or at the deep end if this works best for the overall design.

It’s also important to take into account the amount of sun it will get in the various locations you’re considering. The optional umbrella holder might be a good feature to include if it’s going to be in direct sunlight. This is also a great feature if you’re looking to add a little pizzazz!

Wherever you decide is the best placement for your pool, a sunledge will be an ideal place to relax or sit and watch while the kids are playing.

Want to take your sunledge to the next level? Here are a few popular ideas:

  • Water Bubbler
  • Deck Jets
  • Sand Chairs or Lounges
    • Size is definitely a consideration here. You’ll want to allow enough room for the type of seating you’re considering.
  • Mosaic Tiles
    • Create a more formal look with a mosaic medallion, or a more fun playful setting with a group of sea turtles.

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Whatever your desired effect, work with an experienced pool design professional and clearly communicate your desires and expectations to ensure you’re getting a sunledge in your swimming pool that you and your family with enjoy for years to come.