What is a sun-shelf?

A sun shelf, sometimes referred to as a Baja shelf or tanning ledge, is a “shallow” area in the pool where one can lounge, sun-bathe or sit in a chaise lounge chair. It is something that is part of the initial design as it can take up a fair-sized portion of the pool. The sun shelf allows one to be partially submerged and partially dry, ideal for sunbathing and playing with the kids (or dogs). The sun shelf adds some cost to the pool and will eat up some of the space but it is well worth considering on any pool.