comes time to construct a better concrete (gunite or slabs) outdoor pool, don’t overlook excellent alternatives for increased convenience and comfort. To that aim, consider the following wellness pool features: umbrella-covered pool ledges for sunbathing and relaxing and an activity-oriented, shallow-depth pool layout.
Your private getaway will get a gold star for providing a resort-like environment when you include these choices in your project.
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Build Tanning Ledges
Tanning ledges were exclusively seen in high-end resort pools, but they’ve been frequently found in private home pools of every size or design. A sunbathing ledge, also known as a “sun shelf” or “Baja couch,” is a continuous span around the pool’s perimeter that resembles a broad, low step or bench. One standard option is to construct a giant, expanded initial stair on the pool entrance that serves as a sunbathing ledge.
Ledges are available in squares, circular, concentric spheres, and free-form forms. You may overlay the ledge surface with the same internal finish as your pool, or you can integrate material from your collection or terrace, such as stones. These ledges are, by definition, ideal for resting and sunbathing (with appropriate sunscreen, of course!). Shallower-depth ridges (approximately 3 to 6 inches) are intended for you to lay straight on, with your body immersed a few inches in the cold water.
Ledges constructed a little lower underwater provide an excellent location for reclining lounge chairs to be put up directly in the pool. When you feel heated and want to cool down by taking a swim or splashing some water on yourself, the water is always only a few seconds away. A sunbathing ledge may also be used as a monitored playground for small children, a location for pets swimming to get used to the water, or a spot for anyone who neither swims nor does not want to get thoroughly soaked to appreciate the water.
Another advantage is your capacity to converse with and supervise youngsters splashing in the pool. Anyone sitting on the couches is right close to the swimmers instead of being higher up on the edge of the pool. Incorporating an umbrella into the equation is a great way to increase your degree of satisfaction. The umbrella offers some protection and keeps those relaxing on the ledge cool and incorporating luxurious bullfrog spas in your pool design if you want to take your experience to the next level.
Recreational and Leisure Pools
Be patient. Even if you do not intend to use your pool for sports such as water volleyball, you should not rule out an “activity pool” or “play pool.” This design offers surprising and pleasant benefits to many pool owners. And if you live an exciting life, this type of pool will provide even more benefits.
Unlike a pool, which starts shallow at one end and gradually deepens to approximately 8 feet, a recreational or leisure collection has two shallow lots and a deep portion in the center. This arrangement is available in a rectangular shape and different geometrical or available forms in many instances. Using this kind of setup, it’s simple to put up a volleyball net in the middle of the pool and have players stand on each side in shallow water. It is also more convenient for everyone to participate in other active sports, such as throwing balls into a basketball court on the pool deck.
These pools also provide an additional level of protection for eager youngsters and adults who prefer to leap into the waters from both sides of the collection: anyone going into the water this way is much less likely to strike a sloped wall, which may happen in conventional deep-end pools. With two shallow ends of the pool, young adolescents and inexperienced swimmers will never be without a spot to place their feet.
Your pool builder will design the depths of the shallower ends and the deeper center area based on your choices and family requirements. Recreation or leisure pools are sometimes referred to as “3-5-4” pools. This is due to the shallow ends being 3 to 4 feet deep and the deeper section being about 5 feet deep.
Pools are built mainly for the convenience and comfort they provide to homeowners. You may reap the benefits of that choice year after year with a backyard and private oasis. Along with purely aesthetic elements, consider inquiring about things that will improve the functioning of your pool—and your pleasure level. Shaded sunbathing ledges and depths customization choices such as sports pools will take your ease and satisfaction to greater heights.