The pool concept has been changing over the last few years and adapting to new habits and lifestyles. Today we want to introduce you to a trend that has been going strong since the American continent: the swimming pool tanning ledge.
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Swimming pool tanning ledge: The concept
It is a style of swimming pool that fits very well with those people who enjoy the interior of the pool and tanning, but who, in turn, want to do it in a humid area.
In this way, those design pools that had the solarium or tanning area in an area far away from the pool are left behind, resulting in very uncomfortable for families with children and for those people who make the bathing area a place of recreation and fun.
The concept of tanning ledge is such a novelty that, currently, there is no defined term in Spanish. Some companies such as RosaGres call it “asoladero” or “platforms for sunbathing in the water”. Other companies opt for “elevated solarium”, “wet solarium” or even “water bed”.
Types of swimming pools
This wet solarium trend has the advantage that it is compatible with many different types of pools. It is not necessary to have a luxury pool to be able to enjoy this new trend.
The tanning ledge can be designed in a built-in pool, at the height you want, and is suitable for both small and large pools.
In the event that you already have a swimming pool, it is always possible to reform it to include this type of elevated solarium, although ideally, in order to avoid unnecessary expense, you should keep in mind the inclusion of this tanning ledge from the beginning, in the time to build the pool for the first time.
On the other hand, if you are a fan of infinity or overflow pools, you should know that you can also include this type of raised ledge in them. In addition, in the case of overflow pools, you can include this solarium inside the pool, both in elevated pools and in those built at the same level as the terrace.
However, in those design pools with a natural or tropical finish, which have a beach entrance, this entrance would already be used as a tanning area. So it would not be necessary to build a solarium. It would already be incorporated. In fact, including this tanning platform would be very unnatural and not in keeping with the concept of a tropical pool.
Pool finishing materials
The tanning ledges look magnificent both in swimming pools lined with mosaic, porcelain stoneware or natural stone.
In the event that you choose a natural stone or stoneware to cover your pool, one advantage is that you could also adopt another trend, that of covering the outdoor terraces with the same material as the pool bottom. In this way everything would be very well integrated.
Don’t you know this trend yet? You can read about it in this post 👉🏼 Terrace and swimming pool lining in the same material
In Pool Furniture
Finally, you must bear in mind that the tanning ledge is designed to accommodate very specific furniture for the interior of the pool.
We do not recommend you include any type of lounger for inside the pool, which has not been specifically designed for it. Mainly because they can be made of a material that is not resistant to pool water, to the sun or that simply has screws that end up rusting and staining your pool.
If you are looking for quality in pool furniture, with a guarantee and with a differentiating design, we encourage you to get to know the collection of furniture for the interior of the pool by Lux Loungers.
At this point we do recommend that you inform yourself very well with the builder of your pool about the exact depth your tanning ledge will have, since it will depend on that factor whether you can place one model of lounger or another or even a sun bed.
Why having a swimming pool tanning ledge?
In recent times, the pool has become a recreational and meeting area for family and friends. The use given to the pool area is currently more playful and social, thus integrating it with the lifestyle of the owner.
The pool ceases to be, in this way, a secluded place or simply a pool of water where you can cool off or do a little exercise, to become the meeting place that you will not want to leave. A tanning ledge is associated with fun, relaxation, moments of happiness, social life, enjoyment and the outdoors.
And who does not want to enjoy all these concepts in their own home? Of course, this trend is here to stay and that is still unknown to many pool lovers.
Did you know this trend? What would you call this swimming pool tanning ledge or solarium? Tell us!