When designing your new pool, you might want to consider adding a Baja step. A Baja step, or shelf, is a ledge that can be built along the side of your pool or even in the middle of your pool. It can sit just a few inches below the water’s surface or a foot or so below the surface. The ledge allows you to sit in the cool water without immersing yourself.
The Baja step is sometimes called a tanning ledge, sun shelf, or lounge ledge. Talk to your Pool Designer at Presidential Pools about how to add one to your pool. Some benefits of adding a Baja step or shelf include:
A Perfect Place to Stay Cool
Sometimes, you want to lounge, but you want just enough water to cool you down without getting into the pool completely. With a Baja step, you can sit in just a bit of water and relax.
Add an umbrella sleeve to your step for some extra shade when needed. You’ll be able to put the umbrella directly over the area you want to lounge.
Keeps the Kids Safe
Small children may love to play in the pool, but they may not be able to swim for long periods. The Baja step can give them a safe place to relax or play. They can sit on the Baja instead of on the steps, where they will block the entry and exit.
The Baja step can also be a nice spot for children who are still anxious about being in the pool and want a place to play that feels safer.
A Safe Place for Pets
If you have a dog, there's a good chance they love to swim in the pool. The Baja step gives dogs of all sizes a safe place to relax or swim to when they get tired from swimming.
Things to Consider With a Baja Step
Adding a Baja step to your new pool is just one of many things you can do to enhance your enjoyment of it. You can choose from a variety of other features to create the pool you’ve always wanted, including waterfalls, jets, underwater lighting, a fire pit, rock features, and beautiful decks and patios. Talk to a custom swimming pool builder at Presidential Pools about the options for the pool you want to build.
Presidential Pools, Spas, & Patio is proud to have helped tens of thousands of Arizona residents transform their backyards. We create a place for exercise, relaxation, and, most importantly, fun for the whole family.
A custom pool design consultant will be happy to go over each step with you. All you have to do is contact us to set up a phone call or time to meet.