A Sun Shelf or tanning ledge is a flat ledge typically located at the entrance of the pool. This tanning ledge is the perfect location for a lounge chair or for the sun-worshiper who wants to avoid getting overheated from the sun or fully submerged while enjoying the pool. These shelves often have bubblers to make wading more enjoyable. Another common feature is a built-in umbrella sleeve, allowing you to insert a pool umbrella whenever you want shade. Finally, the shelf is a prime location to include any special tiling or lighting to make your pool even more distinctive.