Baja ledge opinions

Kcav

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2017
45
Sacramento, CA
Hi there,
We are getting ready to sign a contract for installation of a new IG SWG pool. We have a pretty small yard, challenging access, trying to save some trees for privacy, etc. The dimensions of our rectangular pool will be 30 feet long by 13 wide at widest point and 11 at narrowest. We would like a baja ledge, as it stands now it is 8' by 4'. I am pretty 'stuck' on this location as it has the most privacy, we are surrounded by two stories. I see myself and grandmas hanging out at this location in adirondack type chairs, maybe my husband, but he's not convinced ;). I have two kids 10 and 12 and see my daughter hanging out in the shallow end (somersaulting ;) ) a lot and don't want to take up too much space and regret this ledge. This is our first pool and process seems pretty overwhelming. Any feedback on the ledge and if you like yours or would forgo it or any other opinions would be greatly appreciated! Will try to post an image of the design.
 

Esloser

Well-known member
Jun 23, 2016
520
Millville, NJ
I love ours! It's the one thing (besides the attached spa) that I am glad we did get. We also had them put in an umbrella sleeve and it really feels like a resort. Ours is about 8'x9' I think and about 9-12" deep. The only thing I regret is not getting a light on it. Right now, it gets dark at night while the rest of the pool lights up.
 

Kcav

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2017
45
Sacramento, CA
Thank you for the feedback and that is a great point about the light that I didn't think about. You have a beautiful pool, how I wish we had a big yard and pool like yours! How did you get your pictures to post that size?
 

luckyc1423

Well-known member
Apr 8, 2017
78
houston texas
another option for lighting in the baja shelf is to have bubblers in the baja shelf that light up. I believe you can have the lights on whether the bubbles are on or not.....this is what I am doing with my build...
 

Esloser

Well-known member
Jun 23, 2016
520
Millville, NJ
I uploaded from my phone on the tapatalk app - it asks for good, medium, or best and I usually go with the medium. It seems easier to upload phones through the app vs trying to do it on the computer. I always end up running into size limitations.
 

Kcav

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2017
45
Sacramento, CA
Yes! love the bubbler idea for the shelf! We had that in the original design and I had to take it off the options, they were crazy expensive. I was bummed to let them go! I will be envious but happy to see your bubblers, :p
 

Kcav

Well-known member
Apr 15, 2017
45
Sacramento, CA
Esloser, Thank you for posting this picture! It is perfect because I am also looking like crazy for pictures of raised wall with tile and this looks great. We go tomorrow to start looking at options and I have no clear vision in my head. The designer drew it up with a natural stacked stone, but also want to look at tile options. Is this NPT the Gemstone Emerald by chance?
 

slpybeartx

Active member
Mar 7, 2017
43
North Texas
We built a 4' by 7' tanning ledge. It is 12" deep. Two bubblers and one umbrella socket in the middle. It is used as a big long bench. If I had read more of TFP before our build, I would have added small corner steps to break up the step down into the pool into smaller steps. (Same for our main entry steps). Not a problem for me, but young kids and grandparents might like that.