3 of the Hottest Trends in Fiberglass Pools in 2020


Fiberglass pools are trending like never before. Pool owners love them because they’re beautiful, come with loads of awesome built-in features at an affordable pool cost, and increase the value of their homes. Pool builders recommend fiberglass inground pools for their versatility, durability and low pool maintenance. As innovation after innovation in fiberglass pool designs is unveiled, and staycations become more popular for families across the country, pool buyers are clamoring for the trendiest features. Let’s look at three of the hottest for 2020.

Fiberglass Pool Hot Trend Number One: Tanning Ledges

Although fiberglass pools with built-in tanning ledges have been around for a while, they just keep getting better. Originally called sun shelves, they used to be smaller than they are today. But as fiberglass pool owners asked for more spacious tanning ledge areas, fiberglass pool manufacturers enhanced this feature. 

What is a tanning ledge? 

A tanning ledge is a shallow lounging area at one end of the pool, typically about 12” deep. A well-designed tanning ledge can accommodate two ledge loungers with room for other swimmers to enter and exit the pool. They can even be customized with water features such as jets and bubblers to add to the ambiance.

Here are the top reasons why tanning ledges are a highly sought-after fiberglass pool feature: 

  • They’re great for sun-worshippers. Tanning ledges provide a perfect perch for you to relax and unwind while you soak up the sun and indulge in “me time.”
  • They’re great for kids. Tanning ledges make an excellent landing pad for kids to splash and play as they grow accustomed to the water and learn the rules of pool safety.
  • They’re great for pets. Let’s not forget our furry friends who also like to cool off on a hot day! Pets, particularly puppies and older dogs, need a shallow spot to get in and out of the pool.

Where can I get a fiberglass pool with a tanning ledge? 

Tanning ledge styles, sizes and depths vary by fiberglass pool manufacturer. Size and depth matter. If you’re shopping for a fiberglass pool with a tanning ledge, look for one with ample room. Thursday Pools offers some of the largest tanning ledges with the best pool designs in the industry. One of our most popular tanning ledge designs is the Aspen. With a spacious tanning ledge, attractive curved lines and full-width, walk-in steps, this design is one-of-a-kind.

Fiberglass Pool Hot Trend Number Two: Beach Entry Fiberglass Pools 

Beach entry fiberglass pools take everything pool owners love about tanning ledges and double down with even more space and versatility! Previously only available in custom gunite (concrete) pools, this resort-style feature kicks up the cool factor big time.

What is a beach entry fiberglass pool? 

Beach entry (also known as zero entry) fiberglass pools have a gentle sloping entry that leads straight into the water, without a step down. They offer pool-goers a way to gradually wade into the water, just like you can at the beach. 

Here are the top reasons why pool owners love beach entry fiberglass pools

  • They’re great for kids, pets and sun worshippers. Like tanning ledges, beach entry pools create an oasis for anyone who needs a shallow spot to lounge or ease into the pool.
  • They’re unique. Beach entry fiberglass pools just became available to order in 2019, so early adopters will be the first in their neighborhoods to have one. You can choose which beach style you want to recreate in your backyard. 
  • They make for the perfect staycation. With the shore just outside your door, there’s no need to pack up and fly off to a beach vacation! Everything you need for a fun family staycation is just steps away. 
  • They’re great for entertaining. With a beach entry pool, the options are limitless for creating amazing beach-themed parties your friends will talk about for years.

Where can I get a true beach entry fiberglass pool?

There’s only one place. Thursday Pools is the creator of the world’s first and only true beach entry fiberglass pool. There are two designs available: Sandal, a fun and flirty freeform, and Grace, a stately rectangular-shaped pool. Both create the lush feel of a day at the beach without the hassle of getting there.

Fiberglass Pool Hot Trend Number Three: Sunken Living Area Fiberglass Pools 

Have you ever seen the TV show “The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” or “MTV Cribs”? Sunken Living Area pools offer that same kind of over-the-top luxury.

What is a sunken living area fiberglass pool? 

A sunken living area is a dry area within a swimming pool that allows pool-goers to sit inside the pool, surrounded by water, while staying dry. Sunken living areas have been a highly sought-after feature in high-end, custom gunite pools in luxury resorts and ultra high-end homes for a while. Now, that trend is available in fiberglass pools.

Here are the top reasons why pool owners love sunken living area fiberglass pools: 

  • You can create an amazing in-pool experience. Your sunken living area fiberglass pool can be outfitted with a swim-up bar, a sitting area or dining area, so any outdoor experience you might have enjoyed NEXT to your pool can now be enjoyed INSIDE your pool.
  • You can top if off. You can choose to top your sunken living room with an optional putting green to putter away the afternoon poolside, or a tanning platform to create a Zen-like spot for yoga, meditation, or soaking up some rays. 
  • You can get the best of both worlds. If you’d rather have an ultimate pool-in-pool experience, you can opt to put a spa in the sunken living area space instead.
  • You can make it uniquely you. Your sunken living area can be customized with finishes that match the style and mood you want to create for your backyard oasis. You can even add a fridge and custom LED lighting!

Where can I get a sunken living area fiberglass pool? 

Again, there’s only one place. Thursday Pools is the creator of the world’s first and only sunken living area fiberglass pools. Be one of the first people in the world to have one. Get a free estimate now! 

Ready to be #trendy? 

If you’re ready to take the plunge with a new fiberglass inground pool, choose a pool design from the leader in fiberglass pool design innovation—Thursday Pools. With a wide array of pool shapes, sizes and features, there’s a Thursday Pools fiberglass pool that’s perfect for YOUR family. 


About Thursday Pools

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