Fiberglass Pool Lovers who Enjoy a Good Sun Daze, this Sun Day is for You.

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Meet the Sandersons: Al and Phyllis Sanderson live in Petoskey, Michigan. They moved to Michigan from Chicago when Al retired in 2011. They’re both very active: they love to ride bikes and walk, and Phyllis is a former collegiate swimmer. They know that a good day of rest and enjoying the sun can make a big difference in staying healthy.


Their grandkids, nine-year-old Amanda, and Cody, who just turned six, are the lights of their lives. The kids come to visit every summer for three weeks, and the Sandersons are always looking for fun ways to spend quality time with them at their Michigan home.


thursday pools sun dayThe Sandersons decided to get a pool, and while exploring the many fiberglass pool designs that Thursday Pools has to offer, they landed on the freeform Thursday Pools Sun Day fiberglass pool design.


Amanda and Cody both love to swim, and Al and Phyllis have a big surprise in store for the kids: there’s going to be a brand new inground pool in the backyard when they arrive this summer!




Let’s look at the features that make the freeform Thursday Pools Sun Day a huge hit for the Sandersons.  

  • Large landing pad and side entry stairs. The landing pad creates a nice play area for toddlers with parents keeping a close eye on them. The side entry stairs make it easy on the knees to enter and exit the pool. A four-foot six-inch person will find that the water on the first step will come up just below the shoulders.
  • Wrap-around benches. Your friends and family will have plenty of room to cool down and daze the day away with the wrap-around benches. They’ll also provide a good resting place for the more active pool lovers in your life. 
  • Deep-end courtesy ledge. Need a place to take a break in the deep end while keeping your head above the waterline? The courtesy ledge will help you do just that. It also gives those learning to swim an additional area for some added help. A four-foot five-inch person will be able to keep their head well above the water in the deep end on the courtesy ledge.
  • Swim-out and sun-shelf. You’ll love the easy deep-end exit and perfect perch to soak up the sun while enjoying the cool water. A five-foot five-inch person sitting on the sun-shelf will find the water hits just above the waist. 
  • Wide open swim or play area. The kids have plenty of room to play while the adults hang out on the benches. Or maybe you’d like to get the whole family racing laps. Swimming is one of the best ways you can stay fit. 
  • Auto-cover ready. Automatic pool safety covers are a fabulous choice for inground fiberglass pool owners. They ensure that no one can enter the pool without your knowledge as well as help reduce the time spent and the costs of pool maintenance. 
  • Non-skid surface throughout. All Thursday Pools fiberglass pool designs feature our exclusive gel coat finish. It’s non-skid, so you can be assured that swimmers of all ages can safely get in and out of the pool. It’s also impervious to algae, which means easier maintenance and fewer chemicals. Plus, it’s easy on swimmers’ bare feet, pet’s paws, and swimsuits! 

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Available Sizes: 15’ x 30’ 5’3”, 16’ x 34.5’ 5’8”, and 16’ x 39’ 6’ 

Now, let’s look at some additional reasons why the Sanderson’s chose the Thursday Pools Sun Day: 

A realtor friend told them that an inground fiberglass pool would most likely increase the resale value of their house, so they feel that fiberglass is definitely their best bet. In addition to being a good investment, here are a few other factors that influenced their decision: 

  • Their yard isn’t huge, and they want to leave some room for grass and landscaping.
  • Aesthetics matter to Phyllis. She wants something pretty, and she’s much more into curves than straight lines.
  • Al wants a place where he can sit and read his book in the sun and still stay cool.
  • Phyllis wants to be able to do water calisthenics, so she doesn’t want it to be too deep.
  • It’s important to both of them that the pool has easy in-and-out stairs.
  • The kids want to swim, swim, swim all day long.

The Thursday Pools Sun Day fiberglass pool was the perfect answer to the family’s swimming pool needs.

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Phyllis exercises in the pool every morning. It’s perfect for keeping her knees and hips moving (while keeping her hair dry, which is essential!) She’s starting to notice that her joints ache less than they did before. Al loves the sun shelf so much that he named it “Grandpa’s Ledge.”

Amanda and Cody swim from sunup to sundown, until they turn into prunes. They never ask to go to the neighbor’s house anymore. Why would they, when there’s a backyard pool paradise right outside Grandma and Grandpa’s door? They look forward to their time in Petoskey even more than they did before, and they’re making memories with their grandparents that will last a lifetime.

After all is said and done, the Sandersons and their grandkids are in pool heaven!

The Sandersons found their perfect pool, and you can too. If you’re ready to start making a lifetime of memories in a new inground fiberglass pool, contact an independent dealer today or get an estimate. Your pool heaven awaits.

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*Based on the personalities, demographics, and fun-loving spirit of our Thursday Pools customers, we’ve created some fictional families and paired them with their perfect pool!


About Thursday Pools

Thursday Pools designs and manufactures fiberglass pool shells that are handcrafted with the highest standards and craftsmanship. Our one-piece, inground fiberglass swimming pool manufacturing facility is based out of Fortville, Indiana. At Thursday Pools, we aspire to be the world’s most respected fiberglass pool manufacturer. Our innovations, commitment to quality and beautiful designs set us apart. Thursday Pools is known for its innovations within the fiberglass pool industry, such as the beach entry (or zero entry) fiberglass pool (Patent US 10,472,839). Get inspired about a backyard swimming pool oasis of your own and get a free estimate on the fiberglass pool of your dreams today. Making that dream a reality is easier than you might think. Thursday Pools: your weekend starts early with us!