Plunge Pools

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What is a plunge pool?

A plunge pool is a small, typically deep, pool designed for the purposes of wading or lounging. They are great for people who enjoy sitting on the steps of a pool and drinking a glass of tea in the summer, or for people who live in very hot climates and use their pools mostly to cool down. Because of their size, you cannot swim in a plunge pool, but you may be able to do other types of exercises, such as water aerobics.

Cold Plunge pools offer many benefits over a traditional swimming pool including increased cardiovascular function, weight loss, improved muscle strength, better respiratory function and sleep quality. They also provide relief from chronic pain conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. If you’re interested in learning more about these benefits and how they can help make you healthier overall then keep reading!

Types of Plunge Pool

There are many types of plunge pools. Some of the most common are a free-standing pool and an in ground plunge pool.

A free standing plunge is usually smaller than other types, but it’s also easier to install, maintain, and transport. An inground plunge typically requires more work because you need to build a deck around the area where it will be placed. A second type of inground option for installing your own outdoor spa is by using brick or stone as the walls surrounding it so that there’s no need to worry about creating panels on all sides of your spa like with precast concrete pools.

In-ground plunge pools

In-ground plunge pools are the most expensive type of pool because they require excavation to be built. While this is the priciest option, it also provides a lot of health benefits for those who want one.

Above ground plunge pools

Above ground plunge pools are cheaper than in-ground pools, come with less maintenance and are easier to install.

This type of plunge pool may cost slightly more than your average above ground but not by much and can range from $2000-$5000 depending on size and features like fountains or spas.

Portable plunge pools

A Portable plunge pool is an inflatable pool that can be stored and carried on a car for easy transport. It is usually made of PVC or other plastic materials which are durable, recyclable, lightweight and not harmful to the environment.

The benefit of these portable pools is that they take minutes to setup; simply lay out the groundsheet (provided), open up the air valve at one end and fill with water via hosepipe until firm enough.

Indoor plunge pools

Indoor plunge pools are an interesting way to get your daily exercise in. They offer the same benefits that outdoor plunge pools do, but are much more convenient!

Indoor Pool Benefits:

  • no need for a swimsuit, because you have privacy
  • plenty of room for you and your friends
  • ideal way to work out in the morning or evening, without having to fight traffic
  • you don’t have to worry about water temperature being too cold or hot (it’s always perfect!)

Outdoor plunge pool kits

Outdoor plunge pool kits are offered in different sizes and shapes. Outdoor plunge pool kits are available for residential or commercial pools, spas and water parks.

Outdoor plunge pool kits come with everything you need for installation right out of box including: Filter/pump system; stainless steel cover; safety line; filter protection cap; drain plug w/cable tie-down kit.

Resistance swimming plunge pool

A resistance swimming plunge pool is a small, deep swimming pool with jets to create a current to swim against creating a endless swiming experience.

Resistance swimming plunge pools are ideal for fitness training because they provide an excellent workout while being low impact on joints. Swimmers will also find that their technique improves dramatically as they figure out how to move through the currents without having a leg kick touch down onto the bottom of resistance-swimming plunge pool for any length of time. Resistance-swimming plunge pools can be used by swimmers from all levels but most often used by competitive athletes who want intense workouts. These cost less to install and operate than lap pools because they occupy less space.

A resistance swimming pool is a small, deep swimming pool with jets to create a current to swim against creating an endless swimming experience.  Resistance swimming plunge pools are ideal for fitness training because they provide an excellent workout while being low impact on joints. Swimmers will also find that their technique improves dramatically as they figure out how to move through the currents without having a leg kick touch down onto the bottom of the resistance-swimming pool for any length of time.

How much does it cost to put in a plunge pool?

Building a​ fixed plunge pool can cost between £1000 and £50,000. Labor ranges from £1,000 to £20000 while materials add another one to two tens of thousand onto the total budget. A ​plunge pool is perfect for homes with limited space or low budgets.

What is the point of a plunge pool?

A plunge pool is a small, shallow pool for lounging, wading and cooling off. It can be built for less money than other pools because it is smaller in size and doesn’t require much upkeep because of its shallower depth.

Are plunge pools worth it?

A plunge pool makes for an excellent spot to teach you kids how to swim. The small space and seating area make it possible for children to splash around, practice swimming short distances, and get more comfortable in the water as they’re supervised by adults.

How deep can a plunge pool be?

Plunge pools are available in a variety of depths – some deep enough for exercising, some shallow enough to sit on shelves.

Are plunge pools heated?

A  plunge pool can have heated, or unheated water. But it will always be supplied with water circulation and filtration systems to keep the water clean. Some people choose to install a few nozzles for jets as an option.

Are plunge pools cheaper?

Building a plunge pool is cheaper than installing a standard swimming pool in your home, as the area to be cleared and dug out is less. Additionally, there are fewer total materials needed for construction with plunge pools as fences, decks, tiles and other landscaping features aren’t necessary.

Does a plunge pool add value to your home?

It is generally agreed that swimming pools do not increase the value of a house. If they do, it would be unlikely for them to add more value than they cost you.

Can I use a hot tub as a plunge pool?

No. A hot tub needs to be heated, which is not the case with a plunge pool – they’re just refreshing! However, you could simply leave your hot tub unheated and it would certainly be cold. As long as you treat the water and circulate it you will be fine.

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How do you maintain a plunge pool?

To maintain a plunge pool, it is recommended to:

  • Keep the water clean and fresh by circulating it regularly
  • Stay on top of your chemical balance (less chlorine)
  • Empty out leaves or other debris that may be contaminating the water.
  • If you find any algae in the bottom, scrub them off using a net or skimmer or microfiber cloth.

Overview

  • Plunge pools are great for exercising and keeping cool in the summer
  • They help with inflammation, muscle soreness, pain, and stiffness
  • Plunge pools also offer a space to relax after working out
  • They can be a great place for children to play during the summer months 
  • Cold plunges can promote better sleep because

Conclusion

With a plunge pool at home, you will be able to reap all benefits without having to go through the hassle of finding time for exercise or going out in public places like gyms or swimming pools.

Plunge pools offer all the benefits of a pool with no need for expensive gym memberships! They are easy-to-maintain too!

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