Plunge Pools — Everything You Need to Know

Jan 28, 2020

Plunge pools have seen a recent surge in popularity throughout Australia. With space being an ever-challenging issue to fitting a swimming pool in your own backyard, plunge pools offer a great alternative to a traditional full-sized swimming pool. What exactly is a plunge pool though and how do they compare to standard pools? 

What is a Plunge Pool? 

To figure out if a plunge pool is the right choice for you and your family, you need to know what they are. Plunge pools come in a few different designs, but the unifying factor is that they are a small swimming pool designed to offer similar features to their full-sized counterparts but in a compact design. Plunge pools are generally 2 – 7 metres in length and 2 – 4 metres wide. Depth-wise they usually come in around 1 – 2 metres (shoulder height), but they can also be adapted for additional depth if required. 

What Can You Do With a Plunge Pool? 

The name plunge pool stems from the small, but often deep, water pools that naturally occur at the bottom of waterfalls. Plunge pools have a focus on relaxation in the water rather than active swimming or exercise; as such, they often come with in-built seating designed to allow you to easily relax and unwind. Additional features such as spa jets for relaxation massage action are also popular with customers. 

While the focus of a plunge pool is on relaxation and sitting in the water, they can also still be used as a traditional swimming pool for swimming and exercise. Space may be limited, but there is more than ample length available for a relaxing and gentle workout. Further additions and modifications can increase their usability for exercise, with in-water treadmills, exercise bikes, and swim jets designed to let you swim lengths while remaining in one spot through water resistance. They are also a popular option for those looking to exercise with water aerobics, with their small size and shallower depth being ideally suited to standing while working out. 

Benefits of Plunge Pools 

Plunge pools can be a wonderful addition to any Australian home, and as we covered in the sections above, are almost every bit as versatile as traditional swimming pools. They also have several other great benefits, too. 

The most obvious benefit to a plunge pool is that they enable people who do not have space for a traditional swimming pool to fit a pool in their yard. The smaller size also naturally means that plunge pools are cheaper to buy and install, and they are cheap to operate with heating, filtration, and cleaning. The savings may not seem like much at first, but over the years of ownership, they can add up to a substantial amount. 

Another great benefit to adding a plunge pool to your property is the increase in property value. A swimming pool is an attractive addition to a property from a buyer’s perspective, and even if it doesn’t directly influence their decision, it will certainly increase interest. 

Plunge Pools at Narellan Pools 

Narellan Pools have a wide range of plunge pools available to fit the needs and requirements of all our customers. Whether you want modern sophistication, timeless classic, or something in-between, Narellan Pools have you covered. All of our stunning Plunge Pools are designed and built in-house by our Narellan Pools team. Our pools are designed to stand the test of time. Made from high-quality fibreglass materials by our expert craftsmen and builders, they are an investment that you can benefit from for years to come.

Contact the team at Narellan Pools to learn more about our Plunge Pool options.

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