What is a Plunge Pool?
Published August 2, 2022
Anyone who’s grown up in a house with a backyard pool is sure to have fond memories of it. In the past, swimming pools necessitated a lot of space and maintenance. However, this is no longer the case because of the advent of plunge pools, which are basically small pools.
In this article, you’ll learn everything there is to know about plunge pools. That way, you’ll be able to determine whether they are the right type of swimming pool to have in your backyard.
So What Exactly Is A Plunge Pool?
Plunge pools are basically swimming pools for small backyards. Unlike normal pools, they’re not deep, long, or wide. Therefore, they are only suitable for cooling off and lounging around. Be that as it may, that does not mean plunge pools can’t be as fun as their larger counterparts.
Average Plunge Pool Size
The size of plunge pools can vary wildly. With that said, your average plunge pool measures six to ten feet wide and ten to twenty feet long. In regards to depth, it should be five to seven feet.
Our clients frequently opt for plunge pools that measure ten by twenty feet. Makers or pre-cast pools most often start with models that measure seven by thirteen feet and are five feet deep.
How Are Plunge Pools Made?
Custom-made plunge pools are commonly made off-site and then installed in their permanent location. Because of that, it’s vital to have enough space to transport such swimming pools. After all, they will be craned into your yard and then fitted in a pre-dug hole in the ground.
Plunge pools that are pre-fabricated can be made of a variety of materials. Prime examples of which include concrete, fiberglass, and metals such as stainless steel and copper. Also, you should know that plunge swimming pools can be placed above, under, and semi-in-ground.
Plunge Pool Limitations
Due to their size, plunge pools can’t fit as many people as normal swimming pools. Aside from that, they cannot be used for exercises such as lap swimming. Furthermore, it’s often not possible for even kids to cannonball into a plunge pool because of its shallow depth.
Benefits Of Having A Plunge Pool
The smaller size of a plunge pool allows homeowners with smaller properties to enjoy the many perks that come with swimming pools. On top of that, plunge pools are much less expensive to maintain than their larger counterparts due to their small size. If anything, the only costs you’ll have to worry about are the initial costs of planning, construction, and installation of your pool.
Plunge Pool Cost
As you might’ve expected, plunge pools are cheaper to build than normal swimming pools. After all, they’re much smaller, and therefore, require fewer materials. With that said, a smaller plunge pool will run you about ten to twenty thousand dollars.
Needless to say, the overall cost of your plunge pools isn’t the only thing to worry about. You’ve also got to take the cost of the necessary permits and their requirements into consideration.
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Christian Cruz is an experienced blogger with a deep passion for the outdoors. He has a fascination with engineering that fuels his research for the Excel Pool & Patio Solutions blog.