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Do you want a home pool but can’t swing the high price tag or upkeep costs of a full-sized pool? Maybe you want a pool but don’t think you have the space. Home plunge pool design might be your answer. Small in size these pools create a big splash when it comes to function, maintenance, lower cost, and less space. The following top 5 buying tips will help you get started on the journey to your perfect home plunge pool design.

Top 5 Considerations for Home Plunge Pool Design

What are home plunge pools?  Home plunge pools are generally smaller than full-sized swimming pools but you can still use them to relax, exercise, recover, and in some cases even swim.  Take a dip on a hot summer’s day. Relax, unwind with the healing attributes of water.

1. Plunge Pool Design

Home plunge pools come in all shapes and sizes. Find one that complements your individual lifestyle and home design.  Choose a color that matches your home aesthetic, design the pool’s interior to meet your exercise goals. Add benches, different depths, stairs and multiple jets. In other words, choose the right pool for your exact needs.

Let your imagination run wild. The sky’s the limit when it comes to where you can put a plunge pool. Because of their small size, look at places you wouldn’t be able to fit a regular sized pool.  This stunning home plunge pool design was installed inside a detached garage. It’s super functional (the owners exercise and relax in it) and amazingly beautiful.

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Some plunges can be delivered in sections for tight access areas like basements, a garage, or a hard to reach backyard area. This makes them ideal if you want a water feature but don’t think you have the space for a pool. This plunge, built with fiberglass, weighs significantly less than gunite or steel. The owners were able to install the pool into a deck on the eighth floor.

2. Cleaning and Chemicals

Their smaller size means a smaller body of water. This makes them easier to heat and maintain. It also means fewer chemicals, another cost savings. Plunge pools that have a bottom drain are the best, making it a snap to drain your pool for cleaning.  The water drains completely and you won’t have to bail out standing water.

3. Temperature retention

How the plunge pool is made will determine how well is retains proper temperature. Typical plunge pool construction materials are acrylic, stainless steel, and fiberglass. Fiberglass plunge pools with an insulated wood core are best at retaining temps, helping you save on heating or chilling costs. SwimEx pools (manufactured in the USA) have a balsa wood core for superior temperature retention.

home plunge pools4. Exercise And Well Being

Did you know that aquatic therapy workouts give you the same results as land training with more resistance and a lot less joint pain and muscle soreness?  Warm water pools are ideal for relaxation or exercise. Cold water pools (used in Chinese medicine and by Ancient Romans for their therapeutic effects) have been around for thousands of years. It is believed that plunging into a cold pool after being in a heated spa or shower helps stimulate blood circulation, along with reducing muscle inflammation and speeding up recovery time.

Even though plunge pools are a smaller body of water, you can still get a great workout. Be creative. Mix up your routine with running, aerobic exercises, resistance bands or water weights.

5. Cost

Plunge pools start at around $15,000 for a basic pool and go up from there. This is far less than a full-sized pool.  Depending on the materials used to manufacture your pool, you will be able to design the pool to meet your specific desires. The cost will go up, but some pools can be built up to 45′ long or as deep as 7′.  If you choose a vinyl liner plunge, plan for additional costs over the life of the pool. (You’ll need to replace the liner every 7-10 years.)

Home plunge pool design is a fun, easy way to add a wow water feature at home.  Ride the wave. Get a home plunge pool. Enjoy ultimate pool luxury today.  Download this guide to read more features to look for when buying a plunge pool.

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