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Are you looking for a home pool but don’t want to pay the high price of a full-sized swimming pool? Look no further than home plunge pools. These small pools are all the rage right now and for good reason. Home plunge pool design is a fun, easy way to add a water feature at home for ultimate luxury at a smaller price tag.

What is a home plunge pool?  Typically these pools are much smaller than full-sized swimming pools. This makes them ideal for any home design. You don’t have to sacrifice space to install one at home.

Plunge pools are great for relaxation, exercise, or recovery.  Take a dip on a hot summer’s day. Relax in the water after work in the comfort of your own home. Depending on the length or depth of your pool, use it for swimming, water running, and exercise. Aquatic therapy workouts give you the same results as land training with more resistance and a lot less joint pain and muscle soreness.

Check out how fantastic this home plunge pool looks. The homeowners installed it inside their detached garage. It’s super functional (they exercise and relax in it) and amazingly beautiful.

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Top 5 Considerations for Home Plunge Pool Design

1. Temperature retention

Make sure to you know how your plunge pool is made. The typical construction materials are acrylic, stainless steel, and fiberglass. If you choose a fiberglass plunge pool, look for one that is insulated. This will help retain temperatures to save on heating or chilling costs. SwimEx pools (manufactured in the USA) have a balsa wood core for superior temperature retention.

2. Cleaning and Chemicals

A great benefit of home plunge pools is their smaller size compared to a full-sized pool. A smaller body of water means the pool is easier to heat and maintain. It also means fewer chemicals. This results in greater savings all around.  Some plunge pools are easier to clean than others. Fiberglass pools with a smooth finish are easy to wipe down. Pools with a bottom drain help when you want to drain and clean your pool.  The water drains completely and you won’t have to bail out standing water.

3. Plunge Pool Design

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

4. 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 and you still get the wow factor and function of a home water feature.  Depending on the materials used to manufacture your pool, you can design it to meet your specific desires. The cost will go up, but you can get a pool up to 45′ long or as deep as 7′.  If you go with a vinyl liner pool, plan for more costs over the life of the pool. You’ll need to replace the liner every 7-10 years.

5. Exercise And Well Being

Choose either a warm or cold home plunge pool.  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 it is a smaller body of water, you can get a great workout in a plunge pool. Be as creative as you want. Mix it up with running, aerobic exercises, resistance bands or water weights.

If you are looking to buy a pool, ride the wave and get a home plunge pool. They are beautiful, more functional and will cost you less than a full sized pool.

Download this guide to read more features to look for when buying a plunge pool.

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