While owning a plunge pool might feel like the epitome of luxury in a residential space, what’s involved with installing one – and why would you want to?
Many of us have arguably dreamt about installing a pool in our yard or garden. Whether the attraction is linked to recreation, boosting your property’s value or even just a means to cool off in the summertime, there’s no denying the appeal of a pool. However, not everyone has the space or budget to install a fully fledged aquatic leisure centre, which may help to explain the rise in popularity linked to plunge pools.
In a nutshell, a plunge pool is just that – a smaller, shallower pool that one literally ‘plunges’ into. Although there is no exact definition as to what constitutes a plunge pool, industry experts usually identify a plunge pool as a body of water in a space that’s larger than a spa, but smaller than a swimming pool. While a plunge pool won’t exactly permit the homeowner to boost their fitness through cutting laps, anyone who has ever taken a dip at the bottom of a waterfall or in oceanside pools knows the immediate feeling of relaxation that comes with them.
Everything You Need To Know About Plunge Pools
The popularity of these styles of pools is usually linked to their small yet convenient size. As they take up less space in your home’s outdoor areas when compared to traditional size pool options, they’re usually considered much easier to maintain. For those conscious about their water bill, their smaller size also means that less of the liquid gold is required, which is a smart choice for anyone thinking of the environment, sustainability and their monthly outgoings.
Plunge pools usually have a length of anything between two and six metres, with a width of two to three and a half metres. In comparison, the depths of plunge pools vary widely. While the average usually sits at around one to one and a half metres, many are much deeper than this as this aspect requires much less surface space.
As a means to really kick the relaxation vibe up a notch, plunge pools are commonly found in outdoor entertainment areas with generous seating and lounge space. Some plunge pools also come with the option of spa jets, so homeowners can even enjoy their dip with a side of hydrotherapy. This is excellent for relieving stress and reducing levels of anxiety, as well as being beneficial for the skin. For even more perks, these jets can also improve the wellbeing of people suffering from muscular injuries and painful medical conditions.
The price of a plunge pool usually boils down to what kind of materials you use, what kind of inclusions you would like, and the nature of its location. While smaller than a traditional pool, costs such as getting a permit, dig duration and the installation of the site is only slightly less when compared to larger options.
When it comes to the design of your pool, materials experts at Tile Wizards say that it usually boils down to personal choice.
“The most common pool tiles are generally either glazed vitrified, or glass mosaics for that extra sparkle. As a general rule, Queenslanders usually opt for lighter colours, New South Wales and South Australia tend to gravitate for the mid range darker blues, and Melbournians have a reputation for going for the darkest blue tile ranges. We suggest you go for a lighter blue gloss aqua mosaic tile, for a light and bright Queensland pool.”
If you’re debating adding a plunge pool to your home’s garden or backyard and are unsure where to start, it’s always worth speaking to the professionals to get an idea on what’s required so that you can start budgeting accordingly.
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