Different Types of Pools
Swimming pools can be ‘above ground’ or ‘in ground’, and constructed from several different materials.
If you've always dreamed of owning a swimming pool, you might assume that it has to be the dominant feature of your backyard. However, that's not necessarily the case. A small plunge pool can offer both entertainment and relaxation without requiring too much space.
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Plunge pools are small pools primarily designed for relaxation rather than serious swimming. The size of a plunge pool typically ranges between 2 to 7 metres in length, with a width of 2 to 4 metres. Depth-wise, they generally range from 1 to 2 metres (about shoulder height), but they can be customised for additional depth if needed.
Plunge pools often feature generous seating areas to enhance the relaxing experience, such as wide bench seating, so you can comfortably enjoy the de-stressing effects of the water.
Plunge pools are eco-friendly and sustainable as they conserve water, require fewer chemicals for maintenance, and consume less energy and time to heat.
A plunge pool can add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your outdoor space, enhancing your property's desirability.
These smaller pools are ideal for families with young children, making supervision easier. Of course, safety fencing remains essential.
Plunge pools with features like swim jets, heaters, and seats can transform a regular pool into a therapeutic spa, relaxing and relieving those with aches and pains.
The cost of building your plunge pool varies depending on several factors, including the type of pool(fibreglass or concrete), installation method, your backyard's shape and size, and the features you want to include.
While many assume that plunge pools are significantly cheaper to build due to their smaller size, this is not always the case. The construction process is similar to a full-sized swimming pool. Moreover, plunge pools are often installed in smaller and more challenging spaces, which can add to the cost due to the extra planning and effort involved.
Prices for the smallest inground plunge pools typically start at around $25,000. Although the installation cost may not be significantly lower than larger pools, plunge pools are more cost-efficient to run and maintain due to the smaller water volume that needs to be circulated.
Plunge pools are designed for relaxation and enjoyment rather than serious swimming. They offer a range of benefits, including lower maintenance costs and environmental friendliness. Plunge pools can add a touch of luxury to your property and are ideal for young families. The cost of building a plunge pool varies, but even smaller sizes can provide cost-efficiency in the long run. If you're considering a plunge pool, use our dealer locator to find a qualified builder who can bring your dream to life.