A fiberglass plunge pool is a small, shallow pool built specifically for wading, lounging, or low-impact aquatic exercise. Some homeowners prefer them because of their lower costs to build, smaller sizes, easier maintenance, and reduced water requirements.
The size of plunge pools can vary, however a typical size is around 8′ x 8′ to 10′ x 16, but can run up to as long as 25′ in length. Also, there is no real standard determining how deep a plunge pool should be, but most average between 4′ – 5′ deep.
As mentioned, a fiberglass plunge pool can also provide a great option for aquatic exercise (information by Mayo Clinic). These smaller pools are good for low-impact water-based exercise like stretching, resistance workouts for arms, legs, and abdominal muscles, and for some cold therapy after a strenuous workout.
Benefits of Plunge Pools
There are a number of benefits to plunge pools:
- Plunge pools cost significantly less to install than standard pools
- Therapeutic relaxation and sensory stimulation
- Easy to care for
- People with smaller lots may be able to fit a plunge pool but not a standard-sized one
- Electrical use for filters and heaters is lower
A plunge pool might be just the thing for a smaller budget or limited space.