If you’ve always wanted a pool but don’t have much space, a plunge pool is the perfect solution. Plunge pools are available in above ground and inground models and here’s what you need to know about each.
All About Above Ground Plunge Pools
Above ground plunge pools are an excellent option if you don’t want to go to the time and expense of installing a fully inground pool. Above ground plunge pools are made from technologically advanced resin that has been moulded to shape and prefinished. Above ground plunge pools are safer and stronger than ever as the walls are specifically braced for extra strength. New technologies have also allowed for attractive braceless models as wells. You will find above ground plunge pools that are available in all one depth or that have a deep end for you. Of course, they are available in a range of shapes including round, oval, square, rectangular and other geometric shapes. You can even choose to have spa jets installed at one end.
Above ground plunge pools can have a coping installed around the top or you can build your deck around them. A deck is ideal if you want an entertaining area as well or if you just want to hide the sides of the pool. Of course, you will still need to use approved pool fencing around your above ground plunge pools, due to pool fencing legislations. In some cases, you may actually be able to take your plunge pool with you when you move – impossible with an inground version!
All About Inground Plunge Pools
An inground plunge pool is one that has been wholly set into the ground. They can be made from fibreglass, acrylic or concrete but concrete is by far the most popular choice these days. Inground plunge pools can fit into even the narrowest and smallest of areas (even down the side of your house, with just a foot of clearance on each side!), and still provide you with usable swimming space. Inground plunge pools are available in a range of designs, including square, rectangular, round, oval, and other geometric shapes. You can even have one completely custom made if you wish (if you are using concrete). Of course, you have the option of equipping your plunge pool with spa jets if you wish.
Of course, your plunge pool will need to be fenced like any other pool but you can choose from any type of fencing, as there are no limitations as to what you can use. You can also choose whether to integrate the plunge pool with an entertaining area or if it will be separate.
Check out which one suits you best at a pool supplier