Plunge Pool – Definition, Cost and Advantages

Aug 15, 2022 | Blog

A plunge pool in a commercial setup may not be a concept you hop right on. However, after going through with this blog, your idea may take a dip! Let’s first thoroughly clarify what a plunge pool is, its benefits, and then we will discuss a little about its cost.

What Is A Plunge Pool?

Plunge is a small inground, mostly deep pool situated in the relaxing areas of the property, be it a house or a resort for public use. You must be wondering, why is there a need for this when regular ones are already there for use?

Well, a plunge pool is like a “mini dip pool,” considerably smaller in size, making it unsuitable for swimming or maneuvering around. Its primary purpose is to let people just sit in and relax to unwind for the day. It benefits both types of climates; if hot, people can come to cool down and vice versa. A plunge pool was designed with the leisure factor in mind.

What Dimensions Does a Plunge Pool Have?

The sizes of these can significantly vary. But, typically, its size sums up to be 8×8 ft. – 8×16 ft. They are available in every kind of shape, which is the main reason volume is a variable. They come in half-circles, round, or L-shape. Moreover, custom ones can have any shape you like.

Round pools are mainly 10 feet in diameter, half-circle pools with an 8-foot radius, or square ones with 8-foot sides. Usually, the shape chosen for plunge pools is rectangular, they are tiny, and the form allows max usable space usage.

Depth of Plunge Pools

No standardized depth is set for a plunge pool; however, most are about 4 to 8 feet deep. People who choose to exercise in a residential setup would want a deeper one. Otherwise, it is always quite shallow to allow people to sit peacefully.

Pros Related To Plunge Pools

There are many advantages of having this type of pool installed for leisure activities. It is multipurpose, increases aesthetics, and brings the people together.

  • The cost of a plunge pool is considerably less compared to regular pools.
  • Health benefits include increased circulation, reduced stress, a great source of cardio.
  • Easy to install in a small area with a limited budget to spare.
  • Low maintenance
  • Increases aesthetics of the house.

Factors Affecting Cost of Plunge Pools

The amount of construction it would take for a plunge pool depends on two major things, the size you are going for and the style you choose.

Other factors that influence the cost include your area – the country or town you reside in, along with your own personal preferences, material choices, and needs. On average, the whole system costs about half of a regular pool. Although, the price keeps increasing as you add fancy features and/or designs to enhance the looks.


The concept of having a mini dip pool (plunge pool) is common in Europe and now gaining popularity in the US as well. Why don’t you contact Advance Construction and Development to give your commercial project an edge? Dial (936) 521-2446 to connect with us.


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