What is a Plunge Pool? Understanding Its Background & Benefits

When beginning a new pool project, concerns of cost, size, and efficiency always come to mind. If the idea of a large, space-consuming pool is not appealing to you, there is an alternative in plunge pools. Allow us to put your doubts at ease by explaining the benefits of building a plunge pool in your home and letting you know how So Cal Pool Plaster is the ideal pool contractor for the job.

What makes a plunge pool different?

Plunge pools have a lot of similarities with larger pools in the sense that they share similar equipment and installation methods. Unlike their more traditional counterparts, however, plunge pools are designed to be smaller and more compact. Using a variety of designs, pool tiles, and pool coping stones, plunge pools provide an alternative to traditional pools while giving your home a unique and contemporary look that is guaranteed to turn the heads of your guests. 

For your health

While you may not be able to swim laps around a plunge pool, these pools offer their own unique style of exercise that can be just as beneficial. Many people use plunge pools for aquatic rehabilitation; this type of therapy helps with muscle inflammation and tightness, and it allows you to stay mobile in a controlled environment. The addition of a resistance jet allows for more opportunities to get in a vigorous workout inside your plunge pool.

Less space in your home

The smaller sizes and shallower depths found in plunge pools allow for them to take up less space in your backyard or even inside your home. Because of their smaller sizes, plunge pools lead to more cost-effective maintenance, which is usually a popular concept for homeowners who are looking to get the most bang for their buck when looking into pool installation or pool remodeling. In spite of size constraints, plunge pools still have the capability to fit additional features such as fountains or waterfalls that will give your pool that unique, intimate touch that may not be found in larger models.


Because plunge pools are smaller, they are typically easier to maintain, which means that you can reap all the benefits without feeling overwhelmed with the costs to keep yours up and running. This is possible because the water in plunge pools needs fewer chemicals to stay clean, and the filters, pumps, and heaters don’t need to work as hard to keep the plunge pool running. Additionally, installation costs are generally lower when placing the plunge pool in your home.

One-stop installation

Plunge pools are generally prefabricated, meaning that they are ready to be installed as soon as they are delivered. This allows for lower installation costs and less time waiting for your pool to be operational. The installation is also made easy due to the fact that these pools require a special type of water with a combination of minerals and chlorine, resulting in a more convenient experience when keeping water levels. When your plunge pool does need an adjustment of the water level, it can be done in no time.

Once you’ve decided that a plunge pool is perfect for you, let So Cal Pool Plaster take care of the rest. Our expert pool contractors can help you from start to finish, making sure you are completely satisfied with your project every step of the way. Our pool remodeling and restoration services are of the highest quality and are unmatched by anything else the industry has to offer. We look out for our Southern California clients which is why all of our services are reliable, affordable, and come with a limited warranty. To learn more about our pool restoration and remodeling options, call us today at (714) 617-8182 or fill out our online form. One of our experienced staff will get back shortly to you and provide you with a free estimate for your next project.