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All About Plunge Pools: The Perfect Choice for Small Yards

Wondering how you can get the benefits of living waterside in a small backyard? Then you’re in the right place.

Plunge pools offer most of the advantages of a larger swimming pool while only taking up a fraction of the space.

They give you the health benefits of regularly spending time in the water and enough space for the rest of your backyard activities.

A plunge pool could be the perfect choice for your space.

What Is a Plunge Pool?

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A plunge pool is a compact swimming pool—it doesn’t take up much space. Typical dimensions include:

  • Depth of five-and-a-half feet
  • Length ranging from 13 feet to 21 feet
  • Width ranging from seven feet to nine feet

They’re ideal for those who prefer to cool off and lounge in water on hot summer days.

They also offer health benefits from being in or just near the water:

  • Lower stress
  • Better sleep
  • Improved immune function
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved mental health and wellbeing

Spending time in the water has also been shown to reduce inflammation, which helps relieve pain and improve mobility. It improves circulation and reduces blood pressure.

How to Swim with a Plunge Pool

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Don’t worry about a small pool keeping you from swimming. 

Plunge pools with jets transform the water into a swimming treadmill, giving you the cardio benefits of swimming without taking up much space.

A plunge pool provides something for everyone in your household. You can lounge and relax or get exercise in from swimming. 

Shelves and benches can also be added to the plunge pool for tanning or just sitting in the pool with a good book. 

The fact that they’re so easy to customize and quick to install is a big part of the attraction to getting a plunge pool.

The beauty of all these customizations is that they extend what you can do in a plunge pool to include:

  • Wading
  • Lounging
  • Tanning
  • Swimming
  • Soaking in a hot tub

Yes, you can have a hot tub added to your plunge pool! Let’s talk more about that.

Everything Is Better with a Hot Tub

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Life doesn’t get any better than relaxing in a hot tub and letting the hot water release all the tension from your muscles.

In addition to feeling good and helping you relax, there are several benefits to spending some quality time in a hot tub:

  • Reduced joint pain
  • Weight maintenance
  • Better complexion
  • Prevents headaches
  • Eases muscle tension

You can turn on the jets and go for a swim in your plunge pool, then follow it up with a soak in the hot tub.

What are the Limitations of a Plunge Pool?

While certain features can make your plunge pool feel like a full-sized swimming pool, it should be noted there are limitations to having a plunge pool:

  • No diving
  • No water slides
  • No water games like water polo or volleyball

Plunge pools are meant less for big pool parties and more for lounging with your family or a few close friends.

Above-Ground vs In-Ground Plunge Pool

As with larger swimming pools, one of the most common questions is whether to get an in-ground or above-ground plunge pool.

We can do whichever you prefer. Some benefits of above-ground pools to consider include:

  • Easier and faster to install
  • Easier to maintain
  • Affordability

Some benefits of in-ground pools include:

  • Easier to get in and out of
  • Last much longer than above-ground pools

The right choice for you will depend on your unique needs and hardscape design.

Incorporating a Plunge Pool into Your Hardscape Design

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A plunge pool makes for a great focus for your hardscape design, but it doesn’t have to be.

When you work with the right contractor, you can seamlessly incorporate your plunge pool into the existing design. 

We can help you with that at Woodfield Outdoors. 

Or, if you want to create an entirely new hardscape design for your backyard, we can help with that, too. 

We’ll help you incorporate a beautiful, brand-new plunge pool.

Why Woodfield Outdoors Plunge Pools?

When you’ve worked hard, you deserve a unique outdoor living experience.

At Woodfield Outdoors, we’re committed to helping you design and create an environment a space you love no matter the size. 

Whether that means a plunge pool with a hot tub addition or a full backyard makeover, we have custom solutions to create your backyard paradise.

Schedule a call today, and start imagining the possibilities. 

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