If you want to create the home of your dreams, a must-have feature to have in your backyard is a pool!
In warm climates such as Queensland, Australia, there is nothing as refreshing as taking a dip right in your backyard to beat the heat.
Of course, not every backyard has room to fit an Olympic-size swimming pool. Luckily, there are a few small-pool options that are still luxurious to have right in your home.
A plunge pool is an option that can be made from several different materials to suit your needs and can be either above ground or below ground depending on your preference and budget.
Read on to learn more about why the popularity of plunge pools is soaring in Queensland!
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What is a Plunge Pool?
Plunge pools are a smaller version of a typical pool, often referred to as a dipping pool.
One of the reasons plunge pools are such a popular backyard pool option is that it allows you to have a pool without compromising a ton of space in your backyard. When a backyard has a fence-to-fence pool, you lose out on creating a relaxing environment in your home space.
A plunge pool is a compact pool option that is still equally as luxurious and refreshing as a standard pool. To help you visualize, a plunge pool is usually around the same size as a spa or a hot tub. These pools can be installed as either in-ground or above ground options and are an average of 1.2 meters in depth.
Having a compact pool like a plunge pool allows you to place the pool in a space where a large pool wouldn’t fit. You could tuck this pool in right alongside your fence, next to your patio, or anywhere there is space.
That way you can have the benefits of a pool right at your fingertips, without sacrificing too much of your yard space.
The Uses of a Plunge Pool
When considering installing a plunge pool in your backyard space, it is important to consider the two primary uses of a plunge pool.
The first is for relaxation. A compact pool being around the same size as a hot tub allows you to cool off and float in bliss. In a plunge pool, you are able to wind down and relax with friends or family, or solo if you prefer.
The other reason you may want a plunge pool is for low-impact exercise! Exercises like gripping the size of the pool and kicking your legs, jumping up and down, running in place, and other pool aerobic exercises are all incredible for your body.
As you know, exercising has countless benefits. It gives you a boost of endorphins which will improve your overall mood and happiness, it helps prevent unwanted diseases, and it is a great way to maintain a healthy weight. Exercising in a plunge pool offers all of these benefits by providing a gentle resistance and not putting unneeded strain on your joints.
What Plunge Pool is Right For You?
After you have decided to install a plunge pool in your backyard, it is time to decide what option is right for you!
Depending on your needs, there are a variety of different plunge pool materials to choose from.
The first decision you should make is whether you want your plunge pool to be above ground, or in-ground.
The Advantages of Above Ground and In-Ground Plunge Pools
When considering an above ground plunge pool, here are a few things to keep in mind.
You can install a ready-made above ground plunge pool that is ready to be placed into your backyard. This is typically a cheaper option than installing an in-ground pool.
However, there are also above-ground plunge pool options that are more luxurious. These higher-end pools utilize superior technology so that they can be installed onto a multitude of terrains. Little Pools uses Maxi Rib technology to create premium above-ground pool options.
This option is higher in price than other above-ground options and some in-ground plunge pool options. The Maxi Rib technology enables the necessary support for an above ground pool that will stand the test of time.
Here are a few reasons you may want to consider an above ground plunge pool:
- Since there is no digging required, installing an above ground pool is a speedy process.
- Having an above ground plunge pool is easy to maintain over time.
That being said, an in-ground plunge pool has several advantages as well! Here are just a few reasons to consider an in-ground pool:
- An in-ground pool has the potential to increase your property value, especially in warm-weather climates such as Queensland, Australia.
- When it comes to aesthetics, you can’t beat an in-ground pool. A small in-ground pool will fit in seamlessly with your landscaping for a perfect backyard space.
- In-ground pools are permanent and will stand the test of time. If you are in your forever home, an in-ground pool is the way to go.
Choosing Your Plunge Pool Material
Beyond choosing an in-ground or above-ground plunge pool, you will also want to carefully consider what material you want your plunge pool to be made of.
This will determine the permanence of your plunge pool, how easy it is to install, as well as the total cost of your compact pool.
Here are a few options:
Rubber/Plastic: Some plunge pools that are available are made from either plastic or rubber. These types of plunge pools are inexpensive and often semi-permanent. Plunge pools made from plastic or rubber are often inflatable for your family’s convenience, and they are also leak proof. However, if you are looking for a durable and long-term swimming solution for your family, a plunge pool made from rubber or plastic may not be the best option.
Concrete: Naturally, plunge-pools cast from concrete are an extremely long-lasting and durable option for you and your family! Concrete plunge pools can be installed in-ground, partially in-ground, or above ground. Keep in mind that while concrete is a sturdy and customizable option, it is the most expensive option when it comes to installing your pool.
Fibreglass: There are several reasons installing a plunge pool made from fibreglass is such a popular option- they can serve as a material for in-ground, partially in-ground, and above ground pools. In addition, Fibreglass plunge pools are strong, durable, and are less likely to be damaged than other pool materials. Finally, installing a fibreglass plunge pool is a quick process. There will be little downtime in your backyard so that you are able to enjoy your plunge pool within days!
Of all of the potential plunge pool materials you can choose from, fibreglass is an option that is extremely durable, making it a popular option!
Choosing a Compass Plunge Pool
There is a reason so many families in Australia are choosing Compass plunge pools:
Self-Cleaning Technology: One of the main complaints that people have about installing a pool in your backyard is the amount of maintenance and cleaning that is required. With Compass pools, you can avoid the headache! They have a special self-cleaning technology so that you can spend time enjoying your plunge pool, rather than just maintaining it.
Bi-Luminite Pool Colours: While fibreglass pools from other companies can come in various colours, Compass plunge pools have inserted large reflective chips into the resin so that their pools are brilliantly luminous. This way, your plunge pool can be visually relaxing and elevate your backyard. Check out your plunge pool colour options now!
Ceramic Core: Another huge benefit of choosing a Compass plunge pool is that they are built to be super tough. They have a specially patented ceramic core in their fibreglass pools to help with seasonal ground movement and the impact of long-term immersion in pool water. This ceramic core will not absorb water in any form, making it a durable option for years to come.
Patented Maxi-Rib System: If you have hesitated to install a pool in your background due to your yards difficult landscape, then a Compass pool may be the answer for you. Compass pools come with a patented maxi-rib system which makes it possible to install pools even on difficult or sloping landscapes. This powerful technology will provide the support necessary for your pool shell so that installation is easy and secure.
The Popularity of Plunge Pools
It is clear why the popularity of plunge pools is sky high!
They are a perfect option for people that may have limited backyard space, but still want to enjoy the benefits of having a pool onsite. Some of these benefits include having a low-impact place to exercise, a spot to entertain guests or a place to relax and beat the heat in the hot summer months.
Whether you want an in-ground or above ground plunge pool there are plenty of affordable and durable fibreglass options for you. Choosing a pool that is of high-quality will save you time, effort, and money down the road when it comes to maintenance and cleaning costs.
Are you interested in having a plunge pool installed in your backyard? Be sure to request a free quote for your Compass fibreglass plunge pool from us. Also, check out our other articles for more great advice!