Deciding to add a swimming pool to your property is one of the best decisions you can make for your home. A swimming pool adds immeasurable value to your property, giving you and your family a place to relax, have fun, and entertain. The choice of different swimming pool types is large, though, and selecting the right kind for you and your home can be a challenge.
Plunge pools are one of the most popular options these days when it comes to selecting a pool shell design, but what exactly is a plunge pool? In this article, we’ll explore what a plunge pool is, why you need one, and what benefits it can offer you and your home.
What is a Plunge Pool?
A plunge pool is, in many ways, very similar to a traditional swimming pool. The key difference between a common pool design and a plunge pool design is in the size and depth. Plunge pools are typically smaller and deeper than traditional sized swimming pools, making them better suited to both smaller backyards, and those that want to use their pool primarily for relaxation, fun, and entertaining friends and family rather than swimming laps.
The concept of a plunge pool predates modern swimming pools. The idea comes from the small, deep rock pools found at the bottom of rivers and waterfalls in nature. Taking this inspiration from nature, pool designers created what we now know as the modern plunge pool. Following on from this original concept, many opt to forgo heating, making their plunge pool a cool backyard oasis much like the rock pools they take inspiration from.
The Benefits of Plunge Pools
Plunge pools have the obvious benefits of all other swimming pools in that they are a perfect and easy place to get some easy and gentle exercise, improving cardiovascular health, right in your own backyard. But what are the benefits of plunge pools to your health?
The cold water design many opt for when selecting their plunge pool has been shown in studies to be beneficial to skin, muscles, nerves, and the immune system. This not only makes plunge pools a great way to ease tired muscles, relax, and lower your stress levels after a long day but also gives them some unique benefits to those with various medical conditions.
Another benefit of plunge pools is that their deep design makes them great for aqua-aerobics type activities. These low-intensity exercises are particularly well suited for those with joint and muscle problems but are also a great way to get a gentle workout for people of all ages and capabilities. Water aerobics are even recommended in some injury rehabilitation programs.
Plunge Pools with Narellan Pools
Narellan Pools are the premier provider of fibreglass swimming pools in New Zealand. We have spent nearly fifty years crafting an extensive range of pool shells to fit the needs and wants of our clients. Out of all the various designs in the Narellan Pools range, one of the most popular by far is our selection of plunge pools.
The Narellan Pools plunge pools are designed with the superior care and attention our clients expect at our modern and sophisticated facility based in New Zealand. Installation is fast and easy, provided by one of our qualified, experienced pool builders.
There has never been a better time to explore the plunge pool options from Narellan Pools. Get in touch with our team now to find out how you can take the first steps.