Why You Should Consider a Plunge Pool

Plunge pools are quickly becoming a popular option for many New Zealanders considering getting a swimming pool added to their property. With space being a growing concern in the pursuit of greater square footage and larger properties, plunge pools offer a great way to gain all the benefits of owning a swimming pool in a smaller space, without sacrificing on quality or functionality. 

What is a Plunge Pool? 

plunge pool is much the same as a full-sized traditional swimming pool, only in more compact size better suited to small spaces. Generally, plunge pools measure in at 2 – 7 metres long by 2 – 4 metres wide. They come in a variety of depths suited to the customers’ intended usage from a metre or two to several metres deep. 

Another defining trait of the plunge pool is the regular inclusion of a seating area around the outside. This makes them ideally suited for relaxation, social gatherings, and gentle exercise rather than strenuous activity. Plunge pools are often used as a place to cool off and relax in the hot summer evenings or a warm place for a gathering in the winter with the addition of a heating unit. 

Using Your Plunge Pool 

Plunge pools can be used in many of the same ways as traditionally sized swimming pools. While their smaller size makes them less suited to serious exercise and swimming, they are still more than capable of being utilised in a variety of ways. 


The addition of swim jets can make swimming in your plunge pool not only easy but enjoyable. Swim jets create strong water flow, allowing the user to swim in place which makes them ideal for use in the smaller sized plunge pool. 


Plunge pools generally come with in-built seating around the edges for sitting and relaxing. This makes them a great option for those that wish to use their swimming pool primarily as a relaxation and social entertaining space. Their smaller size also frees up more backyard space to support other entertainment additions such as an outdoor bar or cooking area. 

Is a Plunge Pool Right for You? 

Plunge pools are often seen as suited primarily to those with very limited backyard space due to their smaller size, but they offer all the same great benefits to those with much more space too. Plunge pools can be a perfect addition to a backyard garden space, while still allowing you plenty of room to develop the rest of the area for other uses, making them a perfect addition to a multi-functional space. 

People also often perceive plunge pools are something for those in their later years, with the small size being better suited to relaxation. But plunge pools have amazing usability for all age groups and are especially great for children as the small size makes it easy to allow them to play freely while keeping things under control. 

Finally, plunge pools are a perfect option for those wishing to reduce their associated pool costs or environmental impact as their smaller size means fewer resources (water, chemicals, electricity) are required to heat, light, and keep them clean. 

Take the Plunge with Narellan Pools 

Narellan Pools have decades of experience in crafting beautiful designs of fibreglass swimming pools for our clients. Our reputation has been built on quality and client service, and we want every New Zealander to be able to realise the pleasure of owning a swimming pool. In addition to our full-sized pool range, Narellan Pools is also proud to offer a range of plunge pool designs ideally suited to those who are looking for a high-quality swimming pool product in a smaller form. 

Want to learn more about fibreglass Plunge Pools? Speak to the team at Narellan Pools to learn more about the benefits of a plunge pool for your space.

We offer a lifetime structural warranty on our inground pools!