Plunge Pools: Everything You Need to Know

Plunge Pools: Everything You Need to Know

The popularity of plunge pools has soared as more individuals are adding it to their homes and wellness routines. These compact pools provide a range of benefits for physical and mental well-being. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about plunge pools, the advantages they offer, and the best options available.

What is a Plunge Pool?

A plunge pool is a small, deep pool that allows individuals to immerse their bodies in cold water for various therapeutic purposes. Unlike traditional swimming pools, which are primarily intended for leisure or exercise, plunge pools focus on the invigorating effects of cold water immersion. The temperature of a plunge pool typically ranges from 5-10 degrees Celsius (41-50 degrees Fahrenheit).

Benefits of a Plunge Pool

Plunge pools offer a many health benefits that can positively impact both physical and mental well-being. One of the key advantages is improved blood circulation.

Immersion in cold water causes blood vessels to constrict, promoting efficient blood flow and reducing inflammation and swelling. This is particularly beneficial for athletes, aiding in muscle recovery and relieving soreness.

Furthermore, plunge pools can help enhance mental well-being. The exposure to cold water triggers the release of endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers. Cold water immersion has been associated with improved sleep quality, reduced stress levels, and increased energy levels.

Types of Plunge Pools

Plunge pools come in various types, each with its own characteristics and design options. Here are some common types of plunge pools:

In-Ground Plunge Pools

These are designed to be installed directly into the ground, creating a seamless integration with your outdoor space. They offer a permanent and visually appealing solution that blends harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.

In-ground plunge pools can be customized in terms of size, shape, and finishes to match your aesthetic preferences and complement the overall design of your outdoor area.

Above-Ground Plunge Pools

Above-ground plunge pools are a popular choice for those who want the flexibility of a portable or temporary pool. These pools are freestanding structures that sit above the ground, making them easy to install and relocate if needed.

Above-ground plunge pools often come in pre-fabricated kits that include the necessary components for quick and straightforward assembly. They are available in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different space requirements.

DIY Plunge Pools

If you enjoy hands-on projects and have the necessary skills, you may consider building your own DIY plunge pool. This option allows you to customize every aspect of the pool, from its size and shape to the materials used.

DIY plunge pools are a cost-effective alternative for those who are willing to put in the effort and time to create their own unique plunge pool. However, it's important to note that building a DIY plunge pool requires careful planning, construction knowledge, and following safety regulations.

Manufactured Plunge Pools

Manufactured plunge pools are professionally designed and produced pools that offer convenience and reliability. These pools are built by reputable manufacturers using high-quality materials and advanced construction techniques.

Manufactured plunge pools provide a hassle-free option as they are typically delivered as complete units and require minimal installation. They offer peace of mind with warranties and a level of craftsmanship that ensures long-lasting durability.

Portable Plunge Pools

Portable plunge pools offer mobility, allowing you to enjoy cold water therapy wherever you desire. These pools are designed to be easily assembled, disassembled, and transported, making them ideal for those who frequently move or want to take their plunge pool on trips. 

Portable plunge pools come in various sizes and configurations, providing a convenient solution for experiencing the benefits of cold water immersion therapy without the need for permanent installation.

ELU Cold Tubs


$6999.00 CAD

LIV : KOLD Arctic Soak Cold Tub

The LIV : KŌLD - Arctic Soak is made with western red cedar and has a stainless steel interior designed to withstand frequent use and provide long-lasting durability. Our tubs are designed to provide the ultimate cold water immersion experience, with water temperatures kept between 0-40 Degrees Celsius. 

Our 1HP chiller is the best in the industry. Our pump gets the tub cooler, faster and better circulates the water resulting in a cleaner tub. Plus, our tubs are easy to use, with intuitive controls and a sleek, modern design that looks great in any space.

  • Luxury ice bath with stainless steel insert
  • Insulated cover
  • Standard 110v
  • 1HP chiller system with cooling and heating
  • Circulation and filter system
  • Ozone system for killing bacteria
  • All hoses and connections
  • Exterior Dimensions - 51in x 36in x 28in (LWH)
  • Interior Dimensions - 47in x 32in x 24in (LWH)
  • Weight - 170kg 


$7499.00 CAD

LIV : KOLD Alpine Plunge Pool

The LIV : KŌLD - Alpine Plunge is a true work of art. Its clean lines, sleek design, and self contained chiller system makes this cold plunge a real eye catcher. The Alpine Plunge is an above-ground cold tub, perfect for enjoying the health benefits of cold immersion therapy right in your backyard.

Our tubs are made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand frequent use and provide long-lasting durability. Our tubs are designed to provide the ultimate cold water immersion experience, with water temperatures consistently kept between 0-40 Degrees Celsius. 


  • Luxury ice bath with stainless steel insert
  • Insulated cover
  • Standard 110 volts
  • 1HP chiller system with cooling and heating
  • Circulation and filter system
  • Cedar step
  • Ozone system for killing bacteria
  • All hoses and connections


  • Exterior Dimensions - 81in x 29in x 32in (LWH)
  • Interior Dimensions - 47in x 24in x 30in (LWH)
  • Capacity - 462L (122 Gallons)


$4449.00 CAD

LIV : KOLD Plunge Pool

Our LIV : KŌLD - Portable is perfecting for any individual looking to take their health & wellness practice to the next level, and truly experience the benefits of cold immersion therapy at home or on the road.

Each tub and chiller system comes equipped with an advanced filtration system and the ability to reach 3 Degrees Celsius (37 Farenheit), ensuring a top quality cold immersion experience.


  • Carry Bag
  • Pump
  • Insulated cover
  • Compact chiller
  • Standard 110 volts
  • Ozone disinfection & water filtration system
  • Wi-Fi enabled remote control system
  • Industrial grade components
  • Plug-and-play self-priming circulation pump
  • Insulated walls & cover for efficient cooling 


  • Interior Dimensions: 53in x 26.4in x 19.3in (LWH)

Is a Plunge Pool Right for You?

In conclusion, determining whether a plunge pool is right for you depends on your specific needs, preferences, and circumstances. Plunge pools offer a range of health benefits and a refreshing way to cool off during hot summer months. They can be a valuable addition to your outdoor space, providing a private oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation.

If you’re still not sure which plunge pool will complement your lifestyle, contact us today to find the best option for you.

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