How a Plunge Pool is Different from A hot tub?

If you are living in a small-sized home or you have got a small backyard area, then plunge pools will be a right option. Generally, plunge pools are those pools that are a bit larger than the size of a spa and smaller than a traditional swimming pool.

Plunge pools can also be customized by including features like pumps, jets, water sanitation systems, and heating elements that can make your plunge pool a very relaxing spa pool. This kind of plunge pool is a great option for relaxation, rehabilitation, exercise, and fun for you throughout the year.

Since they are small pool hence, they can be either heated or cooled faster. By adding a few creative landscaping ideas, tiles and decking, and a few other exteriors features, you can get a backyard that you always dreamt of at a relatively affordable price.

Whether a plunge pool or a hot tub the same?

Let us make it very clear that a plunge pool and any hot tub may not be the same, although there are a few similarities like:

  • You can heat both of them, but not to the similar temperature range
  • Both can have jets however, particularly in hot tubs it is more common
  • Similar size but plunge pools can often be deeper though
  • Both can be a great option for relaxation and socializing

How do they differ from each other?

Both these can be compared on the basis of the following to know how they are different from each other.

  1. Benefits

The benefits offered by a plunge pool or any hot tub will depend upon what are the features selected and looking at that only people choose whether to go for any plunge pool or hot tub.

  1. Temperature

The water temperature that you can get from both of them is the main difference between these two options. Hot tubs can be heated up to a temperature of approximately 100° to 104° and hence it will make them the perfect choice for relaxing your sore muscles.

Generally, plunge pools will be filled with cold water to refresh our bodies.

  1. Depth

Usually, a plunge pool will be 4 to 8 feet deep, whereas typically a hot tub will be about 2 to 3 feet deep.

Hot tubs are mostly designed for just sitting down. Though a larger plunge pool will not be big enough for real swimming, you can easily move around to get some exercise.

  1. Features

Hot tubs:

  • Usually come with bells and whistles, massage jet systems, lights, and water-fall features
  • Provide massage therapy

Plunge pool:

  • Does not have features like hot tubs but plunge pools can be customized to add any features that you like.
  • No massage therapy available.
  1. Customization

Hot tubs:

  • Generally available in an integrated form and limited customization is possible

Plunge pool:

  • Endless customization is possible.
  1. Costs

Hot tubs:

  • Comparatively expensive to run due to heating costs
  • Generally hot tubs may cost around $4,000 – $20,000

Plunge pools:

  • Needs less energy comparatively.
  • Generally, plunge pool may cost around $20,000 – $50,000



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