Five Beneficial Uses of Plunge Pools
Plunge pools are fast gaining popularity around the world because of the numerous health benefits
associated with them and the fact that they are more cost effective than regular pools. Before we look
at the benefits of these pools, we need to differentiate them from regular pools. Plunge pools are
shallower and compact than regular pools and cold water is often used to fill them up. There is however
an option to install heaters although this comes at an extra cost.
Cooling off after intense exercises – Many athletes prefer to cool off after intense exercises.
After working out for prolonged periods, your core temperatures become elevated and it is
often very uncomfortable especially if you live in a high-temperature environment. There are a
few things more refreshing than having a quick dip in your cool plunge pool after a long
exercise. A few minutes in one and you will be ready to continue with your exercises if you so
wish. This way, they offer a nice way to get in a few more minutes of intense exercises while
saving time by shortening the recovery period.
Hydrotherapy – Hydrotherapy is a great way to improve your health. One common
hydrotherapeutic treatment is contrast treatment. This is where you treat your body to a few
minutes of hot water or steam treatment in the sauna followed by cold-water treatment in a
plunge pool. Hot water treatment causes vasodilation where blood vessels expand. Cold water
reverses this by causing vasoconstriction. Repeated action of contrast treatment brings about
better blood flow therefore improving your general health.
Endurance building – Plunge pools are the best pools for endurance building especially for those
athletes who take part in extreme sports like diving under ice. The cold nature of such pools can
help an athlete build up endurance if they spend much time in them. Besides use in extreme
sports, professional swimmers use plunge pools for acclimatization to different pool
temperatures before major competitions.
Relaxation – there is nothing like a cold dip after a long day at work or during a hot day or a
warm dip in a cold day. Depending on your immediate preferences, you can set the water
temperature in your pool to suit your needs.
Physical and mental body stimulation – After spending some time in your pool, you become
mentally and physically stimulated. Something about the buoyancy you experience by floating
around in your pool sharpens your physical and mental acuity. Swimming tends to give people a
certain feeling of elation, which improves the general happiness of a person.
Now that it is clear what the health benefits of a plunge pool are, it is time to set you up with your own.
Give us a call our pool contractors will guide you accordingly. Depending on the specifications, a plunge
pool will set you back anywhere from $4000 - $25000. We will be happy to answer any questions you