If you are thinking about getting plunge pools for your Northern Virginia backyard, you may be wondering exactly what they are. While you could have an idea, understanding what they are is important before you get them put in. In this article, we are going to talk more about plunge pools and what they are.

Plunge Pools – What You Need to Know

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Plunge pools are shallow and small. They are meant for lounge and wading instead of swimming and exercising because of their small dimensions. They are nice because they require less water and are less expensive. If you don’t plan on a lot of swimming, this could be a good solution for you.

Many homes are built on smaller lots. If this is the case with you then plunge pools may be a good option for you. Some plunge pools you see are put next to spas for cold-plunge therapy. The use of small cold-water pools has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and also popular with the ancient Romans. There are many swimmers and athletes that believe in the therapeutic benefits of small cold-water pools for cold-plunge therapy and like to plunge into a cold pool after a workout or sauna session.

You can use plunge pools for low-impact aqua exercises that focus on stretches and abdominal muscle exercises instead of cardio exercises like a lap pool would focus on. Depending on what goals you have for fitness, this could work much better for you. For instance, if you have joint problems and aren’t able to swim for long distances.

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Are Plunge Pools Right for You?

As you are looking at plunge pools, you might not be sure if they are right for you. Maybe you think a bigger pool is going to be a better fit. If you aren’t sure what is going to work the best for you, put down a list of things you would like to do in or around your pool. Also, add to the list how many people you plan on having over to your pool. If you plan on having big parties, plunge pools might not be the best option for you since they are so small. Small groups aren’t going to be a problem but a lot of people are going to crowd a small pool.

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Creating Your Ideal Backyard

As you are looking at your backyard, you probably have somewhat of a vision about what you would like it to look like. There are other things to think about like your budget but getting an idea of how you want it to look and then seeing how that plays into your budget will allow you to have something to look forward to if you do your initial pool installation and then do upgrades as the money comes available.

When you are ready to start your project, make sure to give us a call so we can help you through the process.

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