8 Reasons to Own a Plunge Pool in a Townhouse
Have you ever considered installing a plunge pool in your backyard? If you have a small backyard you might want to consider one. Living in a townhouse means that there are some things we can’t enjoy like a big garden or a swimming pool unless we are lucky enough to live in a complex where a garden and a pool are provided as common facilities.
However, many townhouses have sufficient room in their patio areas for a plunge pool, which is undoubtedly the next best thing to a swimming pool. Of course, installing a plunge pool can be quite expensive, but it’s a lot easier and cheaper to install and maintain than a swimming pool.
Since we are highly considering our options for installing a plunge pool for our townhouse next summer, I’d thought I’d share with you some reasons why it just might be the perfect option for you too! And if you go for a saltwater chlorinator instead of the usual setup where you are adding liquid chlorine every day or two, you’ll not only save money but you will feel like you are soaking in the ocean, not a solution of pool chemicals.
Pool equipment supply companies like Mr. Pool Man not only supply the usual chemicals for swimming pools but can also install a smaller pump and filtration set-up using a salt water chlorinator for a plunge pool.
A plunge pool is deep but small. You can use this to cool off during the hot summer days and invigorate yourself. If need be, you can have it heated so you can use it in comfort during cold winter months as well. One of my good friends just installed a plunge pool in her backyard, and I can’t wait to plunge in this summer! Having a good friend with a pool is even better than owning one yourself!
Still on the fence about building a plunge pool?
Here are 8 reasons why you should own one which will help you reach a decision:
- It Expands the Living Area of Your Home
Socialization or any interaction with friends and family is no longer limited to the space in the living room. You can take your guests to the plunge pool area to lounge around, chat and enjoy snacks and drinks. You can invite them to take a dip in the pool afterward or even whilst you are entertaining them.
- The Perfect Focal Point
It’s all about aesthetics. The pool makes for an excellent focal point on your patio, whether it be big or small. You can go down the minimalist route and just have a few pot plants as accents here and there. Alternatively, you can also choose to have more elaborate landscaping such as a small waterfall to accentuate the plunge pool.
- It Can Double as a Spa
Tired after a long and stressful day at work? Plunge pools can double up as a spa if it is constructed with the right type of outlets. Get the pool pump running and indulge in the warm (or cold) bubbles to unwind. If you’re up for it, you can add bath salts or essential oils to help your body recharge.
- Increase the Value of Your Property
A plunge pool will boost the value of your property in an instant. Not many townhouses have plunge pools so that’s why those that do will immediately stand out from the rest. This creates the possibility of you earning back every single penny that you spend during installation. Not bad at all, right?
- Install Almost Anywhere
Gone are the days when you can only install a plunge pool on the patio. These days, there are a wide variety of prefabricated models that are available for installation on upper floors or even on wooden decks. However, seek the advice of an engineer before committing to purchase to ensure that the foundations of where you intend to install it will carry the weight of the pool.
- It Can Provide Health Benefits
A cold water plunge pool can provide health benefits by stimulating the nerves and stabilizing blood pressure. Plunge pools are found in many health spas where there are Turkish baths or saunas. After taking a hot bath or sauna, spa clients are then transferred to a cold plunge pool. In the home, the same effect can be achieved after taking a hot shower.
- Exercise Benefits As Well
In addition to the traditional health benefits of a cold water plunge pool, any type of plunge pool can be used for on-the-spot jogging and exercising. This type of low impact exercise is especially useful for anyone who may have suffered joint injuries or is finding a workout in a gym too tiring.
- More Time with the Family
Having a plunge pool in the home gives all family members more reasons to stay at home. Instead of going out, they can have their friends over. It can be a great focal point for parties and they can also come up with pool games to make the experience more fun and memorable.
Whether you own a townhouse or a house with a large backyard, plunge pools just might be the perfect option for you to consider too!
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