70 Plunge Pools To Enjoy The Summer

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A pool is the main attraction in every backyard where there’s one – this is your personal relaxation oasis to get rid of all negative thoughts and just chill. A small backyard may not look like one to have a pool but you may still squeeze a plunge pool there. A plunge pool is a small, shallow pool built for the purpose of lounging, wading, and cooling off instead of for swimming and exercising.

Benefits

Some homeowners prefer plunge pools instead of large ones not due to the size of the backyard but because of their lower costs to build, smaller sizes, easier maintenance, and reduced water requirements.

Though the care process is similar to that of a large pool, you’ll use fewer chemicals and the pool cleaning process requires less time. This leaves you with more free time to simply enjoy your plunge pool and keeps your pool from turning from a relaxing haven into a dreaded chore. To maximize your saved time, look into self-cleaning options that help keep your pool looking well maintained without requiring any additional effort on your part.

Smaller pools like plunge pools are also much more environmentally friendly than large pools. They use less water and require smaller amounts of chemicals in their cleaning process They are also more efficient to heat, and their filtration systems consume far less energy because they don’t have to work quite so hard.

a boho chic backyard done in concrete and plaster, with a plunge pool, pillows, potted cacti and lanterns

a boho chic backyard done in concrete and plaster, with a plunge pool, pillows, potted cacti and lanterns

a chic and minimalist outdoor space with green lawn and trees, a pool and neutral stone for a deck is a very cool spot to have a rest in

a chic and minimalist outdoor space with green lawn and trees, a pool and neutral stone for a deck is a very cool spot to have a rest in

a contemporary outdoor space with a wooden deck and a small and narrow pool plus a wood slat fence around

a contemporary outdoor space with a wooden deck and a small and narrow pool plus a wood slat fence around

a cool and bright outdoor nook with a plunge pool, some blooms and greenery around, some rattan loungers and baskets

a cool and bright outdoor nook with a plunge pool, some blooms and greenery around, some rattan loungers and baskets

a cool modern outdoor space with a plunge pool, a shower, a potted plant and some simple chairs

a cool modern outdoor space with a plunge pool, a shower, a potted plant and some simple chairs

a cool outdoor modern space wiht a wooden deck and a plunge pool, some furniture and potted greenery and a glass fence around

a cool outdoor modern space wiht a wooden deck and a plunge pool, some furniture and potted greenery and a glass fence around

a cool tropical outdoor space with a wooden deck, trees and greenery around, a black woven egg-shaped chair and a plunge pool is cool

a cool tropical outdoor space with a wooden deck, trees and greenery around, a black woven egg-shaped chair and a plunge pool is cool

a cozy backyard with a pool and a raised wooden deck, some pillows and fun duck decor is an ultimate space to refresh yourself

a cozy backyard with a pool and a raised wooden deck, some pillows and fun duck decor is an ultimate space to refresh yourself

a cozy boho chic cabana done in white and neutrals and a small swimming pool clad with neutral tiles

a cozy boho chic cabana done in white and neutrals and a small swimming pool clad with neutral tiles

a fantastic Moroccan inspired backyard with a small white pool, a vintage wooden door, wicker and rattan furniture

a fantastic Moroccan inspired backyard with a small white pool, a vintage wooden door, wicker and rattan furniture

a gorgeous contemporary wooden deck with several levels and a small backyard pool with a built-in bench

a gorgeous contemporary wooden deck with several levels and a small backyard pool with a built-in bench

a laconic outdoor space with some greenery, blooms and trees, a gravel yard, a plunge pool is very welcoming

a laconic outdoor space with some greenery, blooms and trees, a gravel yard, a plunge pool is very welcoming

a little minimalist backyard done in white, with a plunge pool, some growing cacti, a tree, a daybed and a pool float

a little minimalist backyard done in white, with a plunge pool, some growing cacti, a tree, a daybed and a pool float

a lovely garden nook with a plunge pool, a wooden deck, pillows and cushions, some candles and blooms around

a lovely garden nook with a plunge pool, a wooden deck, pillows and cushions, some candles and blooms around

a lovely neutral backyard with a tile deck, a plunge pool, some rattan furniture, potted plants and lanterns

a lovely neutral backyard with a tile deck, a plunge pool, some rattan furniture, potted plants and lanterns

a lovely outdoor space with a tiled deck, a plunge pool, greenery and lanterns, some chairs, a daybed and decor

a lovely outdoor space with a tiled deck, a plunge pool, greenery and lanterns, some chairs, a daybed and decor

a lovely outdoor space with trees and greenery around, with a plunge pool, a wooden deck is a very cozy space to be in

a lovely outdoor space with trees and greenery around, with a plunge pool, a wooden deck is a very cozy space to be in

a luxurious and organic space done with sandy tiles, simple wooden furniture and a small pool and a tub next to it

a luxurious and organic space done with sandy tiles, simple wooden furniture and a small pool and a tub next to it

a minimal outdoor space with stone walls, a dark-stained furniture, a plunge pool, some trees and wooden chairs

a minimal outdoor space with stone walls, a dark-stained furniture, a plunge pool, some trees and wooden chairs

a minimalist outdoor space with a living wall, a plunge pool, a stone tile deck around and a couple of loungers

a minimalist outdoor space with a living wall, a plunge pool, a stone tile deck around and a couple of loungers

a minimalist outdoor space with a plunge pool clad in stone, loungers and chairs is a very lovely nook to have a rest in

a minimalist outdoor space with a plunge pool clad in stone, loungers and chairs is a very lovely nook to have a rest in

Types

Plunge pool designs come in three main types: in-ground, above ground, or partially in-ground. The process you’ll choose depends largely on your aesthetic wants, your property, and your budget. In-ground plunge pools are the most popular because they tend to look sleeker and more professional. Above ground plunge pools are typically less aesthetically pleasing, but they are often popular due to their cost effectiveness as compared to in ground concrete pools and to the fact that you can make a raised steps-like deck around them saving the space.

a minimalist outdoor space with a plunge pool in stone, a pillow, some agaves and cacti is an amazing nook

a minimalist outdoor space with a plunge pool in stone, a pillow, some agaves and cacti is an amazing nook

a minimalist outdoor space with a stone deck, a plunge pool, a couple of loungers and a green lawn around

a minimalist outdoor space with a stone deck, a plunge pool, a couple of loungers and a green lawn around

a modern backyard with a wooden deck, a plunge pool, some greenery and potted plants, loungers and an umbrella

a modern backyard with a wooden deck, a plunge pool, some greenery and potted plants, loungers and an umbrella

a modern outdoor space with a small pool, greenery and green lawn, white loungers and pillows is a lovely spot

a modern outdoor space with a small pool, greenery and green lawn, white loungers and pillows is a lovely spot

a peaceful outdoor space with a concrete deck, a plunge pool and some greenery and trees around is welcoming

a peaceful outdoor space with a concrete deck, a plunge pool and some greenery and trees around is welcoming

a pretty outdoor space with a pool and a staircase, some lanterns and vases plus greenery around

a pretty outdoor space with a pool and a staircase, some lanterns and vases plus greenery around

a small and comfy wooden deck plus benches and a neutral stone swimming pool with inner lights to enjoy plunging at night, too

a small and comfy wooden deck plus benches and a neutral stone swimming pool with inner lights to enjoy plunging at night, too

a small and cool backyard with a stone deck, a built-in seat, trees and greenery and a cool striped plunge pool

a small and cool backyard with a stone deck, a built-in seat, trees and greenery and a cool striped plunge pool

a small and lovely outdoor space with a small pool, a stone deck and lots of blooms around, with greenery and green lawn

a small and lovely outdoor space with a small pool, a stone deck and lots of blooms around, with greenery and green lawn

a small and minimalist outdoor space with a deck, a plunge pool with a glass fence around, some greenery and lights and a tree

a small and minimalist outdoor space with a deck, a plunge pool with a glass fence around, some greenery and lights and a tree

a small backyard pool lined up with greenery and with an entrance right from the bedroom is a wonderful idea

a small backyard pool lined up with greenery and with an entrance right from the bedroom is a wonderful idea

a small neutral outdoor space with a small pool, grey loungers and a tree plus a stone deck is a welcoming and cool spot for a rest

a small neutral outdoor space with a small pool, grey loungers and a tree plus a stone deck is a welcoming and cool spot for a rest

a small plunge pool with a staircase, some grasses growing by the pool and some blankets and pillows

a small plunge pool with a staircase, some grasses growing by the pool and some blankets and pillows

a small yet cool outdoor space with a wooden and tile deck, a plunge pool, some greenery and potted greenery is welcoming

a small yet cool outdoor space with a wooden and tile deck, a plunge pool, some greenery and potted greenery is welcoming

a stone clad pool deck with loungers and an umbrella plus a small backyard pool clad with turquoise tiles inside

a stone clad pool deck with loungers and an umbrella plus a small backyard pool clad with turquoise tiles inside

a super stylish tropical space with a white tile deck, a small plunge pool, tropical greenery, tropical print stools

a super stylish tropical space with a white tile deck, a small plunge pool, tropical greenery, tropical print stools

a tropical corner with a plunge pool, some potted plants and some simple furniture is amazing

a tropical corner with a plunge pool, some potted plants and some simple furniture is amazing

a tropical nook with stone walls, a plunge pool with a waterfall and stone borders, lots of tropical greenery around

a tropical nook with stone walls, a plunge pool with a waterfall and stone borders, lots of tropical greenery around

a welcoming Moroccan backyard done with concrete and tiles, Moroccan pillows, wall lamps and potted cacti

a welcoming Moroccan backyard done with concrete and tiles, Moroccan pillows, wall lamps and potted cacti

a welcoming outdoor space with a weathered wooden deck, a stone clad pool and wall, a hammock and greenery around

a welcoming outdoor space with a weathered wooden deck, a stone clad pool and wall, a hammock and greenery around

a welcoming tropical backyard with a rustic cabana, a small pool with mosaic tiles and built-in benches

a welcoming tropical backyard with a rustic cabana, a small pool with mosaic tiles and built-in benches

a wooden deck, a plunge pool, some chairs and a table and some greenery compose a laconic and modern space

a wooden deck, a plunge pool, some chairs and a table and some greenery compose a laconic and modern space

an outdoor space with a wooden deck and a plunge pool, some greenery and blooms around and a couple of benches

an outdoor space with a wooden deck and a plunge pool, some greenery and blooms around and a couple of benches

How To Style Around A Plunge Pool

Now that you’ve made a plunge pool, it’s high time to style and decorate the space around it to make it cozy and inviting. Go for a deck, even if you literally have no space, it can be a raised deck, too, that one that looks like stairs, and you won’t have to place additional chairs here. A stone deck will be stylish and durable yet slippery, a tiled deck is almost the same as a stone one, still it gives your space a different look and sometimes a more eye-catching design; a wooden deck is everybody’s love as it’s very comfortable to step on, still it’s not that durable, even with special coatings. Go for growing and potted plants and trees around, a living green wall or even some faux plants as they will refresh your space a lot, and lovely furniture and decor that match in style, and your plunge pool with a deck will be very welcoming.

a boho Moroccan space with a plunge pool with benches inside, some tropical trees in planters and greenery

a boho Moroccan space with a plunge pool with benches inside, some tropical trees in planters and greenery

a contemporary backayrd with a small deck, metal chairs, some greenery and a plunge pool plus a wall for privacy

a contemporary backayrd with a small deck, metal chairs, some greenery and a plunge pool plus a wall for privacy

a contemporary backyard with a deck, simple loungers, a tree and a plunge pool - who needs more for happiness

a contemporary backyard with a deck, simple loungers, a tree and a plunge pool - who needs more for happiness

a contemporary backyard with a desk, a plunge pool and some modern white furniture and accessories

a contemporary backyard with a desk, a plunge pool and some modern white furniture and accessories

a contemporary backyard with a plunge pool, a wooden deck, some furniture and greenery in pots

a contemporary backyard with a plunge pool, a wooden deck, some furniture and greenery in pots

a contemporary outdoor space with a plunge pool clad in white and with tropical greenery planted to line it up

a contemporary outdoor space with a plunge pool clad in white and with tropical greenery planted to line it up

a lush tropical backyard with lot sof greneery and trees, a plunge pool and a deck with loungers over it

a lush tropical backyard with lot sof greneery and trees, a plunge pool and a deck with loungers over it

a mini backyard with only a plunge pool enclosed in glass, with some greenery climbing up the wall

a mini backyard with only a plunge pool enclosed in glass, with some greenery climbing up the wall

a minimalist backyard with a plunge pool, wicker ottomans, greenery and a wall with built-in benches

a minimalist backyard with a plunge pool, wicker ottomans, greenery and a wall with built-in benches

a minimalist outdoor space with a plunge pool, a simple chair and some greenery and bright blooms

a minimalist outdoor space with a plunge pool, a simple chair and some greenery and bright blooms

a minimalist outdoor space with a stone wall, a desk, a plunge pool and some simple wooden furniture

a minimalist outdoor space with a stone wall, a desk, a plunge pool and some simple wooden furniture

a minimalist wooden backyard with a roof, some furniture items, a built-in plunge pool and a hot tub

a minimalist wooden backyard with a roof, some furniture items, a built-in plunge pool and a hot tub

a modern tropical backyard with grass, tropical trees, greenery in vases and a plunge pool plus wooden loungers

a modern tropical backyard with grass, tropical trees, greenery in vases and a plunge pool plus wooden loungers

a Moroccan backyard with a plunge pool, a hot tub, wooden furniture and warm-colored tiles

a Moroccan backyard with a plunge pool, a hot tub, wooden furniture and warm-colored tiles

a natural and contemporary outdoor space with a deck and a plunge pool plus grass and trees all around

a natural and contemporary outdoor space with a deck and a plunge pool plus grass and trees all around

a natural backyard clad with tiles and stones, a plunge pool and some trees planted right in the tiles

a natural backyard clad with tiles and stones, a plunge pool and some trees planted right in the tiles

a natural backyard with potted plants and greenery, some bright blooms and a plunge pool clad with tiles

a natural backyard with potted plants and greenery, some bright blooms and a plunge pool clad with tiles

a natural southern backyard with a plunge pool with a waterfall, tropical plants and trees and a built-in bench

a natural southern backyard with a plunge pool with a waterfall, tropical plants and trees and a built-in bench

a super minimalist and stylish outdoor space with a wooden deck, gravel, a large white lounge and a plunge pool clad with tiles

a super minimalist and stylish outdoor space with a wooden deck, gravel, a large white lounge and a plunge pool clad with tiles

a tropical backyard with a plunge pool, decks, wooden and wicker furniture and lots of greenery around

a tropical backyard with a plunge pool, decks, wooden and wicker furniture and lots of greenery around

a tropical backyard with a weather wooden deck, a plunge pool, modern furniture, trees and a dining zone

a tropical backyard with a weather wooden deck, a plunge pool, modern furniture, trees and a dining zone

a tropical backyard with rattan chairs, a dark wooden screen, a plunge pool and potted greenery all aroud

a tropical backyard with rattan chairs, a dark wooden screen, a plunge pool and potted greenery all aroud

a tropical boho backyard with a plunge pool, greenery along the wall and a white cabana with some boho furniture

a tropical boho backyard with a plunge pool, greenery along the wall and a white cabana with some boho furniture

a welcoming natural backyard with a plunge pool clad with printed tiles, rattan furniture and planted cacti and succulents

a welcoming natural backyard with a plunge pool clad with printed tiles, rattan furniture and planted cacti and succulents

a white tropical backyard with an outdoor shower with pebbles, tropical plants and trees growing and a plunge pool clad in white

a white tropical backyard with an outdoor shower with pebbles, tropical plants and trees growing and a plunge pool clad in white