Last updated on March 31st, 2022
Plunge pool cost guide
A plunge pool can be a great alternative if you don’t have space for a swimming pool in your home. So, how much does a plunge pool cost?
When the temperatures soar in summer, it can be lovely to be able to spend the afternoon lounging in a swimming pool. But, what do you do if you don’t have the space for a swimming pool?
A great alternative for you could be a plunge pool. Even better, a plunge pool costs much less to build than a swimming pool!
So what is the cost to build a plunge pool?
Plunge pool installation cost
|Cost provided item||Unit||Range - Low||Range - High||Average cost|
|Average plunge pool cost||Per pool||£7,500||£25,000||£16,500|
|Concrete inground plunge pool price||Per pool||£15,000||£25,000||£20,250|
|Concrete inground plunge pool labour cost||Per pool||£1,500||£4,500||£3,000|
|Fibre plunge pool price||Per pool||£7,500||£16,000||£11,750|
|Fibre plunge pool installation labour cost||Per pool||£1,100||£2,900||£2,000|
|Above-ground plunge pool price||Per pool||£200||£2,000||£1,100|
|Heater cost||Per heater||£1,200||£2,600||£1,900|
Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now
A plunge pool ranges between 1.5m x 1.5m and can be up to 1.5m x 5m in size. The depth can be between 1m to 2.5m.
On average, you may pay around £7,500 – £25,500 for your pool. This cost range depends on what material you use and the size of the plunge pool you want to install.
The cost to install a plunge pool in your home also depends on whether you want it in the ground or above ground. Your plunge pool prices may also vary based on whether you want it heated or not.
Inground pool cost
Concrete inground plunge pools are between £15,000 – £25,500 alone. Don’t forget to budget around £1,500 – £4,500+ in labour cost too.
On the other hand, resin or fibre plunge pools prices are around £7,500 – £16,000, with £1,100 – £2,900 in labour cost.
Above-ground pool cost
Above-ground plunge pools are much cheaper than inground ones as you can do away with the excavation and drainage installation costs. You can get one for anything between £200 – £2,000.
Heated pool cost
The cold plunge pool cost will be lower than the heated plunge pool cost. For a heated plunge pool, you would also need to invest in a heater, which can cost between £1,200 – £2,600.
How big is a plunge pool?
A plunge pool is large enough to stand or walk around in, but generally not large enough for swimming laps. The typical size of a plunge pool is 1.5m x 1.5m, but it can be as big as 1.5m x 5m.
Can I have an indoor plunge pool?
Since these pools are so small, you can build an indoor plunge pool indoors if you have the space.
How deep is a plunge pool?
The depth of a plunge pool can range from 1m to 2.5m.
What are the advantages of a plunge pool over a regular-sized pool?
Plunge pools are cheaper than swimming pools. And because they’re smaller than swimming pools they can fit in smaller indoor spaces. Plunge pools are also cheaper to heat too.