What is a plunge pool?
A plunge pool is actually a small pool. We are dealers of the plunge pools from Wellness Tuinier and have become very enthusiastic about the polyester plunge pools. A polyester plunge pool is available from as little as 2.00 x 2.00 meters. They are a maximum of 5.00 x 3.00 meters. At larger sizes, it is called a swimming pool. A pool has a standard depth of 1.50 meters while a plunge pool is available from as little as 1.00 meters.
The advantage of a polyester plunge pool is that it is easy to maintain, but also very strong. The baths are made by hand. They are made of thick-walled indestructible polyester. A special pool coating is put over it which is still available in different colors. In addition, the baths may be heated to a maximum of 30 degrees to prevent discoloration.
The polyester bath is placed on a sand/cement subfloor. The pouring of concrete is not necessary.
It is possible to place the baths partially raised above the ground. You need an edge trim for this, giving the bath a nice raised edge.
A skimmer, two injectors and an underwater spout are fitted as standard. These come standard in white, but are also available in a gray color for an additional charge.
The color of the water is partly due to the reflection of the sky, but you can also adjust it yourself by having the coating of the bath made in your desired color.
There are 4 standard colors available:
White – very clear light blue water
Light gray – clear light blue water
Dark gray – dark blue against the green of water
Sand/Beige – green water
Be well informed about color choices. This is because the color of the coating does a lot for the color of the water and, therefore, the image in the garden. So it is important to think about this carefully and get good advice. After all, the bathtub is a large area in the garden and often attracts attention.
Should any damage occur in the pool coating, it can be repaired on site. Please note that the polyester must not be damaged.
There are several ways to cover the bathtub. The various options all have different functions. For this, we choose what best suits the needs. The possibilities:
- Roller deck: this is a slatted cover that is mounted on the rim or in the bath. The bath can then be safely closed. This is also child-friendly. The roll deck can be supplied in any size and is available in PVC or as a solar slat.
- Summer sail: available in different types and kinds. So you have a bubble cover or a foam cover. A foam cover is thicker and retains heat well. You cannot leave this tarp in the winter because there is a chance of it freezing to pieces.
- Winter tarp: this tarp allows you to close the pool in winter. It is a tarp with eyelets and tensioners which will cover the entire pool. It is also child-friendly.
Using a heat pump, the plunge pools can be heated properly. You have different kinds and types in this. It often depends on the size of the bathtub which type of heat pump fits it. An inverter heat pump is recommended for the 3.00 x 2.50 meter plunge pools. For smaller pools, a normal heat pump is sufficient. Both are temperature adjustable, including via an app.
Heat pumps operate when it is more than 10 degrees outside. If you also want to swim in the winter months, you can purchase a special heat pump. This heats the bath when the outside temperature is as low as -15 degrees.
There are two types of filter systems that can be applied to a plunge pool. The two systems are:
- PH – Redox system
- Salt electrolysis system
The systems are both completely assembled on a pallet and need only be connected to the piping to the bathtub. The systems both have the dimensions of a euro pallet: 0.80 x 1.20 meters and they are 1.60 meters high.
The main difference between these two systems is the use of cleaning agents. Chlorine is used with the Redox system, and with the salt electrolysis system, as the name implies; salt. Both systems provide clean, clear and algae-free swimming water. With the PH-Redox system, chlorine is used to filter the bath. Chlorine, on the other hand, is worse for the skin. With the salt electrolysis system, the small dose of salt minimizes the amount of chlorine. The chlorine system is cheaper than salt electrolysis, though.
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