Plunge Pool FAQ’s

Why does Carolina Plunge Pools solely carry pre-cast pools?

We spent years researching the best small pools and plunge pools to come up with the two finest pool systems we now install. Our plunge pools as  fiberglass plunge pools manufactured for almost 40 years out of Canada and the world’s leader in pre-cast concrete plunge pools, Plungie from Australia is now manufactured in the U.S.. Both plunge pools offer our customers the best products and the best warranties, and we have the most efficient way to install beautiful plunge pools in weeks…not months. 

Why are fiberglass pools the fastest-growing segment in the plunge pools? 

Fiberglass pools, especially those we carry here at Carolina Plunge Pools, are the strongest, most insulated, easiest, and most affordable way to own and enjoy a plunge pool. This hybrid fiberglass plunge pool is engineered to withstand the toughest conditions, look great for longer, and come with a 25-year warranty, almost double that of other pools. Our fiberglass plunge pools come with the same interior finish (in 10 colors) as our concrete pools, allowing them to look beautiful season after season. 

What is the Plungie plunge pool made of?

The award-winning Plungie was the world’s first product and still pioneering the future of small concrete plunge pools, bringing the highest-quality concrete pool to the market today. Every Plungie is manufactured in an accredited facility in Texas and delivered directly to the Carolinas and our experienced install team. This controlled factory environment allows Plungie to produce a proven and tested concrete pool that’s regularly performance tested in NATA-approved laboratories and UL-approved. It’s the strongest concrete plunge pool you can buy. 

How do I know which plunge pool is best for my yard and home? Our Designer will come out and give a custom evaluation of every customer’s pool options, including what size pool works best and the best place for your new pool. Our Designer will also suggest which plunge pool is best suited for your particular yard, application, and how you plan to use and enjoy the pool too. 

What kind of space do I need for my pool?  

Plunge pools are a great option for outdoor spaces where a traditional or full-size pool won’t fit. Although we have put plunge pools in many large backyards too, many customers only want to buy what size pool fits their lifestyle and usage, and don’t want or need to pay for a large pool. Most larger pool owners only use a fraction of a “regular” larger pool. Homeowners with small spaces or smaller lots can combine a plunge pool with decking, water features, spas, and fire pits to create a luxurious outdoor living space with a small amount of real estate. 

Can I put my Plunge Pool in my sloped backyard? 

Yes, this is one of the advantages of a pre-cast Plunge Pool. It fits on most slopes as long as they are not too severe. We can even put them 100% above ground too to match patios or decks. We’ll come out to access your site and let you know what we’ll need to do in order to get the pool of your dreams in your ideal location. But, it is rare there’s not a way to set the pool safely and securely on a slope. 

Costs vs regular size pool

The plunge pool itself costs less, of course, and the cost for installation will be much lower since there will be less area to clear, dig and prep. Also, labor expenses and time on site are much less as the pool is pre-cast in a controlled environment, making it a more solid pool. Chemicals and heating costs are much lower on a plunge pool as well.  

How long is the installation process? O

That is one of the beautiful things about a Plunge Pool is that because it’s pre-cast, our installations typically take 3-7 days, all in, once delivered. Regular gunite concrete pools take 2-6 months and require you to live with a big construction zone (mess). And most of our pools can be delivered to the site in less than 45 days from the time we order them. 

Can plunge pools be above ground?

Yes, about 30% of our plunge pools are above or mid-grade level. An above-ground plunge pool sits above grade, so no major excavation is required, and the process can be completed literally in days, so you can use your plunge pool almost right away…days, not months like traditional pools. 

Does Carolina Plunge Pools help with decks, hardscaping and landscaping around my pool? 

Yes! It’s actually one of our favorite things to design and cordinate for our customers. We work with a few, selected, local, and vetted professional partners who are the best of the best in hardscaping, decks, and landscaping…and all managed by our design team. Our turn-key pools and hardscapes save you time, money, and hassles. 

What kind of maintenance is required

The small pool size of our Plunge Pools means less water for dirt and debris to accumulate, which makes maintenance simpler. The state-of-the-art pump and filtration systems do most of the work. 

How deep are your pools?

Our pre-cast Plunge Pool varies slightly but ranges from 4.6” to 5.1, which makes it perfect for both lounging, walking around and even exercising in your pool.

Does it come with coping tiles (tiles around the pool’s edges)?

Coping tiles, pavers, or stones can easily be added around the pool, and most people do. This can be done with tiles, travertine, pavers, stone or even decking. 

Does my pool come with heating?

Every Carolina Plunge Pool comes with pre-plumbed heating provisions. Our equipment technicians can easily install gas and electric heat pump heaters at installation. Our heat pumps will even chill the water. Because of its smaller size, heating is less than half the cost of heating a traditional pool.

Does the price include equipment?

All of our Plunge pools are supplied with a standard pump, filter, salt chlorinator, skimmer box to help keep the pool clean and crystal clear. And all of our pools come with multi-colored LED light, and 10 interior EcoFINISH colors to choose from. Heaters, special UV water purifiers, and pool covers are also available.