What is a Plunge Pool?

For the right balance between fitness and leisure, a small backyard plunge pool is everything you need it to be. A plunge pool is compact in size and economical to use, making it the perfect enhancement to your backyard.


What is a plunge pool?

A plunge pool is a fantastic addition to your home, providing a solution for fitness and leisure that looks great and is easy to maintain. It is capable of generating a current with its swim jets, enabling you to practice light swimming and hydrotherapy exercises at home.

Here are just a few of the features common to some of the best plunge pools in Sydney:


All it takes is the press of a button for water temperature; water flows and currents from jets, atmosphere with optional Led lighting, and more.


Smart controls

Our plunge pools are customisable with precision using smart controls to set and monitor your preferences. Our plunge pools come with POWERsmart control and POWERsmart variable heaters.


Economical with heat

With their small size and Smart Control heat pump, plunge pools cost less to heat, and they maintain their water temperature for longer.


Heat and cool

The versatile heat and cool pump options mean you can tailor your experience to the peak of summer or winter and everything in between.


Water jets

Plunge pools are fitted with two kinds of water jets to adjust for different activities.

  • SQR jets are durable and innovative high-powered jets. The myWatersedge range is fitted with 2, while the myWorkout series comes with 35 SQR jets. These give the option of anything from relaxing bubbles to massaging power.
  • Swim jets form a current for you to swim against, even in a smaller plunge pool size. Our plunge pools across both range each contain 2 swim jets.


Heatlock covers

Plunge pools are designed with foam-filled covers that lock the heat in while keeping pets and little ones out. The custom-fitted Heatlock7 covers come in 5 colours for a look you'll love.


Cabinet design

The gorgeous Sapphire plunge pools sit above ground in an attractive panelled cabinet. Compliment your outdoor aesthetic with the right plunge pool cabinet to suit your preferences.

  • Cedar panel cabinets are crafted from Australian western red cedar, creating a stunning 22mm panelled finish for natural insulation.
  • EnviroGum timber is similar to cedar and more durable. As an abundant and locally sourced timber, EnviroGum is priced below the cedar alternative.
  • Duratek is an attractive eco-friendly panelling developed by Sapphire Spas and available in a range of colours.



What is a plunge pool used for?

Our Australian plunge pools at MySpa Sydney are great for relaxing, but they are also particularly well suited for working out in the water. The customisable features of the pool include jets for an increased challenge to your movement or to help you wind down after exercising.

Plunge pools are fitted with internal bench seats and varied depths or different stages of your workout.

If you just want to sit back and enjoy the water, you can do that too. Just set the water to the perfect temperature at any time of the year. 



What’s the size of a plunge pool? 

Plunge pools come in a range of sizes to accommodate different spaces and needs. Typically, a plunge pool is smaller than a traditional swimming pool and can range from 2.5 meters to 7 meters in length, 1.5 meters to 3.5 meters in width, and 1 meter to 2 meters in depth.

The size of the plunge pool you choose will depend on several factors, including your available space, intended use, and budget. If you have a smaller backyard or outdoor space, a compact plunge pool may be the best option for you.

On the other hand, if you have a larger space and want to use the pool for exercise or entertainment, a bigger plunge pool may be more suitable. It's important to consider your needs and limitations when choosing the size of your plunge pool to ensure you get the most out of your investment.


myWorkout Plunge Pool 

The myWorkout plunge pool range comes in three sizes and offers workout and relaxation.


myWorkout 6.0m

In any size, the myWorkout plunge pool can accommodate 4 or more adults. The size variation means an elongation of the rectangle-shaped pool. 

Here are just a few key features of myWorkout plunge pools:

Massage seats

These pools include a section dedicated to resting tired muscles. Enjoy the massage seats or loungers located at the end of the pool, with clusters of jets to get your blood moving. The myWorkout plunge pools relax you all the way down to your toes with in-built foot massager jets.

Water sanitation

Sanitise the water in your myWorkout plunge pool with optional ozone or Clearzone sanitation systems. Ozone sanitation is a generally recommended method for keeping pool water safe. Sapphire’s own Clearzone is a step above ozone sanitation with reduced chemical usage and a better pH balance.

SmartTOUCH digital touchpad

The myWorkout range is technologically up to the minute with a smart touchpad for convenience and precision. Our plunge pools come with a variety of smart features, but the smart touchpad is unique to myWorkout plunge pools.


myWatersedge plunge pools

Our myWatersedge range is an all-rounder pool designed for exercise and play.

Sapphire’s myWatersedge plunge pools are also available in 3 sizes. How small can a plunge pool be? The myWatersedge range starts with small plunge pools at only 4 metres in length.

myWatersedge 5.0m

Each myWatersedge plunge pool can be used by 8 adults at a time. These plunge pools are specially designed for the whole family to share in the fun.

Here are a few specifications of the myWatersedge range:

Entry steps and wrap-around seating

The myWatersedge range is built for different kinds of fun. The entrance to the pool starts at the splash zone, lined with bench seating and steps.

Deep end

If you are looking for a deep plunge pool, myWatersedge plunge pool has a deeper end for older kids and those with higher water confidence. This range includes a gradient from shallow to deeper water, but myWorkout pools also have the same final depth of 1.31 - 1.32 metres.

Swim jets

Just like the myWorkout range, myWatersedge plunge pools come with 2 swim jets so you can stay in shape with any sized pool.


What is the cost of a plunge pool?

The plunge pool range starts at $22,000, specially built for the Australian climate. Australian-made plunge pools are a popular option for those who want to enjoy the benefits of a swimming pool without the space or cost requirements of a traditional pool. These are made with high-quality materials and are built to withstand the harsh Australian climate. 


Are plunge pools worth it?

Plunge pools and designed for relaxation and hydrotherapy and are perfect for small backyards, patios and courtyards. They come in a range of sizes, shapes, and styles to suit any taste or budget and are a great way to add value to your home while enjoying the benefits of a pool. 

Additionally, they can be customized to suit any style or taste, with a range of colours, sizes and finishes available and features such as spa jets and lighting. A plunge pool is also a more affordable option than a traditional pool, with less initial installation and ongoing maintenance costs. 

Overall, plunge pools offer many advantages over traditional swimming pools, making them a popular choice for those looking for a compact, low-maintenance and relaxing water feature.

Find more information when choosing between a Plunge Pool and Swim Spa

For more information about the plunge pools we offer, take a look at Australian-made plunge pools available now at MySpa Sydney.