If you’re looking for a private retreat but don’t feel like driving hours on end just to reach a destination, or you feel like taking a dip after long tiring day or just a place to lounge around to enjoy a good book with a perfect cup of cocoa or a glass of wine, consider setting up your own plunge pool in your own home. Perfect for those sweltering hot summer days (and nights), a cold plunge pool is a surefire way to beat the summer heat without bracing the hot summer sun driving to a destination.
50 Most Amazing Plunge Pools for Your Home
Plunge pools are perfect focal points for open spaces in your own home, and they don’t need to occupy as much space as their big brother counterparts, the full-scale swimming pool. It can fit just right where you want it, how you want it. Plunge pool and spa builders have an arsenal of materials and techniques just so they can create your very own oasis paradise right on your doorstep (or backyard, or patio, you name it!). The elevated plunge pools below make for perfect night caps under the summer stars.
Perfect for mini dipping during my ‘me’ time.
I don’t know which one to like more, the elevated plunge pool or the wide open space.
This elevated plunge pool opens up to a majestic mountain view.
A dip in your white colored plunge pool will remind you of Santorini, now where’s that sunset?
The contrast of colors is very interesting.
The black and white combination exudes the simplicity in the design without compromising elegance.
The candles serve as a focal point of the plunge pool design
Love those wooden steps leading to the pool.
The plants framed the elevated plunge pool on this one.
The dark colored finish of the elevated plunge pool is set nicely over a white backdrop ridden with Chinese bamboo.
The plunge pool is set on high ground overlooking the terrain below.
Grounded – Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
Create your personal aquatic nook surrounded by lush greens and hideaway from the stresses of the day in your own plunge pool. Keep company or embrace solitude, these places of solace provide a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily grind. Recharge your spirit gearing you up and ready the next work day to face the concrete jungle.
Make this your own personal nook.
I like the fact that this small plunge pool can be accessed from three sides.
The blue mosaic tiles and the well placement of foliage brings this design up front in my list.
Ideal for weekend with the kids!
This pool was meant to be enjoyed by all ages, look at those four landings in the pool!
Katie Leede & Company Studio
I love that the plunge pool ran almost the whole length of the wall, just maximizing that strip of space.
Whether the pool was built with the house or not, they stuck true with the color scheming, everything just blended in.
Pools by Design
This design just proves that no space is too small to have your own plunge pool, look at those angles!
Space Landscape Designs
The iconography here sets the whole ambiance, draws the attention to the area above the pool.
Another one perfect for families with kids.
I love the way the door just opens up to the pool.
Simple design not occupying all of the available space.
Sean Jancski Landscape Architects LLC
The use of teak wood, pebbles and granite just works for this design.
This handsome plunge pool made use of striped fabric and intricately designed ornaments to be noticed, and look at that teak flooring!
Use of wood in the wind breakers is consistent with the color of the wooden floor
The blue water is accentuated with the use of white stone finish.
The use of wood in detail is excellent
Perfect for entertaining guests over a weekend barbecue.
The wood finish is consistent with the color of the other elements in this design.
Building Designers Association of WA (BDA WA)
Plunge pools are not meant for exercise, made to be enjoyed lounging around, set it off with mood lights to hit just the right ambiance whether it be a night with friends or with your significant other or some quality time with the kids. Picking the right lighting spells the difference of the appearance of your plunge pool, the designs below made sure that the pool is highlighted with the installation of lights.
This pool is amazing at night time with the lights turned on.
This contemporary design made good use of spot lights.
The LED lights defined the edges of the pool very well. The aquamarine colored water looks so inviting.
The choice of colors and the right lighting gives the allure of warmth and comfort in this plunge pool layout.
Dungan Nequette Architects
The chocolate brown furnishings make this plunge pool a venue to meet up with friends. I wonder how it looks at night.
Building Designers Association of WA (BDA WA)
The pebbles terminate the edge of the pool allowing for a little more space before the wall.
I particularly like the green color of the pool and the illuminated steps leading from the pool house to the plunge pool.
Folio Design LLP
Plunge pools can take different shapes, and you can choose one that best complements the architecture of your house or the overall layout of the whole property. Looking like oversized saunas these round plunge pools look like the best way to cool off during a hot summer (or night!).
The plunge pool is situated with a little distance from the house most probably to keep the noise at bay coming from its teenage users.
This utilitarian plunge pool is situated out in the open wilderness.
Its round, blue and has bubbles, where do I change into swim clothes?
Another elevated round pool design for those rustic nights.
This little round oasis is readily accessible.
Harold Leidner Landscape Architects
You’ve heard it all before, less is more; in this case, a little less pool, more open space. These ideal plunge pools are situated next to open areas. Let your eyes wander as you wade in cool waters of your own plunge pool.
This plunge pool opens up to a golf course.
Nothing beats combining design elements like the plunge pools below. Right next to the pools are chimneys and fire pits, serving both as a serene focal point for the house and an inviting communal area. Roast marshmallows while listening to the gushing waterfalls in the pool or relax in warm water while listening to the crackling of firewood, your choice.
Two contrasting design elements, water and fire, complementing each other.
This plunge pool design sure knows how to make use of the mountain view.
A fireplace next to the pool, what will they think of next?
Property owners living beside the sea can sure seek inspiration from these plunge pool installations with a spectacular view of the sea. It’s like getting two benefits in one activity. Enjoy the sea breeze while taking a dip in your own plunge pool, not to mention soaking up all that wonderful view.
This plunge pool has a majestic view of the rock formations jutting out into the sea
This plunge pool installation gives the surreal impression that the pool is part of the sea, or the sea part of the pool!