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Plunge Pools

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What is a plunge pool?

Plunge pools also referred to as dipping pools, are the ideal compromise if space is at a premium in your garden. They are a compact swimming pool slightly larger than a hot tub, typically measuring up to 3.5 metres in length and 2.5 metres in width. They tend to be just over a metre deep. Since they’re compact, they’re great if you don’t have enough space for a full-sized swimming pool but still want to enjoy the opportunity to take a dip or relax in the sunshine during the summer.

Here at Compass Pools, we offer a wide range of pool styles and designs to suit any garden, regardless of how much space you have to work with. We operate across the UK with dedicated contractors who happily provide their knowledge and expertise to each of our clients’ plunge pool installations.


Configure your Perfect Plunge Pool


  • Model

    • Plunge 35 £ 15,995

    • 3.5m x 2.45m x 1.25m


  • Colour

    • 1 Nova Navy

    • 1 Nova Gray

    • 1 Bespoke Colour £ 499

  • Heating

    • Summer Use Heat Only

    • 3kw Electric heating for summer use only.


    • All Season Heat and Chill £ 2,995

    • For the lowest running costs select this Air Source Heat Pump. Will Heat and Chill the water year round. Requires separate power supply.


  • Massage System

    • No Massage

    • Air Blower Massage £ 3,995

    • Turns the bench step into a full width bubbles massage bench


  • Cover

    • Floating Thermal Cover

    • Electric Slatted Cover £ 8,995

    • Sliding Deck £ 9,995

    • Sliding deck needs decking installed on top by others


  • Lights

    • White Led Light

    • Full Spectrum Light £ 695

  • Installation

    • Above Ground Installation £ 3,995

    • Partial In Ground Installation £ 8,995

    • Full In Ground Installation £ 11,995

    • Installation excludes: Excavation, Power Supply or Landscaping / Decking round the Pool. Shell does not have sides.


  • Delivery

    • Trailer Delivery £ 695

    • Delivery & Offload (kerbside) £ 1,695

    • Delivery and Hiab (32m Max) £ 2,995

    • Crane Install P.O.A

    • Installation based on Mainland UK with access for an HGV. Partial and Full in ground install require crane or Hiab.


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Turquoise Blue Pool

Cold Water Therapy

For a long time the Scandinavians have understood the benefits of cold water immersion. Wim Hof is one of those advocate too with the Wim Hof method. Now the Compass Plunge has the ability to chill the water to just 6 degrees (subject to outdoor temperatures) This gives you the ability to not only have a usable plunge pool that can be heated to 30 degrees but a Chill Tub as well.

Bespoke Pool Colours

  • Nova Stone
  • Nova Gray
  • Nova Pearl
  • Nova Anthracite
  • Nova Navy
  • Nova Blue
  • Bi-Luminite Smokey Quartz
  • Bi-Luminite Golden Pebble
  • Bi-Luminite Blue Sapphire
  • Bi-Luminite Blue Granite
  • Papyrus White
  • Cyber White
Sliding pool deck
Sliding pool deck

Slide Pool Deck Cover

For those short on space. Add a sliding deck for your plunge pool. This fully insulated deck adds full safety and practicality to a small garden. Deck requires a 3.5m area to the end of the pool.

But what exactly is a plunge pool? And what are they for?

Plunge pools are small, shallow pools built for the purpose of lounging, wading and cooling off, rather than swimming and exercising. That’s not to say you can’t exercise in a plunge pool though, In our Compass Fit Range you can if you install a swim jet system such as Fastlane by Endless Pools. However, due to the size of these pools, most people use them as a refreshing area to relax.

The dimensions of plunge pools mean they’re fairly small and shallow, but there are various styles you can choose to elevate the design. At Compass Pools, we offer a wide range of designs to choose from, depending on how deep or shallow you want the final pool to be, and whether you want a classic design or something more visually eye-catching.

Plunge Pool Vs Hot Tub / Swim Spa


Plunge Pool Hot Tub / Swim Spa
In Ground Installation Simple Excavation Concrete, Walls, Pumps, Drains
Design Match to Patio Acrylic edge visible
Surface Finish BiLuminite Gel Coat Plastic Acrylic
Equipment Remote sited Below the pool

Types of plunge pool

The common feature of plunge pools is that they’re smaller than a traditional swimming pool, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to make the design your own. These are a few of the styles you can choose from to create a plunge pool that suits your needs:

  • Deep or shallow – shallower pools are great for lounging or stationary exercises while a deeper pool is better suited to complete body immersion that’s more akin to a standard pool.
  • Infinity edge pools – these give the illusion that the water disappears into the surrounding landscape. The edge of the pool is a fraction shorter than the water level which allows it to flow over into a basin to be pumped back through to the main pool.
  • Indoor or outdoor – plunge pools are typically installed outdoors but they can also be installed as indoor pools too. Since they’re space-saving, they’re a great option if you want a pool but don’t have the room for a full-sized swimming pool.
  • Lap pools – lap pools are plunge pools which have resistance jets installed to create a current that you can swim against although typically bigger than a standard plunge pool. Our Compass Fit 50 and 60 fit the bill for exercise.

Benefits of a plunge pool

There are many reasons to choose a plunge pool, including:

  • Less space is needed – plunge pools are great if you want to relax and cool off in a pool, but you don’t have the outdoor space for a standard swimming pool. They’re a flexible solution that can be combined with decking, fire pits or water features to maximise the space you have available.
  • Easy to maintain – since plunge pools are smaller, there’s less space to clean and a smaller space for debris to build up, so they’re easier to maintain. In most cases, you can clean a plunge pool by hand with a scoop net or a manual vacuum.
  • Cheaper to install – Again, since there’s a smaller area to clear and dig out, and fewer materials are needed, plunge pools are typically cheaper to install.

What are the Pros and Cons?

Plunge pools offer a variety of benefits over other swimming pool options. These typically include:


  • Lower building cost.
  • Easier to maintain.
  • Can still exercise in them.
  • Reduced water requirements.
  • Space-saving design.
  • Can be built inside or outside.
  • Faster installation time.
  • Can offer therapeutic benefits.


  • Smaller design.
  • Less well-suited to exercising.
  • Still require maintenance costs.
  • Exercise and heating systems come at an extra cost.

What features can I include in a plunge pool?

There are many ways you can customise your plunge pool to make it more luxurious and spa-like. For example, if you want to create a hydrotherapy pool that’s relaxing, heating can create an excellent environment for lounging which means you can use your pool comfortably into the evening or when the seasonal temperatures dip. Lighting is another way to customise your pool, making it more visually appealing and also enhancing safety by making the pool more visible. Finally, swim jets make your pool more versatile, making it possible to exercise in the space as well as relax.

We offer a great selection of features and designs you can choose from when creating your perfect plunge pool. For more information on how you can customise your plunge pool, please call us on 0333 4567 111 to speak to an experienced member of our team.

Fast plunge pool installation

One of the major benefits of choosing a Compass pool is the fast installation time we can offer. Most of the swimming pools built in the UK are constructed using concrete, which can be much more costly to repair and maintain. Our plunge pools, on the other hand, are created with a patented carbon ceramic composite shell that provides a number of advantages over concrete, including improved strength and durability.

Our shells are also much less likely to be affected by poor weather and are impenetrable to bacteria, meaning you won’t have to spend as much on chemicals or repair work costs. Our installation service is very quick and seamless as well: we simply lower the specially designed shell into a previously excavated hole and then connect all the plumbing and heating systems up. It really is as simple as that.

Available at affordable prices

Compass plunge pools are typically cheaper than standard concrete pools due to the fact that the carbon ceramic composite shell is delivered in one piece. Our pools typically start from around £25,000, but the cost really varies depending on the exact style and design you choose. The price can also be affected if the build process is more challenging than usual – for example, in terms of digger access.

Another thing to consider when purchasing a plunge pool is any additional features you might want to include. For example, if you’re looking to exercise, a Fastlane swim jet system is a great addition. This provides a constant stream of water that you can swim against without changing position. Alternatively, adding a heating system is essential if you’re after more of a hot tub feel. These can reach temperatures of up to 40oC so they are perfect for the winter. Either of these options will increase the price, but they are really worth the extra money.


Read Our Latest Reviews

Adam Breeden
Adam Breeden
i procured a pool from compass on a new construction house we built. the house was considerably delayed, but compass were extremely good and accommodating the moving timelines. now the pool is in we are totally delighted with it, stunning aesthetic but also the kit is state of the art and all online via an app they really take the hassle out of up keeping a pool which i was dreading. re the resign of the pool, you are really left with the feeling they really know about pools and whats important. we were going to build one bespoke but we would never have thought of the little design touches that make is so user friendly. i rarely write reviews, but these guys really deserve it, rarely these days do you come across top notch suppliers that are also not too expensive. top service too, shout out to sheila, thank you..
Rupert Evenett
Rupert Evenett
Penny and Mike of Compass in Kent did a fantastic job - professional, experienced, confidence building (for first time pool owners!) and always on time/always doing exactly what they said they would from first meeting and good advice through to final installation, handover and explanations of maintaining the pool. dealt expertly with difficult access, a narrow lane, a big crane lift (with high winds) along the way. Thoroughly recommend them. Great product, great finish.
Tiffany Hornshaw
Tiffany Hornshaw
Penny and Mike have been fantastic - from the first enquiry to the handover. So easy to deal with - very responsive and accommodating. Would highly recommend!
Jonathan Hook
Jonathan Hook
The team were so professional from start to finish. Very thorough and slick. It is true that 'you get what you pay for'! 5/5
Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard
Compass pools have just installed our new pool, the service from them has been nothing short of fantastic from the beginning to the final handover. Nick has given us all the help we needed from the start and on site Ryan Nathan & team made the whole construction process enjoyable. We can highly recommend them.
Tom Nicholls
Tom Nicholls
Denise and Mike were fantastic! Thank you so much for the quality service
Zar Sheikh
Zar Sheikh
Once decided upon a pool company I’m very pleased we went with Waterstream and the Compass pool. Their whole end to end process was so straightforward for such a dramatic change. No sales push. Dedicated representative thorough out the process. The on-site team were efficient, no nonsense get the job done - but all friendly and very professional. Couldn’t be happier with the final result. Pool looks great - went with the light Pearl finish which looks stunning against the green backdrop of the garden. The plant room is compact and easy to navigate and we love the way it’s all hidden away (behind the hedge) and quiet! The integrated cover completes the look and helps heat the water. With the plethora of companies out there, choosing the right one is paramount and we’ve not been disappointed.
James Lloyd
James Lloyd
Penny and Mike from Waterstream installed our Compass Pool. From the moment I first met Penny to discuss installing a pool to their handover on completion they gave the best service. The quality of the product is excellent and Penny and Mike are so professional and their work is of the highest standards. Commissioning a pool can be quite a daunting process but throughout the process they were always there to put your mind at rest and the end result is perfect. Thanks again and highly recommended to anyone thinking of having a pool!
hamish baillie
hamish baillie
Made a potentially difficult job simple and enjoyable. The team at Compass completed the installation professionally and promptly. They were always quick to reply to any queries we had and had a depth of experience to call upon. The end result is a high quality pool installation that speaks for itself. Anyone daunted by the prospect of a project of this size should speak to the team - it is actually quite simple and they have a tried and tested formula that works.

If you are interested in finding out more about the range of pools we offer, why not call us today on 0333 4567 111?

Our team would be delighted to help you with any questions or queries you might have, and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

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