Though you could opt to just hop in a trash can full of ice, The Plunge Cold Plunge can offer a much more luxurious experience. A cold plunge is just as it sounds — emerging yourself in cold water (below 59 degrees Fahrenheit) for a goal time of around three minutes. These plunges can have both physical and mental benefits, potentially boosting immunity, speeding up recovery, helping with weight loss, and even calming your mind and providing mental clarity. This product is made for those who cold plunge regularly and want a pool that can be ready to go for them when they need it.
The problem with a basic trash can cold plunge is that you have to set up the can, wait for it to fill, and dump in the perfect amount of ice to reach your goal temperature. The Plunge Cold Plunge is a true plug-and-plunge cold plunge that can reach temperatures as cold as 39 degrees (all temps are in Fahrenheit), and hold that temp for a whole day. There are also Hot & Cold Plunge models with temps reaching 103 degrees, but since we only got our hands on the Cold Plunge, this review will focus mostly on the physical build of that model — though we will still highlight the other models. If you are an avid cold plunger and looking for a clean, regulated way to take your daily plunges, The Plunge Cold Plunge is a great — though luxury — option.
- The Plunge Cold Plunge can adjust down to 39 degrees and keep the temperature there all day. If you opt for one of the upgraded models, the Plunge can also reach temperatures of 103 degrees.
- The Plunge has a hose hookup that allows you to easily drain the tub after you are done.
- The filters along the side filter the water every ten minutes to keep your space clean, even when you’re outside in the elements.
This ergonomic tub design sits at 24 inches tall, 67 inches long, and 43 inches wide giving users ample room to lie down and relax in a soak. The Plug-and-Plunge design makes setting up and filling up simple — its water hookup works with a standard garden hose.
The Plunge Video Review
Our reviews writer Jake, takes you through all of the details of the Plunge during his video review. You can get a firsthand look at one of our favorite cold plunges on the market as he gives you a full walk-around, and plunges into The Plunge.
The Plunge Cold Plunge Highlights
The Cold Plunge is definitely an investment. It’ll run you just under $5,000, so if you’re new to cold plunging, or don’t do it that often, this may not be a great investment. If you opt for the Pro or the Hot & Cold Plunge, go ahead and tack on an extra $500 to $2,000, as well. But, if you’re a regular plunger, and are tired of filling up trash cans or your bathtub to take a dip, the Cold Plunge can provide a dedicated space for you to use for cold plunges every day, which may make the money worth your while.
It’s easy to fill up and drain with your hose, and it will hold at 39 degrees for a full 24 hours, so it’s always ready to go. The filters will clean the water every 10 minutes to keep your plunges clean of dirt and bacteria, and if you’re plunging early in the morning or late at night, you can turn on the tub lights to create an even more zen space for your dip.
Who Should Buy The Plunge Cold Plunge
- Folks who cold plunge regularly and want a dedicated tub for it that they can keep in their yard.
- Anyone who wants a filtration system for their plunge pool.
- People who plunge late at night or early in the morning will appreciate that this pool has underwater lighting.
- Cold Plungers who want the option to choose a tub that also offers hot temperatures. While the Cold Plunge is the base option, there are upgraded models that offer temperatures up to 103 degrees, in addition to the chilling 39-degree temps.
Who Shouldn’t Buy The Plunge Cold Plunge
- If you’re on a budget, you can find cheaper cold plunge options on the market.
- While 39 degrees is plenty cold, you may be able to reach colder temperatures with an old-fashioned ice bath.
- Anyone who is tight on space may be better off with an inflatable plunge or one that resembles a barrel.
This is definitely an expensive piece of equipment and will cost you around $5,000 for the base model. While the base model of the Cold Plunge does not feature hot water, there are models that do have a hot water option — just be prepared to spend even more money. These hot water temperatures can reach 103 degrees, essentially turning your cold plunge into a hot tub for added recovery benefits.
The Hot & Cold Plunge will cost about $5,500. The Cold Plunge Pro features a chiller that has three times the power of the base model, making the temperature drop around eight to 10 degrees per hour as opposed to the 2.5 degrees per hour you’ll find on the base model. The cold water only version of the Pro is listed at around $6,000, while the Hot & Cold Plunge Pro is going to cost you about $6,500.
The dimensions of the Pro are 5.5 feet long, two feet tall, and 3.5 feet wide when you factor in the plumbing and chiller, making it around the size of your standard bathtub. If you’re wanting a larger model, the XL is about half a foot longer, three inches taller, and an inch wider. The cold water version of the Cold Plunge Pro XL is priced at about $7,000 while the Hot & Cold XL model is around $7,500.
While the previous models are designed for home usage, there is a commercial model available for purchase. The commercial model comes equipped with a more robust pump and a limited one-year commercial warranty. The Commercial Plunge Pro is about $6,500, the Hot & Cold Pro is about $7,000, the Commercial Pro XL will cost you around $7,500, and the Commercial Hot & Cold Pro XL is about $8,000. Another thing worth mentioning is that with the Commercial models, you can spend an extra $100 to have your chiller located on the side of the tub as opposed to behind it.
Water Treatment Package
When checking out, you can also purchase a maintenance package with supplies that will help keep your water clean. This package is $190 and includes six filters, a 16-ounce Baqua Spa Sanitizer, a 32-ounce Baqua Spa Oxidizer, a 16-ounce Alkalinity Up, a 16-ounce pH Down, and 25 testing strips. If you go for one of the Commercial models, you have the choice of purchasing two different six-month Commerical Maintenance packages.
The Hydrogen Peroxide Kit will run you around $900 and consists of a 32-ounce Sirona Sanitizer, a 16-ounce Alkalinity Up, a 16-ounce pH Down, eight gallons of Hydrogen Peroxide, and a Hydrogen Peroxide Test Kit to go along with some test kit refills. The Chlorine Kit will run you around $240 and consists of the same 16-ounce Alkalinity Up, and 16-ounce pH Down, but you’ll receive a 16-ounce Sirona Replenish, 25 Chlorine Test Strips, and a 16-ounce Spa Clarifier.
You also have the choice of two different-sized filters. The small filter package consists of 26 filters that need to be changed weekly, while the large filter package includes 13 filters that need to be cleaned weekly and changed bi-weekly. It’s worth mentioning that regardless of which filter package you choose, it won’t impact your price tag.
Overall Build and Quality
Weighing around 150 pounds when empty, and a sturdy 1,000 pounds when full, The Plunge Cold Plunge is a hefty piece of equipment. The temperature can adjust down to 39 degrees, and the tub’s chiller will keep it that cold all day. It also has a filtration system, underwater lighting, and a cell phone holder. Plus, it comes with an insulated cover to keep your tub safe and clean when it’s not in use.
This is one of the most high-tech cold plunge tubs on the market. It offers underwater lighting, a built-in cooling system, water filters, and a hose hookup for easy draining. It can stay cold for a full day, and it comes with an insulated cover for you to use when you’re done.
The temperature on The Plunge Cold Plunge can adjust down to 39 degrees, and if you opt for the Hot & Cold Plunge model, up to 103 degrees. The base model’s chiller can adjust the water temperature at a rate of 2.5 degrees per hour as opposed to the eight to 10 degrees drop per hour you’ll find with the Pro models. The hot water models can raise the water from 50 to 103 degrees over the span of 12 hours, so be prepared to wait it out if you’re looking for that jacuzzi feel.
Once you fill the pool with water using a hose, the chiller on the side of the tub will keep the water at your selected temperature, and the insulated cover will keep the hot or cold temperatures trapped in. You can set the temperature via arrows on the control on the chiller, so it will be ready when you want to use your pool.
The Plunge Cold Plunge comes with a hose hookup that allows you to easily drain the pool with your garden hose when you’re done using it.
The 20 Micron filter filters the water in your tub every 10 minutes using circular filtration to keep it clean from bacteria and any dirt.
The pool also comes with a skimmer net that allows you to get any lingering debris out yourself, and a hose filter so you can filter out any impurities as you fill your plunge.
This tub comes with underwater lighting to help guide you when you’re plunging during dark hours. It also gives the pool a very zen feel if you’re looking for a relaxing evening.
Your tub comes with an insulated cover, guided plunge videos, a cell phone holder you can attach to your plunge pool, a hose filter to make sure the water you’re putting into your pool is clean, a skimmer net to keep debris out of your space, and a random rubber ducky for some added fun.
The Plunge Cold Plunge is made of a long-lasting acrylic material. It can fit people of most sizes — even heights up to 6’6”. It weighs around 150 pounds on its own, and 1,000 pounds filled with water. It does require a GFCI outlet for power, which you can find an adapter for easily. The base model doesn’t take up too much space, but it does take up more than your average trash can. However, you can keep it both indoors and outdoors depending on where you have the room (and the climate you live in). Since the XL models are much larger, you may have increased difficulty finding a good spot to set up your plunge if you choose that size.
The Plunge Cold Plunge is made of a sturdy acrylic material. It looks sleek and is built to withstand the elements for years, even if you keep your tub outdoors.
The base model is 5.5 feet long, 3.5 feet wide, and two feet tall. It can hold users of most sizes — even users who are over six feet tall can fit their whole body in the pool. This is definitely bigger than a trash can, but it’s about the same size as a large bathtub, so it can fit on patios, in small yards, or even in your home gym if there’s room.
However, the XL models are about half a foot longer, three inches taller, and an inch wider — this is a pretty large plunge, meaning you may need to opt for the smaller size if you are working with a smaller space.
The Plunge weighs around 150 pounds on its own, and 1,000 pounds when filled with water. You’ll need a flat place to put it for stability, but this location can be inside or outside.
You’ll need a GFCI outlet, which isn’t super common, but you can find an adapter easily on Amazon. The cord is 15 feet long to allow for hookups a distance away from your plunge location.
Your purchase of any version of the base model, Pro model, or XL model comes with a one-year factory warranty to protect your product. The commercial model features a one-year commercial warranty.
Places to Buy
You can buy all models of the Plunge through the Plunge website directly.
The Plunge sells a variety of plunge pools including this Cold Plunge, a Hot & Cold Plunge, a Cold Plunge Pro, and a Hot & Cold Plunge Pro. The company’s goal is to bring a comfortable plunge experience to homes and commercial spaces. You can call their customer service at (916) 758-6920 or email them at [email protected] for more information.
The Plunge Cold Plunge is a luxurious option for cold plungers that are looking to step up their recovery process. It’s made of a lasting acrylic material, allows users to completely submerge, and holds a steady temp of 39 degrees (for up to a day). There’s underwater lighting for late-night sessions, and a cell phone holder to stream your favorite shows to help distract you from the cold. If you find that you also want to incorporate hot water into your recovery, Plunge has your back with the Hot & Cold models that can reach 103 degrees.
The base model is pretty spacious and can fit people over six feet tall, but if you find yourself wanting more room, you can always opt for the XL version. The Cold Plunge is a hefty investment, with prices ranging from about $5,000 to around $8,000. So if you’re not an avid cold plunger, it may not be worth the money (just yet). However, if you love ice baths and want a filtered pool that can keep cold (or hot) for hours, it may be time for you to take the plunge on this tub and up your recovery game.
How much does The Plunge Cost?
The price you’ll pay for The Plunge is determined by which model you choose. The cheapest option available is the base model Cold Plunge, which will run you around $5,000. If you decide you want the option for hot water, that’ll bring your total to around $5,500. Opting for the Pro model will add an additional $1,000 to your purchase, while the commercial models start at around $6,500 and end at about $8,000.
How cold can The Plunge Cold Plunge get?
This pool can get down to 39 degrees and stay there for a full day thanks to the chiller that’s constantly working.
Can I put The Plunge Cold Plunge outside?
Yes, if you would rather put your tub outside than inside, there’s an insulated cover, filtration system, and skimmer net that can help keep your tub clean. However, if you live in an area where temperatures drop below freezing, you’ll want to opt for the Hot & Cold Plunge, so your pipes won’t freeze.