The Plunge Cold Plunge Review

What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold.

Written by Lauren KearyLast updated on February 25th, 2022We receive free products to review and may receive commissions on purchases made through our links. See our disclosure page for details.

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 before you hop in. The Plunge Cold Plunge is a large bath that once filled, can adjust the temperature down to 39 degrees (all temps are in Fahrenheit). And The Cold Plunge can hold that temp for a whole day. And when you’re done, you can drain your tub easily with a hose hookup. 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.

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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.

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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. However, 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 everyday. 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.


This is definitely an expensive piece of equipment. It will cost you a little under $5,000, but you will be getting a cold plunge pool that can last you decades. If you take cold plunges everyday, this could be a good investment for you. However, if you’re not hooked on them just yet, you may be better off finding a cheaper pool. The Cold Plunge is more expensive than most options because of its high-tech filtration, draining, and lighting systems, so you can definitely find a less expensive option that’s lower-tech if you want one.

Overall Build and Quality

Weighing 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.

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The temperature on The Plunge Cold Plunge can adjust down to 39 degrees, at a rate of 2.5 degrees per hour. 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. You can set the temp 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 hose filter, so you can filter out any impurities as you fill your pool as well.

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, and a skimmer net to keep debris out of your space.

Product Specs

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 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. This pool 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.

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.

This tub is 67” x 43” x 24”. 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 garage if there’s room.

The Plunge weighs 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 comes with a one-year factory warranty to protect your product.

Places to Buy

You can buy The Plunge Cold Plunge through the Plunge website directly.

Company Information

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.

Final Word

The Plunge Cold Plunge is a luxurious option for cold plungers that are looking to step up their trash can ice bath game. 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.

The Cold Plunge is a hefty investment that will cost you just under $5,000. 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 for hours, it may be time for you to take the plunge on this tub.


It depends on how often you will use it. If you like to take ice baths everyday, then yes, this product could be worth the money for you. However, if you’re just starting out or aren’t sure how often you will cold plunge yet, it might be better to go with a less expensive option first.

This pool can get down to 39 degrees and stay there for a full day thanks to the chiller that’s constantly working.

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.