What is the easiest inground Plunge pool to install?

What is the easiest inground pool to install? The easiest inground pool to install is a precast concrete plunge pool. Installation can be already done within only a few days (our record is 72 hours!). It's also much more budget-friendly than a traditional concrete plunge pool.

We at Plunge Pools Brisbane are the experts when it comes to installing precast concrete pools in Australia’s backyards. 

Choosing an inground pool can be an overwhelming task, but with a little help, you can find the right pool that suits your family’s needs. 

There are several types of inground plunge pools to choose from, including above-ground pools, precast concrete pools, vinyl liner pools, fibreglass pools, and traditional concrete pools. In this article, we’ll break down the different types, so continue reading!

Inground Precast Concrete Plunge Pools

Having an inground precast concrete plunge pool installed is easier than you might think. After preordering the mould, installation can be done in a few days. 

They usually come in a square or rectangular shape, but you can get them in a variety of other shapes as well. Take a look at the different sizes available on the precast plunge pool models that we offer at Plunge Pools Brisbane.

These plunge pools are certainly a lot easier on the budget than a traditional customized concrete pool. 

Inground Fiberglass Plunge Pools

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Creating an inground fibreglass pool in your backyard is an ideal way to add value to your home and entertain your friends and family. 

While it may sound daunting, installing a pool is not as complex as it seems. In fact, you may be able to get the pool up and running in as little as 4 weeks. 

Similar to precast concrete pools, fibreglass moulds are also prefabricated, shipped to the installation site and put into place with the help of a crane. 

Inground Vinyl Liner Plunge Pools

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Vinyl-liner plunge pools generally belong to the faster and more affordable models. 

Vinyl-lined plunge pools are also easier to maintain. They can be quickly repaired when needed. Inground vinyl liner pools are usually framed by interconnected panels of aluminium, galvanized steel, and plastic. They are available in a variety of designs and colours.

Some vinyl pools are available in a freeform design. Others are custom-shaped. 

The maintenance with these types of plunge pools might be easier on the one hand, on the other hand, however, they’ll need to be replaced every eight to twelve years. 

That’s why it’s best to know exactly what your warranty covers. Some warranties may cover defects in workmanship only. They may not cover the costs of draining or refilling the pool.

If you decide to install a vinyl-liner pool yourself, you may need some help. Typically, two people are needed. The pool will need to be levelled before the liner is installed.

Inground Concrete Plunge Pools

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The most common type of pool is a traditional concrete plunge pool. This type can be built in many shapes and sizes. It is also very durable and easy to customize.

Choosing a quality manufacturer is crucial when purchasing a pool. This will help ensure that your pool will last as long as possible.

Another important point to consider is the right type of surface for your pool. Some types of surfaces may require resurfacing on a regular basis. Your pool builder can help you decide which surface is best for your home and budget.

While these pools tend to be the most aesthetically pleasing and longest lasting, they do require higher maintenance work than other pool types.


The easiest inground pool to install is by far one that is available as a precast. The mould will be simply placed in position by a crane and can therefore be installed within days. 

Putting together an inground pool by yourself is a lot of work, so be sure to do it right the first time. There are several things to remember, such as having the right equipment and tools to get the job done. Luckily, there are professionals that can help.

We at Plunge Pools Brisbane can also guide you through the process of installing an inground pool. 

This is a great option for homeowners with busy schedules and budgets. Our professional team has experience with pool installations and can provide you with a pool checklist, an estimate for the cost of the project, and a guide to the best locations for your pool.

What To Do Next?: Are you considering an above-ground pool? Read our article Above-Ground VS Inground Plunge Pool to make sure you’re choosing the right one for your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the easiest type of pool to maintain?

Of the three types of pools, fibreglass pools are the easiest type of pool to maintain. They’re easier to take care of and have the lowest associated costs.

Vinyl liner pools don’t need as much work, so they’re less costly to maintain.

Concrete pools need the most maintenance and can be quite expensive to keep up with.

What month is best to set up a pool?

Pool builders in Queensland generally become very busy with installations during spring and summer as the weather becomes warmer and drier. 

However, wintertime can be a great opportunity to reach out to us as the average temperatures range from 10°C to 21°C. 

The ground typically doesn’t freeze in Queensland so excavation is possible and easier.

How long does it take to build a pool?

Precast concrete pools are a great option for those who want their pool installed in a shorter amount of time than traditional concrete pools – usually within 3-4 weeks. 

Fibreglass swimming pools are another option that can be installed within a few weeks. Concrete pools can take anything between 3 to 6 months to build.

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