Get a Plungie in 8 easy steps.

For years the pool-building process has been too complicated. At Plungie, we’ve streamlined this process into 8 easy steps. Not only does this give builders more control over their projects, but homeowners can enjoy a premium concrete swimming pool in days, not months.

Who Can Install A Plungie? 

Permits are required to have a pool installed in America, which is why an appropriately qualified tradesperson must install every Plungie. That doesn’t mean you need to hire a specialist pool builder, though.

Bring Your Own Builder (BYOB)

Any qualified home builder or pool builder can manage the permitting, site preparation, and installation of a Plungie. Some locations also allow for a structural landscaper or plumber to install one. 

Existing Plungie Installing Customer

We have a growing number of installing customers who can manage the permitting, site preparation, and installation of a Plungie.


Installing a Plungie as an owner-builder is an available option in some locations. It’s important to check the required processes and permits with your local government.

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8 Steps To Get A Plungie

1. Choose Your Plungie                               

This is the easy part. We can quote you for the supply and delivery of your Plungie, as well as the supply and plumbing services for your chosen equipment. We have clear specifications for the Arena, Studio, Original and Max to help you decide which model is right for your project.

Take the time to consider the following factors, as they may impact your quote: 

  • Extras — do you need an equipment package or heating?
  • Placement — where do you want the Plungie? Is there easy site access?
  • Installation depth — do you want the pool below-ground, above-ground or semi-recessed?
  • Finishings — will you need waterline tile provisions?

2. Standard Building Approval                       

Permits are required to begin the installation process. We recommend contacting your county’s or municipality’s permit office for further details. To make life easy, we’ll supply you with pre-engineered specifications for pool construction and footings, based on different site classifications (refer to engineering drawings).

3. Basic Site Preparation

Every Plungie must sit on a pre-engineered concrete slab footing, specific to the particular soil type of the site. We’ll supply standardized base preparation requirements for each pool model, covering the slab specification and excavation plan. 

All you’ll need to do is complete the site preparation in accordance with these requirements.

4. Crane Hire                                  

At the point of delivery, a crane is required to lift the pool from our delivery truck and place it onto the concrete base slab footing. Every Plungie is manufactured with pre-engineered pick-up points for crane lifting. Helpful, right? 

Crane hire is one of the most variable factors in an installation, as the ease of access to the property heavily impacts the process. We strongly recommend that the Plungie is installed on site at the vacant lot/peg out or slab stage for operational ease. 

Most reputable crane hire companies offer free site visits and can provide you with a quote based on our Arena, Studio, Original and Max lifting diagrams.

5. Electrical + Back Fill                                         

Next, a trade-qualified electrician must earth your Plungie. If the Plungie is being installed in-ground or semi-recessed, you will need backfill the over-excavated area.

Low cost options such as recycled drainage gravel will do the trick and allow for drainage away from the concrete footing. Backfill requirements can be found on our engineering drawings.

6. Standard Plumb Up                                               

Every Plungie is supplied with its primary plumbing fixtures pre-fitted (you’re welcome!). This includes the skimmer box, hydrostatic valve and provisions for general filtration, safety suction and spare lines. 

You’ll also need to ensure that the required power provisions are made available for your chosen equipment package to run on.

Find more information on plumbing up your Plungie in step 6 of the Plungie Install Guide

7. Finishings

With a Plungie, you can enjoy all the efficiencies of prefabrication while having plenty of options for personalization. Once the pool is installed, the following elements can be added to help it align with your project design:

  • Coping tiles

  • Waterline tiles

  • Fencing

  • Decking

  • Paving

  • Landscaping

Ensure the construction cover (if purchased) remains fitted while you finish the landscaping and surrounds.

8. Fill + Start Up

Once the Plungie has had its final inspection, you can arrange for the pool to be filled. It will take anywhere between 6-12 hours to fill a Plungie with a garden hose or as little as 15 minutes if you engage a local water delivery service. 

All that's left to do is stand back and marvel at how quick and easy your Plungie install was.

We’re Here To Help

We provide comprehensive and straightforward pre-engineered specifications, how-to documentation, and videos to help you complete your project with ease. Download our detailed installation guide for everything you need to get a Plungie up and running on your site. 

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