Keeping Your Cold Plunge Sparkling Clean (and Chilly!)

Keeping Your Cold Plunge Sparkling Clean (and Chilly!)

Cold plunges or ice baths are a great way to care for your health and well-being. However, maintaining fresh, healthy water is crucial for your cold plunge experience. No one wants to get into a stinky, grimy cold plunge, and dirty water is not good for anyone. So, read on for tips on how to keep your cold plunge in tip top shape and unlock the full benefits of your icy oasis.


These instructions will work for most cold plunges and ice baths, but make sure you check any manufacturer instructions that came with your cold plunge for specific requirements. 


The Fill


 Well, your cold plunge needs water!


  1. Before filling, ensure your plunge is nice and clean. Make sure it is free from any debris and hair. Wipe the water line and jets with a sponge as needed. 
  2. Next, add water to your cold plunge. 
  3. Finally, you want to add a solution to prevent your cold plunge from forming scum and odors. We recommend our new product, Plunge Protector, which has everything you need to keep your cold plunge fresh: stabilizer, conditioner, stain inhibitor, and more all in a super gentle formula. If you don't want to use Plunge Protector, though, it's ok to go without, you will likely need to change your water much more frequently. 


Weekly maintenance


  1. First, visually check your water to make sure it is clear and smelling fresh. If it is murky or forming a ring in your tub, it's time to drain and refill with fresh water, so go back to The Fill. How often you drain and refill will depend on how often you are using your plunge, if you have a filter, and if you are using a preventative water solution, but experts generally recommend draining and refilling every 2-4 weeks. 
  2. If your water is looking good, adding 1Tbs of Plunge Protector per week will keep your water healthy, refreshing, and soft on your skin for even longer. 
  3. Finally, when your cold tub is not in use, keep your cover over it even if it is inside. Keeping your cold plunge covered will keep out any dust or debris and keep your water cleaner for longer.


Monthly Maintenance Madness


Alright, now let's kick it up a notch with your monthly to-do list. 


  1. If your cold plunge has a filter, you need to clean that bad boy. Over time, the contaminants it filters out will begin to accumulate. Cleaning your filter once a month will ensure your tub remains in perfect working order and your water is also clean and hygienic.
  2. And while you're at it, take a good look at your equipment. Make sure the pump, pipes, and all the other bits and bobs are in working order. Replace anything that's looking a little worse for wear.



So there you have it, folks! Follow these weekly, monthly, and occasional tasks, and you'll be the master of cold plunge maintenance. Your icy retreat will be sparkling clean and ready to deliver all the benefits you crave. And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at, because we are always here to address your water woes. Happy plunging!