Cold Plunge System FAQ

  1. What is a cold plunge system?

A cold plunge system allows users to take therapeutic cold baths. It consists of an inflatable tub and a water control unit (chiller) that keeps the water at the desired cold temperature in order to get beneficial health effects.

  1. Why should I avoid placing the system outdoors in freezing temperatures?

Exposing the chiller to freezing temperatures can cause damage to its internal components. Ice can form, expanding and leading to cracks or malfunctions. Always ensure the chiller is stored and operated in a location where it won't be exposed to freezing conditions.

  1. How should I care for the chiller unit?

Location: Place the chiller on a flat, stable surface, ideally sheltered from direct sunlight and precipitation. The most ideal location would have minimal dust, dirt, or other contaminants to keep the chiller unit clean. This is best for the longevity of the system. 

Cleaning: Use a soft cloth to wipe down the exterior. Change the filter when it becomes dark or dirty in appearance. If the chiller is in an area that can attract dust or debris, it would be beneficial to blow out the dust and dirt through the vent holes on the chiller unit using compressed air or computer duster.

Inspection: Periodically check for any leaks, unusual noises, or signs of wear.

Protection: During winter or cold months, either store the chiller indoors or use a protective cover to shield it from extreme conditions.

  1. How should I maintain the inflatable tub?

Cleaning: When any staining or discoloration or grime becomes visible in the tub or if for any reason the tub requires cleaning, drain the water and wipe the interior with a cloth and hydrogen peroxide.

Storage: When not in use for extended periods, deflate the tub, dry it completely, and store it in a cool, dry place.

Inspection: Check for any punctures or signs of wear regularly.

  1. What's the best location to set up my cold plunge system at home?

Indoors: If you have space, an indoor setup can be ideal as it's protected from external weather conditions. Ensure good ventilation and a water-resistant floor.

Outdoors: opt for a shaded, flat area, preferably close to the house for easy access. Ensure it's away from trees (to prevent debris) and away from direct sunlight.

Near Electrical Outlets: Your chiller requires power, so place your system near an outlet. Ensure all electrical connections are safe and avoid creating trip hazards.

  1. How often should I change the water in the tub?

For regular use it's advisable to change the water when it becomes dirty, grimy, has any sort of visible buildup, or has an odor. If you notice a significant decrease in water quality or clarity, change it more frequently. 

  1. Can I add any additives to the water?

We recommend using hydrogen peroxide as an additive in the water for extra water sterilization. This will prolong the life of your water, as well as kill off any remaining bacteria or fungus the ozone sanitization might have missed. H202 water treatment type is similar to using chlorine in a hot-tub. Chlorine however can be damaging to your skin and can have negative health effects with repeated exposure. This is why we recommend Hydrogen Peroxide water treatment over a chlorine treatment. 

The guideline for a hydrogen peroxide water treatment is to use Hydrogen Peroxide test strips on your water to test the peroxide content level after adding it to your water. A good amount is 30-100 PPM

  1. How deep should the water be in the tub?

The water should be deep enough to cover most of your body when seated but avoid overfilling to prevent spillage. Typically, filling water 1-2” over the top water port is ideal.

  1. What are the health benefits of a cold plunge?

Cold water immersion, or "cold plunging," has been linked with a multitude of health benefits:

Muscle Recovery: Cold plunges are known to reduce muscle soreness after intense physical activities. They can restrict blood vessels, reducing swelling and tissue breakdown. Once out of the cold, the underlying tissues warm up, causing a return of faster blood flow, which helps return the byproducts of cellular breakdown to the lymph system for efficient recycling by the body.

Reduced Inflammation: Chronic inflammation can lead to numerous health issues, from arthritis to heart disease. Cold exposure has anti-inflammatory effects on the body, making it beneficial for long-term health.

Boosted Circulation: When you immerse yourself in cold water, your body’s blood flow increases to maintain core body temperature. Over time, this can lead to better overall circulation and enhanced cardiovascular health.

Enhanced Mood: The cold can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers and mood elevators. Moreover, there's the potential for the cold to increase levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which could help alleviate symptoms of depression.

Increased Metabolism: The body expends energy to warm up, potentially increasing the metabolic rate and aiding in weight management or weight loss.

Enhanced Immune Response: Some studies suggest that regular cold exposure can increase white blood cell count, helping to bolster the body's defense mechanisms.

  1. Is there anyone who shouldn't use a cold plunge system?

Safety should always be a priority when considering cold plunges:

Cardiovascular Concerns: Those with heart conditions or high blood pressure should be cautious. The immediate shock of cold water can increase heart rate and blood pressure. It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional beforehand.

Respiratory Issues: Cold water can cause an involuntary sharp intake of breath, which might not be safe for those with certain respiratory conditions.

Pregnant Women: Pregnant women should consult with their healthcare provider before engaging in cold plunges.

Cold-related Conditions: Individuals with conditions like Raynaud's disease, where certain parts of the body feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress, should be wary.

Recent Injuries: If you've recently had a sprain, fracture, or surgery, it's essential to consult a physician before taking a cold plunge.

General Precaution: Never plunge alone. Especially for those new to cold therapy, the initial shock can be disorienting. It's crucial to have someone present or be in a controlled environment.

Duration: Limit your initial sessions. Start with short durations (e.g., 1-2 minutes) and gradually increase as you become more accustomed to the cold.


Owning and maintaining a cold plunge system can be a great asset for health and wellness, offering various therapeutic benefits. However, it's essential to prioritize safety and ensure proper care for both the chiller and tub. As with any therapeutic intervention, individual responses can vary, so it's always wise to consult with a healthcare professional before diving in.

Q: What is cold therapy?

A: Cold therapy is a natural and effective way to improve physical and mental well-being. It involves exposing the body to cold temperatures to reduce inflammation, speed up recovery, and enhance overall mood.

Q: What are the benefits of cold therapy?

A: The benefits of cold therapy include reduced inflammation, improved recovery, increased energy levels, and enhanced mood. Cold therapy can also improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness, and promote better sleep.

Q: How does cold therapy work?

A: Cold therapy works by stimulating the body's natural healing mechanisms. Exposure to cold temperatures causes blood vessels to constrict, which reduces inflammation and increases blood flow. This can help speed up recovery and reduce pain and swelling.

Q: How does cold therapy affect dopamine levels?

A: Cold therapy has been shown to increase dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for feelings of pleasure and reward. Cold therapy stimulates the release of dopamine, which can help improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression.

Q: Can cold therapy help with dopamine-related conditions such as ADHD and Parkinson's disease?

A: There is some evidence to suggest that cold therapy may have potential benefits for individuals with ADHD and Parkinson's disease. However, more research is needed to determine the efficacy and safety of cold therapy for these conditions. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider before trying cold therapy as a treatment for any medical condition.

Q: How often should I use cold therapy to see a boost in dopamine levels?

A: The frequency of use depends on individual needs and preferences. Some people use cold therapy daily, while others use it several times a week or as needed. Consistent use over time may help increase dopamine levels and improve overall mood.

Q: Is cold therapy safe?

A: Cold therapy is generally safe for most people, but it's important to follow proper guidelines and precautions. It's recommended to start with shorter exposure times and gradually increase as tolerated. It's also important to avoid exposing the body to extreme cold for extended periods of time, as this can be harmful.

Q: How do I use a cold plunge system?

A: Using a cold plunge system is easy. Simply inflate the system, fill it with water, and add ice if desired. Use the touch screen control panel or Wi-Fi app to regulate the water temperature and duration of exposure. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use and maintenance.

Q: Can cold therapy help with anxiety and depression?

A: Yes, cold therapy has been shown to have positive effects on mental health. Exposure to cold temperatures can help boost mood, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider before trying cold therapy as a treatment for anxiety or depression.

Q: How often should I use a cold plunge system?

A: The frequency of use depends on individual needs and preferences. Some people use cold plunge systems daily, while others use them several times a week or as needed. It's important to listen to your body and adjust frequency as needed.