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Penguin Chiller Cold Plunge Review

Last Updated Sep 7, 2023

Cold Therapy Chiller

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  • Approximately: $2,000
  • Weight: 52 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14”W x 20”D x 12”H
  • Cools down to 38º Farenheight

If you want to upgrade your cold plunging setup, you will inevitably face this question – should you buy a fully complete unit or go rogue and purchase your tub and chiller separately?  If you choose the latter, the penguin chiller is certainly going to be in the mix – offering flexibility, room for expansion, and not to mention, cost-efficiency. 

As an individual cooling unit priced at $2,000, it’s a more wallet-friendly way to build your cold plunge setup. Not only does this option cater to those on a budget, but it also appeals to those who prefer to evolve and enhance their setup as they delve deeper into the world of cold plunging.

Building Your Custom Cold Plunge Setup

One of the standout features of the Penguin Chiller is its limitless potential for customization.  It accommodates an array of tub sizes, styles, and locations, truly putting control in the hands of the user.  So if you already have a tub, such as the Ice Barrel, you can easily upgrade to an iceless setup with a penguin chiller.  This is also a very popular setup with the Rubbermaid Stock Tank. However, you may have to drill a few holes – the customization is endless! 

penguin chiller cold plunge set up options

Tech Specs

Compressor

3/4 HP: Can cool water down to about 37°F

It’s also outdoor rated, which means it can be left out in the rain. However, it must be taken in if ambient temps go below freezing.

Filter

50 micron filter (+$150)

Power Requirements

110 – 120 Volts / 450 Watts / 3.9 Amps – so it can be used in a standard power outlet and is similar to the output of a refrigerator.

Installation

The quick-release valves make the plumbing very easy for any setup and modifications.  You just want to ensure the drain is as low as possible to get the best water cycling.  

Final Thoughts

As you dive deeper into the world of cold plunging and your requirements and setups evolve, this unit will be with you for the ride. It’s not for everyone, but with the Penguin Chiller, you’re investing in a cooling unit that will be sure to grow with you and your cold plunge journey!

The Ice Brick

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