These cool new pools are made from recycled shipping containers

Posted June 21

Having a pool in the backyard would be really nice right about now. But the average cost of an in-ground swimming pool ranges from $33,000 to $55,000. If that’s not in your budget, there are some cool alternatives to traditional pools making a splash on the internet. The latest version takes shipping containers and turns them into swimming pools.

We know what you’re thinking: “Why would I want to swim in a shipping container?!” But when you see how sleek-looking these pools from Canadian company Modpools are, you might change your mind!


Yes, that pool was once a shipping container! Modpools can be installed in-ground or above-ground, and you can get one for much less than a traditional in-ground pool: An 8-by-20-foot pool costs $26,900 and an 8-by-40-foot pool costs $35,000. Plus, Modpools are made from up-cycled materials (old shipping containers), so they’re an eco-friendly option.

The company says there are many other advantages, including the easy setup and installation. There’s no need to assemble a Modpool and unlike below-ground pools, you won’t have to wait for concrete to be poured and set. Take a look at how the they’re delivered. The neighbors will definitely be curious!

If you really want a Modpool and need to justify the price, you’ll be happy to know these sweet little shipping-container pools can also double as a hot tub. That’s because each pool comes with jets and a powerful heater that can quickly increase the water temperature.


In addition, every Modpool comes equipped with technology that allows its users to control everything from the temperature to the jets and lighting right from their smartphones.

Modpools come with a transparent side window, which is a neat design element. It surely makes it look less like a shipping container, and allows you to keep a close eye on the kids while they’re swimming. But if you don’t want the see-through window, you can opt to have it removed.

Are you sold on Modpools? We know we are! But if you’re looking for an option that’s even more affordable, don’t forget about these cool stock tank pools, that you can buy at a farm supply store.

This story originally appeared on Simplemost. Checkout Simplemost for other great tips and ideas to make the most out of life.


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