These Cool New Pools Are Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Having a pool in the backyard would be really nice, wouldn’t it? 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 a bit 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.


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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 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.

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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.

Stock tanks are typically used as water troughs for livestock, but now they’re being repurposed as swimming pools. According to Tractor Supply Co.’s website, they’ve seen an increase in customers buying stock tanks to use as swimming pools.

The best part about a stock tank swimming pool is that you can get one for around $350. Installation of a stock tank swimming pool in your backyard is super easy. The most difficult part is finding the perfect flat area for your new pool.

If you don’t have that perfect flat piece of land, consider creating one with concrete or sand!

You could also consider creating an in-ground version for an upscale look, but still low in effort and price.

Choose from a variety of sizes of tanks and find the one that will work best for your home. Find all additional information on installation and securing your tank on the Tractor Supply Co. website.

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