Having a pool in the backyard would be really nice, wouldn’t it? But the average cost of installing an in-ground swimming pool ranges anywhere from $28,000 to $55,000. If that’s not in your budget, there is a cool alternative to traditional pools making a splash right now online.
This unique solution 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 these pools from Canadian company Modpools look, you might change your mind!
Yes, that pool was once a shipping container!
Modpools can be installed either in the ground or above the ground, and you can get one for a bit less than a traditional in-ground pool. An 8-by-12-foot pool starts at $19,500 and an 8-by-40-foot pool starts at $48,500. Click here to build a custom version and see a real-time pricing estimate.
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The company says there are many advantages to having a Modpool, including the easier setup and installation than traditional options. There’s no time-consuming assembly and, unlike below-ground pools, you won’t have to wait for concrete to be poured and set.
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 smartphone.
Modpools come with a transparent side window, which is another 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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If you’re looking for a swimming pool option that’s far more affordable than even these Modpools, don’t forget about these cool stock tank pools that you can buy at many farm supply stores.
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 less than $600. 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 relatively 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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