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Shipping container pool can be installed in minutes

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The Modpools also come with a color-changing LED
The Modpools also come with a color-changing LED
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The 8 x 20 ft Modpool is priced at US$26,900
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The 8 x 20 ft Modpool is priced at US$26,900
The pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and portability of shipping containers
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The pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and portability of shipping containers
The Modpools also come with a color-changing LED
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The Modpools also come with a color-changing LED
While they can be setup within minutes of delivery, you'll still need to fill it up with water
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While they can be setup within minutes of delivery, you'll still need to fill it up with water
Modpools can be installed within minutes
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Modpools can be installed within minutes
The container can also be modified as the user desires
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The container can also be modified as the user desires
The 8 x 20 ft Modpool is priced at US$26,900
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The 8 x 20 ft Modpool is priced at US$26,900
The pools come with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended to make for year-round use
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The pools come with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended to make for year-round use
The container can also be modified as the user desires
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The container can also be modified as the user desires
The Modpools also come with a color-changing LED
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The Modpools also come with a color-changing LED
The pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and portability of shipping containers
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The pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and portability of shipping containers
The pools come with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended for year-round use
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The pools come with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended for year-round use
The pools come with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended for year-round use
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The pools come with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended for year-round use
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Shipping containers are by nature rather easy to move around, and more and more we are seeing clever ideas around how their strengths can be put to use. The latest example of this is a little something called a Modpool, a relocatable above-ground swimming pool that can be installed within minutes of delivery.

Measuring either 8 x 20 ft or a lengthier 8 x 40 ft (2.4 x 6 or 2.4 by 12 m), the pools are designed to take advantage of the structural strength and portability of shipping containers. These attributes that have seen them become popular building materials in the world of architecture, particularly among the tiny house crowd.

While this means the pools can be setup within minutes of delivery, you'll still need to fill them up with water. Modpool's general manager Sammy Diab explained to us how it all works.

"What we mean when we say it can be set up in minutes, is that it delivers as fully functional, so all the plumbing, heater and electrical are all built into the pool," he tells New Atlas. "So once you lay it on the foundations, you make two service connections, which are really just your gas connection and an electrical plug. And once you fill it with water, it is ready to go."

The 8 x 20 ft Modpool is priced at US$26,900
The 8 x 20 ft Modpool is priced at US$26,900

The container can also be modified as the user desires, perhaps adding a window like the image above, or adding a divider to turn part of it into a jacuzzi. It also comes with a color-changing LED and a natural gas or propane heater, intended for year-round use. The heating and lighting can be controlled by way of a companion mobile app.

The 8 x 20 ft model is priced at US$26,900, while Diaby tells us that for the 40-foot-long version, buyers are looking at a price of $35,000.

You can check out the promo video below.

Source: Modpools

Shipping Container Pool - Modpools

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4 comments
MarcusWarren
Great idea! Would compliment a shipping container home nicely...
Mzungu_Mkubwa
Love this idea too, except the cost seems high. I don't need to heat it, however, if it had a good way to cover it during the off season. Also, I can buy containers locally for about $2500, so maybe a company that would make just the liner would be more my speed. However, would need to come up with a shallow-end solution for the younger swimmers. Might could just pour a concrete pad at one end prior to installing the liner? (This would be *way* better than the tarp-in-pickup-bed pool we're used to around here... ☺)
LarryWolf
The 40' is fine if all you need is a lap pool for adults. Children need not apply.
CliveVreeswijk
Price is way to high...can buy an endless pool for that amount...with hot tub feature...And like previous comment, shipping container only 2200 dollars...I know I own one...2200 CDN delivered...A bit of welding, a liner, a pump....solar heater...MMMMmmmm