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Keep Cool with a Container Pool

by Lizzy Nguyen

With a change in season fast approaching, and temperatures steadily ramping up, it’s about time we get organised with ways to keep cool this summer. If you’re like us, you’ll no doubt have fantasised about the resort-like life you might be living if you happened to be one of the lucky ones with a pool in your backyard. Well, we have some good news! With innovation and ingenuity, there’s more reason now than ever to create your very own backyard oasis.

The solution, shipping containers!

We’ve put together a number of persuasive shots (you’ve been warned) of stunning container pools to accompany a list of reasons why shipping containers are ideal for creating the pool of your dreams. From cost savings to ease of installation, there are a slew of selling points that make shipping containers an attractive option for wannabe pool owners.

1. Lower cost.

Usually setting you back between $30,000 and $50,000, traditional in-ground swimming pools won’t leave much cash in your wallet. They require significant investment for even the simplest of designs, and once construction begins, costs can likely compound. This is where shipping containers differ drastically. Because they’re abundantly available across Australia, the base cost of a container is substantially lower than the costs involved in preparing a site for a traditional pool. Available for less than $10,000 (but costing up to $20,000), shipping container pools are far more cost effective and provide an increasingly accessible route to realising your backyard pool desires.

2. Environmentally friendly.

Each year, a huge number of shipping containers are left unused or abandoned. When you choose to build with a second-hand shipping container, you (whether intentionally or not) choose to repurpose the materials that were used to create it. Essentially giving it a second life, you can create just about anything with a good imagination and a few modifications. You also reduce the reliance on other construction materials – like bricks, concrete and structural steel – that would otherwise be used to construct your pool. Making the most of a product that has already been built, while saving yourself time and money, seems a no-brainer.

3. Easy installation.

Ease of installation is undoubtedly one of the shipping container pools’ greatest selling points. If you do opt for a converted container pool, expect to save time and money when it comes to actually building your pool. Unlike traditional, in-ground swimming pools – which usually involve a number of tedious, time consuming and financially demanding steps – shipping container pools are constructed almost completely off-site and, as long as there is a flat surface to place them on, are ready to be filled with water as soon as they arrive. Contrast this straight-forward process with the excavation, plumbing, structural steel, concrete and tile installation processes associated with a traditional pool, and you’d be silly not to prefer the prior.

4. No compromise on looks.

The pictures speak for themselves, and we know we probably don’t need to say it, but choosing to run with a shipping container pool does not mean you need to sacrifice quality or beauty of the finished product. The beauty of a container pool is that, much like any other pool on the market, it can be customised to your choosing. Whatever visual aesthetic you want, in-ground or above ground, large or small, you can create it with a shipping container conversion.

If you’re inspired to have your very own shipping container pool, don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at Container Traders. We’ve got a wealth of experience when it comes to container conversions and our team have the knowledge and expertise to answer any questions you might have about developing your dream backyard with a container pool. Let us take care of the construction so all you’ll have to worry about is finding the perfect pool toys. Get in touch today – 1300 89 89 70!