At less cost and more convenience, installing these sustainable pools will go just swimmingly.
Costly swimming pools can shape up or ship out — shipping container pools have just dropped in, at a much lower cost and far greater convenience than their in-ground counterparts.
With sustainable building on the rise and budget-friendly renovations forever on-trend, here are 5 reasons why it’s the best time to choose a shipping container pool.
QUICK & EASY INSTALL
“The pool is delivered in the morning, the customers have a water truck show up and fill it up in an hour or two, and the kids are in there by the afternoon and all having fun. That’s really unheard of in the pool industry.” The transport’s a no-brainer, given a shipping container’s initial purpose. They only need to be craned into the backyard, which will only take up to an hour.
YOUR BUDGET WON’T SINK
Homeowners often forget that costs for installing an in-ground pool can escalate beyond their expectations. If the site is unsuitable for digging or requires jackhammers, installation costs will grow. Add a few more bills once plumbers and electricians get involved. Shipping containers need only sit on the ground, and many are designed with in-built plumbing, heating and electrical systems. “It’s usually a massive commitment to get a pool on your property, but we’ve removed those commitments.”
POOL DESIGNS CAN GO WITH THE FLOW
No matter how awkward a pool may seem in your backyard, shipping container designs can be personalised.
The side of the container also becomes a creative space where homeowners can paint murals, apply patinas or even use acrylic panels to cut windows into their pools. “It’s amazing to see people swimming inside, and if the parents are busy in the kitchen, they can look through the pool window and see the kids. It really gives them a sense of safety and awareness.”
The guarantee of a shipping container is that its welded steel body can really take a beating, from bearing huge loads to being pushed around different ports. When prepared for home installs, shipping containers like SCP’s are lined with fibreglass (which is also often used to protect yachts).
“Customers are getting an actual pool, not just lining a container with corrugations inside the pool because that would be a nightmare to clean.”
HAVE POOL, WILL TRAVEL
A shipping container can come with you when you move house. If you buy a pool and live in a rental, it can become a mobile, moveable product. The concept of a pool as a structure dug in the ground with paving or tiles around it has never changed, but these pools have flipped the industry.