These Shipping Container Pools Are Cheaper Than Your Average In-Ground Pool

published May 20, 2019
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If you’ve ever flown over a well-to-do suburban neighborhood, you’ve probably made note of the amount of swimming pools there are. In-ground pools aren’t cheap.

But thanks to the Canadian company Modpools, your dream of having an expansive pool—or hot tub—might be more affordable and eco-friendly than you’d otherwise assume. They are turning shipping containers into swimming havens, and we’re all about it.

First of all, we love the upcycling of the shipping containers. Not only does it help the planet to give something that’s already been made and used a new life, but the industrial design is attractive, too. Secondly, these pools don’t come with a million different parts like traditional in-ground pools do. And speaking of “in-ground,” these shipping container soaking centers can be placed in the ground or remain above ground. A partially in-ground option is also a good look.

Traditional in-ground pools are notoriously a headache to install: the digging,
the molding, the waiting. None of that is a factor with Modpools. According to
the company’s website, you can be swimming the same day your pool is

Prices range from $16,500 to $39,900, depending on the size (HomeAdvisor notes that an average in-ground pool can cost from $35,883 to $62,882). They
can be relocated (not the case with a regular in-ground pool) and they boast a small footprint, to boot. If you need another incentive to sway you, the company is now offering 100 percent financing options for U.S. customers.

It’s almost like they’re cornering us into getting a shipping container pool. In
which case: We don’t think any of our friends will complain.