Building homes out of shipping containers is quite the new trend. Everyone knows a container home cost less than a conventional home, but how about the cost of other structures you can make with shipping containers. Specifically how much would a shipping container pool cost?
Of course, you’ll need to find a location that fits what you are looking to do. Also you should always double check with your local county office to see if any permits are needed.
Once all of the permits and paperwork has been settled, it’s time to get serious about your search for a shipping container pool. In this article below we will talk about everything you need to know about shipping container pools!
Perks of a Shipping Container Pool
What are the perks of having a shipping container pool? For one, they’re an Eco-friendly alternative to having a conventional swimming pool. The pool can come in different sizes.
There can be different materials used to create a spa type of atmosphere or just keep it simple where the pool is easily accessible.
What Does A Shipping Container Pool Cost?
With all of the modular capabilities a shipping container offers, there must be a catch. How much can this all cost?
Comparing it to a traditional in-ground pool it can typically cost about $35,000 to $65,000. The average price is at $49,000. The average shipping container pool cost is around $16,500 to $39,900.
Ultimately you decide how you would like your pool to look like and how much you would like to spend. However, if you are tight on money, a shipping container might be what you are looking for.
Sizes of a Shipping Container Pool
Shipping containers usually come in a couple of sizes: an eight by twenty foot or an eight by forty foot. Most manufactures of shipping container pools will modify the pool length to about twelve feet to allow more space.
However, if you are working with a local contractor, they may be able to use the entire shipping container you’ve purchased to make the pool as large as you’d like to have it.
Types of Pools
Let's say an in ground pool isn’t favorable. You can place a shipping container on the ground and have stairs leading up to the top with a deck surrounding the container. It’s a stairs to deck pool with a staircase leading up to the pool. You can put the pool entry wherever you want it to be.
A containers length can also help to create a pool for athletes. They’ll be able to do laps to stay in shape whenever they’d like.
A shipping container pool can also relocate with you if you decide to move. Shipping containers are very mobile so relocating your pool instead of having to rebuild an in ground one will help save a lot of money.
Another type of pool that can be made is a mod-pool. This type of pool is exactly what its name implies; it’s been modified to fit a more aesthetic look. These pools can be put above ground or underground.
Those who choose to put the pool above the ground may want it to have fiberglass walls for people to see in. Or if they prefer not to have the fiberglass walls it might be easier to just install the pool underground so that everyone has easy access to enter into the pool.
Assembly of Shipping Container Pools
Think Lego - most shipping containers will come in parts to be assembled. The pool can easily be assembled within a few hours up to a day depending on how much there is to assemble and what type of machinery is needed. Some of that machinery may consist of a crane, a construction forklift, a tractor, a heavy-duty truck with a tilt lift bed and other miscellaneous equipment.
There are a lot of options, but if you decide to utilize any heavy-duty equipment, it is important to know how to use them correctly or to make sure that the person helping knows how to use the equipment. Knowing how to properly use the equipment will help things run smoothly and prevent delays as well as injuries.
Inside Surface of a Shipping Container Pool
A shipping container is obviously made of metal and letting water touch its surface can cause it to rust, which would eventually cause damage and leakage. Most manufactures will weld more steel throughout the container pool to make it airtight.
Sometimes, people opt to use a fiberglass shell to keep the water from leaking but spider cracks can also be expensive to repair.
To save money a vinyl liner can be used in your container pool. This is more affordable because it is cheaper to replace and repair compared to steel and fiberglass also used to reinforce container pools.
Another option is to use all three items making three layers to protect the container from getting water damage - steel, fiberglass, vinyl liner or even an acrylic liner. This concept can definitely waterproof your pool, however there are some concerns regarding this option.
With all the layers, there is additional weight to the pool which would make it harder to transport if you wanted to relocate. The additional weight may also cause some concern if you were to install the shipping container pool on top of a roof as some people may prefer.
So, whether you have a shipping container home or a conventional one, why not invest in a shipping container pool - the possibilities are endless.