Swimming pool in the backyard is a great addition to every home, especially for those who want to provide extra space for a friend or family get-together. However, the expensive cost and unpractical construction of a swimming pool could be an obstacle. As an alternative, you can consider having a shipping container swimming pool.
This type of pool is an efficient choice which offers more affordable cost as well as easier construction and installation. Besides, it fully supports the recycling program.
Shipping container, as the name suggests, refers to boxes that are usually used for shipping. With the proper foundation and a detailed project plan, a shipping container can be turned into a stylish swimming pool in various designs.
1. In-Ground Flowing Container Pool
In-ground flowing pool, also known as streamlined container swimming pool, is one of the most popular and basic swimming pools in the backyard. As you probably guess from the name, this type of pool has an in-ground foundation with a standard depth of 2.5 meters.
The sink foundation will give you a sense of luxury, especially when you use limestone for the floor or some decorative materials for the borders.
2. Standard Backyard Container Pool
Backyard container pool commonly features a wooden-framed container in a semi in-ground design. It is one of the most recommended simple designs for shipping container swimming pool, particularly for those who set a low construction budget.
For better construction—and to make it lasts longer, the area where the container is placed should be layered with anti-corrosive paint. Additionally, you can fill the foundation structure using limestone. Such material is considered stronger to prevent the heavy container from ruining its surrounding soil.
3. Conveniently Futuristic Container Pool
Keeping the futuristic style in mind, this design includes Jacuzzi jets as well as a set of LED light with color-changing features. In addition, the pool is equipped with a large side window and a fully-functional water filter to make you more comfortable when using it.
4. Contemporary Industrial Container Pool
This swimming pool design combines the aesthetic industrial style with the modernistic appearance. It stands out in the clear glass container which is surrounded by wood panel borders. Moreover, it applies the free-standing construction that makes the pool look deeper and wider at the same time.
The pool can be easily reconstructed in several steps of your DIY project. However, keep in mind that this design is better to be installed in a large yard because it takes a lot more spaces than the in-ground shipping container pool.
5. Shipping Container Pool with a Complete Design
If you want more than just the regular shipping container pool, it’s time to apply the more complex and complete design. The design itself is proposed by a German company.
It includes several advanced facilities, such as a filtration system, auto pool control system, stairs, even a safety door for children. This, of course, requires a higher budget than the usual container pool. Therefore, you need to make sure that your budget is enough to cover all the facilities included in this design.
6. Shipping Container Pool with a Homemade Cover
A major benefit of building a shipping container swimming pool in your backyard is the fact that you are provided with a wide range of different designs. Unlike the traditional pool, a pool made of shipping container needs a special cover when it is not used for swimming.
Now, you can give a creative touch to this pool cover. Paint the cover in different shades of colors or patterns. Therefore, when it is placed over the pool, you can get a decorative feature in the backyard.
7. Shipping Container Pool with a Tropical Touch
In a more extraordinary design, you don’t have to focus on the swimming pool alone. Instead, you can give some additions to the area near the swimming pool. One of the most popular examples you can do is giving the area a tropical touch.
It can be done by planting some palm plants around the space in the yard or succulent plants on the hanging pots. Additionally, you can build a hammock or bamboo swing on the pool area.
8. Shipping Container Pool with Wooden Decking
While fiberglass is popularly used as the shipping container pool insert, wood becomes the popular material for the pool decking. In fact, wooden decking around your shipping container pool will give a beautiful sense and at the same time, add a natural element on the pool area.
Such a design also gives you a relaxing atmosphere when you are hanging around the pool with friends or family.
Several designs of shipping container swimming pool that are presented above serve as a rough guide for your own construction. When you plan to have one in the backyard, you can modify those designs to suit your budget and yard area. By doing so, you can get the most convenient swimming pool made of a shipping container.
Frequently Asked Questions
The beauty of our pools being constructed from a shipping container is the ease of transportation. Our Spark Pools can be shipped worldwide. Shipping is not included in the Spark Pool base price as it is dependant on location.
The window is not included in the base price. Most of our windows on the side walls are 1.2×1.8 mtr. Custom sizes also available
Each Spark Pool is built to suit our individual customer’s site. Lead times are dependant on the number of customers ahead of you in the fabrication queue. Please contact us for up-to-date lead times!
Spark Pools can work with your local contractors, advising on proper installation procedures. Ground prep will likely be required, the most common and cost effective is 8” of compacted gravel. A concrete slab is also a popular method for placing our Spark Pools on. Please note, these are the most common methods and various alternatives exist.
Once our Spark Pools are placed, only two service connections need to be made:
1) Natural gas/propane for our heater
2) 40 amp electrical service and designated ground wire.
12m Container $ 35,000
We offer the following standard colours for the exterior of your Spark Pool: White, Grey, Black. We offer Aqua Blue or Grey for the interiors.
The divider wall comes standard in our 20′ and 40′ Spark Pools. It is a light-weight honeycomb acrylic wall that separates your spa section from the rest of your pool. Place the divider wall, turn your Spark Pool to spa mode and enjoy!
We are proudly partnered with Endless Pools and can install their Fast Lane system in our 20′ and 40′ Spark Pools at your request. Please ask us for more information!
Spark Pools can be installed both above or in-ground.
For all three sizes of our Spark Pools, we offer both an electric and manual cover option.
Both our 20’ & 40’ Spark Pools come standard with 8 body jets in the hot tub, the jets can be controlled via your smart phone.
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When can I get my drawings?
After you place your first down payment, we can start drawing the exact specification of what your Spark Pool will look like.
If you’d like the drawings before you purchase, this is completely do-able. It will cost a small drafting fee. We will discuss the details with you.
Please send us an email at “firstname.lastname@example.org ” requesting more information
We will send you an Information Guide and Estimate Request forms
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Once you have a rough idea of what kind of pool configuration you want please print and fill out the estimate request form
Scan and email the finished estimate request to “email@example.com ” or the salesperson you have been in contact with
A salesperson will send you an estimate with pricing, included estimated shipping
If you are satisfied with the estimate, please click the “Accept” button on the estimate.
This payment is 30% of the total price
It reserves your spot in the production queue
We will start designing any custom details in AutoCAD for you
Sales Agreement is signed
Once all specifications of the drawings are agreed upon, the final drawings will be signed
Another 30% of the total price
This is happens after the drawings are signed, and production of your pool starts
The final 40% of your Spark Pool is paid for after it finishes production
The final quality control check is passed
We ship your Spark Pool directly to your home or installation site
customer arrange and pay for crane/offloading and installation.