The Steps to Build a Modified Shipping Container Swimming Pool

November 23 2016
Shipping Container Swimming Pool

Make your home unique, with a swimming pool made from a shipping container.

When you’re looking to make your property one-of-a-kind, you may be tempted to spruce up the backyard with additional landscaping or add a pool. Even so, you may not have the substantial budget that a pool requires or the space to do so. But, before you rule the option of a pool out, consider installing a modified shipping container; it can be an easy solution for a portable, plug and play swimming pool.

Here’s how to get started on your unique pool!

  1. Obtain a planning permit from your local authority and investigate any regulations regarding depth, fencing, and other nuisances that may get in the way of constructing your shipping container swimming pool. It’s a lot easier to get these out of the way before you start construction!
  2. You’ll need to secure assistance from someone with a structural engineering background. Water can be heavy, so you’ll need to make sure that the container is strengthened to hold all of that extra weight pushing out from the interior. Fortunately, shipping containers are incredibly sturdy – so you can build your pool to last.
  3. Determine the height of your modified shipping container swimming pool. Work out the depth that you require and cut accordingly. You’ll need to have a lip around the edge that covers the sharp edges, as well as reinforcing the structure of the container.
  4. Next, make the container watertight. Shipping containers are designed to be watertight from the outside; they typically aren’t designed to hold water on the inside. Shipping containers are lined with plywood, so you’ll need an extra layer of metal or plaster to keep your pool full.
  5. Add the plumbing such as pumps, filters, and intake pipes! You may want to talk to your local pool company about the best way to do this in your area, taking into account power supplies, drainage, and water supply.

Are you tempted to build your own shipping container pool? Do you need a used shipping container for your next project? Contact Container Professionals to get your hands on a shipping container so that you can enjoy your new pool!