A swimming pool made from what!? These ‘upcycled’ designs are quick to install and they look surprisingly luxurious, too

When you look at these pools, you are instantly struck by their modern design. What probably doesn’t come to mind is that just months before, these pools were just shipping containers. 

Shipping container pools are the new frontier of pool ideas – designs that are both practical for how much easier they are to install than traditional pools, and eco-friendly, too. 

We sat down to learn about the process of creating a swimming pool from a shipping container with Paul Rathnam, founder of Modpools, and to find out the benefits of this type of recycled pool.

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(Image credit: Modpools)

‘I was inspired to build swimming pools that are shipping containers after coming back from the Palm Springs vacation,’ says Paul, ‘I realized it was always the pool I loved most about our vacations.’

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