By guest blogger, Paul Rathnam, founder of Modpools
When you think of a backyard swimming pool, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it the typical inground concrete swimming pool? Maybe it’s an above-ground liner pool, or for those new parents or dog lovers, a small kiddie pool. But there’s another option that you might not be aware of – modular pools made from upcycled shipping containers.
That’s right – a swimming pool made by repurposing a shipping container. We have all seen those giant ships filled with containers transporting cargo across the ocean. What you might not know is that a good portion of those containers are meant for a single trip only. They are loaded with product, shipped one way, and once emptied, are left to sit there. But these containers can be upcycled into stunning and modern swimming pools, reducing the waste created by all those abandoned containers sitting at piers and ports around the nation.
Called Modpools, these pools are designed to leave a small footprint not only on the environment but also in your backyard. As small as eight feet by twelve feet, they occupy very little space and can fit in almost any sized backyard. Unlike conventional concrete pools, where a lot of digging and excavating is needed for installation, shipping container pools can simply be craned into place with minimal disturbance to your property.
A Pool and Hot Tub All-in-One
This option is unique in that Modpools can be used as both a swimming pool and a hot tub. Like most pools that are heated, these can be heated by propane or natural gas; but if you are wanting to reduce your carbon footprint, Modpools can also be configured to run off of solar power.
The Benefits of Swimming
So now you know what one of these shipping container pools can do for the environment, but it can also do wonders for your property and your lifestyle by helping create a relaxing and stress-free environment for you and your family to enjoy. Imagine the kids splashing around in the pool during the day or mom and dad having a relaxing evening in the hot tub section. Let’s not forget about the health benefits that come with swimming. Swimming is a great way to get a full-body workout with minimal impact on your joints. Even in an eight-foot by twelve-foot pool, you can get an intense workout by adding a Fastlane swim jet system. The Fastlane system creates a strong current on one end of the pool allowing you to swim endlessly against the current without the need to do laps. Modpools
Uses Less Chlorine
When you think of pools you might think of chlorine and all the chemicals needed for maintenance. We understand that to live a healthy life, we want to reduce the number of chemicals we are exposed to, which is why our pools offer a modern UV sanitation system that uses ultraviolet light to neutralize microorganisms that can build up in the pool water. This system can help reduce the amount of chlorine needed by 50 percent. Additionally, you can add a special mineral sanitation system to further reduce chlorine levels. This system uses mineral technology to help keep the water clear by removing bacteria and algae. Many consumers who use it report that there is no more chlorine smell and that their skin feels much softer after a swim than normal.
Pools Increase Your Home’s Value
Finally, what can a shipping container pool do for your home? By adding a pool to your backyard, not only are you creating a sunning and relaxing space for family and friends, but you are also increasing your property value. Swimming pools are an added feature that many homeowners would love to have and sometimes “need” depending on where they are located. Should you decide to sell your home one day you can expect to get more than if you didn’t have a pool. Additionally, renters and Airbnb owners can expect to charge a higher price for their listing with this added amenity.
With a pool that is so environment-friendly, family-friendly, and property-friendly, maybe the next time someone mentions the words “swimming pool”, the first thing you think of will be a shipping container swimming pool.