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There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to backyard pools. Container pools, or pools made from recycled shipping containers, are becoming more popular, and there are a lot of good reasons why. These pools are long-lasting, mostly self-contained, and relatively affordable compared to their in-ground counterparts. Here are the steps on how to install a shipping container pool.
Skill level: 5/5
Cost: Between $16,000 and $40,000, typically
Time: Depends on the company
Where to find it?
Jenn tours the manufacturing facility of Trek Pools (https://www.trekpools.com/) in Anderson, Indiana to see how their shipping container pools are made. Once home, Jenn is joined by Joel from Trek Pools to install a 8’x’20’ shipping container pool with pre-installed Hayward equipment (https://www.hayward-pool.com/ ) and an Automatic Pool Cover (https://www.automaticpoolcovers.com/). Working with the teams from All Crane (https://www.allcrane.com/) and Shippers Highway Inc (https://www.shippershighway.com/) the pool is lifted over the house and placed onto the concrete foundation poured by Kurtz Concrete (https://kurtzconcrete.com/) and supported at each corner by helical piers.
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