Containers reborn as value-for-money swimming pools

The container pools can be installed in a variety of positions

An Australian idea of using old shipping containers as swimming pools has been adapted for the French market.

The pools, which can be above ground, half buried or fully buried, cost around 30% less than a conventional one built using bricks and mortar, claims Guylain Buffet, owner of Pool Container, who sold 17 of them in his first year.

“It took us five years to figure out how to adapt the containers for French customers,” he said.

“In Australia, they demand a higher quality liner, made out of plastic, which brings the cost right up to a bricks and mortar pool. Here we developed a system of using ...

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