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These Incredible Heated Pools Are Made from Shipping Containers

Country Living logo Country Living 4/20/2017 Jenae Sitzes

These Incredible Heated Pools Are Made from Shipping Containers © Provided by Country Living These Incredible Heated Pools Are Made from Shipping Containers Installing a pool in your backyard can be a costly and time-consuming commitment, and some people simply don't have the space or right type of ground. But a new design from one Canadian company now makes it possible to set up a fully-functioning swimming pool pretty much anywhere in just a matter of minutes, equipped with a built-in sanitation and heating system so you can enjoy it year-round. Oh yeah, and it's made from an old shipping container.

We've seen shipping containers repurposed as gorgeous homes in the past, but converting one into an above-ground swimming pool might be the coolest thing ever. With a sleek design that comes in a wide range of colors and sizing, so-called Modpools are totally customizable. You can add glass panel windows, a built-in jet system, and even a special divider to create a hot tub on one side, according to the company's website. They're easy to relocate and better for the environment than normal pools, leaving a smaller carbon footprint. But the best part might just be how easy installation is: Modpools can literally be set up in minutes, as opposed to traditional pools that can take weeks before they're swim-ready.

"Many people have ground that is too hard because of rock or, alternatively, have ground that is too soft because of high water levels," Paul Rathnam, owner of Modpools, told Digital Trends. "A Modpool can be placed above ground with decks built around, partial in-ground behind retaining walls, or completely in-ground."

Prices start around $27,000, roughly 50 percent of what a conventional in-ground pool costs; you can inquire about ordering your own on the Modpools website.

(h/t Thrillist)

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