Shipping container pools are growing in popularity in New Zealand, but are they the right solution for you?
These cost-effective above ground pools, made from upcycled shipping containers, make for an easily constructed and installed pool solution for Kiwi backyards.
Several years ago, shipping container pools caught Kiwis’ attention, as a cost effective, easy to install option for a backyard pool. The concept involves repurposing decommissioned shipping containers, rust treating them, painting, and then lining them with a fiberglass pool shell or vinyl liner. The rectangular shape of these containers makes them ideal for smaller, above-ground pools.
The notion of shipping container pools originated in Sydney where the climate encourages swimming, but available land can be limited. In areas with compact backyards, the need for smaller swimming pools became evident. Their success in Sydney led to the spread of container pools Australia-wide and across the Tasman to New Zealand. Their easy installation and space-efficient design make them well-suited to urban areas However, their fashionable status has seen them gain popularity in rural New Zealand settings too.
While shipping container pools are gaining momentum here, it's important to consider alternatives that might better suit your needs. Before delving into everything you need to know about container pools, let's introduce a shipping container pool alternative – the high-quality and aesthetically pleasing Express Pools by Compass Pools New Zealand.
Are you seeking an instant pool in your New Zealand backyard that requires minimal site works? The Compass Express range represents the pinnacle of fiberglass technology. These lightweight, portable pools arrive plumbed and ready for swimming on the day of delivery. Express Pools are designed for a lifetime, eliminating the risk of steel corrosion, omitting the need for a wooden framework, and sidestepping heavy concrete usage. Consult your Compass Pools dealer to discover how the Compass Express range can save you thousands on installation and landscaping costs when compared to shipping container pools and concrete plunge pool alternatives.
Explore how an Express Pool can be a great alternative to traditional shipping container pools. Talk to us – we're here to help you make the right choice for your Kiwi backyard oasis!