The Ultimate Alternative to Shipping Container Pools

If you are thinking about a shipping container pool, you really need to read this! Introducing The Little Pool Co.: Ready-made freestanding fiberglass pools

Giving a New Life to Shipping Containers

Shipping containers, as you may be aware, are sizable rectangular structures constructed from steel and employed to transport a diverse range of goods across the globe on ships. However, their utility has expanded beyond mere transportation.

In recent years, shipping containers have found alternative uses. After completing their intended service life, these containers can be ingeniously repurposed to create offices, sheds, restaurants, and even residences. The practice of creatively transforming old shipping containers into functional spaces is gaining popularity, with the innovative upcycling technique extending to the construction of swimming pools.

How Container Pools Are Made

Shipping container pools serve as ready-made, immediate solutions for creating swimming spaces above ground in your backyard. Their installation is quick, demanding minimal groundwork preparation. A level concrete or gravel surface suffices, along with a connection to an electricity supply.

Before being transformed into pools, the shipping containers undergo cleaning and rust treatment. Various types of shipping container pools are now available in the market. Some are simply lined with an additional layer of steel, while others incorporate vinyl-liner inserts. The most top-notch and enduring shipping container pools feature fiberglass pool shells inserted into the containers, providing not only swimming space but also seating areas, enhancing your options for leisure and relaxation.

After its conversion into a swimming pool, the container is loaded onto a truck and transported directly to your residence, where installation in your backyard is facilitated using a crane. The pool is equipped with its own filtration system, ensuring that once the electrical connections are established and the pool is filled with water, it becomes ready for use almost immediately.

Little Pools: Ready-Made Freestanding Fiberglass Pools

The Little Pool Co is the latest innovation from leading fiberglass pool manufacturer, Compass Pools Australia who invented most of the technology used in modern fiberglass pools. Little Pools uses a strong ceramic core and beautiful Bi-Luminite colors. Our ready-made fiberglass pools come with everything you need to create a stunning backyard oasis without any of the hard work. When you think about alternatives to shipping container pools, think about these factors.

Little Pools vs. Shipping Container Pools

Modular plunge pools made from pre-cast concrete or converted shipping containers have become very popular in recent years. We have created a far better alternative. Your luxury backyard deserves a pool from The Little Pool Co. When you think about alternatives to shipping container pools, think about these factors.
Shipping Container Pool Weight

WEIGHT

A 20 foot shipping container pool can weigh as much as 15,000 lbs. A fully equipped 20 ft Little Pool weighs less that 3,000 lbs! That means a Little Pool can be thousands less to ship and install. By choosing one of our fiberglass pools over a shipping container pool, your can save thousands on installation! Our patented structural support system is made using GRP technology which makes our pools ultra-light and easy to maneuver into difficult sites.

Shipping Container Pool Quality

QUALITY

Shipping containers are really steel boxes designed to keep water out and keep things inside safe. Making one into a pool turns this on its head! What happens when you put steel in the ground, or add chemicals like chlorine. How about a salt chlorinator? A little Pool is made of modern resin materials with state of the art technology. Our patented structural support system is made using GRP technology. GRP is super strong, cannot rust, rot or be degraded by pests.
Shipping Container Pool Finish

FINISH

Shipping container pools need some sort of liner or interior finish added to make them into a pool, otherwise you just have a steel box! Concrete pools need to be refinished every 10 to 15 years, Spray on finishes a little less. Good quality vinyl liners last about 8 to 10 years. The finish on a Little Pool is a structural part of the pool. It’s easier to maintain, can reduce the use of chemicals, and can last a lifetime.
Shipping Container Pools Warranty

WARRANTY

Shipping containers carry a far shorter warranty than most precast concrete pools, in some cases only a year or two. A Little Pool has a 10 year warranty on the patented GRP frame, and a 25 year pool shell warranty!
25 Year Warranty on Little Pools

Why Choose Our Self Supported Fiberglass Pools over Shipping Container Pools

Below are just three out of many reasons why you should choose a self supported pool from Little Pools rather than a shipping container pool to transform your backyard.
Little Pool Look and Feel

The Look and Feel

You can customize your Little Pool in many aspects. There are various cladding materials available and the fiberglass interior is simply delightful. The pool shell is very strong, it’s resistant to algae building on the walls, you will not need to replace or reline your pool surface. And our pool colors are just stunning.
Little Pool at your site

Little Pool at Your Site

There is minimal site preparation involved in installing your Little Pool. They are also very stable and you won’t be surprised by a sudden movement of your pool. The pool won’t lift as the result of a hydrostatic event nor it will sink as some precast concrete pools might in some circumstances due to them being much heavier.
The Cost Factor of Little Pools

The Cost Factor

Last but not least – the price. Although the price points for our pools and some precast concrete alternatives might seem quite similar, there can be a big difference when it comes to putting the pool into your backyard. Because Little Pools are much lighter, you can save thousands on craning the pool into the position. Another big advantage of Little Pools is that if you are planning to put a deck around your Little Pool, your tradesmen can attach the deck construction directly to the pool, leading to a better result and lower cost.

The Popularity of Freestanding Fiberglass Pools in the U.S.

The growing availability of premium options, like our freestanding fiberglass pools, is fueling the rising appeal of freestanding pools which include the shipping container pools.

Flexible Installation Options

Quality self-supported can be installed inground, partially inground or above the ground, which not only makes their installation easier but also less costly.

Market Share of Fiberglass Pools

The market share of fiberglass pools has been steadily growing in the U.S. Yet, fiberglass pool have only 18% share on the U.S. market, whereas it's 60% in Australia (Aqua Magazine).

Freestanding Pool Options

Fiberglass self supported pools are a popular alternative to other pool options such as vinyl liner, shipping container, precast concrete or steel freestanding pools.

Flexible Installation Options

Quality self-supported can be installed inground, partially inground or above the ground, which not only makes their installation easier but also less costly.

Market Share of Fiberglass Pools

The market share of fiberglass pools has been steadily growing in the U.S. Yet, fiberglass pool have only 18% share on the U.S. market, whereas it's 60% in Australia (Aqua Magazine).

Freestanding Pool Options

Fiberglass self supported pools are a popular alternative to other pool options such as vinyl liner, shipping container, precast concrete or steel freestanding pools.

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