For many of us, part of the Australian dream is not only to own our own home, but also to have our own swimming pool. After all, we live in one of the hottest places of earth, surrounded by water. Many of us love nothing more than going for a dip on a scorching summers day and to be able to do so in your own yard is a dream for most. However, pools can be quite an expensive addition that is out of budgetary reach for many families. But there is a cheaper alternative that you may not have heard of yet – shipping container pools.


Shipping containers are recycled and reused for a variety of new and alternative uses apart from shipping goods. Due to their shape and dimensions, shipping containers can make an ideal above ground pool. A common reservation many have is around the safety of these pools. If they are built by a reputable, professional company they are completely safe.
Another common question people pose is: are shipping container pools cheaper?


When comparing a regular above ground pool, most shipping container pools will be cheaper. The average price range is typically around $20,000 to $30,00.

A way to possibly cut costs further would be to first purchase your own shipping container directly from a supplier and then have the company use that in the build of your pool. Of course, you’ll have to check with the company if this is a possibility.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own shipping container, for an above ground pool or any other purpose, get in touch with Shipping Containers Darwin today. We’re the biggest supplier of shipping container in the NT and supply Australia wide.