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    Interesting pool idea

    this isn't my setup. My friend's uncle bought a ranch somewhere north of Sacramento and wanted to put in a pool. Pool builder quoted him some 50k for an inground setup. He decided to go the very cheap but creative way. he dug a hole, did the pipes and dropped in a 40 foot container! Fiberglassed the walls, built a deck around it and bam 13k later he had a pool
    My friend showed me a video of the setup, very interesting and cheap and seems, functional. What do you guys think?

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    Re: Interesting pool idea

    Hello devis. I think I want to see pics. We love pics .
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    Re: Interesting pool idea

    Oh yeahhhhh... I wanna see!! Sounds like a handy guy to have around

    Can you post pics or the video to YouTube?
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    Re: Interesting pool idea

    Not a DIY but... here is one: Robust Pools Shipping Container Pool - YouTube
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    Re: Interesting pool idea

    That one is pretty cool too, Bob.
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    Re: Interesting pool idea

    Well, the first thing that pops into my head is the odd dimensions .... 8' by 40' pool that is 8' deep I suppose it would work for swimming laps, you just can not stand in it.

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    Just watched that video ... that is pretty fancy for a shipping container At least you can stand in it

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    Re: Interesting pool idea

    I'll ask my buddy for the video. The one "pabeader" posted is a very interesting idea as well. that's a container cut in a half it seems. Great use of those things. My concern would have been the water pressure, since these things aren't made to withstand internal pressure, but then again, the PSI of 8 feet of water isn't a whole lot anyway.

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