dumpster swimming pool

Thinking about how to get a swimming pool when funds are tight and you are limited on space?

Here is some useful information on how to turn a roll-off dumpster into a residential swimming pool

Making a beautiful pool out of an old metal box

The first and most important step is to find a metal dumpster for sale. There are many dumpster rental companies that also offer dumpsters for sale. Expect to pay in the area somewhere around $1500 to $2000.

When it comes to dumpsters there are various sizes, we advise you to choose either a 20-yard dumpster or a 30-yard dumpster. Both are 22 feet long and 8 feet wide. The only difference is that the 20-yard dumpster is 4 feet tall and the 30-yard dumpster is 6 feet tall, so it is up to you whether you want to be swimming in 4 or 6 feet deep water. These sizes are a perfect fit for properties with narrow lots.

The next step is to dig out the area for the dumpster. You must check the grounds and look for the area that provides the most stability. A good suggestion is to lay down a layer of limestone gravel to serve as protection for the base.

When you have chosen a designated area and set the dumpster on it you must prepare and treat the outer walls of the dumpster with tar and anti-corrosive paint. The next step is to layer the inside walls and floor of the dumpster with padding and insulation so that the dumpster can be sealed and hence create a useable swimming pool.

Then you need to prepare the inside and the outside frame. You can build a deck around it with storage for the electrical and pump components. Make sure you have a place for the skimmer. Don’t be afraid to get creative here, you can build in benches and nooks; you can set it up any way you’d like. 

A complete price of a dumpster swimming pool will set you back with about $2,000 to $3,000 compared to building a real in-ground swimming pool which is about $30,000 and up.


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