6 Fabulous Repurposed Swimming Pools
Over the years, many creative individuals have used dumpsters, old containers, boats or even revamped canals in order to create their perfect repurposed pools. Perhaps, one of the following ideas will inspire you.
NYC Dumpster Pools make a splash
Because the pools are short in supply in NYC, Macro Sea has built three pools out of repurposed trash receptacles for the residents to enjoy a good swim during the hot summer months. These mobile pools feature a large pool deck on which the visitors can catch some sun rays.
Pool Box – a great dumpster backyard pool
New Orleans-based architect Stefan Beese got even more creative and turned his trash dump into a wood-clad dream. His Pool Box is made from a 22×7 ft steel refuse container lined with foam insulation and clad in pine wood slats.
Mini Dumpster Pool is just perfect for soaking
This one is the creation of Louisa Dawson, and despite the fact that it is a little bit rough on the exterior, the interior is impeccable: it’s lined with aqua tiles and outfitted with a ladder for easy access. Another great thing about this pool is the fact that is portable, which means that it can be brought to anywhere.
Badboot – a floating pool built from an old boat
It’s considered to be the world’s largest floating swimming pool and is located on water in Antwerp. This former 120 meter long ferry boat features two event halls, a lounge terrace and a restaurant.
Japanese canal turned into the world’s largest outdoor pool
The Dotonbori Canal in Osaka will soon be turned into the world’s largest outdoor swimming pool. The first step was to clean up the waterway and make it clean enough to swim in. The canal repurposed into a pool will be open from June to September.
Industrial materials used as pools at Hotel Básico in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Old petroleum industrial objects function now as pools on the rooftop of Hotel Básico. They were built by Central de Arquitectura and interior designer Héctor Galvan, and offer the ideal location from which to admire the ocean.