Gallery: 6 Amazing Repurposed Swimming Pools to Dip Into This Summer

Ah, glorious summer. It's time to catch some rays and lounge at the pool - a recycled pool, that is! Over the last couple years creative individuals have used whatever resources are at their disposal to create places to take a dip and cool off. Whether they're
 
Ah, glorious summer. It's time to catch some rays and lounge at the pool - a recycled pool, that is! Over the last couple years creative individuals have used whatever resources are at their disposal to create places to take a dip and cool off. Whether they're made from dumpsters, old containers, boats or even revamped canals, these repurposed pools are perfect for getting your swim on this summer. If you're like the millions without access to a swimming pool, perhaps one of these ideas will inspire you to build your own!

NYC Dumpster Pools Make a Splash

Pools are short in supply in NYC, so Macro Sea set out to add more with their ingenious Dumpster Pools. Commissioned by the city, Macro Sea built three pools out of repurposed trash receptacles for residents and visitors to splash around in. The mobile pools were elevated off the ground and feature a generous pool deck on which to catch some rays. There’s no word when they’ll be back, but we’ve got our fingers crossed and a swimsuit in our bag just in case.

Pool Box is a Refined Recycled Dumpster Backyard Pool

New Orleans-based architect Stefan Beese took a more refined approach to dumpster pools by turning his trash dump into a wood-clad dream. His Pool Box is made from a 22×7 ft steel refuse container, which was lined with protective foam insulation and clad in pine wood slats. This little lap pool is the perfect addition to any backyard.

Mini Dumpster Pool is Perfect for Soaking

Louisa Dawson saw this little mini dumpster and envisioned it as perfect spot to soak in. While still a bit rough on the exterior, the interior is lined with aqua tiles and outfitted with a swimming pool ladder for easy access. This totally portable pool can easily be brought to anywhere to make it an instant pool party.

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