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


Industrial Materials Used as Pools at Hotel Básico in Mexico

Old petroleum industrial objects have found a second, and better life, as pools on the rooftop of Hotel Básico in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. These bright orange pools were built by Central de Arquitectura and interior designer Héctor Galvan from old tanks and provide the perfect location from which to gaze out at the ocean. A good sanding, a few coats of paint and a spot with a view is all you need to make your own version.

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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  1. christinelee July 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm


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