It’s Hot Tub Time

Modpool, a Canadian brand creates “relocatable hot pools” that boast quick set up and the ability to increase water temperature by 20 degrees (C) in a single hour. The hot tub and pool area can be separated in the winter, so the Modpool gets you both types of pools at one price.

And like every good gadget, the Modpool’s heater, jets, and lights can all be controlled from your phone with an app.


Where Modpool really differs from competing pools is its side window. The window makes the pool feel much less claustrophobic and can be a nice design feature when built into a raised patio.

Rathnam says, “When the idea of adding a window came to me, I knew I had to make it happen. The window was a major challenge but it was worth it. It opens the space and completely changes the swimming experience. The window defies the norm, taking a shipping container and making it into something special.”


Modpool can also be installed above ground with decks built around it, partially in the ground behind retaining walls, or completely in-ground, making it a versatile option for many landscapes. The company believes this makes it possible to move the pool as well, although this particular amenity might be harder in practice depending on how much custom hardscaping is around the pool.

Each shipping container pool ships ready to use with all the pool equipment built in and a high-tech Ultraviolet system keeps the water clean. Paul Rathnam, owner of Modpools, told Digital Trends, “With some light ground prep, power and gas access, you can simply plug and play.”