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A traditional trash can is placed on a plot by Mr Windell

How a smart do-it-yourself dad transformed trash cans into swimming pools and reduced the cost of the average backyard installation by as much as $ 26,000

  • Hans Windell, based on the Sunshine Coast, came up with a business idea
  • Three years ago the loving father installed a large trash can in his back yard
  • He covered it with fiberglass and built a deck and fence around it, creating a swimming pool
  • Hans has since sold a dozen of these designs to other families for a low price
  • His pools start at $ 8,900, the average in-ground pool starts at $ 35,000
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An Australian father builds backyard pools from refurbished waste bins and reduces the cost of the average buried pool by as much as $ 26,000.

Hans Windell, who lives with his two daughters and wife on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, was looking for an affordable swimming pool to enjoy the warmer months.

The former accountant was unable to find something that fits the budget and the needs of the family, so three years ago he decided to make his own by coating a second-hand waste bin in fiberglass.

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A traditional trash can is placed on a plot by Mr Windell

And it has turned into a fantastic water hole for the whole family

And it has turned into a fantastic water hole for the whole family

Talk about a transformation! Hans Windell uses waste bins to create designer-looking swimming pools in the backyards of Queensland

Hans Windell (photo), who lives with his two daughters and wife on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, was looking for an affordable swimming pool to enjoy the summer months in

Hans Windell (photo), who lives with his two daughters and wife on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, was looking for an affordable swimming pool to enjoy the summer months in

Hans Windell (photo), who lives with his two daughters and wife on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, was looking for an affordable swimming pool to enjoy the summer months in

Now he has started a nascent company called Skip Polish Australia and helped with installing a dozen waste containers throughout the state.

& # 39; Every swimming pool is fiberglass-coated, coated with a polyester vinyl resin and finished with a polyester flow coat & # 39 ;, Mr. Windell wrote on the website.

How much does a traditional pool cost to install?

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The prices for underground pool start at $ 35,000, the prices for above ground pool start at around $ 7,000, while the prices for plunge pool start at $ 8,000.

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& # 39; Our resort-style skip plunge pools can arrive at your home within five weeks, fully assembled as a single package and ready to be installed. & # 39;

The installation takes no more than one & # 39; day or two & # 39; depending on your location and there are two handy packages to choose from.

If you choose a 5,000 liter supply, you will receive $ 8,900 in return for the bowl, a skimmer box, swimming pool pump, filter, salt chlorinator and color choice.

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Colors range from teal to aquamarine and even black, so you can choose a design that fits your home.

The more expensive option is skipping 7,000 liters, which costs a total of $ 9,900 for the base, but is still much cheaper than the average pool of $ 35,000.

Filtration devices have been added to the pool

Filtration devices have been added to the pool

The company can also add a deck and a pool fence for you

The company can also add a deck and a pool fence for you

If you select a skip of 5,000 liters (photo), you will receive $ 8,900 in return for the bowl, a skimmer box, pool pump, filter, salt chlorinator and color choice

The original skips do not come with their own heating, but Mr. Windell said that the steel is perfectly capable of controlling the temperature itself
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The original skips do not come with their own heating, but Mr. Windell said that the steel is perfectly capable of controlling the temperature itself

The original skips do not come with their own heating, but Mr. Windell said that the steel is perfectly capable of controlling the temperature itself

For an additional charge, Mr Windell and his team can place a stairwell, LED pool lighting, heating and jets in your new summer water tank.

The original skips do not come with their own heating, but Mr. Windell said that the steel is perfectly capable of controlling the temperature itself.

Landscaping, terraces and a pool fence can also be arranged by the company for those who want an extremely elegant waste bin with safety features.

Mr Windell's two daughters (photo) can now enjoy their swimming pool all summer
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Mr Windell's two daughters (photo) can now enjoy their swimming pool all summer

Mr Windell's two daughters (photo) can now enjoy their swimming pool all summer

Satisfied customers! & # 39; Hans has saved me from many dangers and poor suppliers to help me make this project a success & # 39 ;, a buyer said

Satisfied customers! & # 39; Hans has saved me from many dangers and poor suppliers to help me make this project a success & # 39 ;, a buyer said

Satisfied customers! & # 39; Hans has saved me from many dangers and poor suppliers to help me make this project a success & # 39 ;, a buyer said

& # 39; It has actually been a lifelong dream of mine to have my own pool, but it was always out of my financial possibilities – but you made my dream come true & # 39 ;, said Virginia and Howard from Burpengary East.

& # 39; I cannot thank you enough for your service, integrity and professionalism. We are very grateful. & # 39;

Another buyer said: & # 39; Hans has saved me from many dangers and poor suppliers to help me make this project a success. & # 39;

The only additional burden for the client is to ask for approval from the municipality, but Mr. Windell said that there have been few problems in obtaining these agreements.

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