You can rent just about anything these days—from entire homes to people’s cars and now even their pools. Swimply is an online pool sharing platform that lets you find and book pools for a relaxing day lounging or swimming. Pools can be booked by the hour in different cities in the U.S.
These pools come with plenty of amenities, like barbeque grills, hot tubs, night lighting, and, of course, giant floaties.
Pool owners list their pools on the Swimply app, where they not only describe what you can rent, but they also outline any rules that may be applicable Users then search for the perfect pool for their needs. Pools are currently available in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. \
There’s even some limited availability in Canada and Australia. The average cost to rent a pool on Swimply is about USD$45 per hour. Price is determined by size, amenities, timing, and demand.
Even if you’re not interested in booking a pool, the site is still worth a visit just to see some of the incredible pools that are out there. A pool in Connecticut that rents for USD$100 an hour has a description that says, “Enjoy the private tranquility of a 50-foot pool surrounded by forest and lush landscaping on a beautiful New England Estate.”
A Miami, Florida, pool comes with a basketball court, changing room, deck, night lighting, sitting area, and pool toys for USD$150 per hour. According to Swimply, during prelaunch, there were already thousands of pools available, and hundreds more were signing up each week.
The booking process includes mandatory waivers, though renters aren’t required to prove that they can swim. Swimply also partners with certified pool service companies to make sure the pools are properly maintained and safe. Swimply is also working to provide full insurance for the pools.