Just because you live in a 250-square-foot, sixth-floor walk-up (for which you pay a nauseating amount of money) doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the luxury of a swimming pool this summer.
Swimply is the first-ever online pool-sharing marketplace. What does that mean? Through the site, users can rent pools in their area for days of swimming, tanning (with sunscreen, of course) and general fun.
On Swimply’s website and app, potential swimmers can read about available pools, see reviews and book sessions. Owners can list their pool on the website and include customized information on availability, rules and prices, with a guarantee of an effortless transaction within 24 hours of the reservation.
(And don't worry, each pool is inspected for safety prior to listing, and owners will soon be able to make in-app purchases like pool cleanings and maintenance before and after usage.)
Pools are currently available in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont and Virginia, with additional availability in Canada and Australia.
We know what you’re thinking: How much is this going to cost me? Not that much, actually—especially if a few friends go in on the price. The average pool costs $45 per hour and is based on pool area size, amenities, timing and demand.
A quick search in our area found this cool “Secret Pool” that’s described as “a private oasis complete with palm trees, a hammock, a boat and rafts, in the middle of the city.” It has space for six guests, costs $125 per hour, and has a grill, deck and more amenities.
Don’t mind if we do.