You Can Now Rent A Private Pool By The Hour (Or Rent Yours Out To Make Bank!)
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Avoid the crowds and rent a private swimming pool instead!
Swimming pool rentals are 2022’s coolest new business! 🔥🩱🏊♂️
Did you know that you can rent a private swimming pool by the hour? It sounds too good to be true, but this new business is the real deal! Thanks to Swimply, the Airbnb of swimming pools, more people can enjoy the luxury of a private pool without the cost of maintaining one.
Though Swimply has been around since 2018, it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that pool rentals boomed. In order to avoid crowds at local swimming pools, families looked to alternatives. Private pool owners jumped on the opportunity, and now, some of them are making $50,000 or more!
How do you rent a pool, you ask?
Who doesn’t love a private pool party? Swimply booked 122,000 reservations over the last 12 months. If you, too, want to get your swim on for the day, you can even find some available on the same day. Just search by your city and the date to receive a list of available pools in your area. There are offerings in every state plus Puerto Rico, Canada, and Australia.
If you’re just a casual swimmer, renting is WAY CHEAPER than buying and maintaining a pool. Current rental rates aren’t too high either. Most pools seem to be renting between $30 and $60 dollars an hour. If you have multiple guests in your group, you can split the bill which makes a pool rental even more affordable!
Just note that amenities, capacity limits, rules, hourly rates, and hourly minimums will vary by listing. For a smooth experience, read the rules of each pool closely!
Is renting a pool safe?
You might be worried about safety (our team had the same thoughts when we first heard this was a thing). In order to keep guests safe, Swimply vets each of its verified hosts. You can click on a host profile to see if they have had their identity verified, the title to the property verified, and whether or not they have successfully hosted at least one guest.
For pool lovers’ peace of mind, the company boasts practices to ensure safe experiences and has an entire section of its website devoted to answering your questions on Trust and Safety.
How do I make money renting my unused pool?
Want to turn your backyard pool into your next big moneymaker? We don’t blame you! Pools are expensive to maintain, so why not have someone else foot the bill? Many people have reported making several thousands of dollars a month by renting their pool for an hour.
One pool owner told Money Magazine that he made $50,000 in a year by renting out his unused swimming pool. Testimonials on Swimply’s website confirm that other pool owners are raking in at least $10,000 and sometimes much more.
If you’re curious who your renters might be, the company says 70% of renters are moms with kids and 92% of renters live within 5 miles of your home. Not only will you make some fast cash, but you’ll make your community members a little happier too.
We want to hear from you! Would you take advantage of these pool rental services? What other unique spaces would you like to see available to rent? Please let us know in the comments!