New Service Lets You Rent a Stranger’s Swimming Pool by the Hour


Move over Airbnb! To the side, Uber and Lyft! There’s a new service in town that you need to take note of, right now!

Most of us will never be lucky enough to own a pool in our lifetime. Sure, public pools and neighborhood pools are great, but there’s just something about being in a secluded backyard all by yourself or with your friends and family and not having to deal with anyone else.

Now you can live that dream (at least for a few hours here and there) with Swimply, a new service that allows property owners to rent out their pools by the hour to anyone looking for a nice, relaxing dip.


The rates vary depending on the owner (just like Airbnb), and you can search until the cows come home for the perfect spot for you and whoever you wouldn’t mind spending some time with poolside.

The company is based in New York and currently operates in 20 states in the U.S., including pool-friendly places like California, Texas, and Florida. There are all kinds of options, including places with hot tubs, saltwater pools, and even grills and backyard fire pits.


On their website, the folks at Swimply say, “We want mini-escapes to be as ordinary as visiting a cafe or a good nap. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, it should only take a moment from the time you want to be somewhere happier until the time you actually are.”

Amen to that.


Not a bad way for pool owners to make some extra cash, and a great option for people who want to get away from it all and live the good life for an afternoon.