PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Did you know around 96% of Americans don't have access to a swimming pool during the hottest times of the year? Either their home isn't equipped to have one, maintenance and upkeep is too much work, there isn't a neighborhood pool or a dozen of other reasons. This is where Swimply comes to the rescue. They are a company similar to Airbnb, where you can rent someone's home for either a day, a weekend, or an extended amount of time, except Swimply is for swimming pools.
Swimply provides access to renting a pool, maybe for a pool party, a family BBQ, or just for an afternoon outside. On average, it costs about $45 an hour to rent a pool through Swimply, but that cost depends on size, amenities, and timing. Some of the amenities come with an hourly cost, while others cost additional such as towels or grill access.
Last year, Swimply had access to 87 pools, and this year, there are over 450 pools! There are pools in Phoenix, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler, Goodyear, Queen Creek, Peoria, Paradise Valley, Litchfield Park, Cave Creek, Sun City, New River, Avondale, El Mirage, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Buckeye, Maricopa, and more.
Swimply works the other way around as well. You can rent out your backyard pool if you are interested in making some extra cash on the side. All you got to do is create a listing, provide a list of amenities, cost, photos, and of course, be comfortable with people in your backyard.
For example, Louis in Ahwatukee is renting his 4x7 foot pool for $50 an hour on weekends and $45 an hour during the week. If your group is over five people, it will cost an additional $7 per person. It comes with access to an outdoor kitchen. For $10 additional, you can use the grill. There is also bathroom access included. You can also bring your dogs along with you.
If you are interested in renting a pool or renting yours out, check out Swimply's website here.