You Can Rent Your Pool Out This Summer in Connecticut
It's being called the Airbnb of swimming pools. A company called "Swimply" makes it possible to rent a participating homeowner's pool or rent your own pool.
"Swimply" works just like Airbnb but instead of renting accommodations, your renting a swimming pool. When I clicked on Swimply.com, I simply typed in Danbury, CT as my location, and it read that "20 pools were found."
I found the average rental cost per hour was between $30 to $60, but there were no pools listed in the greater Danbury area. The closest pools available for rental were in Weston, Carmel, NY, Wilton, and Dover Plains, NY. That's a bit of a hike to swim in a pool for one to three hours.
Asher Weinberger, Swimply's co-founder told News Times there are "another 100 or more pool listings being onboarded in the coming weeks."
If you're going to be around during the summer and have a pool, you can make some extra cash by renting out your pool by the hour. To find out how to do just that, click on swimply.zendesk.com and follow the directions.
Swimply takes a 15% piece of what the host makes. You will have to create an account and answer a bunch of questions like pool name and description, amenities, pricing & guests, and pool rules, etc.
In my humble opinion, it seems that there are way too many hoops to jump through to rent some private pool time. Renting out your own pool seems like a complicated and worrisome chore. That's just me.
When I was a kid and lived in Fairport, NY, my best friend Joe Sestito's family had an above-ground pool. I would wait and hang around the pool until I was asked if I wanted to join them. I did regale them with my clever nine-year-old conversation and as obnoxious as it was, it almost always worked.