A new company called Swimply wants to be the Airbnb for swimming. The brainchild of Bunim Laskin, an orthodox Jew from the New York area, Swimply lets people rent the use of other people’s pools.
Do you wish you had a swimming pool? Do you hate going to the public pools where you live? They are always overcrowded and filled with rude people.
What do you do if you do not live near a beach? Or what if you just don’t like the beach, or swimming in the sea? And public beeches come with the same problems as public pools.
And how about all of those private pools that you see everywhere that you go? Don’t you just envy those people who you see enjoying their pools? Sure, in areas like southern California, and the sunshine state of Florida, people everywhere seem to have pools. But not in the northern parts of America.
And these days things just keep on getting hotter and hotter. The U.N. just recently released a report on how climate change is very real. How often do you hear in the news that another new record-high temperature was set? Nowadays, almost every day in the summertime, don’t you just wish that you had a pool to jump into?
Now, what if you could pay to rent someone else’s pool for just a few hours? Want to have a pool party, maybe someone nearby has a pool for rent. Or maybe you just decide that you need to jump in a pool for a few hours on a really hot Sunday afternoon.
Now, what if you have a pool at your home and you don’t use it all of the time? Or what if you go away in the summer and want to make a few extra bucks renting out your pool for other people’s use? Well, now there is a solution for all of this.
Founded in 2018, Swimply is the first online marketplace for pool sharing. Swimply declares that they are harnessing the power of the community to provide widespread access to a luxury previously reserved for a select few, all the while helping pool owners everywhere earn an effortless income from their costly, underutilized assets.
If you have a pool to rent and are worried about getting sued if there is an accident or something, Swimply offers its hosts a $1 million insurance policy.
“From Swimply’s founding in 2018, we had the vision for a variety of use cases,” said CEO Bunim Laskin. “First and foremost, the majority of our swimmers seek out pools from their neighbors for ongoing, regular use such as daily lap swimming, family time and to enjoy the way in which water activities increase the quality of their lifestyle. What we’ve enjoyed seeing as we grow, is that homeowners now also use Swimply to rent their own private oasis for a variety of special events such as birthdays and family reunions. We’ve also had spaces rented for experiences such as photo shoots, scuba diving certification, the testing of underwater drones, and even dog parties. Water brings joy and people together, and as we come out of the pandemic, we expect Swimply to continue to grow as it brings communities and neighbors together in a safe, affordable way.”