No pool? No worries. Just borrow one from a stranger for a few hours. There’s a genius new way to beat the upcoming heatwave and it won’t burn a hole in your pocket. There’s an Airbnb-style concept in the market called Swimply but exclusively for pools and it’s giving everyone a chance to get in on the fun. Pool owners can rent their pools and those who want to splash around in a pool for a day can rent one for surprisingly low costs. Here’s everything you need to know about the new kid on the block.
With summer around the corner, and a hot one promised to us this year, it’s time to get creative with ways to cool off. There’s a heap of fun ways to do this including natural swimming spots, brand new aquatic centres and even underwater nature trails. But if you prefer something a bit more intimate for yourself and a few close pals, you’ll want to keep Swimply on your radar.
Pools are available at a range of different prices from $20 an hour to $150 with more luxe offerings like gym and sauna facilities if you’re keen to spoil yourself. As for the number of guests, it ranges from pool to pool but there are options to take up to a dozen people with you. Listings will mention if the pool comes with bathroom access and you can also expect pool toys, BBQ grills and Wi-Fi at some. And for anyone wondering, yes it’s totally legit and has already made waves across the US and Canada.
Head to the Swimply website to suss out all the pools in and around Sydney and NSW that you can rent. It’s also available in Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Perth. You can also download the Swimply app on your phone.