You did not travel this summer ? Do you want to escape the San Francisco fog for a bit? Are the beaches too crowded or the water too cold? Public pools are closed because of the Covid? Are you not part of a country club with a pool ? Don’t have good friends with a pool? Never mind! Rent a private pool just for yourself and the family for a few hours! It’s a bit like the AirBnb for swimming pools, individuals rent their swimming pool for hourly rate.

Via the website or the Swimply app you can choose your date, time and region and the aquatic adventures are a just click away. Hourly rates range from $ 30 to $100 (in the Bay Area) with sometimes discounts when you return to the same location.

There are different styles some more rustic some more modern, chlorine or salt water, some are equipped with outdoor kitchens, barbecues, lounge chairs, a multitude of options are available depending on the location. Some swimming pools offer more privacy than others  as they are sometimes located just in front of the owners’ house, but in our experience the hosts remain discreet. Same principle as on Airbnb you can leave a review and also be evaluated. Some hosts allow parties, swim lessons etc.

In these times of Covid, some hosts insist on cleanliness and disinfect the furniture between two guests.

A very welcome site in this summer period when many plans have been turned upside down by Covid … Let’s be try and be satisfied with simple pleasures, simple like Swimply … so for a little splash it’s over there:

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