Swimply, The Airbnb Of Swimming Pools Is Coming To Australia

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Fancy a dip? Pool party? A few laps? But don't have a pool? This news will sit swimmingly with you. Swimply is the Airbnb of pools and it's here to make sure you have the best summer ever. 

It's for all of us who love the idea of a pool but don't have the funds or the energy to keep one afloat in the backyard. 

A Swimple Plan

The concept is simple. A pool-owner lists the pool, with images, details, pricing and house rules on Swimply's website. Potential swimmers can view all the details plus previous reviews and submit a request for the date and hours they wish to use the pool. Rates will flow between weekday and weekend usage but start at around $20 per hour.

Swimply launched in the US in 2018 and launched in Australia just in time for summer — in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane so far. So far there are around 19 pools listed in Sydney, 13 in Melbourne and 28 in Brisbane, but we expect it to start making waves soon. 


You can choose between outdoor, indoor, fresh water and saltwater pools on its site. Some come with extra amenities such as BBQs, floating pool toys, hammocks, waterslides, spas, deck chairs and basketball courts.

Princess And The Pee 

Any parent will be thinking, but what about all the toddler pee.... well, the company partners with local pool-maintenance firms to make sure that pools are hygenic and have proper pH levels before they’re listed. And as for needing to go yourself, the host will either have a special guest bathroom or portable toilet onsite or provide swimmers with instructions for accessing one inside the home. Phew. 

This summer, live your best life..... by the hour.

Find out more about Swimply here.

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