Amy Simpson and her husband, Torin, don’t own a pool. But when the temperatures turn scorching and they’re desperate for a place to cool off, they don’t head to the nearest crowded public pool; they rent a garden pool for their exclusive use.
“We like the idea of having our own private space for two or three hours,” said Amy, an Air Force attorney who estimated that since last March they’ve rented three different pools a total of eight times. . “It’s nice not to have to share.”