Vancouverites with a backyard pool are literally renting them out online
As British Columbia enters its 3rd heat wave of the summer, many are battling the heat by jumping into a pool.
However, if you don’t have access to it, there is an app that helps you bypass this, temporarily.
Just like you would use Airbnb, people with pools are renting them by the hour on an app. You can forgo buying a pool or waiting for a time slot at the local pool. All you have to do is pay a little extra and enjoy.
The pool rental app is called Swimply, and with good reason.
This Airbnb-style app lists a number of pools available in your area, priced by the hour. Each listing is accompanied by an image, a description of the house and what the rental includes. There is also a maximum number of people allowed per pool.
You can browse by location and click on each pool for more details. Whether you want it for solo family use or for a poolside party, you can see all the information and choose accordingly.
Some rentals come with living room furniture, a patio, and, if you’re lucky, a float or two.
Pool rentals available around Vancouver
Prices range from around $ 32 per hour and up. If you’re wondering, yes, hot tubs are also available. Here are some current announcements.
Croft Oasis in Surrey
Maximum number of guests allowed: 50
Cost: $ 32 / hour
Oasis in Tsawwassen
Maximum number of guests allowed: 12
Cost: $ 41 / hour
Fun in the sun at Port Coquitlam
Place: Port Coquitlam
Maximum number of guests allowed: 16
Cost: $ 65 / hour
Outdoor swimming pool at British properties
Place: British Properties, West Vancouver
Maximum guests Authorized: 4
Cost: $ 99 / hour
While the concept sounds a bit odd, the idea of renting a swimming pool is nothing new. Swimply has been around since July 2018 and the lists continue to grow.
To discover some pools in your area, download the mobile app or visit their website.
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