Are your neighbors sweltering while you enjoy a refreshing dip? One site proposes to rent swimming pools, giving owners cash for sharing their urban oasis. How do you rent your pool — or find one to rent? And how does it work?


Swimply connects pool owners with people who are willing to pay to swim. The idea was launched when the founder, who grew up in New Jersey, started asking his neighbor if he and his friends could pay her to use her pool. The site says that people now charge from $35 to $200 per hour to allow others to do the same. 

You, as the pool owner, set your rates and say when your pool is available, accepting or rejecting specific requests. Swimply takes a 15% commission when you agree to a booking. The site also rents out yards for other activities. Learn more about Swimply here.

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