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Desperate for a pool? You can now rent a private one by the hour


Swimply rental pool in Valley Stream, NY

Leroy Jackson | CNBC

The coronavirus pandemic has millions of Americans shut out of public pools this summer, and that has opened up a huge opportunity for one small start-up. Swimply has been compared to Airbnb and VRBO, because it’s employs a similar strategy, only for pools.

Barely two years old, the company has seen 2000% growth this summer, according to its twenty-something year-old co-founders from New York and New Jersey. Prices range anywhere from $15 to $300 per hour, depending on the type of pool, location and additional amenities offered—like restroom access. Some homeowners also have hot tubs by the pool.

Swimply’s web platform…


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