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Pool-Sharing Makes a Splash

Published Wednesday Sep 4, 2019

Pool-Sharing Makes a Splash

Founded by 22-year-old entrepreneur, Bunim Laskin, in his New Jersey hometown, Swimply is the first-ever online marketplace for pool sharing and has spots available for a quick swim right here in the Granite State.

The oldest of 12 children, Laskin created Swimply out of a desire for relief and relaxation on a hot summer day. The new website and app platform, available for iOS and Android devices, syncs owners of private pools with anyone looking to take a dip. Swimply allows non-pool owners affordable access to this summertime luxury while inviting owners to make an effortless and substantial income from their underutilized pool.               

"Owning a pool can be expensive, enjoying one doesn't have to be," says Laskin. "We are seeking to democratize the pool experience so that everyone can enjoy an instant escape from reality, even if it's just to another backyard down the street."

Swimply launched with a pilot program for summer 2018, and pools are currently available in New Hampshire, as well as Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia with availability in Canada and Australia. The average pool costs $45 per hour and is based on pool area size, amenities, timing and demand.

Owners are able to list their pool and include customized information on availability, rules and prices with a guarantee of an effortless transaction within 24 hours of the reservation. Each pool is inspected for safety and hygiene prior to listing to ensure a safe, high quality experience for guests every time. Guests can read about available pools, see reviews, and book directly through the app.

Swimply has a dedicated support team available 24/7 to help hosts with anything they may need including photography, description and pricing.

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