If you've always wanted a pool but can't have one for whatever reason, why not rent someone else's pool for the day with an app?

A website and app called Swimply is taking the nation by storm and allows you to rent someone's pool for a per hour rate.

This is an amazing concept. It's not just great for parties and get-togethers, but if you don't have a pool and want to go swimming on a hot summer's day, you now have the chance at your fingertips. My kids, Elijah (13) and Khloe (10), love to swim, so I might have to keep this app a secret because they would bankrupt me.

I looked up Lake Charles on the Swimply website and a pool came up in DeRidder for rent at a rate of $15 per hour. That's not bad. However, I got a feeling once this article starts circulating Facebook, we'll see a lot more pools for rent in SWLA.

It's a win-win situation. People without pools can now have access to swim whenever they want and pool owners can help recoup some of the money it takes to operate a pool. Because let's be honest, pools are crazy expensive to keep up.

The founders of Swimply were on an episode of Shark Tank in March and didn't get funded, but they've seen a 2,000% increase in users since then, partly because of the exposure, but also because of the pandemic. People are looking for safe alternatives for family outings.

So, if you have a pool, you might consider signing up for this service while it's hot.

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