San Diego Pool Owners Make Extra Money With ‘Swimply’
KGTV (San Diego) — Kristy Aragon’s backyard has become a popular spot not only for her family and friends, but complete strangers as well.
A year ago, she and her husband came across “Simply,” an online marketplace for private pool rentals.
Their space is ideal, with plenty of amenities and a separate guest bathroom.
Their so-called “Mountain View Pool and Spa” rents by the hour and has already proven profitable.
“We’re at around $15,000 right now and we’re anticipating that by the end of the year we’ll probably hit $20,000,” Aragon said.
It’s a success story “Swimply” co-founder Asher Weinberger says they’re seeing more and more of those these days.
The site was launched in 2019 and has already grown tremendously.
“We grew over 4.5,000% year-over-year during Covid,” Weinberger said.
Hosts list their space, set the price and rules; renters can browse the selections and find what suits them.
“The range is $15 per hour to $200 per hour depending on pool and amenities,” Weinberger said.
It’s a way to earn extra money that he says is particularly popular in our area. with the site posting dozens of listings in San Diego County.
Weinberger says the company makes sure hosts are covered if something goes wrong.
“We have a million dollar insurance product, very similar to all the other companies in the sharing economy. Every reservation is covered up to $1 million, there is also property damage.”
It’s one of the things that convinced Aragon to take the plunge and she says she’s glad she did.
“It’s a lot of reward for very little work. There’s just been a lot of really good things that came out of it,” Aragon said.