Jul 20, 2021 - Business
App lets you rent private pools in Denver
A child swims through a pool
Who's jumping in first? Photo: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Colorado may be a "doubly landlocked" state, but there are still some stellar spots to splash around — including in your neighbor's backyard.

Why it matters: It's hot and we are always looking for fun things to do in Denver.

How it works: Swimply, an Airbnb-like app for private pools, lets owners list when their pool is available for anyone looking to take a dip or show off a killer cannonball.

  • Denver has more than a dozen options on the platform, with rates from $30–$95 an hour.
  • Depending on the pool, renters can bring between 10 and 75 guests. Pets also are allowed at certain spots.

Yes, but: Unless you've got a big group of friends to split the cost, it's probably cheaper to get a $10 day pass at your local public pool — or hit up some natural watering holes.

Alayna's thought bubble: I couldn't resist testing this out — so I am. I booked the "Enchanted Pool" near Aurora. I was wooed by its private bathroom, shady lounge spots and "MANY pool floats and toys."

  • Don’t worry, I'll report back.

And a hat tip to our Axios Local colleagues in the Twin Cities for first alerting us to this service!

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