top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
arrow down

Website helps you rent out your pool

Swimmy has 16,000 subscribers and allows private owners to rent their pools

An online service that allows homeowners rent out their swimming pools for a few hours has picked up some 16,000 subscribers in France.

Swimmy - - has been described as the Airbnb of pools. It allows subscribers to rent the pools of private homeowners for several hours at a time.

One user from Paris told news website Franceinfo that she wanted to celebrate her birthday with friends in a private pool and found one quickly via the site after entering 'pool for rent' into a search engine.

The couple from whom she hired the pool have been renting it out regularly for a year - for a rate of €27 per person per half-day - other owners rent their pools at different rates. They said that groups have sometimes been noisy, but there has been no trouble - and the money they have earned allowed them to buy a new heat pump for the pool.

The biggest problem, they said, was not being able to use their pool as often as they would have liked during the summer heatwave because it was in use.

Stay informed:
Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter
Subscribe to access all our online articles and receive our printed monthly newspaper The Connexion at your home. News analysis, features and practical help for English-speakers in France

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Income Tax in France 2023 (for 2022 income)*
Featured Help Guide
- Primarily aimed at Britons, covers pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest - but also contains significant general information pertinent to readers of other nationalities - Overview of online declarations + step-by-step guide to the French printed forms - Includes updates given automatically after this year's site opened
Get news, views and information from France