As a pool owner, I can absolutely say that I think this is a GREAT idea.

I've wanted a pool for my entire life. I've heard terrible stories about their cost, upkeep, etc. but we went for it anyways. Don't get me wrong; the horror stories totally hold up...but it's SO GREAT to have a pool in your backyard.

One of the things I've always felt bad about is when we're not using it, usually during the week when we're working and our son is at school or just doesn't want to swim. There's the pool, just sitting there.

Enter swimply.com, which is basically an Airbnb for your pool. So far, the closest pools that are available to rent are in Southfield...until we rent out OUR pool. Don't pee in it, please.