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The Most Amazing New Pool Gear

by Kurt Knutsson

Summer’s not over. And it’s hotter than hot in America. Yes, finding a private pool to call your own by the hour is a thing now. But first, packing the right poolside gear is essential before you book.

What to Pack for the Pool

  • Clean Towels
  • Glass-free drinks and food
  • Fun pool toys like floats
  • Waterproof phone pouch
  • Waterproof speaker


Splash Runner Motorized Pool Lounger $199.99 $159.99 from PoolCandy.net Limited special deal 20% off with discount code “FOX”

This outrageously fun dual motor pool lounger will put you in charge of the fun with easy mobility. 20% faster than last year’s model, an ergonomic design, all you need to do is sit back, relax and steer your way to the perfect sun, shade and poolside beverage.

Pool floats including patriotic Stars & Stripes $9.99 to $29.99 Special Deal.  Use code FOX for 20% off at PoolCandy.net

PoolCandy is America’s #1 pool float maker that sets trends with fun designs and long-lasting quality. All of the pool floats we featured in my segment are super affordable ranging from $9.99 to $29.99. I love the American Flag inflatable floating buffet cooler, Giant Beer Mug float, Gigantic Glitter Unicorn, Llama, Seahorse and Giraffe floats.

The Stars & Stripes are the best sellers and an even better deal for a limited time with discount code “FOX” at poolcandy.net

Look Mom, my phone floats!

AquaVault Waterproof Phone Pouch $29.95 Special $17.97 limited time 40% off with discount code “FOX” at theaquavault.com

Take your phone as deep as 30 feet underwater and watch videos, use the camera. It also floats and best of all you can fully use your phone when it’s in the pouch that fits all phone sizes.

UE Wonderboom 2 Floating Waterproof Wireless Speaker $99.99

Yes, this beautiful sounding baby floats too. IP67 rated Waterproof, Up to 13 hours battery life between charges and a range of almost 100 feet from your Bluetooth connected device like an iPhone or Android phone.

Here’s the way to book a private pool by the hour.

An app that some are calling the AirBNB of swimming pools is seeing a major uptick in volume during the pandemic. Swimply app shows nearby private pools available to rent by the hour for an average rate of $40 to $60.

Much like ordering an Uber or booking an AirBNB the transaction is contactless. The Swimply process is to have all the arrangements done on the app so the owner stays inside their home with the window shades drawn as you enjoy your own private pool on demand.

Tip: 80% of pools offer bathrooms

Swimply says they have 6,000 pool listings and find them is as easy as launching the app and seeing pools that in my case are just a few blocks away. The better the amenities like a private cabana with bathroom and changing room makes the rate higher. Special holidays and weekends are met with a surcharge or minimum time booking.

Swimply points out that the CDC guidelines show no evidence that Covid-19 is spread through water, even in shared swimming pools. When you book a private pool on Swimply, you’ll need to bring the essentials since most owners adhere to the safety protocols that do not allow for sharing of accessories.  Bring these recommendations above and  you will be all set for fun at the pool.

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