Swimming pools fill a need and provide a splash of income
When Joseph Gray of Temecula learned about Swimply, an online platform for pool sharing, he felt his private backyard paradise would be a popular destination for those seeking a unique swimming experience. After creating a profile on the site, the Gray family welcomed their first rental Aug. 7. To date they have had a few more which have resulted in more than $2,000 in bookings.“Considering we’ve just started, we are very pleased with the excellent response we’ve had thus far,” Gray said.The family purchased their five-acre property about 22 years ago in the heart of Temecula Wine Country, overlooking South Coast Winery, Ponte Winery and Wiens Family Cellars. Their backyard is far from traditional as it includes many custom designs the family installed about 15 years ago.