One of the many perks of being a Swimply Host is creating connections with your community, including with your neighbors! Here are 3 recommendations Swimply makes for our Hosts in addition to our Good Neighbor Policy to help develop your relationship with your community.
1. Familiarize Yourself with Local Ordinances
We encourage Hosts to be aware and respectful of local ordinances and HOA rules. As members of their community, Hosts are expected to be conscious of their neighbors in regards to the volume of reservations allowed per week, number of Guests allowed and of course, quiet hours and noise levels.
2. Be Available for Neighbor Concerns
In the unusual event a concern arises, Hosts are asked to be responsive and respectful of their neighbor’s concerns while earning some easy cash. Inherent to our mission is building communities, and our Hosts embody these values through their respect for their neighbors.
3. Be Around for Larger Gatherings
When hosting groups in excess of 15 people, Swimply requests Hosts be present at their home to ensure optimal supervision during these larger gatherings. While Hosts are asked to be available in case a concern should arise, Hosts can still expect to have a hands-off and easy experience.
Talking to Your Neighbors
Your neighbors might have some general questions about what Swimply is. Here are some examples of how we and our Hosts answer common questions about Swimply to neighbors:
Is this like having a public pool in your backyard?
Swimply is a platform with private residential pools, not public pools. Our use is consistent with private, unregulated use, where a homeowner might invite friends, neighbors, or a Little League team over to use the pool.
Why did you choose to rent with Swimply?
Many Hosts choose to rent because they're not using their pool as much as they anticipated and want to see it be better utilized. You may also choose to talk about how being a Host allows people access to an otherwise inaccessible experience, which strengthens a community and increases equity for all. Many Hosts love the community building that comes from sharing their space with others within their own community or from nearby communities.
What if there is a problem during a reservation?
Most Hosts prefer to be home during reservations, particularly large ones, and they share this information with their neighbors. Our Hosts know their communities and the regulations within them so they shape their listing rules around them, and if any concerns arise, Hosts can be contacted to address them quickly and effectively. Letting neighbors know that you're available means they can come to you before an annoyance becomes an issue!