As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, we are already dreaming about summer getaways — and of course, no retreat is complete without plenty of lounging by a crystal clear pool at a home away from home.
We’re far from alone in planning to head poolside this season: From Q3 to Q4 2021 alone, searches on Airbnb for stays with pools during Summer 2022 increased by more than 50 percent in both the US and Canada. And as the world undergoes a revolution in how we live and work, and more people blend life with travel, the demand for features like pools — amenities for living, not just visiting — will remain strong.
If you have been planning to make a splash this summer, consider booking your stay early. To guide your search, Airbnb is sharing the top states and provinces across the US and Canada, with the highest share of listings featuring pools.
- Hawaii (81%)
- Florida (79%)
- Nevada (76%)
- South Carolina (71%)
- Alabama (70%)
- Arizona (69%)
- Delaware (68%)
- Texas (60%)
- Missouri (60%)
- Utah (58%)
- British Columbia (47%)
- Alberta (44%)
- Ontario (44%)
Guests can explore more getaways with pools – from pet-friendly stays to nature retreats – at airbnb.com/summergetaways.
There is also a significant opportunity for current or prospective Hosts with pools to share. Last summer was one of the top times of year for hosting in the US, and the typical US Host of a listing with a pool across the US earned more than $8,600 from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2021. In Canada, the typical Host of a listing with a pool earned more than USD $6,500 over the same time period. For those interested in sharing their pool – and their home – with guests this summer, Airbnb has made it easier than ever to get started. Anyone can visit airbnb.com/host to check out our new 10-step onboarding process, learn how much their property could make on Airbnb, sign up for a hosting webinar, read about how we support our Hosts and much more.
Airbnb is also committed to ensuring that Hosts with pools know how to safely welcome guests this summer, sharing tips on how to best prepare your pool area for swimmers:
- Make sure you have an appropriate pool and spa fence that is in proper working condition. Leave a flyer for your guests to learn how to safely latch the fence. Make sure that furniture is moved away from the fence so youngsters can’t climb over into the pool area.
- Ensure the pool and spa have compliant drain covers. If you notice any cracks in the drain, replace it as soon as possible.
- Make sure doors that have access to the pool area have an alarm. There are single door alarms that can be used if there is not an alarm system.
- If you have a pet door that leads from the house to the pool area, make sure there is a cover that is lockable. Many times, these spaces are just the size for little ones to crawl through and out to the pool area without alarms going off.
- If you have pool toys, make sure they are kept in a separate area, out of the pool, and recommend that guests take them out of the pool after each swim.
- If you have a spa cover, make sure it is in working order and attached properly.