Pool Cleaning Simulator Is Now A Thing, Apparently

Forget owning your own swimming pool, have you ever wanted to know what it's like to clean one? If so, your time has finally come.

Published: December 19, 2022 11:34 AM /


A filthy-looking paddling pool with debris floating in it in Pool Cleaning Simulator

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own swimming pool? What about becoming a pool cleaner? If both of those dreams feel unattainable to you, then you'll be glad to know that bizarre sim royalty PlayWay is at it again. Pool Cleaner Simulator will give you the chance to live your dream life as a pool cleaner, and it's coming to Steam in 2023, supposedly.

If you're not familiar with PlayWay, it's the company behind popular sims like House Flipper and Car Mechanic Simulator, as well as less popular games like Yacht Mechanic Simulator and outright strange creations like I Am Jesus Christ. Now, PlayWay is back with Pool Cleaner Simulator, which asks if there's anything greater to aspire to in life than cleaning filthy pools.

As you'd expect, Pool Cleaner Simulator will have you clearing out pools of varying sizes, ranging from tiny paddling pools through to huge rich-people facilities. You'll use shovels, sponges, and other tools of the trade to get the job done properly, all while avoiding...uh...alligators? Yep, apparently so. Here's a trailer so you can figure out just what the heck you're dealing with here.

A rather amusing press release for Pool Cleaning Simulator casts you as "Geralt of Swimming Pools", which...well, there's a pun in there somewhere about Rivia and rivers, but you're a better person than me if you can bring yourself to parse it. You must battle "uninvited guests" in pools, all the while raising your reputation and gaining access to better and more effective equipment.

Pool Cleaner Simulator is aiming for the same satisfying work-sim feeling as games like PowerWash Simulator and Hardspace: Shipbreaker, but it remains to be seen whether PlayWay and Freemind can pull that off. At the very least, the game's alligator-filled shenanigans should at least be good for a laugh or two.

You can wishlist Pool Cleaner Simulator right now on Steam, so if you want to see it come to fruition, make sure to show your love. PlayWay's business model pretty much involves throwing pitches at the Steam wall to see which ones stick, and I'm rather hoping this one does, because, well, alligators. We'll keep you posted.

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