Sometimes, inspiration strikes in ways you would never expect. That was definitely the case with Seattle-based fashion stylist Kristen Myllenbeck. She didn’t set out to reinvent the wheel or to even change careers; all she wanted was a cute pool.
After over a decade in the fashion industry, Myllenbeck developed a discerning taste for the aesthetically pleasing. She was living in a small townhome with a young child and wanted to curate her space in a way that she loved, but could not find a pool that fit the bill.
In a sea of cheap blue kiddie pools and kitschy cartoon characters, Myllenbeck wanted to create something a little more elevated- and thus, Mylle was born.
Mylle (pronounced mile) debuted in 2018, but its development took years of hard work. She wasn’t able to just draw up a design and have it printed on a pool. Myllenbeck quickly realized that since the 1980s, the production of watertight inflatable goods had moved from the states to overseas.
After searching high and low, she found an exceptional manufacturer in China that was able to produce the high quality inflatable pools she imagined both ethically and sustainably. She totally immersed herself in the process of CAD (computer-aided design) and the fabricating process and finally settled on the pools we love today.
Mylle pools are made out of an incredibly durable vinyl/PVC material. The dimensions are 65- inches in diameter by 15 inches in height. This is a little bigger than a traditional kiddie pool but is able to fit in a small space flawlessly without sacrificing any strength.They are rigorously tested to ensure they are completely phthalate and lead free. Because of the carefully selected material and design, these pools are meant to combat those short-term use plastic inflatables you so often see at big box stores.
With their elevated design that targets both form & function, Mylle Pools were made to stand the test of time.