It has been 7 years since the work began on Mylle, and 5 years since we launched officially. Mylle was the first to produce a two-ring pool, and use patterns that spoke to people who were interested in interior design - appealing to chic adults instead of splashing kids. It caught on quickly, and Mylle is the only inflatable pool brand to be carried at luxury retailers across the globe, like Holt Renfrew, The Conran Shop, Selfridges, Globus, Nordstrom, MoMA, and more. This small idea has now bred a knock-off industry, but Mylle remains ahead of the pack with the most sophisticated design, high end materials, and unparalleled customer service.
The material available to create watertight inflatables is vinyl/PVC, so we make sure to source the best pvc available - with material testing to ensure it is phthalate and lead free. Another consideration is the environmental impact of single-use plastics, and unfortunately many people treat inflatables as single or limited use. By creating a beautiful pool in a more durable weight, we encourage our customers to care for it, cleaning and patching it to extend its life. Please see the Inflation & Care for detailed information about extending the life of the pool.
Kris Myllenbeck is a fashion industry veteran, with over 15 years experience styling campaigns for major American brands like Nordstrom, Nike, and Microsoft. She began Mylle in the same way that brings so many others to entrepreneurship: she couldn't find a pool to suit her urban townhouse, so she set out to create one. She has 100% bootstrapped Mylle, doing most of the jobs herself and funding its creation by working as a freelance stylist. She lives in Seattle, WA with her boyfriend, their two kids, and a gorgeous standard poodle.