Dive into summer in style with our handpicked selection of the best pool floats, perfect for enhancing every backyard gathering or beach trip.
Looking to make a splash this summer? Look no further than our comprehensive guide to the best pool floats for ultimate relaxation and fun in the sun.
With everything from donuts, to flamingos, to floating cooler pineapples, all of them will make your heart sing!
So get ready to soak up some rays and dive into our list of the best pool floats that are guaranteed to elevate your summer adventures.
Best Pool Floats for Summer
Fun Pool Floats
1 — Pretzel Pool Float
Looking for a pool float that’s as unique as you are? Look no further than the pretzel pool float! This float is perfect for those who want to relax in style, and its unconventional design is sure to turn heads.
And if it looks familiar, it’s because we personally own one ourselves. The pretzel pool float made an appearance in our polka dot DIY floppy hat tutorial.
2 — Best Pool Toys: Hot Dog Joust Pool Game
Team Mustard and Team Ketchup can battle it out on this unique Swimline hotdog battle pool float, perfect for adults and kids alike.
It’s sure to provide hours of fun in the sun since it also functions as an entertaining outdoor toy. This comes with high-quality vinyl construction with easy inflate valves.
3 — Donut Pool Float
If you plan on lounging for hours in the pool, then you’ll need durable pool floats. This vinyl donut pool float is designed with a thick, durable PVC material that is built to last for a very long time.
Plus, it’s super easy to inflate and comes with its own repair patch kit in case of any accidental punctures.
4 — Pizza Slice Pool Float
This jumbo float is 6 feet long and 5 feet wide, and looks just like a real pizza slice, complete with pepperonis, mushrooms, peppers, and black olives.
Made of durable vinyl, it’s perfect for lounging around the pool all day long. And with two built-in cup holders, you can keep your favorite beverages close at hand.
5 — Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float
This massive inflatable ice cream sandwich pool float is officially the coolest pool float around!
It’s super sturdy, large enough for both kids and adults, and just too darn cute with its chocolate ice cream sandwich design.
And don’t forget, it wouldn’t be complete without some ice cream.
6 – Swan Pool Float
Looking for a summertime activity that will make a splash? Then, grab this giant swan pool float! At over 76” long, this blow-up swan is big enough for two riders.
The heavy-duty vinyl construction can support up to 140 pounds, making it perfect for kids and adults alike.
7 — Sparkle Pool Float Drink Holder
You can’t forget about floats for your drinks! Store your cool beverage on these Global Inflatable pool drink holders.
8 – Flamingo Pool Float
It is made of sturdy 14 gauge vinyl construction and includes 2 heavy-duty handles and 2 air chambers. It also comes with a repair patch in case of punctures.
9 – Cheeseburger Lilo Lounger
Relax in style with this fun and funky cheeseburger pool lilo lounger. This colorful mattress is perfect for lounging in the pool, on the beach, or in your own backyard.
Whether you’re spending a lazy day by the pool or soaking up the sun on the beach, this Cheeseburger Beach Ball is a must-have for summertime fun.
10 – Floating Pineapple Cooler
So fill it up with some cold drinks and get ready to have a good time!
11 – Fruit Slice Floats
This fruit slice float is perfect for a sunny day by the pool. It’s made of heavy-duty vinyl and is 60 inches in diameter, so there’s plenty of room for several people.
The fruit slice island comes in three colors, lime, orange, and lemon. So get out there, and find your perfect pool float to make this summer one for the record books!
And don’t forget your pets too. This ultimate DIY pool float costume is perfect for your pup!
12 — Giant Inflatable Unicorn Pool Float
This giant inflatable unicorn is so large that you’ll need an electric pump or hair dryer, but it is well worth it! The Jasonwell giant inflatable has a weight capacity of more than 400 pounds.
Check out the unicorn pool float at our epic pool party that we hosted.
13 — Champagne Pool Float
Champagne lovers, this one is for you! So sip and lounge in style. Choose from other libation themed inflatable pool floats like beer, rosé, rum, margarita floats and more.
14 — Swimming Pool Lounger with Headrest
The Intex King Kool pool lounger comes in a set of 2 since you can’t have a pool float lounge without a partner! We love the drink holder, headrest feature and the ability to still be able to dip your feet in these clear rainbow chaise loungers.
15 — Avocado Pool Float with Ball
What can we say? The best pool floats just so happen to be food floats! This giant inflatable avocado float comes with a fun pit beach ball.
16 — Diamond Ring Pool Float
Having a poolside bachelorette party? The pool wouldn’t be complete without a festive giant diamond ring pool float!
17 — Happy Birthday Pool Floats
Fabric and Foam Pool Floats
Though we love fun vinyl floats, the draw to (most) fabric and foam pool floats is that you don’t have to inflate them. They’re also more lightweight AND can hold more weight. Plus, they may not look as fun, but they’re equally lovely to lounge on.
Check out our favorite fabric and foam pool floats below…
1 — Papasan Pool Chair
The patented inner spring and seat design of the Swimways Spring Float Papasan allows you to still sit upright comfortably with your body still submerged in the water.
Because it folds flat, it’s portability enough to take it from your home to the lake.
2 — Best Foam Pool Floats: Saddle Pool Float
Looking for some pool seats? Opt for a saddle pool float. Its foam construction won’t absorb water, crack, chip, peel or tear.
And though we love pool inflatables, we love that this float doesn’t require any blowing up and is ready to go. Plus, it’s durable enough for the lake.
3 — 2-in-1 Pool Float Lounge with Adjustable Backrest
The Aqua Campania Ultimate 2-in-1 lounger is one of the most highly rated pool loungers for a reason.
It functions as a recliner or a tanner mattress with a simple adjustable backrest. An attachable caddy has oversized cup holders.
Holding up to 250 pounds, its biggest draw is the soft coolweave fabric construction. So no plastic!
4 — Hammock Inflatable Pool
This inflatable pool lounger can be used while sitting down, sitting back, or laying. Best for pools, lakes, beaches and more! An air pump is included.
5 — Summer Melon Pool Lounger
For a structured float, opt for the summer melon pool chair. No air required, and it’s quick drying with a drink holder and side pocket. Filled with fluffy beans that are still buoyant, this is as comfortable as it gets!
Best Pool Floats for Kids
Please be aware that pool floats are not substitutes for life jackets and that all children should still be monitored in the pool by an adult.
1 — Giant Inflatable Wheel Roller Pool Float
2 — Personally Swan Float
Gift your little one with their own inflatable swan pool float. Instead of an open bottom, there is a double ring and double valve seat protection to keep them from falling under. Bonus: It comes with a matching stylish 50+ UPF sun 50+ UPF. Ideal for kids age 2-8.
3 — Pool Tank with Water Cannon
They’ll never wanna get out of the pool now if they have this inflatable army tank. They’ll have a blast (literally) with the the attached pump action squirt gun. The floaty seat is designed with two leg holes for kids age 3-10 so that they can still keep their feet cool in the water.
4 — Mermaid Pool Float
Bright, colorful and fun, your kids will love this mermaid pool float. We also love how you’d definitely be able to spot your child in the water with this vivid float.
5 — Best Swim Float for Infants: Mambobaby Baby Swim Float
Our kids personally used the Mamobaby swim float. The swim does not need to be inflated so there is no need to worry about air leakage or puncture. Plus, the foam liner is soft on the skin.
The bottom includes a mesh net. There’s also a removable UPF50+ UV protection canopy and tail that prevents your child from tipping backwards. For ages 3-24 months.
More Summer Ideas
For more summer ideas from games, and summer cocktails to attire, check out the following below –
- DIY Ric Rac Hat
- Best summer chicken recipes
- Hawaiian Lava Flow Cocktail Recipe
- The ultimate guide for the best yard games for all ages