13 Best Pool Floats to Hop Into This Summer

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The heat is here, but that’s no reason to spend the whole summer indoors. Liven up your next summer get-together with one of these fun and comfy pool floats. Whether you’re hosting a kids birthday, family get together, or Sunday brunch at home, there’s a fun float out there for everyone.

This fire breathing dragon float is the perfect accompaniment for those hot as fire summer days when relaxing in the pool is just the only way to stay cool. Available in children’s or adult sizes, the adult model holds up to 500lbs and comes in several style choices.

An easy way to entice kids into the water, this UFO themed float features a “ray gun” that lets kids have water gun fights with no extra equipment needed, and no refilling is necessary with the constant-fire design that draws directly from the pool water.

Float away in style with this fish scale patterned tube float, compete with mermaid tail. If you’re interested in mermaid style that’s meant to go under the water, rather than on top of it, swimmers monofins do exist, in a range of styles and sizes.

Significantly over sized for the average pool, this rainbow unicorn float holds up to 6 people and features cup holders, easy-carry handles, and a durable design. Bring it along to lake trips or float-down-the-river parties and entertain a crowd.

While you can’t make guacamole out of it, this avocado pool float still makes a fun addition to summer pool parties, and with the rapid inflation design it’s quick and easy, so you’ll be enjoying the water asap.

Kids and adults can enjoy floating on this generously sized pineapple raft. It holds up to 300lbs, and is comfortably sized for reclining in the pool with a drink, maybe a bay breeze with pineapple juice.

Speaking of drinks, this three pack of floating coasters keeps drinks close at hand and pool party guests quenched. We recommend them for adult parties only though- kids may be just a bit too rambunctious.

If your pet hates the heat, help them cool off without risking your novelty vinyl floats to their sharp claws. This large model supports dogs over 65lbs, with reviewers on some sites saying that dogs over 100lbs could still fit comfortably.

Don’t be a prickly host; entertain all summer long with this festive cactus float. Target offers a whole line of their summer gear in this southwest style icon, so pick up a matching  beach towel or entertaining ware and you’ve got a ready made theme for all your summer get-togethers.

You can float on this inflatable or use it as a party table. The center ice well holds drinks and snacks, and the 10 cup holders per side keep drinks accessible, or let you set up a convenient game of pong.

Plan for parties with this three pack of summer fruit themed ring floats. They’re sure to make your guests hungry just looking at them, so serve a chilled, refreshing fruit salad poolside, then float away on kiwi, watermelon, and lemon rings.

Keep little ones shaded while you splash in this baby shark float. Sized for kids 9 months to 3 years, thick rings keep your kiddo upright and cozy, while top handles let mom or dad tug them around the pool with ease.

If older siblings also want to have a shark float, this 7 foot lounger is big enough for adults and larger children. The whole family can host a Shark Week party or ocean-themed birthday with just a couple fun accessories and decorations.


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