30 of the Coolest Pool Floats Money Can Buy

By Corinne Kerston
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Summer is all about having fun, relaxing and spending time with family and friends. And what better way to do all those things than hanging at the pool? If you add in an epic pool float, the fun in the sun gets even better!

Let’s take a look at 30 of the coolest pool floats you can buy to make your summer vacation one to remember.

Inflatable Lounge Chair

Intex Rockin' Inflatable Lounge

If kicking back and lounging in those extra long chairs is your favorite way to enjoy a day at the pool, then the Intex Rockin’ Inflatable Lounge is the perfect pool float for you.

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Designed to look like a pool lounge chair, this float allows you to lay back, relax and enjoy a drink without having to wait to get in the water.

The Intex Rockin’ Inflatable Lounge measures about 74 inches long and 39 inches wide and comes with a built-in drink holder to keep cans and cups from going under. This adult-sized pool float is perfect for the person who wants to get in the water without actually getting wet.

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Dragon Party Tube

GoFloats Dragon Party Tube

If you’ve ever dreamed of riding a dragon, you can unleash your inner Game of Thrones with the GoFloats Dragon Party Tube. Choose either the Fire Dragon, which is green with orange flames coming out of its mouth, or the Ice Dragon, which is a cold silver and gray with icy blue fire.

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Both party tubes are decorated with scales and made out of a thick vinyl that ensures these floating dragons have armour that is resistant to breaking and popping.

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Inflatable Volleyball Game

Intex Pool Volleyball Game

Not all pool floats are used for lounging. This fun inflatable gets the pool games going.The Intex Pool Volleyball Game can provide hours of fun for you and your friends by instantly turning the water into a court

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The volleyball game comes with an inflatable volleyball net and inflatable ball. The base is inflated, but grommets are included to add anchor weights if needed. Simply fill the included weight bags with rocks or something similar and tether them to the base of the net to keep it in place.

The box also has a repair kit, just in case competition gets a little too heated.

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Avocado Pool Float

LetsFunny Avocado Pool Float

Fun in the sun and avocados go hand-in-hand with this float!

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Whether you like your pool days with a side of guacamole or not, the LetsFunny Avocado Pool Float is a great addition to any pool party!

This pool float measures up to 65 inches and holds up to 600 pounds. The best part? The pit is removable and can be used as a beach ball, giving you double the fun! This pool float also comes with rapid valves for easy and quick inflation.

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Giant Rideable T-Rex

Swimline T-Rex Giant Ride On

We can’t bring dinosaurs to life yet with modern science but, thanks to this "state of the art technology," you can get up close and personal to the next best thing with the Swimline T-Rex Giant Ride On.

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Ride this fun inflatable dinosaur and become king of the pool. It can fit a couple of kids but is also large enough for any adult in the mood for a prehistoric ride.

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Mermaid Tail Pool Float

Jasonwell Giant Inflatable Mermaid Tail Pool Float

This magical pool float is perfect for anyone who ever daydreamed about being a mermaid when they were young. With the Jasonwell Giant Inflatable Mermaid Tail Pool Float, you can live that childhood dream.

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This pool float is giant, measuring 82 inches by 45 inches by 43.5 inches. It’s large enough for an adult to lay back and stretch all the way out. Or, it can fit more than one person! That’s if you feel like sharing, of course.

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Giant Flamingo Floating Island

Sun Pleasure Party Bird Island Giant Flamingo Float

The Sun Pleasure Party Bird Island Giant Flamingo Float is massive! This one is made to share, with enough space to fit six adults with plenty of room. It measures up to 10 feet wide by 10 feet tall and the mesh floor lets you keep your feet wet while the rest of your body stays dry.

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The Giant Flamingo Float also has cup holders and a built-in cooler so the whole group can bring drinks along for the ride. And if you’re wondering how you’re even going to pump it up or get it to and from the water, it comes with a pump and carry bag for easy storage.

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Palm Tree with Detachable Ball

Hill & Amber Palm Tree Pool Float with A Detachable Play Ball

If you’ve ever wished for your own private island, then you may enjoy the Hill & Amber Palm Tree Pool Float with A Detachable Play Ball.

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Relax on this pool float, sip a Pina Colada and bask in the sun under a palm tree on your private island without a care in the world.

The palm tree on this float is about 4 feet tall and the float can hold up to 500 pounds. If you’d like to take a break from relaxing, the coconut is detachable and can be used as a beach ball. This float also has a rapid valves inflation design and is made from durable material to keep it from popping.

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Floating Basketball Game

Intex Floating Hoops Basketball Game

When the sun beats down on a hot summer day, playing basketball on the sizzling asphalt is not ideal. Take the hoop to the pool with the Intex Floating Hoops Basketball Game.

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It makes a great game for both adults and children. Go one-on-one or form teams!

The base of the float is about 27 inches wide, and it stands on the water at about 22 inches tall. The base also fills with water for added stability if needed. The game comes with a small inflatable ball and a repair patch… just in case anyone goes a little overboard doing their best Michael Jordan impression

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Unicorn Pool Float

GoFloats Unicorn Pool Float Party Tube

Nothing gives off more magical chill vibes than the GoFloats Unicorn Pool Float Party Tube. What’s a better photo opportunity than a giant rainbow unicorn with a shimmering golden horn?

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This unicorn pool float is 45 inches wide and approximately 3 feet tall. Satisfied customers state that it’s made from durable material and is super easy to care for and clean. If magic and mystical creatures interest you, then this is the perfect pool float for you!

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Flamingo Party Tube

GoFloats Flamingo Pool Float Party Tube

We've already highlighted a huge flamingo island that can fit you and five of your closest friends, but if you're looking for something a little bit smaller, the GoFloats Flamingo Pool Float Party Tube is perfect. This single-serving pool float is a lot smaller but just as colorful and fun.

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Embark on a solo mission with your bright pink flamingo. This flamingo pool float is large enough to support a full grown adult but folds up small enough when deflated for easy storage. When inflated, this pool float grows to about 45 inches across and 3 feet tall.

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Inflatable Floating Mat

Intex Giant Inflatable Floating Mat

This next pool float isn't flashy, but it’s really practical. The Intex Giant Inflatable Floating Mat is basically what its name says. But don't get discouraged by its simplicity. This float is really useful!

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This giant, inflatable floating mat is big enough to fit you and your closest friends, stretching nearly 10 feet long by 7 feet wide. It's designed to stay on top of the water’s surface, while allowing just a little bit of water on top of the mat to keep you nice and cool.

Bonus: it comes equipped with connectors that can link up with more floating mats to create an island of any size.

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Inflatable Drink Holders

HLXY Inflatable Drink Holders

We can't have a list of the coolest pool floats without including these little floaties for your drinks, because what’s summer fun and lounging in the pool without a cold drink right next to you? The HLXY Inflatable Drink Holders 20 pack gives plenty of options to have your favorite drink nearby!

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This 20 pack comes with various fun designs. Pick from one of the donuts or fruit, or place your drink in a cactus or crab. There are enough to go around — friends, family or an entire party can get their own personalized drink holder.

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Jumbo Donut

Play Platoon Jumbo Donut Pool Float

Donuts are a staple of life, and the donut pool float is a refreshing twist on a delicious classic. No side of coffee needed, because the Play Platoon Jumbo Donut Pool Float doesn't disappoint.

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Made from high quality, durable plastic, these donut-shaped pool floats will provide hours of fun. Measuring about 4 feet across, these floats are perfect for chilling on the water or hanging out with your friends. This particular donut pool float is easy to inflate and includes a patch kit, just in case.

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Sport Lounge Tube

Intex Red River Run 1 Fire Edition Sport Lounge

If a lazy river type of tube is more your style, then the Intex Red River Run 1 Fire Edition Sport Lounge is a must-have.

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Stylish and durable, this sport pool float gets the job done. It’s perfect for floating down a lazy river, kicking back in the pool, even lounging in an ocean or lake.

If red isn't your color, the Intex River Run comes in blue too. It features a grab rope all around the tube, making it easy to get in and out. Because we all know just how hard it is to get back in your float once its wet and slippery!

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Floating Papasan

SwimWays Spring Float Papasan

For those extremely hot days when you want to lounge outside while keeping cool, the SwimWays Spring Float Papasan is the perfect pool accessory to beat the heat! This partially submerged pool chair is the best of both worlds.

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The SwimWays Spring Float Papasan is a lightweight floating chair with a mesh seat. It suspends your body in the water, while allowing your head to remain above water thanks to an inflatable ring that keeps the chair afloat and upright.

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Inflatable Canopy Island

Intex Canopy Island Inflatable Lounge

Talk about floating in luxury! This pool float is large; no wonder it's called an island! The Intex Canopy Island Inflatable Lounge features a round bottom wide enough for multiple people and a dome canopy to keep them all in the shade.

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This float holds up to 440 pounds total and has a backrest, cup holders and a grab line for easy in and out. It’s inflated using two air chambers, greatly reducing the chance it will completely deflate with you on it. The canopy is detachable if you decide you’re up for a little tanning while laying on your floating island.

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Pineapple Pool Float

Inflatable Pineapple Pool Float Raft

Want something a bit flatter than the average pool tube that’s still fun and eye-catching? The Inflatable Pineapple Pool Float Raft fits the bill. Who wouldn't want to float around on this bright pineapple?

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This pool float is about 76 inches long and holds up to 300 pounds. It’s large enough to hold two adults. Happy customers leave rave reviews on this float

As an added bonus, it can double as an air mattress for kids!

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Swim Mattress

Swimline Sunsoft Mattress, Red

If you find the gentle rocking of waves in the water relaxing, then this luxury lounge is perfect.

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The Swimline Sunsoft Mattress, Red comes with a soft fabric covering and feels like a cozy bean bag, perfect for dozing on the water.

The included fabric will not stick to your skin. Also, the level of inflation is customizable, so your water mattress can be as firm or soft as you'd like it to be. In fact, this mattress can even double as an air mattress out of the water.

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Suntan Tub

Swimline Suntan Tub

Want to suntan in style? Try out the Swimline Suntan Tub, which is great for getting your tan on while floating on the water. As one satisfied customer raves, "This is by far the best float I have ever bought. It’s very comfortable, and you could definitely fall asleep in your pool."

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The inner portion of this pool float is sunken, allowing you to use it dry or wet. Simply lay on top and tan your body, and when you get too hot, either jump in the pool or pour some water into the tub for an instant cooldown! At 70 inches by 46 inches, this float fits kids and most adults with ease.

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Watermelon Raft

Swimline Watermelon Slice Island Inflatable Raft

What is more "summer" than a nice refreshing slice of watermelon? Nothing, that’s what! And with this pool float, you can take a slice out of summer!

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The Swimline Watermelon Slice Island Inflatable Raft is fun, playful and a perfect addition to your summer day on the water.

Measuring 60 inches across, this pool float is large enough for multiple people to pile on or for one adult to stretch out and relax with plenty of room to spare. Sink into the middle of this round pool float and enjoy your refreshing slice of life!

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Pizza Slice

Swimline Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float

Do you love pizza? Do you love the pool? Did we even need to ask?

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The Swimline Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float brings the two together for a mouthwatering slice of heaven (without all that messy grease).

This inflatable pool float comes with not one, but two cup holders in each slice. The giant slices also have bungee loops on each side, which allow you to connect to other pizza slices. Get a bunch of friends together and create a whole pizza for the ultimate pool party.

Who knew people were the perfect pizza topping?

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Sunflower Pool Float

Swimline Sunflower Pool Float

Bold, bright and beautiful, sunflowers pretty much embody summer’s vibrant colors and happiness. Get those summer vibes going with the Swimline Sunflower Pool Float to swim in a sea of sunshine… or a pool.

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The bold yellow is cheerful enough to brighten up any day, and the iconic sunflower shape floods any pool with a burst of colorful warmth. Measuring 6 feet across, this inflatable is large enough to comfortably hold an adult or a couple of kids.

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Mega Duck Inflatable Island

Intex Mega Yellow Duck, Inflatable Island

When it’s time for the kids to take a bath, a rubber ducky is a classic accessory for fun. But this is pool party time...

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More water means more ducky is a must, and the Intex Mega Yellow Duck, Inflatable Island goes above and beyond.

This giant rubber ducky is more than just an inflatable pool toy. It is so enormous that it is (rightfully) called an island. It measures an unbelievable 87 inches across and is definitely large enough to fit a few friends ready for a fun ride.

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Floating Hammock

Kelsyus Floating Hammock

This floating hammock is ideal for hanging out on a lake or in a pool. With a sturdy outer edge and flexible inner hammock, the Kelsyus Floating Hammock is great for relaxing on the water while staying cool in it.

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The inner mesh seat keeps you suspended just below the water's surface, keeping you comfortably afloat. The mesh inner isn’t too stiff and stretches with your body to truly resemble the shape of a hammock. It also folds thin and compact for easy storage.

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Inflatable Rainbow Lounge Chairs

Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge

Need a pool float for you and your bestie? The Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge comes in a set of two, so you and your best bud can float the day away.

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Each float has its own backrest and armrests, and each comes equipped with a cup holder, allowing you to relax without sacrificing your drink. Amazon says colors may vary, but no matter what color you get, this pool float is perfect in its simplicity and great for spending time with a friend.

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4-in-1 Multi-Purpose Hammock

Aqua Monterey 4-in-1 Multi-Purpose Inflatable Hammock

If you’re looking for something that can do it all, the Aqua Monterey 4-in-1 Multi-Purpose Inflatable Hammock fits the bill. This unique product easily transforms into a hammock, a lounge chair, a drifter or an exercise saddle.

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The Aqua Monterey 4-in-1 Multi-Purpose Inflatable Hammock is easily packable and stores easily. It has head and leg rests and a mesh seat to support you for all your water activities. This float has a weight limit of 250 pounds and fits most adults.

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Floating Recliner

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL

The SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL has it all. There is a roomy seat and long foot length, so you can relax and kick up your heels. The pliable mesh seat cradles your body, allowing you to sit slightly in the water while keeping you cool.

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The SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL has a headrest, backrest and a cup holder. What more could you ask for? It has a weight limit of up to 300 pounds and folds up flat for easy storage and packing.

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Six-Person Floating Island

Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze 6 Person Floating Island Raft Lounge

Nothing brings the party out on the water like the boat-sized [productid asin="B0009V89NK "]Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze 6 Person Floating Island Pool Lake Raft Lounge[/productid].

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This large floating island has enough room for six people with one cup holder for each person. It has a large, detachable sunshade roof and a cooler bag to make sure those cupholders are always ready to be restocked with more drinks. It also has wide backrests and a mesh interior to let a little water in.

Think of this float as your cost-efficient inflatable yacht.

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Inflatable Air Mat

Intex Tote-N-Float Wave Inflatable Air Mat

Wild inflatables are always a fun addition to the pool, but they don’t make you any less wet. There’s something refreshing about the simplicity of the Intex Tote-N-Float Wave Inflatable Air Mat. WIth a sturdy and intuitive design, this pool float gets the job done.

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The Intex Tote-N-Float Wave Inflatable Air Mat is easily inflated and deflated and rolls up for simple storage, saving you precious time when you just can’t wait to get on the water. It also features a built-in pillow and comes with a repair patch.

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