Everyone knows that just about the most beloved sunny weather activity for kids is to jump in a cool pool and spend the afternoon splashing around.
However, just because you’re a little bigger and a little older doesn’t mean that a leisurely afternoon floating in the pool isn’t an option! In fact, nowadays there are some unique and sometimes comical pool floats for adults to make a day in the water more enticing than ever.
The quintessential pool float began as a ring, where you could sit in the middle and let your arms and legs hang over the sides. Whether you follow the current in a lazy river, let the breeze idly drift you from side to side of a pool, or adventure out to the ocean to catch some waves, this is still a comfortable and fun way to floatie the afternoon away.
Once upon a time, neon colors were about as exciting as ring floats got. Nowadays, the sky is the limit and pretty much any design you imagine is available as a ring float.
From sassy leopard print to trendy leaf motifs, ring floats can be bold and vibrant. Warhol-esque designs such as bananas and strawberries are also fun alternatives, as are pastel tie-dyed patterns. And for the ultimate sun bather chasing a sun-kissed tan, sport out for a red lip-shaped float!
You can’t go wrong with a basic ring shape, but you can build upon it. Creative shapes are all the rage, with a rainbow unicorn, pink glitter flamingo and golden swan being the current standard issue.
Awesome alternatives include race car, retro convertible and golf car-shaped floats, which are fun for all ages because there is no driving license needed! For those aiming higher, why not hop aboard a private jet- pool float style.
Hilarious other designs include your very own set of angel wings, a life-sized cell phone for those of us who like to stay connected, and a vibrant butterfly who can transport you to lush locations and beyond.
An inflatable jet ski design allows you to cruise around for a fraction of the price of the real thing, while aspiring captains can sail their own yacht!
For those of us who fancy ourselves royalty in a past life, why not opt for a golden crown float, where a king or queen and several loyal subjects can relax?
Multi-person floats make for a floating party, as cabanas offer all the amentities as their on-land counterparts, including cup holders, sun shades, and a central cooler.
It pretty much doesn’t get better than that, unless you hop aboard the heavenly rainbow lounge floatie which takes you straight to cloud 9.
No one wants to leave the pool for a beverage refresh, and luckily there are inflatable drink holders to also keep your libation of choice at hand.
From single drink holders to multiple drink holders which will keep you and your friends well stocked, pick a fun design to enhance your afternoon! Opt for smiling lips, glittery unicorns or the ultimate rainbow cloud floating drink cooler.
The inflatable fun doesn’t stop outside the water. For tiny tots who aren’t comfortable swimming yet, inflatable kiddie pools come in a variety of designs, such as pink hearts, tropical palms, and spring flowers.
Aspiring astronauts will have a blast on Earth with a rocket-shaped inflatable sprinkler, which shoots out water from all angles.
Pool floats and other inflatable accessories have never been so much fun, so be sure to stock up plenty for your upcoming sunny season!