These Are the 15 Hottest Pool Floats for Summer

Start the season with a splash, and shop our top picks for pool floats the whole family will love.

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May 09, 2022

Gearing up for summer? Dive headfirst into sun-soaked pool days with new pool floats and accessories. We're sharing the best and brightest pool floats to shop for every occasion, budget and age group. And, don't worry — we tracked down something special (and safe!) for Fido, too.


Go big or go home with this enormous rose gold island float. The splashy crown design is large enough for five people and makes for a comfortable spot to sunbathe in the pool, lake or ocean. The five points of the crown serve as comfortable backrests, and each float comes with four drink holders, a central footbath, four handles and a tether rope for a steady float.

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$20 $16

Bring laid-back vibes to your pool day by floating atop this oversized sloth float. The statement-making float boasts a 3D sloth head, arms and legs to add playfulness as well as additional spots to rest your own head, arms and legs while relaxing in the shallow seat of the sloth's belly.

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$74 $69.89

Say hello to your new favorite pool accessory with the Captain's Float from Big Joe. Shaped like a chair, the float features a quick-drying mesh fabric and provides top-notch back support for unmatched relaxation on the water. The best part? The interior is filled with lightweight beans which means no blow-up is required.

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Fact: Pool days spent on a glittery rainbow chair float are exponentially more fun than pool days spent lounging on matte, monochromatic chair floats. Another fact: This prismatic beauty is only $25 and comes equipped with a built-in drink holder.

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Soak up the sun and catch up with your person on this cozy, two-person hammock float. The budget-friendly design comes with inflatable head and foot pillows for top-tier comfort in the water. The roomy float comes in five summery hues and is budget-friendly, ringing in under $30.

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Looking for a pool float that doubles as an Instagram prop? This punchy pink number checks out. The classic innertube silhouette feels fresh and fun with a bubblegum base and a retro-style banana motif. All you need to make the ultimate IG post is a killer pair of sunnies and a summery cocktail.

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Ease into baby's first pool day with this reliable infant float and sun canopy. The shady float is designed specifically for babies between three and nine months old. Each float comes with an adjustable three-point harness to keep your baby upright and secure. Additional noteworthy features include external handles for Mom or Dad to hold on to, dual-inflation, safety valves and a removable UPF 50+ sun canopy. Best part? The float folds flat for easy storage between pool days.

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$30 $24

Enjoy quality comfort on land or sea with this versatile chaise float lounger. The inflatable design has a unique arched silhouette that supports your back throughout the day. Each float comes with two rolled feet and a built-in cup holder to keep your pool day libations within reach.

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Treat your little one to a magical summer with this sparkling unicorn float. The whimsical steed is crafted with your child's safety in mind. Each float features a built-in ergonomic baby seat, a dual air chamber, two handles and a backrest to provide your tot with comfort and security with each use.

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Treat your pooch to the pool days they deserve with a special float raft that keeps them safe while they luxuriate on the water. This innovative, bone-shaped pool mat is constructed from durable, scratch-resistant vinyl material and a foam interior that never needs inflating. Choose between two sizes and eight eye-catching summer hues: lime, raspberry, seafoam, tangerine, pool blue, sky blue or peach.

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$30 $24

Love floating across the pool but are not-so-obsessed with the feeling of a traditional plastic inflatable float? This towel-top float is everything you never knew you needed. The round, inflatable design is perfect for stretching out under the sun because it features a striped towel top that's soft to the touch. The float is finished with a fringe trim for a touch of boho flair.

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Summer cocktails always taste better when served from a floating cloud bar. This whimsical float features four drink holders and a roomy central serving compartment to hold ice, canned drinks, beverage pitchers or tasty pass-around snacks. A rainbow arch rounds out the design with a pop of color and playful charm.

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Snag this flashy flamingo float for your little one this summer. The pearly-pink design is made from durable PVC material, features two handles and comes with an adjustable sunshade to guard your tot against the powerful afternoon sun.

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Introducing the most fashionable pool float of all time: the FUNBOY x Malibu Barbie Luxury Golf Cart Pool Float. The limited-edition daybed float is a retro dream equipped with a fringe-trim cabana and a groovy, 70s-inspired aesthetic with a mix of pale pink, sky blue, vibrant orange and avocado green details. Each cart is made with high-end materials and screen-printed by hand to ensure beauty that lasts for many summers to come.

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What's a pool day without a healthy dose of competition? Set the stage for summer fun with this inflatable bag toss float game. The retro design packs a punch of color in your pool and provides hours of fun for the whole family. Playing at night? The float comes equipped with LED lights that can be activated by a push of a button.

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