Best Pool Floats

Sports & Outdoors

In general, everyone likes to go to the pool regardless of whether or not they can swim. Kicking back at the pool is a great way to have fun, and it’s always nice to bring some additional accessories for fun. Some may decide to bring beach balls or water guns, but what if you’re in search of something relaxing to rest on?

That something can be a pool float. Pool floats are large inflatables that can be placed in the pool for you to lay on. They are a great way to lounge in the pool and soak in some sun while floating around. They are also great for those who want to be in the pool without getting all wet (ironic?) and are perfect for those who aren’t the best swimmers.

So what pool float should you get? Depends on your preference! There are many pool floats out there that come in different designs, colors, and sizes. As you may have expected, they also come at different prices. No need to worry, however, ‘cause we’ve got your back! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best pool floats out there that you can get!

BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float

Why we like it: Another donut pool float that is giant in size and features UV protection material that won’t fade (no wonder it’s a Best Seller!).

Okay, so don’t judge us but we’re adding to our list another donut pool float. Why? Because we’re crazy about donuts (seriously, who doesn’t like donuts?)! Not only that, but this pool float by Big Mouth Inc is a #1 Best Seller, and for all the right reasons. The BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float is not only big in size, but is also big in features! The donut pool float is noted as the original donut float to be designed and is over 4’ wide in size (yup, four feet!). The pool float is made of high quality, durable multi-color vinyl and even comes with a repair patching kit. The float now features new and improved printing with UV protection, so its colors will not fade!

This popular donut pool float has been featured on programs such as the Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, and more and has been seen on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. The pool float is safety tested and certified by a global laboratory which ensures everyone who uses this float goes unharmed or unexposed to possible chemicals. Just like the previous donut float, this pool float comes in the option of either strawberry or chocolate. The price is also a bit costly (like the other donutty product), coming in at $20. Still, for its high-quality material and, of course, cool design, we definitely recommend this product!

GoFloats Flamingo PartyTube Inflatable Raft

Why we like it: A large inflatable pool float that is made of premium, UV treated raft-grade vinyl. Also, it’s a pink flamingo, nuff said.

Looking for a pool float that will not only effectively support your weight, but also make you stand out? Well, look no further! The brand GoFLoats, goes out of their way to make a pool float that is not only sturdy, but super trendy. The GoFloats Flamingo Inflatable Raft is unique in its own right as it comes in a (wait for it) flamingo design. Yep, as you probably guessed from the title, this pool raft comes in the design of a pink flamingo (and we’re pretty impressed with how realistic it looks). More than that, the pool raft sports a huge size, measuring at 45 inches wide and 3 feet tall. This huge pool float is ideal for swimmers of all sizes and is rated to support 500+ pounds.

This sturdy pool raft is made of high-quality, UV treated raft-grade vinyl that is 25% thicker than most other pool rafts. Feel free to take this pool raft with you to the pool, beach, lake, or river (pretty much almost any body of water). The pool raft features a new rapid valve that allows 10x faster inflation and deflation compared to traditional valves, only taking 2 minutes instead of 20 minutes. The pool raft is also reasonably priced as well coming in at an amount of $16. The only minor qualm some people seemed to have was initially inflating the float, with customers saying it’s quite a tricky process if you’re using a traditional inflater. Still, with its 100% satisfaction guarantee/warranty, this trendy float is worth recommending!

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GoFloats Unicorn Party Tube Inflatable Float

Why we like it: We have one word to say: Unicorn. This large-sized inflatable pool float is designed as an unicorn and that’s all the reason you need.

The GoFloats brand makes a comeback on our list as well, and for good reason! It’s pretty clear that GoFloats reigns supreme in making pool floats designed like animals with this innovative pool float that is designed as (*drumroll*)… a unicorn. Yes, we know a unicorn is a mythical creature, but what is more important is how cool this pool float looks and the fact that it comes with some solid features. The GoFloats Unicorn Party Inflatable Float is a goodly size, measuring 45 inches wide and 3 feet tall. Just like the GoFloats flamingo float, this pool float is also suitable for swimmers of all sizes and can support 500+ pounds.

You’ll also appreciate this unicorn float for being made of thick, UV treated raft grade vinyl. This unicorn float is suitable for usage at the pool or beach and can even be used in a lake or river, thanks to its durable material. You can inflate your unicorn float in just a matter of 2 minutes (instead of the standard 20) with its rapid valve inflation that allows for 10x faster inflation and deflation in comparison to traditional valves. This pool float nicely comes with a satisfaction-guarantee warranty, so your float is fully covered and your purchase of this product would be risk-free. However, the price of this product stands at a slightly pricey $20, so as long as that isn’t too much for you, then this cool unicorn float could be the right float for you!

Inflatable Pineapple Pool Float Raft

Why we like it: A thick, soft inflatable pool float that is perfect for relaxing on. Not to mention, it’s designed as an uber-cool pineapple!

We move onto the next pool float on our list by the brand Vickea. Vickea delivers to us a pool float that not only aces its design, but jogs nostalgia in those of us who watched Spongebob Squarepants (don’t judge us, again). The Vickea Inflatable Pineapple Pool Float looks pretty similar to Spongebob’s pineapple house in the show (which we’re sure was unintentional), and we’re not mad at it! This trendy, pineapple float sports a pretty big size of 76″ and will make any pool look great. The pool float is made of durable vinyl that can hold up to an impressive 300 lbs. This pineapple float is perfect for laying back on, tanning, or simply decorating your pool.

This convenient pool float is easy to wipe down, inflate and deflate, and store away. Adding onto this pool float’s solid construction, it is composed of thick, soft, and durable premium raft-grade non-phthalates material. This material helps the pool float last longer and also makes it safer to use. The pool float is recommended for practically all ages (specifically ages 3 and up) and makes a great gift for anyone! This efficient pool float is designed with a fast inflation valve, which allows it to fully inflate in just 5 minutes by pump or a hair dryer set on cool. Do note that this product will cost you a slightly pricey amount of about $20. Nevertheless, for its fun design and practical features, this is a solid product!

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Inflatables Giant Donut Pool Float

Why we like it: If you’re a donut lover, then you’ll understand why we like this trendy (and durable) pool float, designed like a (you guessed it) donut!

Okay, we’re just gonna go ahead and say that we love this pool float’s design. The brand, Inflatables Giant steals our hearts with this pool float that is designed as a donut. The Inflatables Giant Donut Pool Float is fun and trendy in design (especially with the bite mark in the donut!), but it also comes with some pretty cool features. The pool float is over 4 feet wide and 2 feet thick. This allows for more than one person to fit in it, as it can seat up to two children or one adult comfortably. The pool float is very durable, being made of thick and long lasting premium vinyl with bright and bold colors that can hold up against the sun’s rays.

This donut pool float comes in one of two color options: Strawberry and chocolate (how delicious!). Clearly, this pool float makes a great gift! More than that, upon purchasing this pool float, you will also receive a complimentary pump with which you can inflate your pool float! This reliable product is based in the USA and even comes with a warranty that covers damages or just simple dissatisfaction. Many customers have praised this product for its design and supportive size, saying it was very comfortable to lounge on. Nevertheless, with such great features, the product doesn’t come very cheap, costing a slightly pricey amount of almost $20. Still, with all its perks and its uber-cool donut design, we find the product worth the price!

Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge

Why we like it: This inflatable pool lounger is designed like a real chair complete with sturdy handles to enhance your comfort and even comes with cup holders!

Next up on our list is another inflatable lounge, this time by the brand Intex. What makes this inflatable lounge different than the previous one? Its cool-looking design that resembles a chair! That’s right. The Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge seriously looks like a reclining chair. Mostly due to its design, this inflatable lounge is super comfortable lay back on. The inflatable lounge is also quite big in size, being 71 X 53 inches. This inflatable lounge is perfect for those who seriously don’t want to get their bodies wet (except for possibly their feet). This inflatable pool lounge is designed so that you are almost quite literally, sitting on top of water!

This inflatable lounge also comes with some pretty great features. The inflatable lounge comes with 2 air chambers, 2 cup holders (for those who like to have backup beverages), and 2 heavy duty handles. This durable, floating lounge is solidly-built from 18-gauge vinyl. As noted by some customers, this product is a bit heavier than other pool floats, due to its solid construction and size. Nevertheless, this inflatable lounge ships in certified, frustration-free packaging which we think makes up for its heavy weight. More than that, the inflatable lounge is also pretty reasonably priced, coming in at a little less than $17. For its cool, comfortable design and solid features, this is a product worth recommending!

Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge

Why we like it: This #1 Best Seller, colorful, inflatable lounger is comfortable to lay on with armrests and backrests and features a cup holder.

Next up on our list is a trendy-looking pool float by the brand Intex. It’s pretty clear that the brand Intex takes comfortability and affordability serious with this pool float (or lounge, rather). The Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge is the “king of the pool” with its superior features, proving why it’s a #1 Best Seller. In terms of design, the inflatable lounge sports a transparent top with multi-colored beams, so it’ll look like you’re sitting on a rainbow! The inflatable lounge is also noted to be very comfortable, in which you can lay your whole body on it. The lounge also keeps your body from getting wet, but does come with a small hole at the end for you to put your feet through (in the event you want your feet to get wet).

In addition to that, the inflatable lounge conveniently features arm rests and backrests to provide you with ultimate relaxation. This efficient inflatable lounge also comes with a drink holder, meaning you don’t have to hold your drink all day long and you’ll get a hassle-free experience in the pool. The inflatable lounge comes in a reasonable 63″ X 33″ size, which means you can rest assured that this lounge will be able to support your weight. The lounge comes in two assorted colors: Clear blue or gold vinyl bottom. Unfortunately, customers don’t get to pick the color, which is a bit inconvenient. What is convenient, however, is this product’s price, coming in at just about $8. For its sleek design and great price, we’re happy to recommend this product!

Kelsyus Floating Water Hammock

Why we like it: A floating water hammock that allows you to comfortably lay on its inflatable support pillow and soft yet sturdy mesh bed.

Kelysus makes a comeback on our list with this pool float that sports a unique design. For all those who like to kick back on a hammock in their backyard, you will love this pool float. The Kelysus Floating Water Hammock is designed as (well, you already know now) a hammock! You can kick back and relax on this floating hammock that will support your entire body. The hammock has the size dimensions of 69″ x 35″ x 5.5″ and can effectively support up to 250 lbs. The makeup of this hammock includes: 60% polyester, 35% PVC, and 5%, making it quite the sturdy little water hammock.

Speaking of sturdy, the water hammock sports durable fabric that is able to suspend your lower body just below the water’s surface (you know, in case you wanted to get the effect that you were swimming). Additionally, this water hammock features a patented, inner spring for greater comfort and stability while floating. The water hammock is super comfortable to lay back on with its inflatable support pillow and soft mesh bed. You’ll be able to get full enjoyment from this hammock with its built in, side tether clip that can attach to boats, docks, or other floats (why not let other objects pull you around? Less work for your feet!). What isn’t too enjoyable is the product’s price, coming at a pretty costly amount of almost $27. Still, for its unique hammock design and superb features, this is a product worth considering!

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SwimWays Kelsyus Floating Lounger

Why we like it: A durable, reclining floating lounger that is super comfortable to lay back on with its headrest, backrest, and footrest features.

We dive into our list with the first pool float by the brand Kelysus. Kelysus designs a product that isn’t your ordinary pool float but in fact, a “lounger.” The Kelysus SwimWays Floating Lounger is a pool float you’ll be sure to enjoy with its cool features. For starters, the floating lounger is made of durable, fabric-covered material and features a mesh seat that suspends your lower body just below the water’s surface. This lounger is perfect for those who want to get a little wet, but not completely! You can rest assured that you’ll be perfectly secure on this lounger with its patented inner spring feature that is built around the outside edge of the lounger to ensure greater stability.

This reliable floating lounger comes with relaxing features such as an integrated headrest, backrest, and footrest that you can comfortably place your head, back, and feet on (in that respective order). The lounger even comes with a convenient cup holder (in the event that you’re thirsty and want to carry your drink with you), a carry handle, and side tether clips. The dimensions of this lounger are 56″ x 38″ x 17″ and it is able to support up to 250 lbs! If you aren’t looking this stretch your whole body out and would rather have your feet in the water, you can get this product in the chair style as well, which costs a bit less than the lounger. Speaking of price, this lounger is a bit pricey, coming in at almost $30. Nevertheless, for its comfortable design and convenient features, we recommend the product!

Texas Recreation Sunray Pool Float

Why we like it: This pool float will certainly help you tan nicely with its flat-bed design which is very soft and comfortable to kick back on!

Things are typically done bigger in Texas. So we’re a little bit surprised to see that the brand Texas Recreation has designed a pool float that is rather slim, yet sleek in design. With that said, the Texas Recreation Sunray Pool Float may be slim in design, but is certainly “big” in features and quality. The pool float is made from soft, buoyant, closed-cell foam and contains the size dimensions of 70″ x 25″ x 1.25″ (being 1.25″ thick). With its size, the pool float can effectively support the weight of average sized adults. With its durability, this pool float is suitable for usage in the pool, lake, or beach.

The sunray pool float can help you do just that: catch some sunrays. With its convenient shape, this pool float makes for the perfect tanning/sunbathing device. The pool float is vinyl-coated for a long-lasting finish, meaning you shouldn’t see this pool float fading very easily. This sleek pool float comes in 5 cool colors which are: blue, coral, lime, yellow, and teal (all of which come at different prices). We will say though, that no matter what color you choose, you can expect to pay a hefty amount. It seems Texas is big on price, with the blue color option (what we selected for this review) coming at a price of almost $85. If you can get past the price tag, then this high-quality made pool float could be the one for you!