No beach vacation? No problem. From sleek striped styles to pet-safe options, these blow-up pools turn any sliver of lawn space into a refreshing retreat.

By Caroline Biggs
July 23, 2020
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'Tis the season for swimming and sunbathing waterside, but not all of us are lucky enough to have access to a pool—and this summer, your access to your favorite beach might be limited. Before you begin preemptively mourning the loss of those refreshing dips, remember that there's still hope to be had. We did a little digging and discovered that the market is brimming with stylish, adult-friendly inflatable pools that can turn a sliver of outdoor space into an official oasis in no time. From sleek striped styles to pet-safe options, here are seven surprisingly grown-up inflatable pools that will keep you cool all summer long—right in your own backyard.

Courtesy of Mylle

Graphic Statement

The only thing better than an adult-sized inflatable pool is one that isn't a total eyesore. The eye-catching blow-up option above is made of chemical-free heavyweight vinyl and boasts a chic black-and-white grid print to boot. Use it as a functional focal point during your next backyard barbecue.

Shop Now: Mylle "The Original" Pool, $100, mylleshop.com.

Courtesy of Target

Spa Grade

Looking to splurge? Let it be on this four-person tub, which is arguably the Rolls Royce of portable pools. It doubles as a hot tub—soothing jets and all.

Shop Now: INTEX PureSpa 4 Person Home Hot Tub, $769.99, target.com.

Courtesy of Dick's Sporting Goods

Orange Crush

This mandarin orange-hued portable pool is designed with wide, stable walls and measures over seven feet in diameter, which means there's more than enough room for three adults at a time.

Shop Now: INTEX "Mandarin Swim Center" Inflatable Swimming Pool, $49.99, dickssportinggoods.com.

Courtesy of Petco

Pooch-Friendly Pool

Constructed of durable, PVC-covered fiber board, this non-slip, portable pool is strong enough for dogs to swim in, too. It also doesn't require inflation to use. Just place it on level ground, then fill it with water—and you're good to go.

Shop Now: Kopeks Foldable Blue Grooming and Bathing Pool, $58.79, petco.com.

Courtesy of Pool Candy

Citrus Appeal

Not only does this inflatable sunning pool come with an adorable grapefruit motif, it also measures five feet in diameter, so it can easily hold two adults at a time. Plus, it blows up in seconds.

Shop Now: PoolCandy Grapefruit Sunning Pool, $39.99, poolcandy.com.

Courtesy of Scandiborn

Striped Stunner

If you thought there was no such thing as a sophisticated inflatable pool, then it's time to think again. This pale blue-and-white striped paddling pool is composed of tough, BPA-free PVC and can hold more than 61 gallons of water, which means its big enough for two grownups (or a few more kids!).

Shop Now: Liewood Savannah Paddling Pool in Sea Blue/Creme de la Crème Stripe, $63.95, scandiborn.com.

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Mellow Melon

Few things sound more refreshing on a hot summer day than some pool time and watermelon—which is why this iteration is so fun. The vinyl-lined inflatable pool features a fun watermelon design, and can fit up to three kids, or two adults, with ease. It also includes a free repair patch kit, so you can quickly fix any small tears you make while splashing around.

Shop Now: INTEX 6 Watermelon Inflatable Pool, $59.95, ezbaron.com.

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