These Pool Floats and Toys Are Fun for the Whole Family

Make a splash with loungers, beach balls, and inflatables for multiple houseguests.

FUNBOY Giant Cabana Dayclub
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Summer is here! The happiest season of the year brings a wave of fun, mood-boosting energy that urges families to get outside. It's all about enjoying the weather and what better way to do that than lounging in your backyard pool.

These summer pool toys and floats are guaranteed to make a splash. Of course, you don't have to have a lounging float to bask in the rays of the sun. There are floats for adults who want to unwind in the water, kids who want to have fun with their friends, and everyone in between. Smaller floats like inflatable rings and pool noodles can fit in above-ground pools while larger floats (think: a chaise lounge or a four-person floating raft) can accommodate multiple houseguests at a pool party. You can also find floats that support multiple people at once, or inflatables that double as pool toys. There are classic games you'll remember from your own childhood, too: A set of paddles can be fun for pitching a ball back and forth or a beach ball that's light as air.

Take the plunge into your pool with these toys and inflatable floats will keep your family entertained from Memorial Day weekend right through Labor Day.

Top Picks

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Lounger Pool Float

Sunnylife Retro Lounger Pool Float
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It's a classic for a reason: This lounger-style float measures up to seven feet, holds up to 220 pounds, and a patch repair kit is included.

Shop Now: Sunnylife Retro Lounger Pool Float, $35,

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Pool Chair

Big Joe Lounge Around Chair Pool Float
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Looking for something that doubles as a float and a spot to lounge poolside? This works as both! It's covered in soft, durable fabric that dries quickly after the last dip of the day.

Shop Now: Big Joe Lounge Around Chair Pool Float, $59.99,

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Ring Float

LÔTELI The Clear Ring
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A minimalist's dream: This inflatable ring features a unique transparent design and a double valve for quicker inflation.

Shop Now: LÔTELI The Clear Ring, $39.99,

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Pool Noodles

Frontgate World's Finest Pool Noodle
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Hence the name, these foam noodles are built to last: They're made from marine-grade closed-cell foam that resists sun, saltwater, and chlorine. Plus, they won't sink if punctured.

Shop Now: Frontgate World's Finest Pool Noodle, from $69,

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Double Float

Vera for Anthropologie Periwinkle Double Pool Float
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No need to take turns on the float—this seats two people at once. This dual float is vibrantly patterned as part of an exclusive collection with iconic American artist, the late Vera Neumann.

Shop Now: Vera for Anthropologie Periwinkle Double Pool Float, $32.50,

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Beach Ball

Sunnylife Kasbah Inflatable Beach Ball
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Everyone will have fun tossing this inflatable ball back and forth. As an added bonus, this toy includes a repair patch in case of punctures.

Shop Now: Sunnylife "Kasbah" Inflatable Beach Ball, $9.80,

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Paddle Ball Set

Mark and Graham Smash Ball Set
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Ready, set, play! This classic paddle ball set includes two paddles crafted from solid pine wood in a lacquered finish and a rubber ball. Have yours personalized with the family monogram.

Shop Now: Mark and Graham Smash Ball Set, $79,

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Boat Float

FUNBOY Yacht Pool Float
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No yacht? No problem. This boat-style float, which can seat up to two people, has a reinforced built-in cooler compartment and two cup holders.

Shop Now: FUNBOY Yacht Pool Float, $106.57,

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Whimsical Float Double Rainbow Giant Inflatable
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Summertime is all about sunshine and rainbows. Feel free to float the (entire) day away with this double rainbow pool float in a peachy color palette that has a striking resemblance to a spritzer can.

Shop Now: Double Rainbow Giant Inflatable , $32.99,

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Party Float

FUNBOY Giant Cabana Dayclub
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A float that is big enough to possibly fit the entire family is a pool float worth inflating. Seat up to four people around a central storage compartment for drinks or your waterproof speaker. Best of all, it comes with a mesh bag for easy transport.

Shop Now: FUNBOY Giant Cabana Dayclub, $359,

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