The Best Pool Floats For Both Kids and Adults

From unicorns to pizza slices and double-wide loungers, these are the floats to know.

by Donna Freydkin
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It was a long, cruel winter, but now sunshine and summer are back in full swing. It’s time to invest in new swim gear, dust off the cooler, and take inventory of the inflatable pool toys. If your menagerie of pool floats for kids is looking thin, 2021 is the time to go big. And here’s some good news: From giant inflatable dragons and buckin’ bulls for the adults, to pirate ships and cartoon sharks for the kids, there’s never been more variety in such a niche area. There’s also never been as great an effect on a boring pool party as that of adding a giant inflatable unicorn or T-rex. If you’ve been on the fence, it’s time to hop that sucker, buy a couple of ridiculous pool floats, and start that Saturday-afternoon drift at the nearest pool or pond.

We’ve rounded up more than two-dozen spectacular inflatable toys for kids and adults. These all go big on imagination but are also well-engineered, durable, and easy to both inflate and deflate. When the kids tire of playing pool games, the whole family can set sail on a giant slice of cool watermelon.

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