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Best Pool Floats

And yes, you do need this glitter inner tube.

Pool floats for kids are essential summer accessories. That’s because pools are essential to summer. Yes, you can buy an average, been-there, seen-that pool float. Or you can opt for something with a little more pizzaz, like a glorious unicorn pool float. Note that the best pool floats are unique, durable, and easy to inflate and deflate.

So while your kids are off playing child-friendly games on their water tables, mom and dad can take things up a notch with one of the following floats.

Best Pool Floats for Kids

Maybe if your kid kicks around on this pineapple pool float, he or she might eat some actual fruit.

This gloriously gaudy pool float fits either too kids or one adult. It’s almost as good as a pina colada.

This pool float lounger is like having your own La-Z-Boy in the water.

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The contoured design brings the comfort and the cup holder brings the refreshments. Or ice cream.

If you can't go on safari, bring the safari to you with this elephant pool float.

This whopper of a pool float can hold up to 500 pounds of weight. It’s four feet wide and almost three feet tall.

If any other pizza hit the pool it would be an unabashed tragedy but once you toss this jumbo inflatable slice into the water the fun can truly begin.

One word: cupholders. Your kids can keep their sodas secure with the twin beverage sheaths on this 75 by 61-inch float, and you can keep your summer beers at hand once you commandeer it from them. Beyond that crucial feature, this float is made with thicker (0.27-mm) material that’s fade-resistant and non-toxic. Just don’t try to eat the pepperonis.

This 74-inch-wide swan is big enough to hold up to two people, and its five separate chambers more likely to hold air for longer than a single chamber design would.

No ugly duckling here. While not as flashy as some of the mythical creature pool floats out there, the white color of this swan still looks great. You can sit up on it, hugging the neck for support, or lean back on the tail and wing sections for a more relaxed day floating around the pond, er, pool.

Your pool will be a desolate, empty space without this majestic unicorn pool float in it.

Not only is this unicorn pool float mythical and magical, it is designed to hold two adults, weighing a total of 400 pounds.

This giant pool float has two air chambers and two cup holders.

Clocking in at 71in x 53 inches, this giant pool float chair is everything you ever imagined, for lazy days spent sipping beers and cruising around in the water.

This seven foot long giant pool float is all pink flamingo, all the time.

Two adults can comfortably lounge on this giant inflatable pool float, shaped like one of our favorite birds, the flamingo. It has two safety grab handles on the neck for easier balancing and maneuvering.

If you're not into playing beer pong, then use this giant pool float as your own aquatic bartender.

This pool float has a built-in cooler to keep your drinks cold and slots for your cups. Bottoms up. It’s six feet long. Bottoms up, again.

Because everyone needs a pool float shaped like an airplane.

No, you may not be able to afford a private jet. But yes, you can have your own private jet pool float, one that’s over seven feet long for optimal pool lounging. It’s a good-quality float from a trusted brand. 

This 65-inch-long avocado float comes with a bonus beach ball in form of its removable pit.

Highly recommend if, like us, you find yourself consuming pounds of guac throughout the summer. Ideally paired with a giant inflatable onion, lime, and tomato (for pool float guac), this avocado float from Sunba Youth is the perfect amount of silly. It’s also nice and heavy-duty, with a weight capacity of 600 pounds and a quick-inflate valve to get you into the water faster.

You could get ordinary pool floats for kids, or you can score this four foot tall float, which comes with a removable inflatable ball.

Bring the beach vibes to your pool with this palm tree tube pool float that can hold up to 500 pounds. The beach ball is a nice bonus.

You'll have serious fun in this 36 inch pool tube, which is covered in holographic multicolor glitter.

Anyone can get an inner tube. But one covered in glitter? That, friends, is next level.

This inflatable peacock pool float is more than seven feet in size.

This massive floating peacock is made of heavy-duty vinyl. It’s loud. It’s big. And it’s seven feet of pure beauty.

This inflatable floating chair has two built-in cup holders that hold drinks of all sizes. By drinks, we mean beer.

The Lazy Buoy is a chair that won’t tip over. It also includes built-in grommets on its sides so you can tether yourself to other rafts or a fixed spot. This float is made from raft-grade vinyl with an oversized fill spout.

Sloths have perfect lazy summer energy. Channel it with a few hours floating around the pool on this float.

One arm has a cupholder, which can fit plenty of tree leaves, the sloth’s principal calorie source, but is really built to hold a beer or cocktail that’s being lazily sipped by a human with a more varied diet.

Yeehaw! Bring the rodeo to your pool with this inflatable bull-riding float.

Grab that proverbial by the horns in this insanely cool and coolly insane float. It includes its very own mini bull drink holder float, and can hold two adults, or a few kids (maximum weight is 500 pounds). It’s made of premium UV treated vinyl.

We're guessing if this dragon pool float was available way back when, Daenerys Targaryen would be using it.

When fully inflated, this dragon pool float is 103 inches, and has a recessed seating area suitable for two people, at a maximum weight of 400 pounds.

Name one single reason not to buy this motorized pool lounge chair.

This float has dual 66W motors with independent joystick controls at the end of each armrest. So now, instead of swimming to the bar, you can motor up to it.

If money is truly no option, forgot your basic pool floats, and get an entire floating dock instead.

Life really is more fun on the water, especially if you can live it on this luxe 10 foot by 6 foot extended swim platform, aka floating dock. It can hold 1500 pounds, inflates in eight minutes, deflated in five minutes, and is easily stored. Load it up with loungers, beer, coolers, what have you. 

If an island is more your speed, look no further than this inflatable island pool float by Intex.

This floating island pool float can fit six, yes six, people. It has extra wide pillow backrests, six cup holders, a cooler bag, a removable sun shade and a mesh bottom. In short, it’s perfect.

Don't leave your infant out of the mix with this covered baby pool float, a pretty sweet way to introduce your baby to the wonders of pools.

Recommended for babies nine months and older, this baby pool float features a very sweet octopus that turns 360 degrees. It features a squeaker, rattle, stacking rings, and soft touch star, and provides UPF 50+ sun protection.

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