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27 Of The Best Pool Toys You Can Get On Amazon

Use your (pool) noodle wisely, and buy these toys!!!

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1. A float for seriously stealing a pizza your heart in the pool, I'm sorry, was my joke... cheesy?

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Pro tip: If you buy eight, you can make a pizza pie!

Promising review: "These are the most comfortable pool floats we've ever had. We paid more than $40 for one at the local pool store and then found these on Amazon, so we bought more. Everybody thinks they are so funny, (who doesn't like pizza?), and then they're amazed by how comfortable they are." —SJ All

Price: $23.38 (originally $49.99)

2. A six-pack of Finding Dory-themed catching toys so your kiddo can bring one of the most beloved Disney films on their swimming adventures.

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Promising review: "I bought this for a 6-year-old's pool party. They opened it immediately and the only problem we had with it was that we only bought one set. They ALL wanted to play with it." —Martha

Price: $15.33

3. A three-pack of floating flamingo drink holders that'll not only be useful in holding your beverages, but will look trendy AF.

Promising review: "Wow, just wow. By far my greatest Amazon purchase to date. These floats held my Moscow mule like a champ. No spilling, just floating. The three-pack made it easy for my family to join me in my flamingo float coolness, except that my selfish 5-year-old wanted them all to herself. I plan to buy these for everyone I know that has a pool and you should too!" —absolutkegPrice: $9.99 (originally $12.99)
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Promising review: "Wow, just wow. By far my greatest Amazon purchase to date. These floats held my Moscow mule like a champ. No spilling, just floating. The three-pack made it easy for my family to join me in my flamingo float coolness, except that my selfish 5-year-old wanted them all to herself. I plan to buy these for everyone I know that has a pool and you should too!" —absolutkeg

Price: $9.99 (originally $12.99)

4. An inflatable volleyball game for getting an exciting competition going at your next pool party. They say winning isn't everything, but whoever said such a thing, never won anything.

Includes an inflatable volleyball, a repair kit, a shelf box, and of course, le net.Promising review: Easy set up, (even easier with an air compressor), and use. The weights provided, once filled with rocks, help to stabilize and keep the net in place as you play. The adjustable net is nice, so that the kids can play too and not have to struggle to get it over. Provided great entertainment at a pool party, but was just as fun with only a few playing. Enjoyed playing this! Lots of fun!" —Heather A. Price: $10.99
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Includes an inflatable volleyball, a repair kit, a shelf box, and of course, le net.

Promising review: Easy set up, (even easier with an air compressor), and use. The weights provided, once filled with rocks, help to stabilize and keep the net in place as you play. The adjustable net is nice, so that the kids can play too and not have to struggle to get it over. Provided great entertainment at a pool party, but was just as fun with only a few playing. Enjoyed playing this! Lots of fun!" —Heather A.

Price: $10.99

5. A suntan tub to soak up the rays while floating all of your troubles away — it's great at keeping water out, and your sun-kissed body in.

Promising review: "I LOVE this and actually take naps in the pool now and know I won't fall out. I'm going to have to order another one because everyone wants to use mine!!" —Denise LannonPrice: $28.30 (originally $46.30)
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Promising review: "I LOVE this and actually take naps in the pool now and know I won't fall out. I'm going to have to order another one because everyone wants to use mine!!" —Denise Lannon

Price: $28.30 (originally $46.30)

6. An inflat-a-bull, (haha get it?), that'll test your bravery and become an instant favorite in your pool toy collection.

Promising review: "This was the BEST PURCHASE ALL SUMMER! Holy crap, the fun we had. Adults and kids alike will have a BALL on this thing! It's very thick plastic and we put it to the test, trust me! It is now packed safely away in the pool house until next year!" —EllenintheBluegrassPrice: $44.99 (originally $49.99)
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Promising review: "This was the BEST PURCHASE ALL SUMMER! Holy crap, the fun we had. Adults and kids alike will have a BALL on this thing! It's very thick plastic and we put it to the test, trust me! It is now packed safely away in the pool house until next year!" —EllenintheBluegrass

Price: $44.99 (originally $49.99)

7. A lacrosse game set for passing hours upon hours in the pool as your fingers prune, and you win all the points.

Includes two lacrosse sticks and one soft ball — colors are red, blue, or green, the one you get will be a surprise!Promising review: "We've bought SO many pool toys and were looking for something that is fun for longer than five minutes, and this has been the one! Everyone has enjoyed playing with this set." —Scarlett75Price: $9.99
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Includes two lacrosse sticks and one soft ball — colors are red, blue, or green, the one you get will be a surprise!

Promising review: "We've bought SO many pool toys and were looking for something that is fun for longer than five minutes, and this has been the one! Everyone has enjoyed playing with this set." —Scarlett75

Price: $9.99

8. A lounger float to help you stay chill AF while getting rested AF, it's a win/win sitch.

Promising review: "I bought two of these for my boyfriend and I to float around the pool during hot summers and they were perfect! He would grab onto the arm of mine like an otter so we could float together. I find them very comfortable and great for parties! The price is excellent, and they lasted an entire summer! Even if I go to use them next summer and they end up having a hole or something, I think I got my money's worth." —LadyLizPrice: $5.19 (originally $11.99)
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Promising review: "I bought two of these for my boyfriend and I to float around the pool during hot summers and they were perfect! He would grab onto the arm of mine like an otter so we could float together. I find them very comfortable and great for parties! The price is excellent, and they lasted an entire summer! Even if I go to use them next summer and they end up having a hole or something, I think I got my money's worth." —LadyLiz

Price: $5.19 (originally $11.99)

9. An inflatable shaded pool that'll allow your little one who isn't quite ready to swim in the big pool yet to enjoy a refreshing dip, while keeping their skin protected from the sun.

Promising review: Perfect for shading my infant at the beach! Padded bottom made it comfy! Next we will use it as a pool and ball pit for inside play too!" —NataliePrice: $22.60
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Promising review: Perfect for shading my infant at the beach! Padded bottom made it comfy! Next we will use it as a pool and ball pit for inside play too!" —Natalie

Price: $22.60

10. A six-pack of pool noodles for floating on...or doing that totally mature thing where you fill up one end with water, and blow it out like a fountain from the other end.

Promising review: "Nice quality. Fairly thick. Not flimsy. They were exactly as the picture showed. Arrived before predicted date. Hoping to have oodles of fun with these pool noodles." —MWYoungPrice: $16.29
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Promising review: "Nice quality. Fairly thick. Not flimsy. They were exactly as the picture showed. Arrived before predicted date. Hoping to have oodles of fun with these pool noodles." —MWYoung

Price: $16.29

11. A unicorn float to magically glide you around the water, and to take amazing photos with for le Instagram.

Promising review: Best decision I've made this summer! I bought this float for a river trip and wasn't originally planning on using it to float the river and just use it at the pool. However, my friend had a pineapple float so she convinced me to take this too, and it was amazing. We floated for five hours and the pineapple didn't make it, but the unicorn rocked it! We went over some rapids, bumped on rocks and branches, and it's still in perfect condition. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon CustomerPrice: $19.99
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Promising review: Best decision I've made this summer! I bought this float for a river trip and wasn't originally planning on using it to float the river and just use it at the pool. However, my friend had a pineapple float so she convinced me to take this too, and it was amazing. We floated for five hours and the pineapple didn't make it, but the unicorn rocked it! We went over some rapids, bumped on rocks and branches, and it's still in perfect condition. Highly recommend this!" —Amazon Customer

Price: $19.99

12. An explorer float to pair with some oars so you can turn your pool into a canoe-able lake, without having to venture to an actual lake.

Promising review: "This is a 'heckuva' deal! While it takes forever to inflate, (it holds a lot of air, so be prepared!), once it was full, it has provided hours and hours of enjoyment for my girls. I decided to go for this deal, which does not have oars, as they are using it in our Olympic-sized pool, and I don't want people getting thwacked with the oars." —Evan DonaldsonPrice: $9.99 (originally $24.99)
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Promising review: "This is a 'heckuva' deal! While it takes forever to inflate, (it holds a lot of air, so be prepared!), once it was full, it has provided hours and hours of enjoyment for my girls. I decided to go for this deal, which does not have oars, as they are using it in our Olympic-sized pool, and I don't want people getting thwacked with the oars." —Evan Donaldson

Price: $9.99 (originally $24.99)

13. A six-pack of diving rings that'll keep anyone (not just the young ones) busy for hours as they let 'em sink to the bottom of the pool and then swim down to collect each one.

Promising review: Love these, gives me something to do in the pool. Besides diving for these rings, we made up a fun ring toss game of catching these on your hand/arm, too." —James IIIPrice: $8.99
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Promising review: Love these, gives me something to do in the pool. Besides diving for these rings, we made up a fun ring toss game of catching these on your hand/arm, too." —James III

Price: $8.99

14. A sea dragon for the kiddos to ride around on together and—because it can hold up to two people at a time—there's no need for constant arguments over who's gonna ride it.

Promising review: "Just as awesome as it looks in the pictures. Myself and both my boys, ages 6 and 11, can fit on it at one time. We have a long driveway and sit pretty far off the road. It wasn't unusual to see cars slow down at the end of our driveway this summer to take a look at our giant friend in the pool next to the house. My 6-year-old enjoyed laying on him in the yard as much as in the pool. Not sure how durable he will be, but he's survived two boys for one summer and was worth the price I paid for him for that." —ShellyPrice: $35.99 (originally $63)
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Promising review: "Just as awesome as it looks in the pictures. Myself and both my boys, ages 6 and 11, can fit on it at one time. We have a long driveway and sit pretty far off the road. It wasn't unusual to see cars slow down at the end of our driveway this summer to take a look at our giant friend in the pool next to the house. My 6-year-old enjoyed laying on him in the yard as much as in the pool. Not sure how durable he will be, but he's survived two boys for one summer and was worth the price I paid for him for that." —Shelly

Price: $35.99 (originally $63)

15. An inflatable recliner to use as an incredibly comfy place to sprawl out, close your eyes, and take a nap for multiple hours. Just, like, make sure you use a shit ton of sunblock first.

Promising review: We have two boys who have many friends. One of their pool games is to line up floats and see how far they can walk across them before falling into the water. This is the only float that has not needed replacement and it's into its third season. It is made from much thicker plastic then other floats. This float will also keep you up and out of the water." —OtisPrice: $21.99
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Promising review: We have two boys who have many friends. One of their pool games is to line up floats and see how far they can walk across them before falling into the water. This is the only float that has not needed replacement and it's into its third season. It is made from much thicker plastic then other floats. This float will also keep you up and out of the water." —Otis

Price: $21.99

16. A basketball net that'll be a surefire slam dunk in your pool toy collection.

Promising review: "This is by far the best quality pool basketball hoop I've seen. I have two sons and often have a pool full of teenage boys, they play some pretty intense games of ball. We used to have one of the smaller plastic hoops, and it was often knocked over or had the rim popped off. Not with this hoop! The anchor chains are definitely helpful also. It doesn't tip or pull at all." —momof3kidsPrice: $129.94 (originally $149.99)
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Promising review: "This is by far the best quality pool basketball hoop I've seen. I have two sons and often have a pool full of teenage boys, they play some pretty intense games of ball. We used to have one of the smaller plastic hoops, and it was often knocked over or had the rim popped off. Not with this hoop! The anchor chains are definitely helpful also. It doesn't tip or pull at all." —momof3kids

Price: $129.94 (originally $149.99)

17. A flamingo pool float for yet another photo-worthy option because honestly there really is no such thing as owning too many trendy pool floats.

Promising review: "I brought this to a friend's party and everyone loved it! I don't have a pump, so I blew it up by mouth and it took about 10 minutes to fill the entire thing up. It has a different opening for inflation and deflation so that the air doesn't rush out while you're blowing up, but you can release it quickly when you are done. Everybody wanted a turn on it and it was a great conversation starter." —Amazon CustomerPrice: $13.99 (originally $19.99)
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Promising review: "I brought this to a friend's party and everyone loved it! I don't have a pump, so I blew it up by mouth and it took about 10 minutes to fill the entire thing up. It has a different opening for inflation and deflation so that the air doesn't rush out while you're blowing up, but you can release it quickly when you are done. Everybody wanted a turn on it and it was a great conversation starter." —Amazon Customer

Price: $13.99 (originally $19.99)

18. An adorable kickboard to have the little ones use as they learn the important, and very fun, lesson of how to swim.

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Promising review: "My kids love these we bring them to the pool every day. I love the material — it's soft, not hard or rough. Great for little ones to get more comfortable in the water with adult supervision, of course." —MJO

Price: $6.99

19. A sweet pool noodle option you'd be an absolute smartie to buy, toots. You are on a ROLL.

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Promising review: "Kiddo and mommy love it! It is very cute and just fun-looking. Smarties have always been my favorite candy so when I saw it, I could not help but laugh and knew I had to buy it for our beach trip. It was a success and always easy to spot. Made very durable, and was able to take some abuse when it got knocked into things while walking to the beach." —C. Wheat

Price: $14.99 (available in two styles)

20. A raft that'll allow you and your squad to enjoy some puhretty epic rounds of beer pong in the pool — juice or water pong if you're under the age of 21, of course.

Promising review: I love products that solve problems, and this is definitely one of them. Before receiving this float table, there was a constant dilemma of should I play beer pong or should I go swimming. Thanks to this product, I can now move on to other life problems." —Jeff C.Price: $35.25
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Promising review: I love products that solve problems, and this is definitely one of them. Before receiving this float table, there was a constant dilemma of should I play beer pong or should I go swimming. Thanks to this product, I can now move on to other life problems." —Jeff C.

Price: $35.25

21. A two-pack of squirter toy inflatables for a float serious about having a good fucking time this summer, like how freaking cool are these?!

Promising review: "Loved them so much we ordered four more. I think the adults enjoyed them just as much as the kids, if not more." —sandraPrice: $63.99
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Promising review: "Loved them so much we ordered four more. I think the adults enjoyed them just as much as the kids, if not more." —sandra

Price: $63.99

22. A mermaid tail float to prove Sebastian right, life really *IS* better where it's wetter — the pool, duh.

Promising review: "I used this float to let my nephews and nieces play with every time we go to the swimming pool. It is big and tons of fun. A trip to the swimming pool is no fun if this float isn't with us." —Thien NguyenPrice: $23.99 (available in two colors)
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Promising review: "I used this float to let my nephews and nieces play with every time we go to the swimming pool. It is big and tons of fun. A trip to the swimming pool is no fun if this float isn't with us." —Thien Nguyen

Price: $23.99 (available in two colors)

23. A four-pack of toypedos that'll launch all the way down to the pool floor and wait for you to fire 'em again as you catch them.

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Promising review: "My kids love these and so do we! When you throw them in the water, they shoot right through it. Make a game of it and try to catch it under water before it hits the ground. So fun! Great quality and the color has held up nicely from the sun and water." —mommyof3

Price: $4.99

24. A cloud rainbow float for brightening up any day with a glide from the shallow end to the deep end.

Promising review: "This is a very huge inflatable pool float with nice design and durable material. It could hold up to three people and is easy to inflate and discharge. Very convenient to carry and use, great for water fun in the summer." —SarahPrice: $46.99
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Promising review: "This is a very huge inflatable pool float with nice design and durable material. It could hold up to three people and is easy to inflate and discharge. Very convenient to carry and use, great for water fun in the summer." —Sarah

Price: $46.99

25. A floating helicopter toy to get your young one's imagination going as they "fly" this baby everywhere.

Promising review: "These are the absolute best toys available. I think I have bought every single toy from Green Toys, because they are durable, last forever, and my kids love them! There are no metal parts to rust, and no cheap plastic to break. My boys play with this in the bathtub, in the pool, and on the floor. Perfect!" —thedollvPrice: $17.24 (originally $19.99)
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Promising review: "These are the absolute best toys available. I think I have bought every single toy from Green Toys, because they are durable, last forever, and my kids love them! There are no metal parts to rust, and no cheap plastic to break. My boys play with this in the bathtub, in the pool, and on the floor. Perfect!" —thedollv

Price: $17.24 (originally $19.99)

26. A three-pack of palm tree float drink holders — they might help seriously put you in an island time state of mind, even if there isn't a palm tree in sight in your neck of the woods.

Promising review: "My husband and I love these. They work well with Solo cups as well as soda cans, or glass beer bottles. The only thing to watch for is when your cup or soda can is empty. They easily tip over or blow away when the drink is empty. If my cup is empty and I'm not quite ready for a refill, I just fill it with pool water to keep it upright. We have puppies, so they were constantly knocking our drinks over when we set them on the side of the pool. These super cute and fun floaties solved that problem!" —SkygirlPrice: $10.47 (originally $12.73)
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Promising review: "My husband and I love these. They work well with Solo cups as well as soda cans, or glass beer bottles. The only thing to watch for is when your cup or soda can is empty. They easily tip over or blow away when the drink is empty. If my cup is empty and I'm not quite ready for a refill, I just fill it with pool water to keep it upright. We have puppies, so they were constantly knocking our drinks over when we set them on the side of the pool. These super cute and fun floaties solved that problem!" —Skygirl

Price: $10.47 (originally $12.73)

27. Finally, it's not a toy, but an air pump that'll do the hard work of, you know, actually blowing up all your inflatable pool toys. What's the point in buying them if you can't use them?

Can also be used to inflate air beds, kayaks, and more, so basically this will be your BFF this summer. It pushes over 1,000 liters of air per minute, which is a LOT of air. Comes with a three-year warranty and a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. So if you end up not liking it, no worries!Promising review: "This filled up pool toys super fast! Previously purchased a less-expensive pump through Amazon and returned it because it was really slow. Very happy I ordered this one!" —ABC_2Price: $27.95
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Can also be used to inflate air beds, kayaks, and more, so basically this will be your BFF this summer. It pushes over 1,000 liters of air per minute, which is a LOT of air. Comes with a three-year warranty and a 30-day unconditional money-back guarantee. So if you end up not liking it, no worries!

Promising review: "This filled up pool toys super fast! Previously purchased a less-expensive pump through Amazon and returned it because it was really slow. Very happy I ordered this one!" —ABC_2

Price: $27.95

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