Just because they’re called swimming pools hardly means that’s the best thing you can do in them.
Large or small, salt water or good ol’ “it’ll turn your hair green!” chlorinated, we all know the best part of having a pool at home is unfettered access to the world’s greatest lounge chair. And if you’re going to be on the water rather than in it, you need a winning fleet of floating accessories. Consider this line-up to max your poolside relaxing, and your Instagram feed, with inflatable bliss.
Do you even need a sales pitch on this? It’s floating pizza! Ample cupholder capacity makes it ideal for lounging or just holding drinks while everyone splashes around. Even better, each one of these forty-dollar slices becomes just a piece of the pie when you tie several of them together. Sure, it’s cheesy — but that’s the point.
$40.00 at Swimline
Who said you have to lay on the float to enjoy it? Like a buoyant golf course beverage cart, this six-foot-long floating beverage station, topped with a cabana-striped surrey, has four cup holders and two capacious wells for ice, drinks, and space to mix them. Party on, Wayne.
$69.00 at Funboy
You can only take vinyl so far. Behold, the luxury model. This “Lilo” is stitched from American fabrics and puffed out with a puncture-resistant core. Blow it up with the included, rechargeable pump, lather up in sensuous SPF, and go Don’t blame us if you hear Serge Gainsbourg start playing in your head as you flop on.
$975.00 from Oliver James
If AI could generate a pool float, you’d get this. These quintessential color block hoops by Petite Pommes are the Stereotypical Barbies of pool floats, and they come in four sizes and more than a dozen and a half colors and patterns — there’s even a Maison Kitsuné collab. Whichever you choose, you should always keep at least one of these swim ring inner tubes around your mojo dojo casa house.