Some of my favorite summer memories are spent in the pool. Not only is it a great way to cool down during hot summer days, but it’s also a fantastic way to stay active and get a little exercise in. Moreover, a little summer tan glow is something I don’t mind, either! Particularly, every summer, I let my kids pick out new pool floats and I’m constantly amazed at how much cooler the floats get each year. The designs, technicalities, it all blows my mind.
Here are some things we like to think about when it comes to deciding on a pool float and my kids’ top choices for floats this summer!
While pool floats are obviously not a necessity, it is so much fun to treat yourself to a cool activity or toy for the summer! And as I’ve mentioned, the designs and functions of a lot of the floats are out of this world these days, so prices have gone up. There are certain things I feel like our inflatable floats need in order to spend the kind of money they cost and those would include cup holders or drink holders, plenty of room, easy storage, back support, durable materials, and rave reviews, to name a few. In conclusion, an air pump, thick material, electric pumps, vinyl coating and ease of clean with mild soap are an added bonus.
Furthermore, I think the designs on a lot of the decorative pool floats are outstanding. I will never understand how these manufacturers get them to look so realistic! And the best part is there really are tons of options these days. Getting yourself a large pool float to cool down in for the summer is something I promise you will get so much use out of. Recently, I’ve been seeing mesh pool chairs and I am stoked to get my hands on one, especially the one’s with a convenient cup holder for an ice-cold drink! Moreover, I found a pizza slice pool toy that doubles as a floating beer pong table! Bring on the pool parties! I think my kids are the most excited for the LED volleyball net, we just need a beach ball and our pool days are golden!
Finally, as much fun as these pool toys are, there definitely are some age restrictions or needs to be considered. For instance, do you have a little one who wants to get in the pool? For example, grab a baby or toddler pool donut that offers shade in the form of a sun canopy. Additionally, some floats are meant to be for the whole family, while others are meant to be strictly for adults, for safety reasons. I wouldn’t put a float in a kiddie pool, just because they are so big and for safety reasons, as well. But consider the shallow end of a pool!
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