What kind of backyard swimming pool is complete without an array of pool toys? Pool toys can range from games to be played to floatables that allow you to relax. Some pool toys are simply made for show while others have a defined purpose. For those who might be skeptical and ask, “Are pool toys worth money?” we’ve compiled a list of some of the best pool toys on the market. After reading this, we guarantee that you’ll want to have some of these around for the next time you take a dip.
Mermaid tails are a pretty recent phenomenon in swimming pool toys, but they’re highly popular amongst the kids. The best mermaid tails are similar to a wetsuit and fit like a bathing suit. The monofin should be strong enough to actually help propel you through the water. Although they might take a little getting used to, if you have any aspiring mermaids in the house, bringing one of these homes will make you a hero.
Inflatable Volleyball Nets
Volleyball is always a popular sport in the pool. But if you don’t have a net, it’s basically just practicing your volleying skills. A floating volleyball net will allow you to actually make a game of it and allow you to compete. Look for a net with anchors so it doesn’t float away on you.
Floating Drink Holders
Not all pool toys are meant to be played with. Some of them have very serious jobs. And the drink holder is one of those jobs that needs to be taken seriously. You can get either single or multiple drink holders. Whichever you choose, look for ones with a steady base. Some drink holders even have a compartment for ice to help keep the drinks cold.
Floating Pool Lights
Pool lights are another pool toy that aren’t actually meant to be played with. But floating a few lights in your pool once the sun has gone down can create a special ambience that can’t be achieved with built in underwater lighting or patio lanterns. Look for multicoloured, battery run floating lights to complement your next evening pool party.
Floating Beer Pong Tables
For the college-aged kids in your family, a floating beer pong table adds an extra dimension to this popular frat house game. The floating table provides a stable base for setting up the beer cups and allows the game to proceed just as it would on land. Just add beer and you’re ready to go!
You may have seen the English national soccer team using massive unicorn pool floats to relieve tension between games of the last World Cup. They’ve since become one of the most common pool toys to turn up on the photo-sharing app of Instagram. Not only are they impressive to look at, but they’re relaxing to float on as well.
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