Here Are 12 of the Best Pool Floats Out There

Here Are 12 of the Best Pool Floats Out There

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Nancy Mitchell
Jul 17, 2015
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Years from now, we will remember the mid-2010s as the era of the pool float. These things are all over the blogosphere, and even Taylor Swift has gotten in on the trend. If you wish to re-live your childhood on a giant inflatable of your own, look no further than this roundup of 12 of the best pool floats out there.

Usually I would not advocate mixing pizza and water, but the exception is this pizza slice-shaped pool float. You can buy a single one for lounging individually, or, if you have a really big pool (or river) and a lot of friends, spring for a whole pie. Pizza slice pool float, $55 from Urban Outfitters.

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This white swan float was the one that started it all, and it can be yours from Amazon for $79.90.

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The Taylor Swift crew prefers the floats from 'luxury pool float' maker Funboy. Their version of the white swan is no longer available, but you can still channel Natalie Portman with this black swan float. Black swan pool float, $89 from Funboy.

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There's also this pegasus pool float, available from Funboy for $89.

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Or try this giant sea dragon, $40.50 from Amazon.

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If you prefer to float partially submerged in the water instead of just riding on top of it, maybe the pretzel pool float ($29 from Urban Outfitters) is for you.

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Inflatable flamingo float, $70 from Sunnylife (and spotted in this great pool party from Sugar and Charm).

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Two headed serpent pool float, $29.55 from Amazon.

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Not exactly a float, but who doesn't need a giant beach ball? (That's a rhetorical question, but in case you were wondering, the answer is: no one.) Sunnylife 'XL' inflatable ball, $34 from Nordstrom.

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These alligator pool floats (as seen in an image from Late Afternoon Blog) are an old classic. I had one of these at the neighborhood pool in Lafayette, Louisiana, circa about 1990, and it was the greatest thing ever. Alligator ride-on, $25 from Amazon.

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Water hammock swimming pool float, $59.99 from Brookstone. (Matching bathing suits reccomended but not required.)

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This is the pool float to end all pool floats. Actually, you're probably gonna need a lake, because this thing is just that big. The good news is that it supports up to eight people. Floating jungle gym, $2,000 from Hammacher Schlemmer.

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