5 Portable Pools We Love for Every Outdoor Space (and Budget!)

updated Apr 16, 2021
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‘Tis (almost) the season for swimming as often as possible. Whether it’s jumping into a local pond, taking a weekend trip to the beach, or practicing your backstroke in the nearest pool, the quest to find a nice body of water to cool off in over the warmer months is real. As appealing as a refreshing dip sounds, though, many people are still (rightfully) cautious when it comes to venturing out to public swimming spots. But fret not my overheated friends, there’s hope to be had! If you’re looking for a more personalized swimming experience, getting your hands on your own portable pool is a cinch. The web is filled with affordable and transportable pint-sized pools that can instantly transform even the smallest space into the oasis of your dreams. Below, check out 10 of our favorite portable pools that’ll keep you cool this summer.

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It doesn’t get a whole lot better than an inflatable pool for less than $50. This 200-gallon vinyl cutie offers enough room for two adults and blows up to full size in minutes.

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was $52.99

Searching for a mini-pool that feels more like a private spa than an actual swimming pool? This inflatable bathtub boasts a backrest, armrest, sponge cushion, and a cup holder for superior outdoor lounging. Even better, it only offers room for one, so you'll have it all to yourself.

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Spacious and relatively budget friendly, this pool has enough room for two adults and four kids. It’s built with three individual air chambers, so it can withstand extra weight without leaking air. Plus, it only takes three to four minutes to inflate and has a vertical drainpipe to expedite teardown when you’re done.

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Consider this family-sized lounger the Rolls Royce of inflatable swimming pools. Not only can it comfortably seat up to four people, this wade-style pool comes with built-in backrests and seat cushions so you can really kick back and relax in the water.

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Constructed from super-tough laminated PVC, this ultra-durable inflatable pool is easily the longest-lasting blow-up option on our list. And despite providing enough room for up to four people, this petite pool is ready to be filled with water after only 10 minutes of setup.

Sarah M. Vazquez also contributed to reporting.