13 of the best pool toys in 2021
There are only so many hours you can laze around on a float until you get bored. Yes, for some people there is such a thing as too much relaxation time. Summer is all about having fun, and you know what that means – pool toys. And contrary to what you might think, there are options for all ages. Are you having a pool party with your old college friends? There is a beer pong pool toy for this. Organize a family reunion? Take part in a friendly inflatable ring competition (and no, you don’t have to let the kids win). Plus, the best pool toys are also great for keeping everyone busy while you prep the grill or flip through your favorite magazine.
With hundreds of pool toys on the market, finding the best for you and your family can be difficult. We’ve compiled a list of the best pool toys for kids and adults to ensure a fun summer.
Best pool toys for adults
BOOMART inflatable pool cornhole
If it’s too hot outside to play cornhole on the lawn, take it with you to the pool. This inflatable cornhole pool is a must-have for anyone looking for a competitive advantage. This pool toy is equipped with a speed safety valve and can be inflated and deflated in minutes. The set comes with two cornhole boards and eight weighted bean bags for throwing. If you’re looking for a challenge, you can adjust the board from a fixed position to a floating position for ultimate game goals.
Flamingo inflatable ring toss game
Do you remember the carnivals you attended as a child? Relive those memories this summer with an inflatable ring throw with a twist. This flamingo-themed ring toss game features two inflatable flamingos and a combination of eight pink and green foam rings. The flamingos have an integrated strap that wraps around your head like a hat to give this already challenging game a little more height.
GoPong Pool Lounge Floating beer pong table
Relive the memories of the nightly brotherhood party from the comfort of your home this summer. This six foot tall floating beer pong table comes with six side cup holders and two full 10 cup setups on either side. Fill this table with a pump and in minutes you will have a game of beer pong ready. When not in use, it doubles as a raft so that swimmers can jump up for a little relaxation break.
Inflatable volleyball net and basketball hoop
For sports enthusiasts, a day at the pool is not complete without a game of volleyball. While you could just toss the ball back and forth, the net really makes it official. This pool set comes with an inflatable volleyball court with two fancy palm tree posts and an inflatable volleyball. If you need more stability, you can fill the posts with water to keep the net from tipping over.
GoSports Splash Pass pool soccer game
Practice your throwing skills by the pool this summer with this GoSports Splash Pass soccer game. This pool toy comes with a goal, four beach balls and a ball pump. Go the distance to see how far you can throw the football and maybe even score a goal. Designed to withstand rough throws and splashes, the net stays afloat and sturdy all day long. Plus, you don’t have to worry about assembling it as it can be assembled instantly.
Pool master Swimming table tennis master
Summer is the perfect time to play table tennis. While out in the sun, grab a friend and this floating ping pong table from Poolmaster. This table tennis table consists of a non-corrosive EPS foam base and an ABS surface and is designed to withstand the effects of water and strong sun rays. The set comes with two oversized paddles, a net with posts and three adjustable table tennis balls. For even more fun, playing in the pool is the hassle of chasing the ball, and we can all take advantage of that.
For adults who have always wanted to ride a mechanical bull, this Intex Inflat-A-Bull pool toy is for you. Designed using realistic photo technology, this inflatable bull looks like the real thing. The outer ring gives up to five family members or friends the ability to create rocky waters for the rider, which is even more fun. Made from durable PVC vinyl, this float can hold up to 220 pounds.
Best pool toys for kids
Banzai Magical Mermaid Dolls
These five inch Banzai Magical Mermaid Dolls are for all children who dream of making mermaid friends. The little ones can practice their diving skills or go on swimming adventures with a mermaid in tow. You can choose from three or four mermaids, and the color choices can vary with each set.
The ultimate pool ball
As seen on FOX, CBS, and ABC, The Ultimate Pool Ball is the hot new summer pool toy that everyone can’t stop talking about. This bright blue and red ball gives players the opportunity to pass, dribble and kick underwater. Yes, underwater. The ball is made of ultra-durable TripleTech PVC and is guaranteed to last for years. And it comes with easy to understand instructions and a simple hose adapter that makes set up a breeze.
Betheaces water gun toy
There’s nothing kids love more than squirting at each other with water guns. With a lightweight and portable design, these water gun pool toys make it easy to have fun without all of the legwork. The leak-free design means you don’t have to worry about water leaking out or going anywhere. The narrow spout is great for long-range shooting, so users can hit the targets they want, whether it’s a player across the pool or a nearby parent.
Pool master tic tac toe game
Tic Tac Toe is a classic game that you played as a kid and now your kids can take it to the pool with you. With large square windows, kids can practice hand-eye coordination while placing the Xs and Os in the desired locations. The game comes with the 4 foot inflatable square and 10 inflatable Xs and Os in blue and orange.
SwimWays Finding Dory Mr. Ray’s Dive and Catch Game
Inspired by the fan favorite Finding Dory, Mr. Ray’s Dive and Catch Game is the perfect pool toy for toddlers and toddlers. The game contains six floating characters (Dory, Nemo, Pearl, Sheldon and Kathy) and a Mr. Ray network. Each character hovers at a different depth and adds a challenge to the game. Play this diving and catching game at a birthday party, holiday gathering, or even in the bathtub.
Water Sports Stream Machine Swim Thru Rings
Children love to show their talents, especially in the water. And now you can forget about the handstand with these swim rings. Each ring can be unfolded and inflated in seconds. With decorated, adjustable air chambers, players can decide how deep the rings are underwater. When it’s time to put them away, they can be easily pulled together and stored in the pool closet or shed for safe storage.