Buying pool floats for adults is an entirely different prospect than buying ones for children or for babies. When they’re bought for young kids, you expect the units to have the safety features you would expect in any type of device made for children. When finding ones for adults, however, other considerations are usually more important than safety.
Some people like to find cute pool floats that they can take pictures of that end up being posted on Pinterest or Instagram. Other people look for funny pool floats that will make them look like the life of the party and make their friends laugh. And still other people just look for floats that are comfortable and can keep them afloat in the pool.
Of course, just because you want a float for a not very important reason, doesn’t mean that you don’t want to buy the best one possible. Which is why I’ve assembled some of the better ones that you can find online. Each of these floats may fit into one or several different niches but they all have one thing in common. They are the best in their respective groups and should provide many summers filled with fun.
In order to help you find the model that’s perfect for you and your needs, I’ve gathered up 10 of the models that really impressed me. Some of them are whimsical and some of them are more functional but they all are really well designed and are fairly durable.
The Best and Coolest Pool Floats for Adults
1Go Floats Unicorn Party Inflatable Tube Float
Whether you’re a prince who wants to show off his sensitive side or a princess who wants to ride this magical beast into the storybooks, this unicorn pool float is sure to make for one magical summer. Measuring approximately 45-inches wide and 36-inches tall, when fully inflated, this float can accommodate pool enthusiasts of all different sizes and can hold up to 500-pounds of weight.
It’s also made for raft grade vinyl that’s twenty-five percent thicker than competing floats, which makes it much more durable than these other models as well. And since Go Floats knows you don’t have a lot of time waiting for a float to inflate, they’ve equipped this model with a rapid inflation system that can fully inflate it within two minutes. This model provides the comfort, convenience, and fun that you summer parties are missing.
2Go Floats Flamingo Party Tube Inflatable Float
Go Floats is a brand that’s known for not only producing cool pool floats but also for designing ones that are durable and safe as well. And they did it again with this pink flamingo pool float that has lept off the lawn and into the pool. Measuring 45-inches wide and 36-inches tall, this particular float can hold just about any swimmer and can hold up to 500-pounds of weight.
It’s the perfect model for enjoying a hot summer day and is quick to set up and use thanks to its rapid valve system that fills this float up ten times faster than many other floats available. It’s also made of a UV treated vinyl that retains its color and will hold up to even the roughest conditions. This pink bird will also serve as the perfect backdrop for just about any photo destined for social media.
3Aqua Leisure Monterey Hammock
This four in one lounge system by Aqua Leisure can be used as an exercise saddle, a hammock, a lounge chair or a drifter. It inflates easily thanks to its Duolock Inflation System and deflates just as easily. It’s also covered in a high quality fabric that is resistant to stains, molds and fading and can be easily washed.
When inflated, it has a size of approximately 54-inches by 27.5-inches and can hold up to 220-pounds of weight. This floater is the perfect model for anyone looking to lounge around the pool or for doing their daily aquatic exercises. It a great model for anyone 15-years of age or older.
4Donald Trump Pool Float
Attempting to make your pool great again, this Donald Trump Float has all of the features you’d want in a pool float to make yourself president of the pool party. It’s a 42-inch big float that’s made of 30mm PVC material that designed as a star spangled ring float with Trump’s head and two thumbs up rising from it.
Whether or not you’re a fan of his policies, you can use this item to get your real feelings out. And when you’re done being the life of the party, you can deflate it and store it away until the next election cycle.
5VICKEA Inflatable Pineapple Floating Raft For Adults
There are any number of different reasons why you’d want a huge inflatable pineapple pool float. Perhaps you want to add a tropical theme to your pool parties, maybe you’re a fan of Sponge Bob Square Pants or perhaps you really love Pina Colada drinks. No matter what reason you have for wanting this particular style of float, however, you can rest assured this is one of the better ones available.
It’s 76-inches long and is made from a high-quality vinyl that can support up to 300-pounds. It’s also fairly easy to inflate, if you use a hair dryer or pump, and deflates just as easily. It’s a great float for swimmers who really need to relax on an inflatable piece of tropical fruit.
6Jasonwell Giant Inflatable Pegasus Pool Float
Pegasus was the preferred winged stallion of Perseus and after lounging around on this huge Pegasus float you’ll quickly see why. This giant float measures 98.4″ by 54.2″ when fully inflated and can hold two adults with a combined weight of slightly over 400-pounds. It’s constructed from a raft grade material that’s thick yet soft and makes it extremely durable.
This model is also equipped with rapid valves which make inflation and deflation up to five times faster than conventional floats. While this float won’t allow you to soar above the clouds, it will give you the ability to take a couple of laps around the pool. After all, who knows what evils may lurk at the deep end of your pool.
7Intex Canopy Island Inflatable Lounge
Okay, the Intex Canopy Island Inflatable Lounge might not have a whimsical food design or is shaped like your favorite cartoon character but it makes up for these short-comings by being a durable and functional float that’s sure to provide many, many great pool sessions. It’s made using two air chambers which make it safer to use and two built-in cup holders that will keep your beverages close at hand.
It also comes with detachable sun shade, a back rest and a repair patch for patching leaks quickly. It’s a great float for enjoying a leisurely day in the pool with your friends.
8Swimline Giant Inflatable Swan
If you’ve always wanted to cruise around your pool on a huge swan pool float, then you’ll probably want to take a look at this one. It’s 75-inches in size and is big enough to seat two people with a combined weight total of 315 pounds or one person who weighs 280 pounds.
This model is made from a high-quality material that makes it durable and comfortable at the same time. It’s a great float for taking a spin around your pool or taking pictures of for posting to social media. This model is sure to provide many seasons of pool enjoyment.
9GAME Derby Duck Inflatable Swimming Pool Float
I don’t know about you, but I’ve always dreamed of riding around my pool on a big giant yellow duck wearing cool sunglasses and now I can thanks to this Game Derby Duck Inflatable. Crafter from 0.3 mm thick vinyl and measuring 81-inches by 76-inches by 44-inches, this inflatable is sure to be the life of the party.
It can hold several people at the same time, as long as their combined weight doesn’t exceed 300-pounds. This model also comes with a cup holder and a holder for a paddle (paddle not included). It’s a great pool accessory that’s sure to get a quack or two out of your friends.
10Floatie Kings Inflatable Pizza Lounger
What toppings do you like on your pizza? Pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, maybe? Well, if you purchase this pizza pool float, then you can be the topping on the pie! This inflatable lounger is made from a high-quality vinyl that can hold up to 350-pounds of weight and is sure to hold up to even the wildest of pool parties.
It contains two cup holders that keep your drinks close to you as you float and quickly inflates and deflates as well. If you’re a fan of food pool floats, then this may be a model that you’ll want to take a look at.
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Choosing Adult Pool Floats
Now that you’ve seen some of the best models on the market, I think it’s now time to turn our attention to what you should look for in a pool float. Below, you’ll find some of the qualities that I expect high-quality floats and lounges to have and some of the things I consider before making a purchase. Taking these things into consideration will ensure that you buy the best model possible.
What Is It Made From?
One of the very first things you’ll want to consider is what the float is constructed from. You’ll want to buy a model that’s made from high-quality vinyl or PVC. This will make it more durable and will keep it from springing leaks.
A high quality material should also increase the weight limit that a raft can hold. All things that need to be considered.
What Types of Features?
Another thing you’ll want to consider is what kind of features your float has. Some models have drink and paddle holders, and other models have features which may include a fabric outer layer or a drawstring bag in which the float can be stored after use.
You may also want to consider buying models that have the quick-fill and quick-release valves that make it quicker to inflate and deflate these floats.
How Many People Does It Hold?
Another thing to consider is the weight capacity of the float. Some of them are designed for only one person and others are designed for multiple people at the same time.
No matter which one you choose, however, be sure that you check out the weight requirements of the floater. You don’t want to get one that won’t hold your weight or the combined weight of your friends.
Checking Out a Brand Name
You should try to buy a brand name that you recognize. There are many different float manufacturers out there which provide good quality floats.
Some of the most recognizable names include Intex, Go Floats, Swimline and Aqua Leisure. Beware of cheap knockoffs from fly-by-night manufacturers making cheap, low-quality floats.
Find a Style You Like
The last thing you’ll want to consider is whether you want a straightforward design like a water hammock or if you want a novelty design. There are many novelty designs on the market today—everything from inflatable pieces of fruit, to cartoon characters to animals.
Choose a style that you find attractive or one that you think will amaze your friends. Just remember that whatever design you choose, you’ll be stuck with for some time, so choose carefully.
Hopefully, we have given you all of the information you need to purchase your next floating pool raft. I’ve tried to show you some of the best and most popular models and have given you some tips on what to look for in any inflatable that you intend to purchase.
Now, it’s all up to you. Find a model that has all of the features you want and fits your personal pool style and you can rest assured that your next pool float purchase will provide you with many summer seasons of fun and enjoyment.