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22 best pool inflatables for summer 2023: Pool toys from John Lewis, Amazon & Sunnylife

Pool toys for the whole family to enjoy. Don't forget to pack your fun inflatables...

Best pool floats to buy online
Katherine Robinson
Senior Lifestyle Editor
Updated: June 8, 2023
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You’ve probably got your summer swimwear sorted, your beach tent, the kids' beach shoes – but do you have a pool float? Trust us, if you’re going somewhere with water, you NEED a fun inflatable pool toy!

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They’re highly Instagramable, they’re fun, and they just generally elevate your holiday A-game! Which one to choose? Well there are so many – if you can imagine it, there’s probably a pool float already resembling it.

Fruit, animals, food, technology – you name it, it’s out there. We’ve rounded up the best pool floats you can buy online for kids, adults and the whole family to enjoy this  – all you have to do is choose!

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Best pool floats for adults

mermaid ring 2022

Mermaid pool float, £24.55, Amazon


This pretty pool float lets you have your own mermaid moment in the water – and you can use the tail as a headrest for comfy lounging

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watermelon pool float

Watermelon pool float, now £26.99, Amazon


One for the fruit fans – who wouldn’t want to lounge on a juicy slice of watermelon. It just looks so refreshing!

lounger pool float

Ghost luxury inflatable lounger, £29.59, Amazon


This lounge bed-style pool float is one of Amazon’s top-rated, with reviewers all raving about how comfy it is. It also has a cup holder for your drinks needs.

pool hammock

Pool hammock 2 pack, £30, Amazon


Inflatable pool hammocks are growing in popularity as they’re cheap, super portable and require minimal blowing up. Hot tub owners are snapping them up as they let you lounge comfortably without taking up loads of room. This is Amazon’s top pick.

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glitter lilo chair

Sunnylife glitter lilo chair, £64, Amara


After something with a bit of sparkle? Sunnylife's tubular pool float is filled with glitter, and just looks lovely floating in the pool – as well as being easily converted into a comfortable chair.

rainbow drinks float

Rainbow pool float drink holder, £19.51, Amazon


Okay, so you’ve got yourself the perfect pool float, but what about your drinks? This seriously ups your pool party game and it looks super cute.

unicorn pool float

Transparent unicorn pool float, £23.89, Amazon


This is the prettiest unicorn pool float we’ve ever seen! Transparent, filled with sparkles and just so very instagrammable – it’s magic!

pug float

Pug face floating island, £23.20, Amazon


Pug fans, this one’s for you! It’s huge and can comfortably fit three kids or two adults comfortably – and it’s just adorable!

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avocado pool float

Avocado pool float, now £22.89, Amazon


Now this is fun, a comfy avocado pool float with a removable stone. Take it out and you can lounge on the water comfortably while you throw the stone at your friends and tell them to fetch you a drink. Sounds like a plan!

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floating island

Inflatable canopy island, £114.51, Amazon


This is less a pool float and more a floating island. It’s durable, spacious and perfect for pool parties. The detachable sunshade is a nice touch, as are the two cup holders

flamingo pool float

Inflatable flamingo floating island large pool float, £98.95, Amazon


The flamingo is a pool float classic, but we’ve never seen one this huge! It’s big enough to comfortably seat four to six adults – or probably up to 10 kids. It has six cup holders tot if you fancy a spot of lounging with a cool drink.

oyster float

Oyster Sea Shell pool float, £51.99, Amazon


The world is your oyster with this giant shell-shaped pool float – which also features its own 'lil pearl. The maximum weight it holds is 200kg – so this one's good for a family pile on!

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diamond float

Diamond ring pool float, £20.99, Amazon


Calling all hens – we’ve found the perfect pool float for the bride to be on your hen weekend – a giant inflatable diamond ring you can float on! This could also be a super cute proposal idea :)


Glitter Pool Ring, £25, Sunnylife


Could this be more rock n roll? The Iconic Rolling stones lips logo recreated as a pool float! You can definitely get satisfaction with this one.

Best pool floats for kids

wheel float

Water wheel float, £29.99, Amazon


If you have kids that get bored easily then this pool float is a godsend. Literally hours of fun trying to run in it like a giant hamster wheel!

car baby float

Car pool float, was £26.99 now 21.59, Amazon


How cute is this car-shaped pool float? It comes with a super useful detachable sun canopy and a steering wheel and horn.

albert austin pineapple float

Pineapple pool float, £35.99, Amazon


Kids will love splashing about on this colourful pineapple, which features lots of parts to grab onto.

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boogie boards


Inflatable boogie boards two-pack, £19.99, Amazon


Kids can race each other in the pool on these boogie boards... or catch some waves if you take them to the beach. 

flamingo float

Flamingo baby boat, £16.99, Amazon


The flamingo is a pool float icon and now little ones can get in on the act with this little float. It’s suitable from 6 months to four years and has a sun canopy.

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baby swim flat

Free swimming baby inflatable, now £19.70 (was £22.99), Amazon


This Amazon bestseller is great for getting babies used to the water and encourages an ideal swimming position – ie horizontal, not vertical. The small size is good for three to seven months, the large is good for five to 18 months old.

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baby float

Float with steering wheel, £17.98 Amazon


How cute is this? A plane-shaped pool float for kids that comes with its own water gun. Little ones will love soaking everyone – sure to keep them entertained for ages.

Unicorn baby float on Amazon

Unicorn baby swimming float, £22.09, Amazon


If you’re looking for a pool float to keep babies and toddlers safe in the water and protected from the sun, this is the one – it comes with an added sunshade!

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