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22 best pool inflatables for summer 2022: Pool toys from John Lewis, Amazon & Sunnylife

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

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 pool float, £24.55, Amazon

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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, now £26.99, Amazon

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

Ghost luxury inflatable lounger, £29.59, Amazon

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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 2 pack, £30, Amazon

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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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Sunnylife glitter lilo chair, £64, Amara

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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 pool float drink holder, £19.51, Amazon

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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.

Transparent unicorn pool float, £23.89, Amazon

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

Pug face floating island, £23.20, Amazon

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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, now £22.89, Amazon

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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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Inflatable canopy island, £114.51, Amazon

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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

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

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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 Sea Shell pool float, £51.99, Amazon

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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 ring pool float, £20.99, Amazon

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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

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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

 

Water wheel float, £29.99, Amazon

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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 pool float, was £26.99 now 21.59, Amazon

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

Pineapple pool float, £35.99, Amazon

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

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Inflatable boogie boards two-pack, £19.99, Amazon

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

Flamingo baby boat, £16.99, Amazon

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

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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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Float with steering wheel, £17.98 Amazon

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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 swimming float, £29.99, Amazon

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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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