These are what summer memories are made of.

By Katie Holdefehr and Maggie Seaver
Updated June 19, 2019
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Over the past few years, pool floats have gone from functional rafts that let you float leisurely around the pool, to over-the-top creations worthy of sharing all over social media. Following the trendy motifs of the moment—mermaids, llamas, and pineapples abound—they turn a typical pool lounge into a memory-making mini vacation. Ready to jump-start your summer fun? Here are 11 fun, colorful, and photogenic pool floats guaranteed to get the pool party started.


Intex Unicorn Inflatable Ride-On Pool Float

If your little ones are into unicorn-everything right now, then this on-theme pool float will become their new favorite pool accessory. Measuring nearly 80 inches long, this giant raft is big enough for both adults and kids to lounge on. 

To buy: $15;


Vickea Inflatable Pineapple Pool Float Raft

Welcome guests into the pool with the symbol of hospitality: a giant pineapple pool float. Order strawberry and watermelon floats to complete the look.

To buy: $25;

Ankit Emoji Sunglasses Multicolored Pool Float

Here's a pool float with a big summer mood you can relate to—all smiles and sunglasses for this pool party season.

To buy: $13;

BigMouth Inc. Giant Ice Pop Pool Float

Just in time for the Fourth of July (and summer in general), this red-white-and-blue ice pop will take you back to your childhood years.

To buy: $22;

Splash Time Giant Mojito Pool Float

Why sip a mojito by the pool when you could sip a mojito in the pool—floating on a very realistic-looking mojito-themed pool float?

To buy: $20;

Sunnylife Llama Pool Float

How adorable is this llama float? He was just made for your Instagram feed (and the pool, of course).

To buy: $70;

FUNBOY Giant Inflatable Pool Float Raft

Prepare to get comfortable in this ombre water-ready recliner. You'll be out like a light (so make sure you wear enough sunscreen!).

To buy: $79;

Urban Outfitters Parrot Pool Float

Bring some tropical bliss to your summer pool scene with a bright red parrot float.

To buy: $59;

SOUTH BEACH Rosé All Day Inflatable Pool Float

Celebrate your summer drink of choice with a huge inflatable rosé bottle raft. This float pairs best with a glass of—yup, you guessed it!

To buy: $30;

BigMouth Inc. Mermaid Tail Pool Float

Bring your mermaid obsession to another level with this colorful mermaid tail rider that's practically begging for a poolside photo shoot.

To buy: $25;

FUNBOY Rainbow Cloud Daybed

The treasure found at the end of the rainbow? A long, lazy afternoon spent lounging on this comfortable floating cloud.

To buy: $139;