Build a Backyard Paradise With These Affordable Pool Essentials Your Entire Family Will Love

Get ready for endless hours of summer fun thanks to these must-have pool items. From relaxing float loungers to games that get everyone involved, these items will have you ready to host pool parties that are the envy of the neighborhood. Walmart has everything you need to make this summer the best.

A group of people plays a game in an Intex Above Ground Swimming Pool photo

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Intex Above Ground Swimming Pool

Start building your paradise with the basics: the swimming pool itself, of course. This sturdy above-ground version comes with a filter pump so you can easily keep it clean and well-maintained. Its metal frame and laminated PVC sidewalls are easy for any DIY-er to put together, and at under $100, it's as affordable as it will be fun for your family.

To Buy: $99; walmart.com

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A brightly colored unicorn-shaped spray kiddie pool photo

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Intex Mystic Unicorn Spray Pool

Let the little ones splash around in a pool that's just their size. It's super-easy to set up: Attach the sprayer spout to your garden hose and watch the kids have endless fun in the sun. With a cute character shape and room for a few kids to play, it'll be a favorite for years to come.

To Buy: $18; walmart.com

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Two women lounge on a large watermelon-shaped pool float photo

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Intex Inflatable Watermelon Island Float Lounge

What's a pool party without some super-fun floaties? This giant watermelon lounger is big enough to fit several people, whether they're catching some rays or posing for that perfect Instagram photo. We'd suggest pairing this fruity floaty with a refreshing tropical drink—cheers!

To Buy: $18 (was $29); walmart.com

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A girl rides on a pink flamingo-shaped pool float photo

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Intex Inflatable Flamingo Float

Let the kids have their fun, too: This bright flamingo float doubles as a racer for competitive laps around the pool, so grab a few for everyone to get in on the action. Two heavy-duty handles make sure your kids stay safe with a firm grip on the float, and a repair patch has you covered in case of any accidents.

To Buy: $21; walmart.com

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Blue and orange inflatable basketball hoop pool game photo

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Swimline Inflatable Basketball Hoop

Start a game of pickup basketball with this inflatable floating hoop. Its multiple slots make it great for a group activity, and it even comes with a ball so you don't have to provide your own. Whether you're having a party or just some weekend family fun, this game is sure to bring out some friendly competitive spirit.

To Buy: $20 (was $80); walmart.com

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A woman lounges on a SwimWays Spring Float lounge chair in the pool photo

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SwimWays Spring Float Lounge Chair

Sit back and relax a while in this comfy reclining float. It features a cup holder so your refreshing beverage is always on hand and supportive rests for your head, arms, back, and feet. Its mesh details allow the water to gently wash over you—so you can feel like you're at the beach even if you're in your own backyard.

To Buy: From $29; walmart.com

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A boy sits in the Swimline UFO Squirter lounge float photo

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Swimline UFO Squirter Inflatable Lounge Float

Whether for resting or playing, this kids' float provides endless entertainment. Its large, cushy air pockets make it both fun and comfy, while its built-in squirt gun helps your little ones harness their imagination. Get two and watch the kids battle it out across the pool.

To Buy: $19 (was $40); walmart.com

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A multicolored jellyfish-shaped floating pool light photo

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Summer Waves Aqua Glow Floating Jellyfish Pool Light

Keep the party going into the night with this fun floating jellyfish light. Whether you stick with one or fill your pool with them, their funky multi-colored lights add a touch of magic your family will love. Simply switch them on and watch them sway through the water just like the real thing.

To Buy: $10; walmart.com

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Orange Puddle Jumper life vest with an octopus on the front photo

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Puddle Jumper Kids Deluxe Life Vest

Keep the kiddos safe and secure while helping them get used to being in the water with this Coast Guard-approved life vest. With five different colors and characters to choose from, you can find the one that matches your child's personality best. Adjustable strap buckles ensure a secure fit, while the life vest's woven polyester material ensures children have freedom of movement with less chafing than other vests.

To Buy: $18; walmart.com

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A set of four multicolored dive rings photo

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SunSplash Swimming Pool Dive Rings

One of the best parts of dive rings is that kids won't even know the toys are secretly good for them. These dive rings help the bigger kids work on their swimming and diving skills—as well lung capacity—while they compete to see who can pick up the most rings the fastest. The rings' bright colors make them easy to spot as they sink down to the bottom of the pool, so you can easily keep an eye on your kids, too.

To Buy: from $13; walmart.com

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