14 Fun Pool Floaties for Summer

Sure, a backyard swimming pool is enticing, but add the visual pop of color and promise of good times floating on a giant piece of food or goofing around with your friends, and it becomes almost irresistable. Another use: as a fun and glamorous prop for selfies and Instapics on social media sites and apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and VSCO. 

Fill your pool or yard with a few of these inflatables, and get ready for an instant party and pictures. Who doesn't look adorable floating on a giant...MORE pink-frosted donut with sprinkles, or a big piece of pizza?

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    giant donut
    Giant inflatable donut. Courtesy of Amazon

    You've seen them in photos and at the grand openings of new donut shops and wished that you, too, could have a giant donut. Made by BigMouth Inc. 

    Also comes in a giant chocolate flavor with sprinkles.

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    Giant Tootsie Roll pool noodle. BigMouth

    It's a natural that a long Tootsie Roll would be the perfect thing to make into a giant noodle pool float. This one, from BigMouth, inflates to 5 feet long and includes a patch kit. 

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    giant pizza
    A giant slice of pizza. Courtesy of Amazon

    Pizza lovers get their day in the sun, with this BigMouth giant slice-of-pizza pool float, good for one person to lounge on all day. Inflates to 5 feet long and comes with a patch kit. 

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    Giant inflatable ducky. Courtesy of Amazon

    If you view your backyard pool as an oversized bathtub, then this giant rubber ducky might be right in scale. Unlike the bathtub version, your child can ride on this one - a dream come true! Made by Swimline, this yellow inflatable is 60 inches inches long by 48 inches tall.

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    Giant beach ball. Courtesy of Amazon.

    Imagine the ice-breaking possibilities, photo ops, and crowd-pleasing fun of a giant classic beach ball! 

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    Giant inflatable flamingo. Courtesy of Amazon

    The pink flamingo has long been a staple Mid-century and retro yards, an iconic plastic image of the good life in suburbia. It only makes sense that she makes her way from the lawn to the pool as a pretty pink inflatable ride-in.


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    giant ice cream bar float
    Giant ice cream bar float. Courtesy of Amazon

    If the idea of luxuriating the day away on a really big ice cream sandwich tickles your fancy, then this float is perfect. It features cushioned.

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    giant pretzel
    Giant pretzel pool float. Courtesy of Amazon

    With its twisting, loopy possibilities, a giant inflatable pretzel will allow you and your friends to look cute and each have a space to hang onto.

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    Giant swan ride-on. Courtesy of Amazon

    This swan is so big, it's like an island floating in your pool. Ample enough for two (small and lightweight) loungers.

    • Made of vinyl and super-sized at 75 inches long.
    • Swan's neck has a pair of convenient-grip handles.
    • Although two adults are pictured on the float, it has a 140-pound weight capacity, meaning it can only accommodate one adult or two kids.


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    Giant watermelon pool float. Courtesy of Amazon

    Fruit lovers will be happy to be represented with this giant slice of watermelon. 

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    giant ice cream cones
    Giant ice cream cones. Courtesy of Amazon

    Decorate your pool with fun food floats, like the donuts, giant ice cream sandwich, and these smaller, yummy-looking ice cream cones for individual floats. 

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    The Day Dreamer Float. Courtesy of Amazon

    More of a traditional round, donut-shaped (not literally a donut) float, the Day Dreamer is a durable inflatable that comes in several colors with a tropical graphic. 

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    Giant sunflower pool float. Courtesy of Amazon

    This big sunflower by Swimline measures 72 inches in diameter and will have you sitting pretty in the pool or for pictures. Durable and built to last. 

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    Giant flipflop sandal pool float. Coutesy of Amazon
    • Measures 71-in long when fully inflated
    • Durable heavy-duty vinyl construction
    • Built-in cup holder to keep refreshments close at hand
    • Attractive blue stripped pattern
    • Flip flop strap headres