Summer is finally on the way and we could not be more excited. We're ready for beach days, hours of playtime in the backyard and all the splashing and swimming we can get. And while schelpping to the community pool is a charming pastime, it can be a lot of work with kids in tow. One of the best ways to beat the heat when you've got little ones? Inflatable pools.

Whether the intention is to keep the kids busy for hours or to give yourself a mini vacation during nap time (a mom can dream!) these awesome inflatable pools, toys and floaties are the perfect way to up your summertime fun. So throw on that bathing suit, pour yourself a cold drink and let the fun begin!

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Here are some fun inflatable pools and toys we're snagging this summer:

Hesung Inflatable Pool



1. Inflatable Pool

With high marks for its quality and size, this traditional style earned Amazon’s Choice in the swimming pool category. Reviewers say it’s easy to set up and inflate (with a pump of course) and has a convenient drain plug when it’s time to break down.

Intex Easy Set Pool



2. Easy Set Pool

And if you really want to take the plunge (har, har!) and go big, you could opt for the highly-rated Intex Easy Set Pool. At 10 feet across and 30 inches deep, be warned that it is the stepping stone to full on pool ownership.



3. Intex jungle adventure

Two pools in one! One small for the smallest ones of the fam and one big one for those daredevils going down the attached slide. This Intex jungle adventure will keep your kids playing for hours. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?



4. FUNBOY heart shaped pool

If you’re looking for something that’s a fun to look at as it is to use, the fun heart shaped pool by FUNBOY will have you falling in love with your backyard all over again. Oversized design comfortably fits two adults or multiple kiddos. It’s also ideal for year-round, fill with water in the summer and then move inside in the winter and use as a ball pit.



5. FUNBOY car pool float

If you’ve always dreamt of owning a pink retro convertible, this is your chance! This FUNBOY float is big enough for the whole family to splash around on the lake or ocean size it’s basically the same size as a queen bed. And if your mini needs a sweet ride of their own, check out the impossibly adorable FunBaby pink convertible float.



6. FUNBOY rocketship sprinkler

If you kids are more into sprinklers than soaking on a pool, this rocketship from FUNBOY is your must-have this year. It’s over 7.5 feet tall and comes with four sprinklers around it to ensure 360 degrees of fun.



7. PoolCandy rose gold glitter pool

Designed in Miami (meaning, they know their summers) this pool from PoolCandy will be a hit with the kiddos thanks to all the fun glitter on its side. Measures 60″ x 15″ Perfect for two adults or multiple kids.



8. SplashEZ 3-in-1 inflatable water toy

It’s a splash pad, a sprinkler and a wading pool all in one! That’s right, a place kids of various ages can all play at once. Peacefully? Well, that’s debatable.



9. Minnipdip ring float

This super rad confetti-filled ring float is perfect for children and adults to play (or relax) with. It’s 42″ wide and fits in the adult Minnidip pools which we’re totally obsessed with.

Minnidip Marrakesh Luxe Inflatable Pool



10. Minnidip Tufted Kiddie Pool

Speaking of which, we couldn’t be more thrilled to learn that after a summer of scarcity, Minnidip is BACK with new Insta-worthy styles. This gorg Moroccan-inspired number is begging to be the highlight of your stories all.summer.long.

Little Tikes + PoolCandy


11. Little Tikes + PoolCandy Inflatable Cozy Coupe

Every tot’s favorite land toy makes a splash this summer. Little Tikes classic cozy coupe is now a comfy pool float—and yes! The horn really works!



12. Minnidip Palm Leaf Splash Pad Sprinkler

Another Minnidip must-have we’re beyond stoked about! Not only are we totally here for this plant motif, but the hours of fun it provides for babies, toddlers, and even adults make it a no-brainer.



13. Sloosh American flag pool

If you are already looking forward to July 4th, this is the pool for you. The Sloosh inflatable pool is adorned with the American flag for a super patriotic backyard.

A version of this story was published June 4, 2021. It has been updated.