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15 Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers Review

Make your pool experience more fun and enjoyable with the best pool floats and pool loungers. There’s nothing quite like a relaxing day in a pool on a hot summer day.  Pools, lakes and rivers are not only about swimming and playing in the water. Relax in style on a lounger or float around in the pool with a cool pool float.

15 Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers of 2017

 ProductWeight CapacityProduct Summary
Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable LoungeIntex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge250 lbs2 built-in cup holders
Very stable
18 gauge vinyl
Recliner Lounge
Kelsyus Floating LoungerKelsyus Floating Lounger250 lbsIntegrated backrest
Integrated ottoman
1 cup holder
Mesh seat
Clips on the side to allow tethering
Intex Sit N Float Inflatable LoungeIntex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge176 lbsSupports up to 250 lbs
An arm chair sitting in water
2 grab handles for stability
2 cup holders
Kelsyus Floating Water HammockKelsyus Floating Water Hammock250 lbsHammock on water
Soft mesh bed
Inflatable pillow
Side clips for tethering to boat etc
Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge, 63 X 33.5Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge176 lbs12-gauge vinyl
Multi-colored i-beams
2 air chambers
Back rest and arm rest
One drink holder
Open foot rest
BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool FloatBigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float200 lbsBig bit out, pink icing and multi-colored sprinkles
4 feet in diameter
18″ hole in the middle
International Leisure Giant SwanInternational Leisure Giant Swan280 lbsCan hold 3 adults
12 gauge thick vinyl
Wings can be used as the hand rest
Tail can be used as head rest
SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XLSwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL300 lbsVery high weight capacity
Large headrest and wide seating area
Integrated ottoman
1 cup holder
Comfortable mesh seat
Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge ChairSwimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair200 lbsMade of super-strong nylon
1 cup holder
Head, arm, and foot rests
Can be used both on and off the pool
Fabric Covered U-Seat Inflatable Swimming Pool ChairSwimline Nylon Covered U-Seat200 lbsMade of super-strong nylon
2 cup holders
Supportive backrest,
U-seat to stay partially submerged
International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating LoungerInternational Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger200 lbsSuper-strong molded frame
Blow molded pontoon armrests, extra-thick headrest
No need to inflate or worry about leaks
1 cup holder
Giant Flamingo Inflatable Pool ToyGiant Flamingo Inflatable Pool Toy200 lbsDurable PVC
Huge pink flamingo
Swimline 90645 - 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza SliceSwimline 90645 – 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice6-foot by 5-foot pizza slice
Bungee connectors on both sides
8 pieces can be put together for a whole pizza - a floating island
Best Pool Floats and Pool LoungersAIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II170 lbsHeavy-gauge PVC covered by durable nylon
1 cup holder
1 zippered storage compartment
Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool ToyBalance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy140 lbsVibrant color wheel for kids
I-Beam construction for extra strength
Excellent toy for kids
Intex Inflat-A-Bull, Inflatable Pool Toy340 lbsPhoto-realistic bull
17.5 gauge vinyl
3 air chambers
Excellent toy for everybody

Just kick back and enjoy your leisurely afternoon with a book and glass of ice tea on a cool pool float or a lounger. With some floats, you never touch the water so you could just lay back, have your beverage and enjoy the breeze or get a tan. Some loungers come with built-in cup holders for your favorite beverage, some come with head and arm rest.

Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers

Sit back on a recliner lounge or lie down on a floating water hammock, there are many style and models of pool floats and loungers to choose from. to  Make the most of every warm day with your friends and family with the pool float and loungers listed here.

To relax and lounge without getting wet, go ahead and buy the Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge, 71″ X 53 or the AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II. With most other floats you will be able to partially submerge your body in the water. If you are looking for pool loungers that are going to last you a very long time, get International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger or AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II. While the Kelsyus Floating Water HammockKelsyus Floating Lounger and SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL are very compact and portable when packed. They are also very strong and durable. They are some of the best pool floats for adults and kids of certain heights. There are some which are suitable for younger kids (kids don’t go to the pool to relax anyway!).

Some of the floats and loungers can also be used in the lakes and calm rivers. Please see our description for more details on individual floats.

Note: The floats and the loungers do not come with air pumps. Most of them are small enough to be blown up by a healthy person but a foot air pump like Intex Bellows Foot Pump is always helpful. Some have several chambers to be pumped separately.

Brief Review of Some of the Cool Pool Floats

Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge, 71″ X 53

Intex Floating Recliner Inflatable Lounge

Weight capacity: 250 lbs

Intex Floating Recliner Lounge is one of the most popular pool loungers in the market. The lounger comes with 2 built-in cup holders on the two armrests. Despite it’s looks, the recliner lounge is very stable. You can get in on it without tipping it over. It is designed like recliner lounge and what could be better than a recliner lounge on a pool for relaxing and getting tan.

The lounge is made of very durable 18 gauge vinyl. It’s light weight makes it very convenient to carry it along for your out door picnic. This can also be used as lake lounger and float.

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Kelsyus Floating Lounger

Kelsyus Floating Lounger

Weight capacity: 250 lbs

The ultimate for water lovers, the Kelsyus Floating Lounger features an integrated backrest, ottoman and cup holder. The integrated backrest allows you to lay back, relax and the extended integrated ottoman lets you stretch out and relax while you float. And the comfortable mesh seat allows your body to descend into the water, just enough to keep you cool.

There is a clips on the side of the float to allow tethering to boat or dock or other Kelsyus float. The float folds flat easily into a compact carry bag for easy portability. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.


Intex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge

Intex Sit N Float Inflatable Lounge

Weight capacity: 176 lbs

INTEX Sit ‘n Float Inflatable Tube is able take more than the specified weight capacity. It have been proven to support more than 25o lbs. It is more an arm chair than a raft except for the fact that you will be mostly sitting in water. There are two grab handles for your stability in the water and two cup holders for your favorite beverage. Note: do not tether to a boat, this float is not designed to move fast in water.

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Kelsyus Floating Water Hammock

Kelsyus Floating Water Hammock

Weight capacity: 250 lbs

It’s a hammock on water – the water keeps you cool on one side while you sunbathe. The inflatable perimeter suspends you in water and the soft mesh bed to allows your body just below the water surface. The inflatable pillow supports your head so your head stays mostly dry while you drift in the pool, lake or river.  Side clips allow tethering to dock, boat, or other Kelsyus float products. Sturdy but light-weight, the float folds flat easily into a compact carry bag for easy portability and storage. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.

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Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge, 63″ X 33.5″

Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge

Weight Capacity: 176 lbs

The Intex King Kool™ Lounge is a classic pool lounge made from 12-gauge vinyl with transparent top panels, multi-colored i-beams and 2 air chambers. The lounge comes with comfortable back rest, arm rest and one drink holder so that you can enjoy a refreshing beverage in the water as you lounge. At 63″ long, will fit almost anyone. The foot rest will allow you to dip you foot in the water.

Don’t let the 2 loungers in the picture fool you, when you order one Intex King Kool Inflatable Lounge you get only one. If you want the pair, you have to order specifically for the two.

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BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float

BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

It’s a gigantic floating donut that you sit on in a pool. The big bit out, pink icing and multi-colored sprinkles makes it look too good to resist. At 4 feet in diameter when inflated, is a fun toy for all ages. And the hole in the middle is 18″ in diameter. The BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float is made of extra-thick, durable vinyl. The gigantic donut is tremendous fun for your children and great attention grabber for the pool and beach parties! Make your summer a memorable with this large pastry.

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International Leisure Giant Swan

International Leisure Giant Swan

Weight Capacity: 280 lbs

The International Leisure Giant Swan is one of the most popular pool float in the market. It is a perfect addition to the pool, lake, or river.

Yes, the picture shows 3 adults on the float and the weight capacity is of two person. The picture is to show how huge and stable the swan is. The manufacturer’s weight capacity of the International Leisure Giant Swan is 280 pounds. The material is 12 gauge thick vinyl and very durable.

The wings can be used as the hand rest and the tail as head rest – perfect for play and relaxation spot. The swan does not have a drink holder.

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SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

On a hot summer day the SwimWays Spring Float Recliner XL is perfect for relaxing in the pool. A perfect pool float for a 300 pound person.

Very similar to Kelsyus Floating Lounger but slight larger and with a bit more weight capacity. The extra large design provides sufficient legroom, a large headrest, wide seating area and beefy inflation. The features are all the same – an integrated backrest, ottoman and a cup holder. The integrated backrest allows you to lay back, relax and the extended integrated ottoman lets you stretch out and relax while you float. And the comfortable mesh seat allows your body to descend into the water, just enough to keep you cool. The float folds easily in to compact size, making it convenient to store and transport. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.

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Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair

Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

Unlike most of the loungers here, the Swimline 9047 Floating Lounge Chair is made of super-strong nylon not vinyl. A perfect blend of comfort and style, this over-sized  and comfortable inflatable lounge chair comes with a cup holder, head, arm, and foot rests. The lounge has no mesh or open bottom.  You can use this lounge in the pool as well as off the pool. This can also be used as lake float and lounger.

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Swimline Nylon Covered U-Seat

Fabric Covered U-Seat Inflatable Swimming Pool Chair

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

Another nylon covered pool lounger form Swimline, the Swimline Nylon Covered U-Seat is perfect for keeping your drink above the water and you partially submerged. Featuring vinyl dual cup holders and supportive backrest, the U-seat makes it easy for you to stay afloat and provides support beyond what you’re used to from your standard floating chair. The nylon covered fabric extends life and prevents standard wear and tear.

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International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger

International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger

Weight Capacity: 200 lbs

The International Leisure Sunchaser Padded Floating Lounger features super-strong molded frame and blow molded pontoon armrests provide rigid support and will last season after season. The luxurious floating lounger is fully padded with an extra-thick headrest for extra comfort. Molded in the armrest is a cup holder for you favorite drink.

You do not need to inflate this pool lounger: eliminating hassling pumps, leaky valves, or any potential puncture issues. The assembling of this lounger is easy and quick and the components are durable, UV and chemical resistant, and easy to keep clean.

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Giant Flamingo Inflatable Pool Toy

Giant Flamingo Inflatable Pool Toy

Weight Capacity:  lbs

It’s a pink Giant Flamingo Pool Float, and no pool party will be complete without one. This huge pink flamingo is made of durable PVC, strong enough to hold 2 persons although recommended for one person only.

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Swimline 90645 – 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice

Swimline 90645 - 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice

Weight Capacity:  lbs

It’s a 6-foot by 5-foot giant inflatable realistic pizza slice pool float that come with not just one but two drink holders.  The Swimline 90645 Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice is great for family fun. It comes with bungee connectors on both sides of the float. You can connect another pizza slice raft with it or you can connect 8 pizza slice rafts to make whole pizza making it a pool island floats and have a party.

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AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II

Best Pool Floats and Pool Loungers

Weight Capacity: 170 lbs

Relax on the water in comfort with AIRHEAD AHBL-3 Bimini Lounger II. The heavy-gauge PVC bladder is covered by durable nylon making it very durable. There’s a cup holder and a zippered storage compartment for sun tan lotion and other necessities. Float with your legs dangling in the water, or stretch them out on the folding inflatable leg rest. It a perfect lounger for pools, lakes and rivers.

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Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy

Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy

Weight Capacity: 140 lbs

The vibrant colored Balance Living® Inflatable Kids Water Wheel Pool Toy is the best gift you can give your kids this summer. The kids will love the hamster wheel like movement in this fun and unique inflatable pool toy. The Water Wheel is an ideal way to keep youngsters cool and comfortable on a hot summer day. The kids will relax in it, play, roll, race and jump through it. The I-Beam construction with rainbow colors strings makes it very sturdy.

And as always, kid should always be wearing a life jacket when in the pool and always under adult supervision.

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Intex Inflat-A-Bull, Inflatable Pool Toy

Weight Capacity: 340 lbs

The Intex Inflat-A-Bull is not what you would call a lounger. It’s a bull ride in the pool that will give you and your family hours of challenging wet fun. You get on the bull and ride it. Other people try to shake you off of it. You grab on to a handle on the neck of the bull while you are being shaken. It is a fun toy that will amuse everybody, from kids to grandma. Compete with your friends and family and see how long you can stay mounted on the bull.

Getting on the ride is not that easy, the bigger you are the harder it is to get on. A competition can be arranged on how fast somebody can get on the bull. And once you are on, the second phase starts i.e. how long can you stay on.

The bull is made of very durable 17.5 gauge vinyl. It has 3 air chambers; the photo-realistic bull, the inner smaller ring and the outer larger ring.

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Floating Island Rafts

If you are looking for loungers for more than one person that take a look at our 10 Best Floating Island Rafts Review.

WOW World of Watersports

Floating Island Raft

 

Family Lounge Pool

If you are looking for family lounge pool read Intex Swim Center Family Lounge Review. As the name suggests, family lounge pool is fun for the whole family. There are comfortable inflatable seats for you to relax have some drinks and watch over your kids play in the middle.

Intex Swim Center Family Lounge Family

Intex Swim Center Family Lounge

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I did my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Mississippi State University. Now, I am a proud father of a beautiful and sweet daughter. And she loves water and pools. I did a lot of research before buying my first pool about 2 summers ago. Planning for a replacement pool soon. My experience with my first pool made me research further and I gained some knowledge in the process. I thought I should create a web site to share my knowledge. So here it is.

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Michelle F - April 8, 2017

We love the Kelsyus Floating Water Hammock. It is our favourite pool float and very comfortable to use. Thanks for this list.

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