Summer Style: What Float Is Right For You?

It’s official: Pool season is almost upon us. The Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch includes 16 precious weekends to spend poolside – not to mention any staycations you’re planning –  so you’ll want to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground … err, pool, running. Whether you spend sunny days perfecting your dive or just dipping your feet in to cool off, we have a few ideas on how you can make the most of pool season.


Your pool time is spent in pure relaxation mode, floating with a cold drink nearby – and let’s face it, likely squeezing in a nap or two while you’re at it. Comfort is key, so you’ll want to make sure you have the best pool float (and plenty of sunscreen), so you can maximize your time in the pool. Vinyl-coated foam is great for a soft, supportive surface while bead-filled fabrics offer a more malleable, nestle-in experience.

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Double-sided mesh, beaded fill and built-in handles.

Flexible foam, 2 inches thick, lightweight and durable.

Flexible foam, 2-3/4 inches thick and durable.

SunMax and SmartMax fabric, beaded fill and built-in handle.

Marine-grade Sunbrella® fabric, beaded fill, sewn-in pillow and mesh backing.


While soaking up the sun, you might as well stay cool in the pool… for hours at a time. Find your favorite way to float in the water whether it’s inflatable, bead-filled or vinyl-coated foam.

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7-1/2-inch thick, bead-filled noodle with a removable mesh sling seat.

Double-sided mesh seat to sit in the water, polystyrene bead fill tube and a built-in cupholder.

Fully submersible, 1-1/2-inch thick, vinyl-coated foam with a high back for extra support.

Inflatable PVC frame with a mesh center for floating in the water.


There are plenty of ways – and places – to rest between laps, both in and by the water. Different options mean different lounging positions and construction including upright backs, lay-flat relaxation, inflatables, an oversized pillow and solid furniture.

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A contoured, comfortable polyethylene chair for relaxing next to the pool or on the Baja shelf, in up to 8 inches of water.

2-inch thick, vinyl-dipped foam chaise that adjusts to multiple reclining positions and has cupholders in the armrests.

One of the most versatile pool floats around, our Convertible Chaise is designed to be used in the pool either as a long, lounging chaise or as a plush, floating chair by folding the footrest under and zipping it in place. It even has an integrated cupholder.

Crafted of 100% Sunbrella® fabric and filled with buoyant beads, this plush chaise functions as indoor or outdoor seating, as well as water-resistant pool float.