Top 10 Inflatable Pool Toys 2016

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2016 Best Kids’ Inflatable Pool Toys

inflatable duck wearing sunglassesIn the summertime, a trip to the pool without having at least some kind of floating device is practically an atrocity! (Or – well – at least it’s not nearly as fun to go swimming 🙂 )

Nowadays floating toys are much more than just an inner-tube to float in – they include a wide variety of gadgets that can make summer pool excursions an absolute blast!

What’s here: On this page is a list of 2016’s ten best inflatable pool toys based primarily on consumer popularity, then of those toys – which ones are given high overall reviews? These are the picks that kids (adults too) are having the most fun with.

For shoppers: Each of the inflatable toys listed below is accompanied by at least one recommended resource to buy it online (more where possible). Online merchants are hand-chosen based on low pricing, product availability and safe, secure and convenient shopping. Review links are also included where available.

What’s Here:

1. International Leisure Giant Swan Inflatable Ride-On
2. BigMouth Gigantic Donut Pool Float
3. Aqua Leisure Paw Patrol 3D Beach Ball
4. Intex Pool Volleyball Game
5. Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy
6. Kangaroo Emoji 18″ Inflatable Beach Balls
7. Intex Sea Turtle Pool Ride-On
8. Swimline UFO Spaceship Floating Squirter
9. Intex Stingray Pool Ride-On Toy
10. Jilong Giant Inflatable Swimming Pool Water Wheel

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1. International Leisure Giant Swan Inflatable Ride-On

Ages: 3 and up

A returning favorite makes it to the #1 position among the ten best inflatable pool toys 2016 – International Leisure Giant Swan.

The Giant Swan is an inflatable that most people will recognize from tons of home and garden magazines. The flat is spacious enough for two people, and it comes with handles on the neck. The perfect, quirky spot for relaxation.

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International Leisure Giant Swan

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International Leisure Giant Swan

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International Leisure Giant Swan, 75 Inches

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Price: $19.99
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2. BigMouth Gigantic Donut Pool Float

The BigMouth Gigantic Donut Float makes it to #2 of the top 10 inflatable pool toys this year.

D’oh! This giant donut would make Homer Simpson leap with glee…and hunger. Measuring 4-feet in diameter, this float comes in two colors—pink frosting or chocolate, both with rainbow sprinkles. Nom, nom, nom! Includes a patch kit for quick repairs.

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BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float, Strawberry Frosted With Sprinkles

$30.00
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NEW in Box BIGMOUTH GIANT FROSTED DONUT SNOW TUBE - Pink Sprinkles Pool Float

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BigMouth Inc Gigantic Donut Pool Float (Strawberry Frosted with Sprinkles) Pink

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Price: $13.96
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3. Aqua Leisure Paw Patrol 3D Beach Ball

Ages: 4 and up

Next on the list – the Paw Patrol 3D Beach Ball.

The Paw Patrol beach ball is a fun-in-the-sun must-have for beach-bound kiddos. Kids’ favorite Paw Patrol characters adorn the ball, amidst varying shades of chunky, blue stripes. Toss it around, play a game of beach volleyball, and admire the designs.

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NIB PAW PATROL 3D BEACH BALL CHASE MARSHALL RUBBLE I SHIP EVERYDAY

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Paw Patrol 3D Beach Ball - Blue

$5.99
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New Paw Patrol 3D Beach Ball - Blue Model:19948556

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4. Intex Pool Volleyball Game

Ages: 6 and up

The Intex Pool Volleyball Game is another “best of” inflatable toys for the pool in 2016.

I love a good game of volleyball, especially in the water. This volleyball game comes with a floating court with an attached net, and anchor weights for smalltime, out-of-water games. Also includes an inflatable, miniature volleyball and a repair kit.

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Swimming Pool Volleyball Game Floating Net Ball Set Outdoor Play Hours Of Fun

$23.99
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Pool Volleyball Inflatable Float Toy Game Adult Fun Summer Party Sport Outdoor

$10.96
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Intex Floating Inflatable Swimming Pool Toy Volleyball Game Family Kids Play Fun

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5. Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy

Ages: 9 mos to 2 years

One for the (very) little ones – Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center marks a place at 5th of the best inflatable pool toys this year.

Talk about cuteness! This adorable float is the perfect go-to for babies. First-time swimmers will love getting their feet wet in this floating activity center. Includes a teether, stacking rings, squeaking stars, and a removable canopy. Folds for convenient storage.

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Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center With Canopy

$32.59
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Swimways Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy

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SwimWays Octopus Baby Spring Float Activity Center - Phase 1

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6. Kangaroo Emoji 18″ Inflatable Beach Balls

Ages: 3 and up

A “newbie” on the list of top inflatable pool toys for kids in 2016 – Kangaroo Emoji Beach Balls.

Bring your tech-savviness to the beach and let everyone know! This set of six Emoji Beach Balls are all the rage for modern techies and social media fanatics. Each ball is bright yellow and features a different emoji. Express yourself!

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6 Inflatable Beach Balls Swimming Pool Emoji Fun Kids Water Play Summer Gift 18"

$8.99
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Emoji Universe: 18" Emoji Inflatable Beach Balls 6-Pack NEW FREE SHIPPING

$15.20
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Emoji Universe 6pc Inflatable Beach Ball Swimming pool Size18'' Summer #Rr

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7. Intex Sea Turtle Pool Ride-On

Ages: 3 and up

The Intex Sea Turtle is another returning favorite on the list.

This Sea Turtle Ride-On is definitely a float I would have in my swimming pool…if I had a swimming pool. Ha! Equipped with two heavy-duty handles and a wide, stable base for lounging, this float is relaxation in the shape of a turtle. Of course, it includes a repair patch.

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Intex Inflatable Sea Turtle Fun Kids Children Ride On Pool Float

$30.00
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Intex Sea Turtle Ride-On, 75" X 67"

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Intex Pool Floats Inflatable Ride on Sea Turtle 59x50 inch Green Swimming Summer

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8. Swimline UFO Spaceship Floating Squirter

Ages: 5 and up

The Swimline UFO Spaceship is a rather entertaiing addition to the “best of” inflatable pool toys this year.

Kids and adults alike will LOVE the Spaceship Squirter! Designed to look like what we thought spaceships looked like in the 80s, these floats are equipped with a ray-gun squirter that pulls water up and launches it forward in streams.

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Swimline 9078 - UFO 45 Inch Spaceship Squirter Kids Toy Game

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Swimline 9078 - UFO 45 Inch Spaceship Squirter

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9. Intex Stingray Pool Ride-On Toy

Ages: 3 and up

Sure to be a big hit – here is the Intex Stingray Ride-On.

Another must-have for my mental swimming pool. Ha! This Sting Ray Ride-On is photo-realistic in blue and gray. No barbs, though! It handles well when loungers want to paddle with their feet. Or, it makes the ideal float for relaxing.

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Intex Inflatables Kids Stingray 1.88m Long Sturdy Vinyl Ride On AH57550

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Intex Stingray Ride-On 74" X 57" for Ages 3+

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Blow Up Stingray Ride On Kids 3..+ Pool Fun 74" X 57" 1.88 M X 1.45 M New

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10. Jilong Giant Inflatable Swimming Pool Water Wheel

Ages: 5 and up

And – 2016’s final item on the list of the top ten inflatable pool toys is the Jilong Giant Water Wheel.

Different, vibrant, and so much fun! The Water Wheel is a gigantic, inflatable float that works like a hamster wheel. Kids straddle the center, then use their paddling skills to make the wheel turn. Be sure to slick the interior wheel with water first to make it easier to spin.

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Greenco Kids Colorful Inflatable Water Wheel Roller

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Greenco Kids Colorful Inflatable Water Wheel Roller

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Inflatable Giant Water Wheel Water Float Toy Relax Swimming Pool Beach Rafts

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 03/10/16.

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