You don’t need much for a day of fun in the sun—a juicy read, a quality SPF, and a (literal) watering hole to cool off in. Though the latter might seem impossible when social distancing measures have rendered many pools and beaches closed, a few beachy backyard accessories provide a glimmer of hope. Rather than sit in your lounge chair sweating or dashing in and out of the air-conditioned house every time you need a reprieve from those harsh rays, invest in an inflatable pool. There are options abound for the whole family, from small, shallow versions suitable for babies and toddlers to 15-foot behemoths complete with filters to keep the pool clean and cushioned seats for adults to get cozy. And if you really want to wow? You can even get blow-up pools with inflatable slides that’ll distract older kids until the sun goes down. (What a gift!) Here, the best inflatable pool options for your own backyard.
River Race Water Slide Bounce House
Need something to distract the kids on a hot afternoon? This inflatable water park will buy you hours—guaranteed.
Ball Pit with 25 Play Balls
Bring the theme park home! Designed with kid-friendly features like a pulley system with play balls, this inflatable pool can also be used indoors as a dry ball pit.
Unicorn Kiddie Pool
Let the kiddies splash around in this unicorn pool, which features a cooling shade to prevent too much exposure to the sun’s summer rays.
Inflatable Swim Center Family Lounge Pool
A great options for families—adults can lounge in the built-in cushioned seats, while toddlers splash around in the shallow water.
Inflatable Swimming Pool
This is another versatile option for families, since it’s shallow enough for adults to sit, but deep enough for younger kids to splash about.
Roomy and 50 percent thicker than other inflatable pools, this option from Sable is perfect for rambunctious kids.
FUNBOY Mini Inflatable Pool
A basic pool—it’s perfectly suitable for one adult to lounge or for babies to splash around—with a more attractive aesthetic than most.
Giant Family Inflatable Swimming Pool
This option can hold up to 2 adults plus 3-5 kids. Plus, built-in water valves will help it drain faster.
Inflatable Royal Castle Baby Pool
A very shallow pool with an imaginative canopy to keep the littlest backyard bathers protected from the sun.
Heart Mini Inflatable Pool
This heart-shaped pool may be small, but it’s super cute—and the perfect size for cooling off your feet.
Blow Up Swimming Pool
This built in pool bench is perfect for lounging with a drink or entertaining beach read in hand.
Inflatable Pool for Dogs
On a scorching hot day, your four-legged friends need somewhere to cool off, too. This inflatable pool is made of extra thick PVC to stand up to their claws, plus has sloped sides that makes it easier for pups to hop in and out.
Sun Shade Inflatable Pool
This 62″ x 62″ x 48″ pool is for kids, but still big enough to fit an adult. Plus, the removable shade top is perfect for days when the sun is getting too hot.
Deep Easy Set Inflatable Pool
For something more spacious, try this deep, oversized inflatable option. At 10 feet in diameter and 30 inches deep, adults will be able to fully stretch out their legs and relax.
Fruits Mini Inflatable Pool
This fun grapefruit printed mini pool is a cute, inexpensive, and easy way to cool off in your own backyard.
Lilly Pulitzer Fancy Flamingo Pool
This kiddie pool is lined with an iconic Lilly Pulitzer print that makes it much more Instagrammable than your average backyard play toy.