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The best pool toys to make a splash this summer

Embrace the sunshine with a pool toy that is sure to elevate the aquatic fun!

Looking to maximise the sunshine? Got a pool? Perfect…you have come to the right place!

The summertime is fleeting, but what’s not so much are those stinking hot summer days. Whether you have been lounging by the pool for the last couple of months, or maybe you are finally able to enjoy the space now that the kids are back at school, fancifying your waterside experience is a guaranteed good time. 

So, to take full advantage of the summer heat that is left, we have rounded up some of the best pool toys that are on offer. Regardless of your experience around the water, we have found the best-of-the-best when it comes to lounging and playing.

Read on to find a pool toy suited to your budget, pool and preference for fun!

The best pool toys in Australia 2024

The best pool toys for adults

Sunny life inflatable volley ball set
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Inflatable volley ball set

$79.99 at Sunnylife

If you are looking to up the ante in the ball game department, then look no further than this inflatable volley ball set. Plus, with sparkly confetti spread throughout the structure embrace the game in absolute style. 

Key features:

  • Size: 300 x 60 x 82cm
  • Materials: Durable and non-toxic phthalate free PVC
  • Includes floating net, inflatable ball and repair patch
  • Water fillable base (stability)

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Business and pleasure co pool float large
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Business & Pleasure Co. the pool float – large

$99.99 from THE ICONIC

The trusty pool ring is a decade’s old aussie fave! Whether a waterside relax, or a whirlpool ride is in the cards, this buoyant beauty doesn’t discriminate. 

Key features:

  • Size: 80cm
  • Available in four colour combinations
  • Matte finishing

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Sunnylife beach side paddle set
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Sunnylife beach bats set

$70.53 at REVOLVE

Tennis by the pool at the country club is one thing, but tennis IN the pool is a whole new level of fun. These monochromatic bats and balls from Sunnylife are your ticket to a summer of brilliance.  

Key features:

  • Size: 23 x 47cm
  • Materials: NBR and PVC
  • Includes two bats, two balls and a carry case
  • Lightweight and durable 

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Surfstitch sunnylife luxe lie-on float strawberry
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Sunnylife luxe lie-on float strawberry pink berry

$53.99 (usually $89.99) at Surfstitch 

Starting the trend for giant inflatable pool toys, Sunnylife has done it all! From gigantic flamingos, to swans and strawberry inflatables like this one here, luxe laxing has been made all the more exciting. 

Key features:

  • Size: 75.2 x 53.15 x 9.06cm
  • Materials: PVC
  • Includes repair patch

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Lazy Dayz inflatable drinks tub
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Lazy Dayz inflatable drinks tub teal

$59.95 at Myer

Cracking open a cold one is a right of passage when it comes to lounging by the pool. With this inflatable drinks tub you can enjoy sipping both in and outside of the pool as you like. 

Key features:

  • Size: 35 x 70cm
  • Materials: non-toxic PVC
  • Includes inflatable drinks tub and one repair patch
  • Six month warranty

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https://www.amazon.com.au/Zcaukya-Inflatable-Seashell-Air-Filled-Birthday/dp/B0C2HRKML4/ref=sr_1_42?tag=bhg00-22
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Zcaukya inflatable seashell pool float

$117 at Amazon

This Instagram-friendly blow-up is a summertime essential. With a surface large enough to lay or sit, enjoy the beauty that is this iridescent pearly delight.

Key features:

  • Size: 85.1 x 65cm
  • Materials: PVC
  • Compact design for storage ease
  • Leak-proof air valve

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The best pool toys for kids

Sunnylife salty the shark dive buddies
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Sunnylife salty the shark dive buddies

$20.99 (usually $29.99) at The memo.

This vibrant little trio may be the answer to a summer of diving practice. Getting the hair wet is certainly not for everyone, but when there are surprises as cute at these at the bottom who could resist? 

Key features:

  • Size: 19.5 x 6.8 x 3cm
  • Materials: sand, neoprene and polyester
  • Includes three weighted sink toys

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Sunnylife toddler pool floa
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Sonny the sea creature neon orange

$59.99 at Sunnylife

Protecting little people from the summer heat has never been so easy (or cute)! Fitted with the most perfectly sized googly eyes, this toddler pool float allows you to enjoy the water alongside your littlies. 

Key features:

  • Size: 96 x 66 x 26cm
  • Materials: PVC
  • Features head rest and soft leg support 
  • Includes repair patch

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Sunnylife inflatable buddy monty
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Sunnylife inflatable buddy monty the monster set of 2

$18 (usually $29.99) at My House

Ride, float and play with this set of two inflatable monster noodles. Not only are these floats the perfect solution for cooling down in the summer, but their inspired design is sure to ignite the kids imagination. 

Key features:

  • Size: 30 x 30 x 100cm
  • Materials: PVC
  • Includes two inflatable monster noodles and a repair patch

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Amazon kids donut pool floats
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Ucity kids donut pool floats 2 pack

$25.99 at Amazon

Kiddie sized pool rings are an essential when it comes to pool toys, we mean the list of games is never ending! So, if you are looking to spice up the summer fun, then adding these donuts to the basket is a no brainer. 

Key features:

  • Size: 22.61 x 19.56 x 2.29cm
  • Materials: Vinyl 
  • Eco-friendly and non-toxic 

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What are good pool toys?

The pool toys of today are pretty impressive when compared to the pool noodle of our childhood. With so many to choose from, how do you sort the good from the bad? When it comes to material, most inflatable pool toys are made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride) a sturdy and sun-resistant material made to withstand day-to-day use. Though PVC pool toys typically take the form of inflatable pool floats, there are a variety of other pool toys which offer just as much fun. These include:

  • sinking rings
  • tennis rackets (aquatic version)
  • ball games 
  • floating net devices, and so much more!

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