12 Cool Pool Accessories For Guaranteed Summer Fun

Updated: Aug. 25, 2023

These cool pool accessories will change the way you enjoy time outdoors.

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Floating Mesh Pool Chair Ecomm Frontgate.com
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Floating Pool Chair

One of the most essential backyard pool accessories is a high-quality float that keeps you cool while you’re soaking up the sun.

This floating pool chair features mesh material filled with polystyrene beads for maximum plush comfort while lounging in the water. An attached ottoman and cup holder make it feel just like you’re relaxing on the couch. Lay the float out to dry and the mesh material will drain the water for you.

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Polar Whale Floating Drink Holder Refreshment Table Tray For Pool Ecomm Amazon.com
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Pool Tray

This durable floating pool tray holds more than just a cold beer or soda — and doesn’t require inflation. In addition to four cup holders, it features three medium-sized compartments for holding snacks, pool toys, sunscreen, a deck of cards and even your phone. It’s perfect for keeping outdoor essentials in — and out — of the water.

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Waterproof Durable And Portable Bluetooth Speaker Ecomm Amazon.com
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Waterproof Speaker

A waterproof speaker is a top product to buy for summer, and we love the affordable price and portability of this JBL Bluetooth clip speaker. It clips onto beach bags, backpacks and coolers and plays music for up to 10 hours.

With more than 52,000 reviews and a 4.8 rating on Amazon, shoppers love this speaker’s sound quality and ability to withstand an occasional splash of water.

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Sand Cloud Towel Ecomm Sandcloud.com
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Sand Cloud Towel

Trade in that standard pool towel for one that easily wicks away sand and dirt. The Sand Cloud towel is a summer favorite thanks to its one-of-a-kind, sand-resistant design that wicks away sand — no rigorous shaking or brushing necessary.

It’s carefully crafted and features 100 percent Turkish organic cotton, so it feels more like a blanket than a towel. Though designed for sandy destinations, this towel can be used beyond the beach. This ocean-inspired pick also supports the Surfrider Foundation, so you can feel good about investing in it. Psst! On your way to the beach? Don’t forget your pair of water shoes.

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Giant Inflatable Flamingo Ride On Pool Float Ecomm Amazon.com
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Giant Inflatable Flamingo

The best cool pool accessories make a statement, and this giant inflatable flamingo is guaranteed to make a splash. It’s 5.5-feet long and holds up to 300 pounds, the perfect size for kids and adults to enjoy at the same time. The best way to blow up this pool float is with a pump (not included).

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12 Pack Inflatable Drink Holders For Pools Ecomm Amazon.com
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Drink Floats

Carry drinks in style with these fun drink floats. This 12-pack contains everything from a watermelon to a swan and even a rainbow cup holder. Guests are guaranteed to get a kick out of these adorable inflatable cup holders at your next pool party.

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Ostrich On Your Back Chair Ecomm Amazon.com
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Portable Pool Chair

The Ostrich On Your Back chair is unlike any other pool chair. It features a plush head cut-out, so you can lay on your stomach and easily browse your phone or read a book without sacrificing comfort.

This cool pool accessory comes in five colors and features five adjustable positions, a cup holder and backpack straps for easy carrying. It’s a genius summer accessory for laying out by the pool or in the backyard.

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Gopong Pool Lounge Floating Beer Pong Table Ecomm Amazon.com
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Floating Pong Table

Bring the party entertainment to your next pool party with this six-foot floating pong table. It comes with six pong balls and four tethering grommets and fits 10 cups on each side. It also has cup holders along the perimeter to stash your beverages while playing.

To be sure: You don’t need beer to play this. Enjoy this classic game with water or soft drinks so the whole family can play. As a top-selling product on Amazon, shoppers love the durability and portability of this inflatable game — and that people of all ages can enjoy it.

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Funboy X Bark Rainbow Cloud Dog Float Ecomm Funboy.com
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Rainbow Cloud Dog Float

Cool pool accessories are for dogs, too, and this adorable rainbow cloud dog float is guaranteed to keep pups entertained all summer long. Blow it up with a pump and arrange their favorite outdoor toys on the float for extra fun. If they’re not a fan of the water, make it an outdoor dog bed so your furry friend can hang out in style.

Pro tip: If your pup won’t use this float in the pool, spray it down with water instead.

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Pool Float Ecomm Wayfair.com
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Lounge Chair Float

Skip the hassle of inflating a pool float with this non-inflatable lounge chair. Instead of air, it’s filled with buoyant, cushy beans for optimal comfort while laying in the pool.

It’s weather- and UV-resistant, making it a long-lasting alternative to traditional floats. And it rolls up and contains a handle on one end for easy carrying. It’s more than a cool pool accessory as it doubles as a lake toy to add this summer.

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Sunbrella Outdoor Bean Bags Ecomm Westlm.com
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Sunbrella Outdoor Bean Bag

Add an outdoor bean bag to your patio furniture setup for ultimate relaxation. The Sunbrella outdoor bean bag is filled with polystyrene beads and features durable, sinkable fabric that’ll make it feel like you’re lounging on a plush love seat.

Sunbrella fabric is water-repellent and withstands fading, mildew and chlorine, making it durable enough to last several seasons. If spills happen, the bean bag cleans just like standard outdoor cushions.

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Inflatable Serving Bar Salad Ice Tray Food Drink Containers Ecomm Amazon.com
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Inflatable Serving Tray

This reusable inflatable serving bar is great for keeping food and drinks cold at outdoor gatherings. Pump it up with air, add ice and arrange food and drinks in this large capacity inflatable serving bar.

It’s buoyant enough to float in the pool even with food and drinks on it. Or it can sit on a table or picnic blanket. This set comes with three inflatable serving bars and a handheld air pump. And it’s reusable.

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