The Best Pool Floats for 2017

Written by Julie Weinstein

To say I’m ready for summer would be an understatement; I’m counting the seconds. Not that I’m trying to rush spring or anything, but once the cooler weather is over with (which it basically is here in Houston) and things start heating up, all I can think about are days spent on the lake, weekends at the beach, and lots of time in the pool.

And speaking of the pool, have you guys seen the pool float selection out there this year? It is seriously on point. It seems like pool floats started becoming extremely popular a couple summers back, when they went from something strictly functional to something that is insanely stylish and fun and sometimes not practical at all. But sometimes impractical is the way to go, right?

Well, this years assortment is so good. And I mean so so good. Although, last years pool floats were pretty great, too. This year, we’re talking everything from a margarita with a lime to the hashtag symbol we’ve all come to know and love to a lobster to our personal favorite, and what we predict to be the float of 2017…the beloved unicorn, among many others. While last year’s float of the season was certainly the flamingo and 2015’s was definitely the donut, this year it’s all about that unicorn.

So, without further ado, keep on scrolling for 24 awesome pool floats that will add an instant wow factor to any swimming pool out there. And did we mention how much of a hit they would be at your next pool party?

24 of the Best Pool Floats for 2017

Below you’ll find 24 of the very best pool floats of the season. As a reminder, you can simply click the image of the float you’re interested in, and you’ll be taken directly to the retailer’s website. As well, you’ll find direct links to each, along with comments about some of our favorites.

1. Giant Double Cherry Pool Float 2. Margarita Pool Float – Sipping your margarita while in the margarita pool float would make quite the Instagram worthy picture. 3. Avocado Pool Float – Taking your avocado toast to a whole new level. 4. Peacock Pool Float 5. Peace Sign Pool Float 6. Hashtag Pool Float – #enoughsaid. 7. Banana Float 8. Lobster Pool Float 9. Rainbow Unicorn Float – Like we said, we predict the unicorn to be THE float of the season, and can’t you see why? Everything about it is perfect (some others we love here, here, and here). 10. Unicorn Drink Holder – Don’t forget the unicorn drink holder to go with your fabulous unicorn float. 11. The Lips Pool Float 12. Private Jet Pool Float – I mean, who wouldn’t want a private jet pool float? 13. Rainbow Inflatable Pool Ring 14. Cactus Float 15. Rainbow Pool Float – Because we love color. 16. Festival Flamingo Pool Float – No music festival would be complete without this one. 17. Pineapple Float 18. Champagne Bottle Pool Float – Why wouldn’t you want to float on a champagne bottle? I know I would. 19. Banana Palm Leaf Float 20. Giant Bling Ring Pool Float 21. Giant Oversized Inflatable Tubes 22. Baby Toucan Float – I can’t wait to see Carrie’s little girl floating around in this one. 23. Kiddy Flamingo Float 24. Kiddy Swan Float

In Closing

So, there you have it! How great are those floats? We weren’t kidding! Now, we’d love to hear – which are your favorites from above? Let the countdown to summer begin!


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  1. Isabella says:

    I love the classic one! Remember mu youth!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah yes that’s nice! Good memories.

  2. Erin says:

    Carrie, love all of these especially the rainbow & unicorn! Have you seen the super cute balloon dog float yet? I got mine at target! Can’t wait to use it at the pool this summer! It’s red! ❤️So fun! Xx?

    1. Carrie says:

      Same page, Erin! And yes I have seen that one, and I love it! I just couldn’t find it in stock online anywhere to include here. But it’s a great one.

      Thanks for stopping by.:)

  3. Jenn Lake says:

    Love the champagne one! So fun!

    1. Carrie says:

      Right? How can you go wrong lounging on a champagne bottle?! 🙂

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