These cool pool toys will keep you, your kids and your friends entertained and in the pool all day. Whether it's a new pool float or a game that sends you to the bottom of the pool, give your pool some new excitement with some of these ideas.
Pool floats and toys need to be geared to the age and swimming ability of those using them. They need to be durable and last for at least one swimming season.
This foam bat and splash ball offers lots of opportunity for fun and for kids to come up with their own games. I got several extra splash balls to keep the peace.Foam Baseball Bat Water Launcher Pump Gun and Ball
This Velcro Ball and Catch Game has been lots of fun. We purchased two sets. It is a fun game for just about all ages if they can throw a ball. The velcro mit makes it easy to catch.
We found ours at Target. The one we got from Target still works,but some of the velcro has come apart from the ball - however, it still works just fine.
Amazon sells a different brand and make but it has the same idea.
This is a fun pool party game for boys and girls and for most any age. Adults like it too.
Our pool is attracting lots of visitors lately thanks to this cool inflatable pool slide.
From 3 year olds to 13 year olds the slide is a big hit. Two sprinklers on the top attached to a hose keep the vinyl wet and slippery.
Steps and grab handles in the back make it easy to climb. Put it in the deep end for big kids and the shallow end for the little ones.
We used a Portable Air Pump out by the pool and inflated it very quickly. So far it's staying inflated and family and friends want to know when they can come back. Before inflating the pool slide determine where you want to place it so you're not dragging it across the cement and causing any leaks. Don't over-inflate - you can tell if it's over-inflated if you see that the seams are pulling or strained.
We found the best price was on Amazon - so get yours there too:
These powerful, supersized squirt guns, are a fun addition to any pool for kids, teens and adults. Just hold the toy under water, pull the plunger out, and you have a squirt gun on steroids. Easy to reload and they shoot a long distance - maybe 25'.
Kids can play with them (you will need more than one) and make up their own games or use them for organized games like Squirt Gun Tag. Whoever gets hit with a Max Liquidator squirt is frozen. The last one left is the winner.
Use them to squirt a beach ball to the other side of the pool or have a target for kids to hit or see how many empty pop cans a player can topple over.
Amazon has a two-pack liquidators here:
The kids pool toys that are the biggest hit are the ones that are appropriate for the age and swimming ability of the child.
The "big hit" at our swimming pool this summer is this cool pool toy - Finding Nemo Spring Hoops .
I purchased these hoops from Target last year. Our 5 year old granddaughter loves swimming through the hoops in search of "treasures" that are on the bottom of the "sea floor."
It will soon become the pool toy favorite. Be sure to get the large one like the one pictured - not the mini version.
Play with a group of kids by forming a cirlce and have them throw it underwater to each other.
With some practice you can get it to do some cool tricks.
It is a very durable pool toy and will last season after season.
Swimways Toypedo Bandits
Submergency is the favorite pool game for our teenage niece.
Set the LED timer to time out in 15 seconds or up to 90 seconds. Dive to the bottom of the pool to deactivate it before it goes off.
It can be played with any number of players.
Each person just takes their turn setting the timer and deactivating it while others watch to see what happens.
Our favorite pool games for kids include some kind of pool dive toy.
Our granddaughters love the challenge of collecting their dive toys from the bottom of the pool and proudly displaying them to their ever adoring grandparents.
These dive toys came with a net. Instead of gathering only two items on the bottom of the pool, one for each hand, now the kids can gather as many dive toys as they can in one breath.
Select your dive toys to match the interest of your swimmers.
From Spiderman to butterflies there is sure to be on that will make
diving to the bottom of the pool exciting.
This light-up beach ball is great to play with after the sun goes down.
It will light up and stay lit for several seconds every time someone taps it. Use it as a volley ball or just for passing back and forth in the pool.