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9 Fun and Creative Pool Toys

Updated on May 4, 2018
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A former teacher and tutor, Kenna enjoys helping children live a better life, understanding the importance of helping them become leaders.

Pool Toys

Finding fun and creative pool activities for my kids is quite an adventure for me. I consider cost and how easy the toys work with the size of our pool.

I make sure I get cool pool toys that kids will enjoy and can use safely. In my list, I purchased some of these toys but not all of them. For example, I have included the Aqua Climb on my list, but I didn't get it because of cost and the difficult setup.

In all, every summer I bring a couple of new pool toys out and watch the kids have a ton of fun. I am amazed at the variety and price range. Some of the toys listed need a large area of water and will take up most of any pool’s surface, but well worth the adventure. Of course, the larger ones are more costly.

1. Water Wheel

This is a very creative pool toy for kids, and it burns up their energy quick. They will be sleeping really well after a day of playing in the pool with the Water Wheel.

Kids sit in the middle of the wheel and turn the wheel using their body weight. It can go pretty fast, and some kids may get a little dizzy from the spinning. The manufacturer recommends an electric pump to inflate and deflate the wheel. Adult supervision is advised.

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2. Aviva Saturn Rocker

My kids got creative with the Saturn Rocker. They were whipping around in the pool like a sea saw. My kids partnered up while some played with it on their own. My daughter and her friend played on it for hours, which is a cool way for kids to bond and become friends.

The girls are compatible in height and weight. That is important. Either way, it looks like the girls had a great time.

I tried it on my own and decided it wasn't for me.

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3. Aqua Climb

I like this pool toy because it mixes swimming with rock climbing. If you slip and fall while climbing, you fall and cool off in the pool.

The toy is not cheap and costs well over five thousand dollars, but I am hoping in the future its cost will go down. It’s a creative idea for recreational swimming. It looks like they are set up at public pools or fancy hotels. I am sure some campgrounds have invested in a one or two for their members. It looks like so much fun.

4. Nuclear Globe

Oh, my gosh, this looks like so much fun. It is expensive for a pool toy. As long as you use it, it is worth the price. When I tried it, I was nervous at first. I got used to it and relaxed. I went all over the pool, and our pool seemed very small. I only borrowed the globe. I am not interested in buying one because our pool is not big enough to totally enjoy it.

You can take the Nuclear Globe to a lake or any large body of water and have a great time.

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5. Aqua Rocker

Aqua Rocker is definitely a kids' pool toy. Two kids need to be on it. One on each end, so it rocks back and forth in the water. They use their body weight getting the inflatable toy to rock back and forth in the water. As an adult, I might try it on my own and see if I can rock it by myself.

The only thing is that the two kids need to be similar in weight. If one is way heavier than the other, the lighter kid will fall off and unable to lift the heavier kid. The rocker will not rock back and forth.


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6. Inflatable Balls

7. Giant Swan

My niece and nephew enjoyed their giant swan in their pool. They had a great time floating on such a big bird. My sister-in-law found one on sale for $30.00. She thought it was a great deal. Calling this pool toy a giant swan is nothing but the truth. It is huge. I know the picture shows a girl on the toy. It is big enough to hold a man, too.

I tried it for about 20 minutes. I got bored.

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8. Bull-Riding Inflatable Pool Float

You will have a wild time in the pool with this inflatable bull. The bull can take any punishment my kids and their friends can hash out. My husband and I enjoy riding the bull. All ages will have a great time, including teenagers, adults, and even small kids.

I noticed the rubber is thicker than other inflatables, so the bull endured all the beatings and thrashings. The price wasn't too bad.

My kids had fun competing against each other. We joke around talking about having a bull in our pool.

9. Floating Hoops Basketball Game

The floating hoops basketball game is perfect for young kids and teenagers. The idea is to play a game of basketball in the pool with 2 or more players. Six players per game will work best. Any more and someone might get hurt like an elbow in the eye.

We blow up the hoop, and it floats. The basketball had issues. We replaced the ball with a heavier and more durable basketball. The newer is easier to control, and it floats.

My kids played HORSE. That took some time and kept the kids busy. They played until late in the afternoon. This particular floating basketball hoop prices at Amazon for $5.99 to $9.99.There are others around $15.00. The higher priced ones are more durable.

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Inflatable Pool Toys

Like I said, I did not get all these pool toys but shopped around and bought a couple of them. I recommend you do the same.

Every pool needs inflatable toys. It's the only to keep the kids busy, outside, and in the pool during the summer. Yet, I advise you only get the ones you can afford and feel comfortable using based on the ages of your kids.

Each pool toy adds a lot of fun. They keep kids busy in the pool for hours and hours. Just make sure your pool doesn’t get overcrowded with toys. Safety is a concern at my house, so we keep the pool toys on deck if the kids are not using them.

I need to stress the importance of adult supervision and never swim in a pool alone. At my house, we have a buddy system so everyone stays safe.

© 2017 Kenna McHugh

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      Amirmadrid 29 

      14 months ago

      I have something I guess it's old money from 1320's I want know the value of it?

    • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

      Kenna McHugh 

      14 months ago from Northern California

      Great time to check out these pool toys, summer is coming.

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