Hottest Summer Swimming Pool Toys of 2022

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Having a safer swimming pool doesn’t mean you can’t have fun on your own or when entertaining friends and family members, and the top swimming pool toys are designed to help you do just that. Cool pool toys have come a long way from the simple beach balls and diving sticks that were popular decades ago. While those classics are still available, modern toy manufacturers are adding their own twists, going back to the drawing board, and taking advantage of modern materials and manufacturing to give your family more safe pool activities than ever before.   

Before The Fun Begins

Getting out the swimming pool toys for your guests can be the crowning moment of a fabulous pool party, but you still need to make safety a priority. 

  • Make sure your guests understand that your swimming pool safety cover or a pool safety net is not a play surface. – While your cover or net is designed to safely hold the weight of an adult up and out of the water to help prevent accidental drownings, they’re for emergency use until the potential victim can be helped to safety, not for extended playtime. Horseplay for an extended period of time on these safety installations puts unneeded stress on the anchors and materials, potentially damaging them.
  • Only take down your removable mesh swimming pool fence when supervision will be present and continuous. – One of the benefits of an All-Safe Pool fence is that you can uninstall it and stow it away when you need more space for a pool party with swimming pool toys and lots of activity. When it’s not installed, however, all participants should be kept far away unless an adult who is a competent swimmer is present to oversee the action.
  • Assign a water watcher. – Make a plan for who is focusing their attention entirely on the pool and when. This helps ensure someone is alert and constantly scanning for swimmers in distress, even when there are many kids and adults moving and playing in and around the pool area. Ideally, the water watcher should be well-versed in water safety and CPR, and all adult attendees should know where the clearly marked rescue equipment, like flotation aids and first aid kits, are located in the event of an emergency.

Keep It Current And Commercial

When considering cool pool toys, look for modern safety design. Even with traditional toys, like diving sticks, you want to purchase versions recently produced under current safety standards. Buying used swimming pool toys is fine, but choose ones that are not worn, weathered, or damaged by time. You also want to be careful about homemade or DIY toys that may not be safe in or around the water.

Cool Toys For Your Pool

SLOOSH inflatable basketball and volleyball game for swimming pool
SLOOSH inflatable basketball and volleyball game for swimming pool
  • Float Like A Fashion Icon – Sure, floating beds have been around forever, and a good ‘ol donut float gets the job done, but for more play (and style) value, the Funboy X Barbie Private Jet is a good choice for a spouse, kid, or grandkid. Designed with a shape that is natural for lounging, it still features secure handholds for rougher water-flights, and, come on, it’s shaped like a jet!
  • Get Sporty – Inflatable sports balls are popular swimming pool toys because they float so well. The SLOOSH – Inflatable Basketball and Volleyball gives you everything you need for your pool party to be a multi-sport threat. Square off with a net separating swimmers from waders, play some all-swimming-level half-court basketball in the shallows, or make your own game with the rules that fit your gathering. This is one of the most versatile cool pool toys you will find for the price.
  • Watermelon Ball Fun – What is Watermelon Ball? It’s easier to say what it isn’t, but we’ll give this a shot. While the toy itself is a fun swimming pool toy you can bounce and dribble underwater, the game that takes its name from the ball is a bit more complicated. Combining elements of rugby, American football, basketball, and who knows what else, it’s fast becoming a passion for people who try out the cool melon-inspired pool toy.
Ocean Glider Ray product in packaging
Ocean Glider Ray product in packaging
  • Get In On The Chase – A game of chase can be a good way to help newer swimmers improve their skills. The Ocean Glider Ray is a fun way to get them moving. Pop the wings into position, submerge the toy, and let it go. As its buoyancy causes it to rise, the wings propel it forward through the water, taking a path based on the water currents it encounters, changing it up a bit every time. This keeps the solo or group game of chase fresh and exciting.
  • Summer Slalom – Another great way to practice swimming skills, these Swim Through Rings hang under the water, giving swimmers a course to traverse while improving their techniques. The depth of the weighted rings is adjustable, letting you set up three-dimensional courses that twist and turn in every direction to increase the difficulty and challenge even accomplished swimmers.
Intex Splash Pool Water Slide
Intex Splash Pool Water Slide
  • Slide Into Summer – You don’t need a permanently installed slide for more swimming pool entry fun. The Intex Splash Pool Water Slide is a cool pool toy that doesn’t even enter your pool. Made of strong vinyl with a multi-chamber design, this swimming pool toy will hold up to 176 pounds and can be positioned wherever you want to add a bit of fun to your pool area.

Is Your Pool Ready For Safer Fun?

Our local All-Safe installers love pool parties as much as the next person, and they want to help you make sure your pool is a safe place for summer swimming pool toy fun. Accidental drownings take 3500-4000 lives from us every year, and you can do your part to help prevent them. When you schedule a no-cost, no-obligation estimate, they’ll take measurements, talk to you about your pool needs, and tailor a protection plan to fit your pool that helps prevent accidental drownings. 
For many pool owners, adding peace of mind comes at a more budget-friendly price tag than they had imagined. Create a safer pool area for your friends, family, and pets. Request your free quote from All-Safe Pool today.

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