10 pool accessories to help you dive into summer

Three friends enjoying a day at the pool.
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With temperatures soaring in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the nation, it’s finally time to reopen your backyard to your friends and family for pool season. Whether you want to host the best pool party on the block or just have a relaxing swim, there’s no better time to invest in your pool and pool-side experience.

From a light-up Bluetooth speaker perfect for nighttime pool parties to the ultimate poolside daybed for lazy summer afternoon naps to epic pool fountains that install in a snap, there’s the perfect swimming pool accessory waiting for you.    

Here are 10 fun pool accessories you can buy on Amazon right now. 

A set of King Kool inflatable loungers

A man in the float
Intex via Amazon

This adult-sized pool lounger is, as one reviewer put it, a “legit bed” with extra back support and plush armrests. To ensure a relaxing experience, these inflatable loungers lift you almost entirely out of the water, great for those who want the feeling of sunbathing poolside while still on the water. With convenient cup holders and aesthetically pleasing colors, these King Kool loungers from Intex will be your go-to thrones of choice.


A Bluetooth pool speaker 

Bluetooth pool speaker
Blufree via Amazon

This light-up Bluetooth speaker from Blufree has a battery life of 8 hours. Even better, it’s waterproof enough to withstand being submerged in as deep as 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Utilizing the gadget’s hands free technology, you can even take calls while you float. As the sun sets, switch on one of the seven color-changing light shows and go swimming for a fun underwater party.


A floating snack and drink holder

floating snack and drink holder
Diveblast via Amazon

This inflatable table from Diveblast is perfect for those who can’t even unwind without multitasking. With the table’s built-in drink holders, multiple snack spots and slot for a summer beach read, you’ll never need to choose between floating and feasting or relaxing and reading again.


A deck of waterproof playing cards

deck of waterproof playing cards
Hoyle via Amazon

With this chic deck of clear, waterproof playing cards from Hoyle, pool time doesn’t have to end when the card games begin. These ultra-durable, flexible cards are washable and come in a hard plastic case for straightforward storage. The clear design looks uniquely cool while still hiding the faces of the cards for fair, fun and waterproof gameplay.


A floating card table

floating card table
Polar Whale via Amazon

To play poker in the pool without having to go fish for cards, this floating foam card table from Polar Whale might be just the thing. Made of UV-resistant, durable foam, the table can accommodate four to six players. No assembly or inflation is needed, and when it gets too chilly, the table can transition to dry land without so much as a skipped turn. A deck of waterproof cards is included to get the pool party started.


An outdoor daybed with a retractable canopy

outdoor daybed with canopy
M&W via Amazon

This outdoor daybed with a retractable canopy from M&W can be transformed into a patio set with a couch, two chairs, and a lift-top centerpiece that serves as a coffee table or ottoman. Lay out poolside in your own private, personal oasis, or break apart the sectional and welcome friends and family to join. The water-resistant cushions and removable, washable covers make this an ideal post-pool nap spot, and you’re sure to sleep soundly under the canopy cover knowing you won’t awaken to a comically-shaped sunburn.


A pair of floating solar globes

a pair of floating solar lights
Esuper via Amazon

As the sun goes down, these floating solar globes from Esuper will illuminate your backyard and extend a pool day well into the evening. Fully waterproof (IP68) and durable enough to withstand harsh weather, these energy-saving pool lights float atop the water, or hang from your trees or porch, and look magical wherever they shine.


An inflatable floating cooler

Intex floating cooler
Intex via Amazon

With this inflatable cooler from Intex, you won’t need to leave the pool when you crave an ice-cold beverage — you can float in fully-hydrated luxury alongside this 30-can capacity cooler. With durable handles and the ability to connect to any Intex river run lounger, you can even take it out into the wild for a lazy river day with friends. The cooler’s five built-in drink holders and two snack trays will help ensure that your entire party has the sustenance they need to enjoy a day on the water.


A magic pool fountain

magic pool fountain
Magic Pool Fountain via Amazon

The Magic Pool Fountain can bring a taste of Bellagio-like beauty to your own backyard. With easy installation and entirely pool water-powered technology, this fountain will provide a near-effortless upgrade to your poolside time. The soothing sounds of the fountain water feature, combined with the LED light show in the evening, make for great ambience.


A floating canopy bed

The canopy float
Intex via Amazon

For people who like to combine pool and nap time, this floating canopy bed from Intex might just be the perfect solution. With a detachable sunshade and two cup holders, this pool float is primed for a long day on the water. Invite a fortunate friend to join you on this large inflatable raft, or claim it all for yourself and camp out for a day of relaxation.