Make pool time even more fun this summer with one of these 30+ Best Pool Toys For Summer. Although, you can use them outside of summer too.
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There’s still so much summer left here in North Carolina, which means lots and lots of pool days ahead. The pool in our community is actually open for another two and a half months, so I’m excited about that. It’s just nice to sit outside, get some sun, then jump in the pool when you need to cool off.
We usually don’t pack any pool toys with us because we save the room in our bags for snacks and because we don’t have kids to bring with us.
But, if you have a lot of pool days in your future, and you go to the pool with children, be sure to check out our list of great pool toys for summer. They’re good if you’re on a winter vacation at a pool too, but we say summer because we’re in summer now.
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We split this list into a few categories: pool dive toys, swim toys, inflatable toys, and pool games. Now, of course, some toys could fit into two categories, but I tried to put them where they fit best.
Pool Dive Toys
These pool dive toys the perfect toys for you to throw, watch sink, and then have your kids swim to retrieve.
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Undersea Treasure Hunt Pool Game
What’s super cool about this Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Undersea Treasure Hunt Pool Game is the jewels and coins (the “treasure”) sinks while the treasure box floats. So your child can dive for the treasure and not have to hold onto the box.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Dive Rings
This set of three Mickey and Minnie Mouse Dive Rings feature classic drawings of the mouse team — dressed in their finest swimwear.
This Stingray Glider is technically a dive toy because it sinks and your child can dive for it. But it also swims back up to the surface, so your child will end up chasing it up and down, not just down.
Pool Time Dive Rings
These Pool Time Dive Rings are pretty basic dive rings. They’re literally just a set of six rings that you throw and dive for. But sometimes, simple is best.
Pool Torpedoes Diving Pool Toys
These Pool Torpedoes Diving Pool Toys are so much fun. They’re shaped like a torpedo, so they’re fun to throw, and they sink (and glide under water), so they’re fun to dive after.
Fish Styx Pool Diving Toys
These brightly colored Fish Styx Pool Diving Toys are sure to be a hit with your kids. The fish sort of swim to the bottom, based on how they’re shaped, but mostly, they just sink.
Play Sticks Diving Toys
These Play Sticks Diving Toys are really bright and colorful, making them super easy to find in the pool. They come as a set of five, so you can throw them all at once and it’ll take a little bit for your kids to gather them all.
Disney Princess Ariel Glitter Dive Wands
If your child is into princesses, she’ll love these Disney Princess Ariel Glitter Dive Wands. They come in a pack of three with three different images on top.
Go Fish Dive Game
Instead of playing Go Fish with cards at the pool, play this Go Fish Dive Game. It’ll make the game last longer and will add some swimming fun to it.
These swim toys are all wind up toys where the toys swim themselves.
Wind Up Turtles Toy
This Wind Up Turtle Toy comes in a pack with three adorable wind up turtles that will swim across the top of your pool water.
PAW Patrol Paddlin Pups, Skye
If your child is into PAW Patrol, she’ll love this PAW Patrol Paddlin Pups, Skye. Just wind her up and she’ll swim all around the pool with your child (so you don’t have to).
Wind Up Ducks
How cute are these Wind Up Ducks? They come in a set of three, which is good because then you don’t have to decide which is the cutest.
Wind Up Swimming Dinosaurs
If dinosaurs are more your kids thing, go with these Wind Up Swimming Dinosaurs. You can choose three T-Rex toys (pictured above) or three triceratops.
These inflatable toys are, well, just that.
Patriotic Beach Ball
Beach balls are such fun in the pool, and this Patriotic Beach Ball is perfect for summer.
3D Beach Balls
These 3D Beach Balls have fun characters inside, making them stand out from traditional beach balls.
Inflatable Shark Toys
You usually don’t want to see sharks in the water, but these Inflatable Shark Toys are cute, so they’re okay.
Killer Whale Pool Ball
This Killer Whale Pool Ball lights up, which makes it the perfect ball to play with at night (just maybe on the grass, not in the pool … be safe out there).
These pool games are inflatable gameS that float on pool water.
Floating Basketball Game
This Floating Basketball Game is fun … until you try to slam dunk and it floats away from you.
Pool Volleyball Game
Volleyball is hard on your wrist, but this Pool Volleyball Game is easier — at least, until you move around too much and the court changes positions.
Gobble Gobble Guppies Pool Game
This le Gobble Guppies Pool Game is so cute. There are four fish that will float in the water that your kid has to gobble up with the shark (which opens and closes its mouth with the push of a trigger).
Toss ‘N’ Splash
Score a ton of points with Toss ‘N’ Splash. Throw the balls and count points wherever they land.
Jarts Splash is basically lawn darts for the pool. So much fun.
Smash ‘n’ Splash Paddle Ball Game
If you have a bunch of space in your pool, this Smash ‘n’ Splash Paddle Ball Game is perfect. Just be careful of other swimmers.
Floaty Pong Pool Game
This Floaty Pong Pool Game can be different every single time you play because you can rearrange the way the rings are set up.
Flamingo Ring Toss Game
Ring toss, but make it cute with this Flamingo Ring Toss Game.
Shark Fin Ring Toss Game
Not into flamingos? Get this hark Fin Ring Toss Game instead.
Inflatable Basketball Game
This Inflatable Basketball Game is better for younger kids because it’s a little easier to dunk.
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Spark Shark Fish Hunt
Gobble up fish into your shark’s belly with this Doug Sunny Patch Spark Shark Fish Hunt game. If you have older kids, you can turn it into a race.
Finding Dory Mr. Ray’s Dive and Catch Game
If your kids love Finding Dory, they’ll love this Finding Dory Mr. Ray’s Dive and Catch Game, which comes with the movie’s most popular characters: Nemo and Dory.
Swim Thru Rings
If you have older kids, these Swim Thru Rings are perfect to keep them entertained in the pool.
Purchase Pool Toys Online:
These aren’t all the pool toys that are out there. We had to leave some off, like the Water Blaster guns above (which are similar to what the young boy in our main photo is playing with).
For more pool toys, check out the sites below:
Just remember to check a store’s minimum cart total for free shipping. And consider curbside or instore pick up to avoid shipping charges.
More Pool Fun:
When you’re picking out toys for the pool, don’t forget about pool floats. We have a great list of 30+ Epic Pool Floats, so you’re bound to find a great one.
Which of these 30+ Great Pool Toys For Summer do you like best?