Parents, the hot weather is coming, and you probably feel like you need more water toys like you need more LEGO bricks underfoot. We get it! But, to guarantee a summer of fun in your backyard oasis, you might want a few new pool toys and pool floats to throw into the mix. We’ve scoured the web to find some of the coolest ones out there, and trust us, you might even be tempted to try them out. From a super backyard water slide to an obstacle course/wading pool, keep reading to see them all. 

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Inflatable Super Backyard Water Slide

Create your own water park in the backyard with this giant inflatable water slide. It inflates and deflates quickly, can be used with any water hose and works both on the grass or by the pool! 

Buy it at, $99.

Aqua Stingray Underwater Glider

Catch it if you can! This brightly colored stingray propels itself and glides through the water—traveling over 60 feet!

Available at, $12.99.

GoSports Splash Hoop 360

Basketball is always cool ... but it's even cooler in the pool! Make a splash as you try to beat the buzzer and the heat this summer with the Go Sports Splash Hoop 360. The set includes one splash hoop, two water basketballs, and a ball pump. Swish!

Available at, $35.59.

Splash Bombs Treasure Hunter Dive Set

Sunken treasure? Yes, please! Little treasure hunters will enjoy searching for this underwater treasure hunter set's shiny gold and silver coins, faux jewels and stones. They all glitter at the bottom of your pool, just waiting to be discovered.

Available at, $10.

Banzai Obstacle Course Activity Pool 

Kids can run, jump and slide on this obstacle course activity pool. There are even water guns to shoot at the other team! 

Available at, $49.99.

Watermelon Ball

This incredible ball is designed to look, feel and behave just like a watermelon in the water! Since real watermelons are nearly neutrally buoyant, first sinking to the bottom, and then slowly rising back to the top, they're ideal for all kinds of water games. But real watermelons break pretty easily; this faux fruit is made with an extremely durable vinyl membrane, so kids can dribble, kick, bounce, pass and intercept the ball without busting it open. 

Available at, $19.95.

Sunny Patch Spark Shark Fish Hunt Pool Game

These hungry sharks want to gobble up all the tasty fish in your kiddie pool. Just grab onto the handle of a Spark Shark net and swim through the pool to scoop up some fishy snacks. 

Available at, $19.99.

Lites Up! Squiggles

Lite UP! Squiggles light up underwater for easy visibility, making for a fun nighttime sea creature search and rescue mission in your kiddie pool.

Available at, $7.99.

Pool Noodle Attachable Heads

Transform your boring old pool noodles into flamingos, narwhals and seahorses: simply attach the heads and tails to the top and bottom holes of your pool noodles for the ultimate summer toy. 

Available at, $11.77.

Louie Lobster Claw Catcher Pool Toy

Squeeze the handle and—SNAP!—Louie Lobster's claws clamp shut. This colorful playset comes with three fishy sinkers to grab.

Available at, $14.99.

Splash and Play Mermaid

Soft and cuddly, this Madame Alexander 12-Inch baby doll is the perfect size for a child's hands. Her fully submersible cloth body and mermaid swim set mean she can swim for hours in your kiddie pool—just hang her up to dry!   

Available at, $44.66.


Swimline BattleBoards Squirter Set

These kick-powered inflatable boards make for an epic pool game! There are two squirters and a splash screen on each board.

Available at, $49.98.

Magical Mermaids

Make this summer a little more magical by adding three new mermaid friends to your kiddie pool. Press the button on her back, and she'll race you across the pool! 

Available at, $3.25.

Floating LED Light Show

Crank up the music and turn your pool into the ultimate party space with this floating LED light. There are six fun designs, including 'Happy Birthday" and "Congrats," that let you customize your pool lights to your family backyard celebrations!

Available at, $29.99.

Remote Control Shark

Because every kiddie pool needs its very own resident Jaws, this remote-controlled shark can navigate through the water thanks to its moveable tail.  12" in length, it comes with a controller unit allowing for user-controlled movement

Available at, $29.97.

Pool Volleyball Set

Cool off with a quick game of volleyball in your kiddie pool. Made from sturdy 10-gauge vinyl with a 7-gauge vinyl ball, this kiddie pool volleyball set also features weighted pole bases so it won't tip over. 

Available at, $18.86.

Poolmaster Rock N Roller Inflatable Pool Toy

Kids will have fun rolling this big wheel all over the pool, and what’s even cooler is that you can use it on the lawn too!

Available at, $88.99.

—Amy Bizzarri

Featured image: iStock 

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, all items were available for purchase at the listed price. 



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