The 15 Best Inflatable Pools, So You Can Enjoy a Tropical Vacation (At Home)

Kelly C. Gamble

Now that you’ve got a new patio set, an outdoor bar cart and a hammock all set up, you’re finally ready to relax in the backyard all summer, right? Well, there’s one more addition you need before your outdoor oasis is complete: An inflatable pool. They’re making a major comeback this year and for good reason—you can cool off after a long day in the sun without having to leave your yard. Plus, some of these designs are pretty ‘gram-worthy too. Here, the 15 best inflatable pools to shop right now.

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  • Can hold two adults and four kids

  • Thick, puncture-resistant exterior

  • Material is phthalate and lead-free

With a pool this big (it’s approximately 9.8 feet by six feet), the whole family can get in on the fun. Once it’s inflated and filled, you’re looking at nonstop entertainment for the rest of the summer. And don’t be worried about rips or holes—this pool is made from 50 percent thicker PVC than most others, so it’s less likely to pop or get punctured.

$116 at Amazon


The good news? Both of the patterns this pool comes in are adorable. The bad news? It’s currently backordered until July 15th. But hey, as long as you can make do until then, you’ll still have this baby to splash around in for the majority of the summer.

Buy It ($59)


Technically this pool is for kids, but with a diameter of 5.8 feet, there’s nothing stopping adults from taking a dip if they want to. Multiple moms write that their kids can’t get enough of the dinosaur design, which shoots water out of its mouth like a refreshing sprinkler.

$120 at Amazon


  • Over six feet long when inflated

  • Classic Lilly Pulitzer print on the inside

  • Comes with a repair kit (just in case)

The only thing cuter than a flamingo pool float? A flamingo pool you can relax in. This 6.6-foot-long design is just big enough for one adult to lounge in, so consider it your own personal pool.

Buy It ($149)


In search of an affordable inflatable pool without any unnecessary bells and whistles? This Amazon gem is the best you’ll find. Just keep in mind that while the 3.8-foot dimension is perfect for young kids (or even your pup), it’s not quite roomy enough for a grown adult.

$22 at Amazon


Thanks to its comfortable seats and convenient cup holders, you can hang out in this pool all afternoon. One reviewer declares it “the perfect pool for a family of four,” but it also seems pretty ideal for a double date—once we’re allowed to have friends over again, that is.

$100 at Amazon


Perhaps the most impressive feature of this kiddie pool? The glowing reviews it gets from parents. “It’s durable, easy to inflate and great quality especially for the price,” writes one mom. “Love this pool! It’s padded on the bottom and big enough for 2-3 adults,” says another.

$43 at Amazon


This summery citrus pattern pool looks like it was made for kicking back with a frosé in hand. And considering it’s backordered until early July, we have a feeling we’re not the only ones with that idea.

Buy It ($30)


OK, so this is probably going to be a little too small for most adults. But the kids will love the unicorn design, and the built-in sun shield will keep them protected on bright days. Set up a beach chair next to it so you can dip your feet in, so everybody wins.

Buy It ($73; $58)


  • Includes a pool filter pump

  • Has durable triple layer PVC material

  • 10 feet wide when inflated

This is about as close to an actual in-ground pool as you can get for $229. The 10-foot diameter ensures it can accommodate two to three adults and a few kids, too, while the filter pump keeps the water clean and chlorinated. What more could you want?

$229 at Amazon


  • Temperature reaches 104 degrees

  • Can hold four to six people

  • Digital control panel allows you to control temperature and jets

OK, so technically this is a hot tub, not a pool, but we couldn’t not include it. After all, if you’re going for backyard oasis vibes, an inflatable hot tub is the way to go. This Coleman model comfortably holds four to six people and allows you to control the temperature and jets with the push of a button.

$600 at Amazon


If you’re going to be hanging out in the yard all summer, you know Buddy is going to want to join in on the fun. But spraying him down with the hose every afternoon will get old, fast. So, invest in this inflatable pool for dogs instead. It’s designed to withstand their sharp nails and allows them to climb in and out as they please.

$29 at Amazon


  • Made from UV-resistant material

  • Comes with electric blower for easily inflation

  • Has a 350 pound weight capacity

You probably won’t get to take the kids to the waterpark this summer, so why not make your own at home? This River Race Water Slide has a climbing wall and a water slide on each end so they can race each other to be the first one down. And when they get tired, they can play in the pool at the bottom.

Buy It ($570)


  • Fits two to three adults comfortably

  • Made from heavyweight vinyl

  • Includes patch repair kit

Looking to have a romantic staycation? Blow up this heart-shaped pool and chill a bottle of champagne nearby. “We’re all following safer from home regulations, and now that the weather is warming up there’s no better way to enjoy being at home than in this adorable inflatable pool with your beverage of choice in hand,” confirms one buyer. When you’re done, just release the water drain valve for easy clean up.

Buy It ($85)


  • Five feet wide when inflated

  • Fits two to three adults with ease

  • Has a drain valve for easy emptying

A sure sign of a great product? It sells out regularly. That’s the case with all of Minnidip’s luxe inflatable pools. We’re partial to the Blushing Palms design because its chic design screams “fancy resort.” Slip into your favorite bathing suit and grab a pair of shades, then climb in with a cocktail in hand, and there you have it: the quintessential summer Instagram photo.

Buy It ($53)

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