Inflatable White Swan
The inflatable swan is the classic pool accessory, a mainstay of a million summer Instagram feeds after it was first popularised by Taylor Swift and Kendall Janner. Can accomodate 2 friendly adults or up to 4 small children – under attentive adult supervision, naturally). You’ll need an electric pump (see below) to inflate it but the results are worth it: you’ll be the king – or queen – of the pool!Shop now on Amazon
Sunnylife Inflatable Flamingo
Our celebrity watchers tell us that no less than Miley Cyrus is a big fan of the pink flamingo inflatable pool float. This model from Sunnylife is over 1.5m wide and is described as ‘rose gold’ rather than just pink. Very classy. And the float itself is solidly built from heavy duty PVC so should last longer than your holiday.Shop now on Lipsy
Sunnylife Sprinkler Moby Dick
The Australian company Sunnywave specialises in pool toys and we like the hidden feature of this Moby Dick model: plug it into a hose and the whale will sprinkle water from its spout! A nice way to cool down when you’ve lounging in the midday sun for too long…Shop now on ASOS
Jilong Inflatable Pool Bar with 4 Seats
Now you’re talking. An inflatable pool bar complete with drinks holder and chiller storage and to complete the set you get 4 pump-up chairs with mesh bottoms. There are no unnecessary frills or design motifs – this is a bar you take into the pool and then then proceed to sit around it drinking beers in the sun. Suitable for fresh and salt water – although you’d be tempting fate to take this ensemble onto the open sea.Shop now on Amazon
Blue Cup Pool Party Floating Beer Pong
There’s only so much lounging in the sun sipping San Miguel you can do before you start to get a little twitchy. So what better way to let off stem than with a competitive game of beer pong in the pool?
This inflatable table is a whopping 6 feet in size, so games demand some real skill especially as you’re paddling about as you aim. Great fun, although get used to chlorine-flavoured beer. And remember to drink responsibly. Note: the table doesn’t come supplied with cups or balls.Shop now on ASOS
IVIVO Mains-powered Electric Air Pump
The big problem with large inflatable toys like those feature above is that they take absolute aeons to inflate, and more importantly, deflate. Cue loads of breathless stress and frustration when you’ve got a load of impatient kids by the pool, or a flight to catch home. So this makes the £9.99 you spend on this electric pump probably the best value of the summer holiday. The main-powered pump comes with 3 adapters and can inflate and deflate the largest inflatables on sale in a matter of seconds. A godsend.Shop now on Amazon
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