Soaking up the dog days of summer as a poolside crusader has never been more fun

By Danielle Goreski

whatever floats your boat - the best pool inflatables for summer 2016

It’s next to impossible to avoid seeing pictures of novelty pool floaties on Instagram and with celebrities jumping on the bandwagon, it’s driving sales of inflatables through the roof. Why settle for a simple ring when you have so many options with which to make a statement?!

After Taylor Swift showed up on an Instagram post riding an inflatable swan pool float during the summer of 2015, the demand for luxury pool toys took off like a rocket. Long gone are the days of cheap inflatables too. These days, it’s all about ‘go big or go home,’ with some vinyl water toys towering over 8 feet tall (for a yellow duck) and prices soaring over $399 for a 12-foot, neon pink flamingo.

With pool parties and weekend sunbathing finally here, it’s time to lather on the sunscreen and grab a couple of these fun pool floaties; you’re guaranteed to make a splash wherever you go in the sunny days ahead. Just remember, these toys are for human enjoyment only, so keep Fido chillin’ poolside where he belongs.