If you are on the lookout for a new pool float this summer, we have you covered. Below is a roundup of our favorite pool float companies, from the established players to the up-and-coming brands. Whether you're dreaming of an elegant Hamptons pool party or a fun Spring break weekend in Mexico, there is a pool float out there that will help you set the scene and create the pool party vibe you want. Read on to find our picks for the hottest pool float brands for 2019.
The big players
If you have been to a pool party or even checked #summer in the last three years, chances are you have seen a float by one of these companies. Their branding is slick, their models are gorgeous and their floats are amazing!
California-based Funboy creates ‘fancy floats for adults who refuse to grow up’. Funboy floats are beautifully designed, with colors that are bright yet tasteful. They carry plenty of oversized floats in the ‘transportation’ theme – think convertible floats, yacht floats and private jet floats. Perhaps their most iconic float is a pair of angel wings which transform its user into a serenely floating angel. Funboy has collaborated with bigger labels such as fashion brand Missoni and online pet store Barkshop (because dogs deserve floats, too!) to launch limited edition floats. In 2018 they even launched a selection of floats to be used in the snow!
What does a Funboy pool party look like?
Stylish and beautiful, but fun. Ideal for a pool party in the Hamptons when you want to #roseallday and look good doing it.
This Australian brand is all-in for anything brightly colored and statement-making. Sunnylife was founded in 2003 and is an established player in the market. In fact, they make a lot more than pool floats, from bright beach chairs to coolers and towels. We love how they launch a product range in one pattern or print to enable the stylish beachgoer to coordinate their look. When it comes to Sunnylife floats, the most iconic is their giant metallic swan.
What does a Sunnylife pool party look like?
Everything matching, from the chairs to the umbrellas to the speakers. If you're throwing a pool party with kids, this is the brand for securing 'mini-me' floats and stylish, brightly-colored toys.
This Korean company stocks a small but well-curated selection of pool floats in perfect vacation colors – think red, rainbow and millennial pink. Bando has a big product range but they have a strong focus on travel accessories. We think Bando floats are great for vacation pool parties because many of their floats are one-person floats that can be folded up and packed in a suitcase. If you know you will be traveling and posting on Instagram, a Bando float is a warm weather photo prop you can use again and again.
What does a Bando pool party look like?
An Instagrammer's dream. We're thinking a few friends in big sunglasses, pastel-colored floats, an infinity pool and drinks with umbrellas. #vacayallday
The up-and-coming pool float brands
If you are looking for a unique pool float that no one else has, check out these smaller brands for some inspiration.
We can really only describe BlowMe's floats as ‘inflatable art’. This Australian company brings thoughtful design to the float space with their incredible oversized floats. Focusing on floats made in transparent materials, pure white and black, their minimal pieces are perfect for the homeowner who wants to throw a pool party with an elegant vibe, where the focus is still on a stunning home and garden. The Blow Me collection is small but super-luxe, with the giant Peace Sign and translucent Balloon Puppy floats as the standouts.
What does a Blow Me pool party look like?
Artistic and immaculately styled. Possibly no-one actually gets in the pool, but the setting is to-die-for.
If you like your floats glittery, shiny, eye-catching and party-starting, Pool Candy should be your destination of choice. Their glitter-filled BloChairs make the perfect Instagram prop because they look great both in the water and hanging out poolside. If you are throwing a themed pool party and need a theme, we recommend their Tropical Fruit Collection. This may be the easiest theme for a pool party we have seen - just add a Grapefruit float, Watermelon float, Orange float, Kiwi float, Pineapple float, Banana float and stir. Pool Candy's style is bright, fun and good for both girls and guys, making their floats perfect for a group trip or house party weekend.
What does a Pool Candy pool party look like?
Lots of people, lots of floats, lots of glitter. Just #summer, dialed up to 100.
How could we forget Loteli! Our first design was the cassette tape pool float, modeled on the summer mixtapes we loved listening to growing up. Next came the Blonde and Brunette pool floats, perfect for BFF instagram shoots and bachelorette pool parties. Our Red Heart float has popped up at destination weddings, engagement shoots and over Valentines Day. Summer 2019 will be Loteli's second summer, and we can't wait to show you our new styles!
What does a Loteli pool party look like?
We'll leave that up to you! Wherever you are and whoever you're with, our floats will look beautiful and stay inflated until the party is over.
To sum it up
This has been a quick selection of some of the hottest pool float brands in the market right now. Each has its own special touch and we can imagine them at all types of pool party, from a destination pool party to a bachelorette girls weekend pool party. Did we miss your favorite? Reach out and let us know!