If the ocean is flat this morning, it’s not time to be a Debbie Downer.
Sure, the water is calling, but when the ocean doesn’t share her bountiful waves, we need to look elsewhere to make things right.
Fortunately, to satisfy any craving you may have for water fun, most surf areas have swimming pools, built for these times when the surf gods are taking a break but when we absolutely must be in the water.
But playing around in the water isn’t enough.
Water fun is made better when you have toys and doodads floating around. From inflatable islands to sea scooters and basketball hoops, we have you covered on the best water toys to banish those sea blues away.
Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze Inflatable Floating Island
There’s nothing out on the pool that announces that you have a raging party going on other than the Bestway CoolerZ Tropical Breeze Inflatable Floating Island.
It’s quite heavy – almost 540 kg fully inflated, but it is also quite large. With a footprint of more than 100 square feet, it’s quite the float!
Even though the manufacturer says it fits six people, around eight adults can fit quite comfortably: two on the sun beds and six in a rounded seating area with a mesh bottom and removable sun shade.
Made with Inflata-Shield™ puncture-resistant material, it has six cup holders and a removable cooler bag. Perfect for after-surf hangouts by the swimming pool near the beach.
Lifetime 1306 Pool Basketball Hoop
So you’ve seen those Dude Perfect guys doing nutty stuff with a basketball hoop and almost everything else unrelated to basketball?
Or @BDotADot5 doing his impressions of NBA stars?
Here’s your chance to get to do those awesome stunts for yourself by the pool!
There’s no reason to get bored on days when the waves are flat with the Lifetime 1306 Pool Basketball Hoop. With a hoop that stretches out from 4.5 to 7 feet tall, there’s no doubting what this hoop is for: hours and hours of poolside fun! Turnaround fadeaway jumper off one leg landing on your bum?
No problem! All-weather construction means that this hoop is built to last. A manufacturer’s 5-year limited warranty also guarantees the good times, they’ll be a hooping with Lifetime.
Sea Doo Aqua Ranger Sea Scooter
The Aqua Ranger’s bright neon colors work to identify shallow scuba divers and snorkelers well, and allow some depth – it has a maximum operating depth of 30 feet.
The Aqua Ranger is light – it only weighs 11.5 pounds – the lightest in the Sea-Doo line. Perhaps that’s because of its’ limited battery – with a runtime of around an hour and a maximum speed of 2.5 miles per hour, the Aqua Ranger isn’t going to pull adults with speed – but should provide enough torque for children to zip about.
The Aqua Ranger has a GoPro mount included, which should be enough to provide hours and hours of material.
Ultimate Fabric Covered Lounger Swimming Pool Float
Covered in tough nylon fabric material, Swimline’s Ultimate Fabric Covered Lounger Swimming Pool Float is perfect for those times when the waves are just flat and you just want to worship the sun in the nearby pool.
With head, arm, and foot rests, and a drink holder, you can lounge the day away on this pool float with your favorite refreshment in hand.
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
To complete the party on the Bestway CoolerZ Floating Island, you’ll need some tunes.
With the boom box gone the way of the dinosaur, and with JBL pushing out some waterproof Bluetooth stereo speakers, you’ve got a perfect pair with this package.
The Charge3 is the latest in JBL’s line of waterproof portable indoor and outdoor Bluetooth stereo speakers.
The cylindrical Charge3 comes in a variety of colors and delivers powerful bass notes and clear treble tones in a compact package.
No wonder it’s the preferred JBL speaker model out in the market.
Aside from the rich tones and powerful audio, knockoffs will be hard pressed to duplicate what makes the Charge3 so special: its waterproof functions. The Charge3 can also function as a power bank in a pinch: the Charge3 carries up to 8000mAh of power at a full charge.
Unplugged and at full charge, the Charge3 can play up to 20 hours of music before needing a top-up. Up to three devices can connect to the Charge3 and take turns in playing music and other audio material.
A built-in noise and echo canceling microphone allows you to take clear calls from the unit as a speakerphone. This speaker is so popular third-party accessories (like carrying cases, and suchlike) are widely available (not as if this speaker needed any more style.
Poolmaster Floating Table Tennis
With a non-corrosive foam base, two paddles, and regulation table tennis balls, you can ping pong your way through the flat days at the pool with the Poolmaster Floating Table Tennis game.
The Floating Table Tennis game mat can also be set on a poolside table for those times when players aren’t in the water.
Stream Machine DB-1500 Double Barrel Water Launcher
There are water launchers out there, and they definitely are a dime-a-dozen.
However, only a select few allow you to dominate the field like the Stream Machine DB-1500 Double Barrel Water Launcher.
The DB-1500 comes in four colors: red, orange, lime, and blue. The 23” twin barrels allow you to soak anyone standing in your way.
Simple push-pull actions load and launch water for up to 70’.