Best Inflatable Pools

best inflatable pools

It’s hard to imagine a better time to put an inflatable pool in your backyard. After the year we had in 2020, nobody knows for sure if public pools will be open or how those gatherings will look once they are.

Of course, having your own backyard pool is always a good idea no matter what the social climate. Keeping our families entertained at home is just a fun way to relax and enjoy your time together.

 If you’re struggling to find the perfect inflatable pool for your own yard, we’ve got you covered. From baby pools to full-size models, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for right here.


Best Inflatable Pools with Seats

Inflatable pools with seats are great for couples or groups of adults. Of course, even kids will love it, but imagine the adults sitting around in the evening with a cool drink in your hand. What a way to spend the summer!

Intex 12-56475NP Swim Center Family Lounge Inflatable Pool, 90" X 90" X 26", for Ages 3+
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This pool by Intex is designed for ages three and up and will hold 4-5 people very comfortably.

At each of the four corners is a comfy seat with a headrest with plenty of room in between. And it also contains two cup holder spots molded into the walls.

The approximate inflated dimensions are 88 in L x 85 in W x 30 in H so there’s plenty of room for even your long-legged friends.

This pool is easy to inflate and easy to store and weighs only 14 pounds when it’s not filled.

Sable Inflatable Pool

This inflatable pool by Sable is ideal for parents who like to be in the pool with their kids while they play. One side has a built-in bench with a backrest so the adults can lounge while the toddlers splash safely within arm’s reach.

This product is well-made with high-quality PVC and is intentionally designed to be about 50% thicker than competitor models. It’s also made with 2 drains for faster draining.

It measures about 88 in x 85 in x 21 in overall so it’s a good size for a few people.

Summer Waves KB0706000 8.75ft x 26in Outdoor Inflatable Ring Above Ground 4 Person Deluxe Comfort Swimming Pool with Backrests and Cupholders
  • 4 PERSON POOL: Have a blast cooling off in the Summer Waves Deluxe Comfort Pool this summer. For family meetings or friends gathering in true comfort and style!
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Splashing around will be infinitely more enjoyable in this deluxe inflatable pool features a unique, refined shape, comfort seats and pillow backrests.

This 105 in x 105 in x 26 in inflatable ring pool has everything you need for a fun and relaxing summer. First, it’s designed for four people with a comfy seat and headrest at each corner. Secondly, it has 2 cup holders for conveniently holding your beverages.

The product is easy to install, airing up quickly. And it’s easy to take down with the convenient drain plug on the bottom.

It’s designed to last with durable material, but also easy to repair with the included repair patch should it ever be necessary.

Best Small Inflatable Pools

Depending on the size of your yard and the size of your swimmers, you might be on the lookout for a smaller pool. These can be handy because they don’t take up much room and can be quickly drained and put away.

Intex Crystal Blue Inflatable Pool

Intex Crystal Blue Inflatable Pool, 45 x 10"
  • Escape the summer heat with the Intex Crystal Blue Inflatable Pool, Includes Repair Patch
  • It's the perfect addition to any backyard,

If the size of the pool is a concern for you, simplicity is probably a priority as well. And it doesn’t get much simpler than this little 45” x 10” inflatable by Intex.

Intex is a name in the industry that everyone trusts. Their products are durable and affordable and come in all shapes and sizes.

This model is ideal for children 2 and up with only a 6.5 in water depth. It’s fast and easy to install and put away.

Intex Sunset Glow Baby Pool

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Intex Sunset Glow Baby Pool (34 in x 10 in)
  • Holds up to 22 gallons of water
  • Soft inflatable floor

The Intex Sunset Glow Baby Pool is a cute little addition to any yard. Its rainbow pastel inflatable rings give it a soft edge. And its puffy inflatable floor gives babies a cushioned bottom for comfort.

This product is another one made by Intex so you can be confident in its quality. It’s made with 8 gauge vinyl, holds 18 gallons of water, and measures 34” x 10” inflated. It’s recommended for ages 1-3 years with parental supervision.

3 Pack 45” Inflatable Kiddie Pools

3 Pack 45" X 10" Inflatable Kiddie Pools, Donuts & Burger & Ice Cream Swimming Pool for Kids Summer Fun, Indoor&Outdoor Water Kiddie Pool Baby Pool Pit Ball Pool
  • UNIQUE DESIGNS & SUPER VALUE PACK. The Inflatable Kiddie Pool Set comes with 3 eye-catching pools with special patterns: Donuts & Burger & Ice Cream, measuring 45 inches in diameter and 10 inches in height.
  • WATER FUN & COOL SUMMER. Perfect for a party or celebration, relaxation, summer fun events, swimming pool party or summer beach getaway. Multiple Uses. The inflatable swimming pools can be used as a ball pit or a sandbox for kids, or even used as a pet house for pets. It can be used for outdoor and indoor use. Enjoy water fun and cool off in the coming summer with this blow up pool.

Why buy just one super cool kiddie pool when you can buy three? These 45” inflatable pools are designed to resemble a donut, an ice cream sundae, and a hamburger.

Choose one to fit the mood or inflate all three for a backyard party. OR...to mix it up, fill one up with water, one with plastic balls, and one with sand. What kid wouldn’t love that?

These little pools are made to last from quality vinyl and are safe for ages 3 and up (with adult supervision, of course). They come with their own repair patches in case of tears or holes.

Homech Inflatable Swimming Pool

Since not everyone looking for a small pool is necessarily interested in a “kiddie pool,” we’ve included one that’s kind of in between.

Now while this one is considered full-size at 95: x 56” x 22”, it’s still small enough for most backyards. You can fit about 2 adults, a kid or two and still have room to splash around.

 This pool is made with 0.4 mm PVC, which is much thicker than most on the market. And it’s easy to set up in just a few minutes with an electric pump that you can buy separately.


Best Large Inflatable Pools

With a large inflatable pool, you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits a built-in pool has to offer. Plus, it’s not permanent so you can remove it from your yard any time you wish.

Intex Easy Set Up 10 x 30 Pool

Intex 28120EH 10ft x 30in Easy Set Pool
  • 10 ft diameter x 30" (2.5 ft) height. No filter pump is included with the pool. A filter pump would need to be purchased separately.
  • Very easy to set up, no tools needed

The Intex Easy Set Up Pool is everything you could want in a backyard pool. First of all, it’s large enough for the whole family. Secondly, it can be connected to a filter pump to keep the water clean and clear all summer.

This pool is 10 feet in diameter and 2.5 feet deep. That makes it large enough for several family members but small enough so that it doesn’t take up your whole yard. But if you’re looking for something larger, it does also come in 12, 14, and 15 foot sizes.

These pools only have a top ring that has to be inflated, and once it’s full, that ring floats on the water. That means it’s super fast and easy to set up and take down.

Summer Waves Quick Set Pool

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Summer Waves P10012365 Quick Set 12ft x 36in Outdoor Round Ring Inflatable Above Ground Swimming Pool with Filter Pump and Filter Cartridge, Brown
  • FUN IN THE SUN: Splash the day away in the comfort and privacy of your own backyard with this Quick Set round inflatable pool that measures 12 feet in diameter and 3 feet deep. Measure before you buy - item is larger than it appears
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Durable triple layer poly-laminate PVC with polyester inner mesh sidewalls with a wicker design will be an attractive addition to your backyard décor

This Summer Waves Pool works a lot like the Intex Easy Set Up Pool we just listed. But this one comes with its own filter pump so there’s no added cost.

This one also comes in a little larger at 12 ft x 36 in. It’s another very easy to set up pool with just one inflatable ring on the top. And it’s made with high-quality PVC and a durable liner.

It also comes in an attractive brown wicker design for a little bit of a different look than your average blow-up pool.

Summer Waves 15 ft Quick Set Oval Inflatable Pool

This extra large oval pool just might be the granddaddy of all inflatables. It’s 15 feet long x 10 feet wide x 42 inches deep. That makes it not only larger in circumference than the other pools but also deeper. The adults won’t even get bored in this pool!

When you order this product, you will also get a cartridge filter pump to keep it clean, a ladder, a pool cover, a ground cloth, and a repair patch. And it comes with a snap-in metal frame for added support.

AsterOutdoor Inflatable Swimming Pool

AsterOutdoor Inflatable Swimming Pool 120"x 73"x 24" Thickened, Full-Sized Above Ground Kiddle Family Lounge Pool for Adult, Kids, Toddlers, Blow Up for Backyard, Garden, Party, Blue
  • LARGE, FAMILY SIZE: There is room for kids to play and relax. Sturdy and spacious, rectangular inflatable pool is 120"x 73"x 24". Plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy the pool party in the backyard. Fun for indoor, outdoor and backyard.
  • DURABLE CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS: 3-Chamber construction with premium PVC and extra thick bottom panel combine for longer life and more playtime. The pool is made with environment-friendly CPC Certified PVC materials that are safer for adults and children.

The AsterOutdoor Inflatable Pool is both large and simply designed for easy assembly and removal. It measures 120” x 72” x 24”. There’s plenty of room in it for the whole family but it’s shallow enough to be safe for the littles (with supervision).

You can inflate this pool with a pump in a matter of minutes with its large air valves. And it’s easy to drain with its 90° drain pipe.

Because this pool is designed with three stacked air chambers, the walls are super sturdy to support more weight and hold its shape. It comes with a one-year quality warranty.

Best Cheap Inflatable Pools

Most of the pools on our list are pretty affordable, but if budget is your main concern this year, you might want to skip right to this section. We don’t want you to sacrifice quality, so we think these will fit the bill while still giving you a good product.

COOYES Inflatable Pool

Inflatable Swimming Pool, COOYES 118"x72"x20" Full-Sized Swimming Pool for 4 Kids & 2 Adults w/ 0.4mm BPA Free PVC Wall, 312 Gallons Capacity Kiddie Pool, Outdoor Indoor Summer Water Party for Age 3+
  • Extra Large Size for Family Fun: COOYES 118''x72''x20'' Inflatable swimming pool is spacious enough for the whole family to have summer fun. With 312 gallons water capacity, this kiddie swimming pool can accommodate 4 kids and 2 adults to enjoy a fun pool party in the summer. You and your kids can invite your friends to enjoy your splashing poor water party! It is a perfect choice for your families or friends to enjoy a summer water party in your backyard.
  • Durable PVC for Long Service Life: The 0.4mm high-strength PVC wall of COOYES inflatable pool is twice thicker than others. This extra-strong PVC helps effectively reduce the risk of punctures from the gravel in the backyard or garden. This soft PVC helps avoid creases greatly when it's folded as well. 3 completely separate air chambers work independently and are more likely to prevent air leakage compared with 1 air chamber. COOYES inflatable pool will accompany you for many summers!

The COOYES Inflatable Pool is a large full-sized inflatable that won’t break the bank. It measures 118x72x20 inches and is big enough for a couple of adults and 3-4 kiddos.

It’s made from a thick high-quality PVC material that will last as long as you need it to as long as it’s taken care of properly. The three separate air chambers inflate quickly and give you added support and durability.

It’s also designed with 2 leak valves for fast deflation, so it’s easy to take down and store for next year.

EPROSMIN Inflatable Swimming Pool

One of the cheapest, if not THE cheapest pool on the list, is the EPROSMIN Inflatable pool. This one has a cute foot-themed design and will fit easily in most yards. It’s 51” around and 11” deep so it’s the perfect size for the littles.

Its three-ring design is easy to inflate and deflate. And it’s sturdy and durable so it will last. The pool holds about 20 gallons of water which can easily be drained whenever needed.

STARTONECO Inflatable Swimming Pool

This one goes on the list because it is not only cheap, but it also comes with its own electric pump. That’s almost unheard of with even the pricier pools.

It measures 180 x 140 x 60 cm so it’s larger than your average kiddie pool but small enough to not take up too much space. Like some of the other pools, this one has three stacked inflatable rings for added stability. And it’s lightweight and easy to take down and store.

Sloosh 2 Pack Kiddie Rainbow Pools

2 Pack 45’’ Rainbow Inflatable Kiddie Pool, Baby Swimming Pool Family Swimming Pool Water Pool Pit Ball Pool for Kids Toddler Indoor Outdoor Summer Fun
  • UNIQUE DESIGNS & SUPER VALUE PACK. The Inflatable Kiddie Pool Set comes with 2 eye-catching pools with special rainbow patterns, measuring 45 inch in diameter.
  • WATER FUN & COOL SUMMER. Perfect for a party or celebration, relaxation, summer fun events, swimming pool party or summer beach getaway. Multiple Uses. The inflatable swimming pools can be used as a ball pit or a sandbox for kids, or even used as a pet house for pets. It can be used for outdoor and indoor use. Enjoy water fun and cool off in the coming summer with this blow up pool.

Kiddie pools are usually pretty cheap anyway, but we decided to add this one to the list because it contains 2. So, if you wanted to, you could split it with the family next door for half the cost.

These have a cute rainbow and stars design and are 45” in diameter. They’re made with sturdy and safe materials and can be inflated in a matter of minutes. Patches are included in case of punctures or tears.

Conclusion

No need to commit to an inground pool when you can purchase an inflatable model in any size and shape you want. These pools are great for rental properties, vacation homes, or even your own backyard because you can take them down and store them whenever you’d like.

Besides, with one of these in your yard, your family will never be short on fun.

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