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    Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    I have to say buying a house with a pool in October is very unsatisfying. I"m jonseing to jump in, but I still have at least a month and a half before I'll be able to jump in. For now I'm occupying myself with online window shopping. Pool will primarily be used by me, my extended family, and close friends who all qualify as 12 year olds in the bodies of adults. I have a giant swan inflatable (christmas sale) and a couple of inflatable chair things that the prior owners left. I'll probably add a stash of noodles once they start showing up in stores. What favorites do people have?
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    Basketball hoop and volleyball net. Those get used quite a bit.
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    These Spring Float Recliner | SwimWays
    and these for taller people Spring Float Recliner XL | SwimWays
    I am 6'0" and the XL fits me, but probably would be too big if I were much shorter. I bought mine from Amazon, I have 5 or 6 of them, I think 2 are the XL variety some are 4 or 5 years old and still floating, although there are weak points where the fabric tends give out after just one season. They are great for in the pool movie nights and are complete with cup holders.

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    p.s. for movie nights one of these Outdoor Entertainment Gear Backyard Big Screen and a projector make a great combo, Mine is the original OS-120 which is very well built, but they now have larger cheaper models, and if I had it to go over again I would probably consider a 144 inch screen, of course my pool is indoors so there are some size restrictions that go with having a ceiling
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    Beer! Just kidding. Not really. My second favorite is a really nice pair of swim goggles. I use them more than anything. Second for me is a really comfortable lounger. As for the nieces and nephews, squirt guns, dive toys, badminton, and volleyball. Enjoy your swim season and welcome to the forum.
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    Love love my spring floats. I stocked up on them last year finding them at Dirt Cheap Store for $5 each. The big water guns are a hit at my house.
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    +1 on the swimways recliners. Best floaties EVER! My next favorite thing is 32oz plastic cups filled with adult beverages! We also have teenagers and there are balls for the pool kinda like hackee sacks that are pretty good for playing catch or beaning people. Dive torpedoes are always a hit.
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    Plastic everything-mugs, cups, plates, etc.... a tray to carry stuff out to the pool with.......

    I can't wait to see your swain in the pool! Oh the the 12 yr (hehe) olds doing a cannon ball!

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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    We like the rubber dive torpedoes and a basketball hoop. Also we like the badminton set with the plastic rackets. We don't use a net when we play this.
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    A floating Beer Pong table........(so I hear).
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    Dive torpedoes are great, so are those squishy sea anemone looking balls
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    I had to set up a new amazon shopping list for myself. Looks like the springfloats are pretty popular all around. I do have some torpedoes. I bought one last year on clearance, and I found one in the garden when I was cleaning up leaves in the fall. The screen and projector is probably my favorite suggestion if I can find some room in the budget.

    I had forgotten to think about plastic plates and cups. My parents always have a box of plastic dinnerware for their patio, I'm not sure why that one slipped my mind.
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    The Dollar Tree in my area has LOT of plastic wear in pretty colors and even some of the freezable mugs and such this time of year. BUT even at $1 each it starts to add up LOL

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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    One of these bad boys for sure. We have plastic margarita glasses with metal stems for the pool deck use.
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    Floating beer pong table is awesome! Light up plastic solo style clear cups to go with it and of course, cornhole!


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    I did see floating cornhole in my travels I've never seen the light up solo cups. I need to find those asap
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    following because it's a great question. We are putting in a pool (my first) in May. I can't wait. I am also obsessively on-line window shopping for toys. BUT, I have to control myself because I have two trouble-making dogs who I think would destroy anything inflatable. So I think I need to limit myself to foam floats, etc. and even those are precariously at-risk. I also need to hit up Homegoods for patio decor. This is probably my husband's worst nightmare (me, with something new to decorate).

    Oh and I can't wait to buy plastic margarita glasses.

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    I just realized when I wrote "we are putting in a pool (my first)" it sounds like I'm talking about our first child! LOL I guess we are really excited! I mean I love my kids and all.. but come on, we're putting in a POOL! our FIRST!

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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    You and my wife both need to stay outta home goods!

    First pool? Awesome!

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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    Depending on the dog they may not go after the spring floats since they are entirely covered in fabric
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    Re: Favorite Pool Toys for Grownups?

    With dogs around treat all pool toys as you do your shoes. Put them up or inside something the dogs cannot get to. When (notice I did not say if) they get to something you forgot to put up go put your self in a corner for forgetting LOL.

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