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Thread: Pool Floats - Lots of Cheap or a Few Expensive

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    Pool Floats - Lots of Cheap or a Few Expensive

    I've been buying the wally world level floats, usually the ones that are under $10, but they don't last long, and seem like even water makes them leak.

    I've been looking at the closed cell foam ones instead, but man, they're like $80 each.

    Do they sell any floats that aren't so expensive, but don't break after the first week?
    Temecula, CA
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    Jun 2007
    New Jersey

    Re: Pool Floats - Lots of Cheap or a Few Expensive

    I buy the $30 ones from the pool store in October--almost the only reason I go there. The floats are all Chinese and look the same but the brand name changes. They always have a 2 for 1 sale in the fall so they cost me 15 bucks. I usually get two seasons out of each, barring animal attacks. They seem to last longer if stored inflated.

    I tried closed cell, and they don't sink, but they do get ugly and start to disintegrate. I still have one I now use for working under cars, but I wouldn't put in the pool.
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