The Pool Float Buying Guide

woman with pool floats

Gliding across the glassy surface of perfect pool water, basking in the warmth of the sun … is there any better way to spend a summer day? Pool floats have become exceptionally versatile – perfect for kids who are ready to play, parents who are ready to relax and everyone in between. They’re a necessity for a summer spent poolside … the only question is which one is right for you? When shopping for a pool float, you’ll discover an incredible variety of designs, construction styles and materials. You’ll find floats that let you sit up or recline, cool off in the water or stay nice and dry. With so many choices, the only thing left to wish for is an endless summer.

Foam Floats, Chaises and Noodles

Thick and luxurious, our foam floats, chaises and noodles are incredibly buoyant and supportive. Crafted from the highest quality marine-grade closed-cell foam, they can be used in saltwater or chlorinated pools, and they won’t sink if punctured. The triple-dipped vinyl coating comes in a wide array of colors and is resistant to cracking, fading or peeling. Plus, they’re quick drying, easy to clean and a cinch to store during the off-season.

Frontgate Resort Collection™ Pool Float

This recent addition to the Frontgate float family incorporates all the key features of our legacy floats with a classic profile. Its 2 inches of coated, cushy foam make it supportive and unsinkable, yet it remains quite flexible, allowing you to comfortably lie back and soak in the sun for hours. (Just don’t forget the sunscreen.)

World’s Finest Pool Chaise™

Bring the pure relaxation of lounging in a chaise right into the pool. Our World’s Finest Pool Chaises have adjustable backs that move from upright to angled to flat … so you can read, chat or just drift. Padded armrests with built-in cupholders and a supportive headrest add a little touch of luxury.


You haven’t seen a pool noodle like this – thick and oversized, it resists sun, salt and chlorine, so you can enjoy it year after year. The versatility of our plank allows for multiple options when it comes to relaxing.

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Colorful, fun and easy to fill, our inflatable pool floats bring a touch of whimsy and color to your day at the pool. Made from durable PVC, these playful floats will last for summer seasons to come. From the classic tube to a whimsical floating golf car, there’s an entertaining inflatable float for every taste and style. Quickly inflate with a standard air pump and get to floating.

Opal Inflatable Daybed

Perfect for a day at the lake or the backyard and sized to comfortably seat two, our impressive float is crafted of 100% PVC and features a white mesh opening that allows your feet to be in the water. It also includes cupholders on each side.

Inflatable Chaise Loungers

Relax in comfort on water or on land in oversized, multicolor chaise loungers with a reinforced cupholder to keep your drink at hand. The thick, transparent vinyl also creates a unique ombré effect, depending on the light.

Frida Leaf Tube Float

Say “Hello, summer!” in a citrus-inspired vinyl pool float featuring a vibrant, hand-screen-printed design. This durable vinyl PVC float resists fading and includes a built-in, reinforced cupholder.

Inflatable Mesh Loungers

Stay cool in the pool with comfy, durable PVC loungers that allow you to enjoy both the relaxing effect of floating on the water and the cooling effect of water passing through the mesh. Each includes a headrest for maximum relaxation (and a drink holder for maximum hydration).

Dual-sided Chaise Lounge

This ultimate inflatable chaise lounge features unique tricolor translucent blocking and can be enjoyed in or out of the pool, thanks to a tether for securing to docks, boats and more. Up to two adults can lounge comfortably and rest their drinks in reinforced cupholders.

Fabric Bead-filled Floats and Accessories

Wrapped in the same easy-care Sunbrella® fabrics as our outdoor cushions and umbrellas, these unique, bead-filled floats stand up to sun, saltwater and chlorinated pools without fading or molding. They’re available in an array of solid colors and striped patterns.

Lazy Day Pool Collection

Soft, buoyant beads inside a double-sided mesh fabric shell conform to your body, providing maximum comfort and support. It’s a truly luxurious lounging experience.

Drift Collection

Snuggle in and float the day away on a luxury chaise overstuffed with buoyant polystyrene beans that conform to your shape. A built-in handle makes it easy to carry when it’s finally time to get out of the pool.

Lana Float Collection

Perfect for a peaceful afternoon spent relaxing by yourself or with someone else, these oversized, pillow-like loungers perfectly contour to your body and its position, all while keeping you afloat. They’re incredibly buoyant and remarkably comfortable (and they can be enjoyed on the pool deck, too).

Floating Mesh Pool Chair

Lay back and relax in luxury on soft polystyrene beads covered in flexible quick-drying fabric. It all contours to your body to provide both luxurious support and unsinkable buoyancy.

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March 23, 2022