From pool toys and games to floats and lounge chairs, there’s something for everyone on this list. We’ve included ideas for fun poolside-friendly gadgets if you want something a little more unique. Here are the top 50 gifts for a pool owner, perfect for any occasion.
1. Pool Lounge
The Aqua Campania pool float lounge is the perfect way to relax in the pool this summer. This extra-large 2-in-1 float has an adjustable backrest and a cup holder caddy, ideal for basking in the sun with a drink. The soft cool-weave fabric is comfortable to lounge on during a hot summer day. You can choose between multiple designs, so there’s a float for everyone.
2. Chaise Lounge for Kids
Kids and pets alike will love the KidKraft double chaise lounge. The 3-sided canopy provides shade, and the tie-back curtains give the sides a window-like look. The wooden chaise features a hidden compartment perfect for storing toys, games, or snacks. The two lounge cushions are comfortable and inviting. Two included cup holders make this a great spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors while staying refreshed.
3. Patio Umbrella/Parasol
A patio umbrella is a classic but excellent gift for your pool-owning friends. This BLUU BANYAN patio umbrella is a fantastic patio offset umbrella with a 10ft diameter and high-quality, water-repellent, UV-protected fabric. The canopy fabric is solution-dyed for added durability, while the tilting joint made from PA66-enhanced nylon adds extra support. This umbrella also features a crank and cross base for easy operation.
4. Pool Maintenance Kits
This pool maintenance kit from Intex has everything to keep your friend’s above-ground pool clean and sparkling all season. The included one-piece cleaning head easily attaches to a garden hose for convenient use. The surface skimmer easily removes debris from the water’s surface. The 94” telescoping pole extends to reach even the farthest corners of the pool. Additionally, the reusable debris bag means less waste overall.
5. Remote Control Boat
Your friends will have a blast with the AlphaRev R308 RC boat. This fast boat, suitable for pools and lakes, can reach speeds up to 20 mph. The 4-channel 2.4GHz remote control has a 400ft signal range. If the boat ever flips over, no worries. The non-capsize hull system will quickly right the R308. With LED lights and autopilot mode, this RC toy will provide hours of poolside fun.
6. Pool Toy Set
Easy to use and fully inflatable, Max Fun pool floats will provide hours of fun for kids and adults alike. This set includes an inflatable basketball hoop, inflatable basketball, and a cross ring toss pool game. Made of PVC, this strong and environmentally-friendly material is non-toxic and safe for kids.
7. Bluetooth Sunglasses
The Bose Tenor smart sunglasses are a great way to enjoy music and take calls while relaxing by the pool. They feature polarized lenses that reduce glare and enhance visibility while blocking 99% of UV rays. It’s even possible to add a prescription to the Bose sunglasses. A rechargeable battery provides up to 5.5 hours of listening per charge. The advanced mic ensures your friends can make crystal-clear calls anytime.
8. Pool Vacuum Cleaner
Looking for a practical entry on the 50 gifts for a pool owner list? An efficient and durable automatic pool vacuum cleaner from U.S. Pool Supply is what you need. This powerful suction cleaner removes everything from leaves and twigs to dirt and sand. The package includes 35 feet premium spiral-wound vacuum hose. It does a great job on floors, walls, and steps. Suitable for in-ground, above-ground, and self-supporting pools (excluding soft wall pools).
9. Sunscreen Pack
What do you get that special someone who loves spending lazy days by the pool in the scorching heat? They need this 30SPF Sun Bum Premium Day Tripper sun care pack. It includes a moisturizing sunscreen lotion, lip balm, and hydrating cool-down lotion, all with a delicious coconut scent. With broad spectrum UVA/B protection, this set is perfect for protecting skin from harmful rays.
10. Smart Lantern
Perhaps your friends prefer chilling by the pool later in the day without worrying about the pesky sun. They’ll appreciate the San Rafael Estate lantern bringing light to their lounge. It’s made of durable antique bronze-finished metal and glass and features two high-performance warm white LEDs in the pillar candle. The built-in solar panel powers the lantern on automatically at dusk and off at dawn.
11. Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine
With the Hawaiian Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Machine, your friends can have a snow cone party right by their pool. This great little machine comes with everything needed to start the party, including snow cone cups, spoon straws, bottle pourers, and block ice molds. All it takes is their favorite flavor syrup and some ice, and a fantastic summery treat will be ready in no time.
12. Portable Mini Fridge
The FRIGIDAIRE Portable Mini Fridge is one of the coolest choices of 50 gifts for a pool owner. This versatile and rugged little fridge made of brushed stainless steel is perfect for storing drinks, holding up to 15 cans or 10 liters. It’s easy to clean and fully insulated, with a quiet thermoelectric cooling system. It’s compact and portable – perfect for poolside refreshments.
13. Beach and Pool Towel Set
What better feeling than drying yourself off with a velvety smooth towel after a swim? The JML microfiber beach towels will give your pool owner friends this fantastic feeling. They come in a six-pack, so there’s always one on hand. Made of soft, lightweight microfiber with stitched hems, they’re sturdy, absorbent, and dry quickly. Several designs are available to suit any taste.
14. Floatable Pool Speaker
The FineBud Bluetooth 5.1 pool speaker features excellent high-fidelity sound. The speaker is rechargeable so it never needs replacement batteries. It rocks crisp treble, detailed mid, and enhanced bass, no matter the volume. The built-in mic supports hands-free calls for staying connected while enjoying a swim. The adorable dolphin-shaped speaker is also a lovely night light, with eight modes of LED lights that create a beautiful pool party ambiance.
15. Floating Drink and Snack Holder
Want to spice up your friend’s pool parties or help them stay refreshed without leaving the water? Check out the DIVEBLAST floating pool drink and snack holder. Available in black, pink, transparent, or avocado-shaped green this handy holder can accommodate cans, bottles, snacks, phones, tablets, books, or speakers – perfect for keeping everything within reach while enjoying an uninterrupted swimming session.
16. Pool Fountain
If you’re looking for a gift to add spark to your friend’s pool, look no further than this floating pool fountain by LanAqua. It features a rechargeable battery and has multicolored lights that create a beautiful light show in the water, with seven different styles. The fountain is IP68 waterproof, so it’s suitable for any body of water.
17. Solar Pool Lights
These floating pool lights by LanPool are solar-powered and IP68 waterproof, so that they will last a long time. They feature a multi-mode function with a choice between a soft flame, white light, or gradient effect. These energy-efficient candle-like lights are sold as a pair and will turn your friend’s pool into a comfy meditative oasis.
18. Aquatics Fitness Equipment
No list of top 50 gifts for a pool owner is complete without something for fitness lovers. Sunlite Sports dumbbell set includes two EVA foam water weights, a swimming belt, and two swimming gloves. High-density EVA foam provides excellent resistance and better exercise results. It’s durable and fantastic for building muscle tone. The swimming belt fits waist sizes from 23” to 43”, making it work for most people.
19. Swimming Goggles
These ZIONOR swimming goggles are made with premium silicone and polycarbonate and have a soft, flexible silicone gasket. The adjustable split head strap ensures a perfect fit, while the TPR ergonomic nose bridge ensures comfort. The polarized, curved HD lenses provide crystal-clear visibility underwater while blocking UV rays and reflected light. These goggles will guarantee hours of eye-safe fun to your pool owner friends.
20. Floatable Game Table
Are you looking for a fun and unique gift for the pool owner in your life? If so, check out the Polar Whale floating game or card table. Perfect for any pool party, it features durable foam drink holders and a deck of waterproof playing cards. The table tray is made from extra thick, dense, durable foam that is UV-protected from sunlight, making it perfect for hours of fun in the sun.
21. Pool Cover
The Sun2Solar solar pool cover will take advantage of the free energy from the sun and keep your friend’s swimming pool warm all season long. This heat-retaining blanket uses the sun’s rays to help warm a swimming pool and can prevent up to 95% of pool water evaporation. The blue color provides an appealing look, and the cover can be trimmed to fit almost any pool shape.
22. Dog Raft
The SwimWays Paddle Paws dog raft is the perfect gift for pool owners with small to medium dogs. Reinforced paw-and-claw-friendly fabric covering, and puncture-resistant construction make it a sturdy raft to carry even the most playful dogs. The inner spring around the outside edge makes the raft stable and comfortable for your friend’s pup, so it’ll be their top place to relax on a hot summer day.
23. Floating Golf
Looking for a fun and unique gift for the pool owner who enjoys golf? Check out the PLBBJH floating golf green. This floating green comes with everything they need to get started, including a chipping mat, five golf balls, a rubber tee, and a flag. It’s perfect for 2-4 players of varying skill levels, and the EVA nylon turf with ultra-rugged rubber backing will withstand swings for many years.
24. Inflatable Pool Slide
Looking for a gift that’s guaranteed to make a splash? This Kool Splash inflatable slide from Intex is fun for kids and adults, with built-in sprayers that wet the surface for a cool and refreshing splash. Super-strong 20 gauge vinyl material and fused seams make it ideal for most in-ground and above-ground pools with a deck of sufficient height. The soft landing pad extension provides enjoyment without worrying about nasty bruises.
25. Pool Alarm
It’s safety first with the PoolEye immersion mountable pool alarm. The ASTM-compliant safety system is compatible with in-ground and above-ground pools. The water motion sensor has an advanced sub-surface wave detector that will not pick up movement from rain or wind. The dual protection feature includes a poolside and an in-home siren. The alarm easily mounts to most concrete in-ground and above-ground pools with a top rail.
26. Training Buoy
For a novice swimmer, we have the Flow Swim training pull buoy. This pull float is made of durable EVA foam, which is excellent for lap swimming, and won’t irritate or chafe the skin. The pull buoy provides an upper-body workout and promotes core strength for those looking to improve their fitness while enjoying a safe and relaxing swim.
27. Outdoor Bug Zapper
Looking for an effective way to help your friends get rid of mosquitoes and insects that suck the fun out of a pool party? The vintage-style GOOTOP bug zapper with a hanging loop uses blue-violet light to attract flying insects. Then, the high-voltage grids zap them, providing a physical method to control mosquitoes. With a 1/2 acre coverage, this zapper is terrific for outdoor spaces without worrying about sprays or pesticides.
28. Solar RGB Thermometer
This fun and functional ChlorStar floating pool thermometer is a practical gift for pool owners. It features a high accuracy temperature reading, up to 140 Fahrenheit and 60 Celsius, and the decorative RGB ball top is solar charged to light up automatically at night. The ball is made from impact-resistant engineering plastics and treated to resist chemicals and sun rays ensuring that this thermometer is rugged and durable.
29. Chicken Fight Pool Game Set
This exciting Chicken Fight inflatable set is a hilarious way to liven up pool parties. It includes two giant ride-on floats in the shape of chickens, perfect for kids and adults alike. The object is to flip your friends off their chicken float and into the water – whoever flips their opponent first wins. The heavy-duty 6P-free PVC plastic is resistant to tears and punctures. It’s easy to set up and take down for hours of fun in the sun.
30. Swim-through Rings
Are you looking for an exciting gift for your friend’s children? Or perhaps you want to help those afraid of swimming or walking underwater. If so, then the SelfTek Swim-through rings are just what you need. This set comes with three swim diving rings, inflatable dolphin buoys, torpedo bandits, and marine animal toys. Not only will the set help build underwater swimming skills, but doing it will be a blast.
31. Swimming Pool Ladder Mat
Keep your pool owner friends safe with the Resilia Stay-Put pool ladder mat. This soft, recycled vinyl resin mat features a non-slip, wide-ribbed surface that protects your loved ones from slips and falls. Plus, the v-grooved rubber surface provides added traction, making it easier to get in and out of the pool.
32. Electric Air Pump
The LIBERRWAY electric air pump for inflatables is a cordless, portable air pump that quickly inflates and deflates. It has a working time of 40 minutes and comes with four nozzle sizes. Works fantastic for pool lounges, inflatable toys, boats, and other fun items that float about your friends’ pool. This convenient gift will ensure the party never stops.
33. Inflatable Ball
These Sumind two-piece inflatable pool balls are made of tear-resistant PVC and come in several adorable styles. They also come with a hose adapter to fill them quickly with water. These balls are great for playing underwater games like diving, passing, and dribbling. They make a fun gift for pool lovers of all ages.
34. Pool Pong Set
This JIANYHW floating pool pong table raft will be the life of any pool party. It can hold up to 28 cups for an exciting beer-pong match. The raft even has a built-in cooler; it holds ice to keep food and drinks chill and ready. Plus, it’s made of sturdy PVC and is easily foldable for convenient storage.
35. Floating Tumblers
Impress your friends with a thoughtful and practical BUOYA vertically floating drink tumbler. This 12-ounce stainless steel tumbler is 100% leak-proof, puncture and rust-resistant, and features double-wall vacuum insulation to keep drinks cold (or hot) for hours. The most exciting part is the vertical floating, perfect for uninterrupted sipping while lounging in the pool.
36. Outdoors Movie Screen
Looking to wow your friends with a movie screen watchable from inside the pool? Look no further than the OUTTOY Inflatable Projection Screen. High-quality anti-crease, absorbent natural polyester is lightweight and foldable for easy storage. The screen also features a quiet fan and a storage bag for convenient transport. Versatility is a fantastic bonus as this screen is suitable for front and rear projection.
37. Patio Bar Table
If you have a pool owner on your gift list who loves a good drink, consider the Giantex Cool Bar table. This outdoor cocktail table has an 8-gallon cooler with a drainage plug, adjustable height, and an attractive rattan design. It’s easy to assemble and will surely be a hit with anyone who loves to entertain outdoors.
38. Pool Accessory Holder
If you want to make your friend’s pool-maintenance chores a bit easier, the AquaMate Oasis pool accessory holder is just the right gift for them. This holder features pole hangers and a hose strap, so it’s ideal for storing brushes, nets, and vacuum attachments. The rust-proof and waterproof build guarantees worry-free outdoor use. And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also incredibly versatile and can be attached to the fence, wall or posts for convenience.
39. Handrail Cover
Some of the most thoughtful gifts are the ones that gift peace of mind. This two-piece handrail cover with a zipper will give your friends just that. The slip-resistant and anti-scald rail grip sleeve is made of high-quality malleable neoprene and is easy to install. It protects hands from scalding and slipping, ensuring a comfortable and safe pool experience.
40. Treasure Chest Diving Game
The Fingard Pool Toys treasure chest will bring a smile to your friend’s kids’ faces. It comes with torpedoes, gems, pirate treasure, seaweed, and octopus. The total package is a whopping 58 pieces of adorable toys in total. It’s safe for kids to use, guaranteeing hours of pool fun.
41. Pool Sign
This Wander Prints welcome pool sign will add an extra flair to your friend’s poolside area. Made from durable materials that are not easy to bend or damage. The sign is waterproof and non-glare make it simple to clean and easy to read. In addition, the size of the sign is unique and allows the wording to stand out for a touch of rustic whimsy.
42. Portable Outdoor Shower
Another practical pool gift idea is the KEDSUM portable shower. This shower head comes with two detachable USB rechargeable batteries, so it’s usable anywhere, anytime. The batteries are separated from the pump for more safety. Easy to use – submerse the pump in a bucket/tub of water and turn on the motor. Finally, the shower head is compact and lightweight.
43. Portable Changing Booth
Proper gear to change and shower in is crucial for the best pool experience. The Ridge Outdoor Gear privacy tent is perfect for just that. This collapsible tent comes with a rainfly, ground sheet, sandbags, and a carry bag. It has a bug-proof showerhead opening and breathable mesh top to let light pass through while keeping the changing and showering experience private and bug-free. The nylon construction makes it durable and lightweight.
44. Portable Juicer
With the Hotsch portable personal blender, your friends can make delicious smoothies and shakes right by their pool. It contains eco-friendly, food-grade, and non-toxic PCTG stainless steel blades with 7.4 rated voltage. The juicer is easy to clean and will pump out plenty of yummy drinks without charging, thanks to a large battery capacity.
45. Solar-powered Lighthouse
This charming cottage-style Accent Plus solar-powered garden lighthouse is made of solid polyresin and features a solar panel that charges during the day, providing up to eight hours of light at night. The multicolor LED light creates a beautiful ambiance, perfect for lighting any pool area.
One of the best gifts for a pool owner is the Stanley Classic vacuum-insulated food jar. This jar is perfect for keeping food and drinks cold while lounging by the pool. It features double-wall vacuum insulation that helps to keep temperatures regulated for hours. Additionally, the leak-resistant cap prevents spills and keeps contents fresh. 18/8 stainless steel makes the jar rust-resistant for worry-free poolside use.
47. Aquatic Fitness Guide
In this aquatic fitness guidebook, your friend will find everything they want to know about no-impact water workouts. This book is perfect for those who want to get fit, build strength, or rehabilitate from injury. They will learn how to increase flexibility, improve muscular strength, alleviate pain and incorporate easy aquatic exercises into their pool time. All this in an easy-to-follow paperback guide.
48. Baby Pool Float
If you are looking for an excellent gift for a pool owner with a baby, consider the LAYCOL baby float. This float is made with PVC and has a sun protection canopy to keep their little one safe from the sun. The float also has a double-layered air chamber that guarantees a safe and sound baby. The two-option buckle method is perfect for backstroke or breaststroke.
49. Float Organizer
The Essentially Yours pool storage equipment organizer will help your friends keep their pool area nice and tidy no matter how many accessories they have. This rolling double-decker bin is perfect for storing pool noodles, toys, balls, and floats. Durable PVC mesh makes everything easy to see and access. The container also includes wheels for easy maneuverability.
50. Inflatable Pizza Slice Pool Float
The Joyin extra-large inflatable pizza slice float is a must-have for any pool owner with a delicious sense of humor. This giant, colorful float features a detailed, realistic-looking pepperoni print that’ll make your friends crave a proper pizza. The float is non-toxic and meets AMTS safety requirements, perfect for family-time fun. It includes two air chambers for extra stability, cup holders for cold refreshments, and two raft connectors for more entertainment options.
Worst Ideas for Pool Gifts
There are a lot of bad ideas for gifts for a pool owner. For instance, a filter that is not the correct size. You also don’t want to get them a ladder that is too short or a skimmer that does not fit their pool.
An inflatable pool is a bad idea for gifts for a pool owner. Not only is it unnecessary, but these are often cheaply made and can easily puncture, leading to an expensive repair bill. Another bad idea is a pool cover not the right size for the pool, which can lead to it blowing off in high winds and damaging the pool.
Talk to an Expert Shopper
If you want to amaze your pool owner friends with a unique gift but are still indecisive, you might consider talking to an expert shopper. They’ll be able to provide you with plenty of ideas for the latest and greatest pool products. When you’re ready, fill out the form and an expert will contact you in no time.