Types of pool floaties and how to care for them

Types of pool floaties and how to care for them

Types of pool floaties and how to care for them

Pool floaties are the star toys of the summer both at sea and in the pool. They can be used by children and adults and provide hours of fun safely. But not only that, but they are also very practical utensils to learn to swim and that guarantees that babies, children and the elderly can enjoy a refreshing bath in a totally safe way.

To increase the safety of children and adults who cannot swim or who suffer from aquaphobia, you can adopt different solutions; above all, the use of pool floaties, arm floaties, and vests. Do you prefer the Pineapple float or the Watermelon pool float? Everything is a matter of taste!

The traditional float

Shaped like a ring, this device is placed by the feet and keeps the user's waist out of the pool water. They can represent figures such as a duck, a tire, a crocodile, a unicorn, a flamingo, etc. There are also donut-shaped floats.

Inflatable vest

It works like a life jacket. The user places it over the head and has a closure system with a harness. Very practical for the little ones.

Vest with arm floaties

This model resembles a float fitted with sleeves. It is often made up of several layers of polyethylene foam, ensuring good buoyancy. Its main advantage lies in the possibility of adjusting it to the size of the person who uses it.

Arm floaties

They are sold in pairs and one element is placed on each arm. These devices are highly appreciated, as they allow the user complete freedom of movement.

Pool Float

To float on the water in your pool, abandon yourself to the pleasure of idleness, give yourself a pool float. With a simple or more elaborate design, you can choose from an interesting variety of models.

The pool float models differ from each other in several respects, such as size. Some models can only accommodate one person, while others can be used by two or three people at the same time.

If you want to sunbathe in your pool, while you feel that you are moving slowly and touching the water with your hands, the best option that we propose is to buy one of the pool mats that we offer in our store right now. Pineapple float or Watermelon pool float mats are very original, and you will surely like more than one.

Pool float: guarantee of child safety

So that your children can bathe in complete safety, choose a perfectly adapted float. Before making the decision, analyze some parameters common to all models.

Float size

So that the float adapts to the body of the person who uses it, make sure that you choose the correct size. Each float has an indicative age for the user.


If you want your little one to be able to swim comfortably in the pool, check that the float does not interfere with their movements.

Locking system

In the case of vests and vests with sleeves, check that the closure system is reliable and that it cannot be easily opened by the child. Also, check that the device is equipped with check valves to prevent it from leaking air during use.

Floats style

In the shape of a tire or animal, with wild motifs or with the heads of the protagonists of the cartoons, the floats display different styles to respond to all preferences.

Usage precautions

Floats, vests, and sleeves cannot be the only measure of protection and safety for children and should be supervised by an adult capable of immediately intervening to minimize the risk of drowning.

How to take care of your floats?

The articles of the pool are very used by the little ones, especially when they have not yet learned to swim and must stay afloat and play at the same time. After the summer passes, these items like theirs are forgotten until next summer, so we must take some time and store them correctly so that their useful life is extended and our children can continue playing for many more summers. What will you need - bleach, detergent, brush, talcum powder, and water.

  1.   With a brush and water with the detergent you will scrub the entire item very well, removing all the superficial dirt that has formed over time
  2.       Rinse the detergent well
  3.       With a little bleach, go over the item to eliminate any bacteria that may have formed
  4.       Rinse again
  5.       Let the floats air dry
  6.       Once dry, add a little talcum powder to them to prevent some kind of mold from forming during storage and making them unusable
  7.       Store them in a dry place