20+ Swimming Pool Toys and Pool Party Games For Adults

by | Nov 29, 2017 | Outdoor Games

Celebrate summer and soak up some sun with these fun swimming pool toys and games for adults. Because, why should kids have all the fun? The right mix of pool toys and inflatable games will add a whole new level of fun to your backyard. All the time and money spent maintaining a swimming pool all year is wasted if you are not enjoying it to the fullest! Grab some family and friends, your swimming pool toys, a few of your favorite umbrella drinks, and come meet us poolside. We also put together swimming pool games for kids here.  We hope these ideas will be the hit of your next pool party!

The best swimming pool toys and games for adults:

BulziBucket is one of the best outdoor toss game we have played. Not only is this game fun on land, but the game buckets float and the balls will not sink. As a universal use game, Bulzibucket is also designed to play in the water. This throwing game is a mix between Cornhole and Ladder Ball that will have you sinking shots from all over the pool. Each bucket has a different number on it (3, 2, 1) and you get points by throwing the ball in the bucket. We have an entire blog post on this full BulziBucket Rules and Review or check the latest prices online.
Any inflatable island for a pool float will take your pool relaxation to a new level. If you like to take care of your skin, floating without a shade cover can be a limited time activity.  You will feel as though you have your own private island oasis that even comes with a retractable canopy. Feel free to stay out as long as you like by blocking out the sun or deciding how much sun to let in. It comes with 2 drink holders in case you want to let someone else on board, or to save a trip from swimming in. Get the latest price here.
We do not mess around when it comes to our pool days! Normally we have 4-6 people on our Party Island, if your pool is big enough it’s a great option to create your very own Island.  If your pool is big enough, or if you are looking for a raft for a river, lake, or ocean, then you can not go wrong with a party Island for your pool party. Most of the Party Islands have anchors, storage chambers, and sometimes coolers. The reason we call them party island is because once you hit the water it will be the hit of your summer.
To be the life of the pool party you can not have your friends drinking warm drinks. Sure, they may be able to walk inside and help themselves to your fridge. But do you really want the dripping water and dirt from outside tracked throughout the house.  Plus, this takes away from time where you could be playing pool games or relaxing in your pool floats. For this you need to either dedicate your own personal raft to the drinks or look at a smaller refreshment or floating cooler. We do a lot of river rafts and the following come in handy. Just make sure to always tie them to your side just in case you fall asleep and do not want them to float away.  Buy a floating cooler online.
One of our favorites from this list, the floating poker table!  The floating poker table comes complete with 4 chairs and a great way to get your poker and chill on.  There will not be a dull moment at your pool party with your own swim up bar! Why should your friends get all hot or lose their buzz walking to the bar? Bring the party to them. There is an assortment of swim up bars and game stations that will make yours a one of a kind pool party.
All pool bars and game stations need cards, right? Just of all the drinking card games and fun pool party games you can play. You do not want your cards to stick together, so make sure that you pick up a 100% water proof cards, so they repel the water and keep the games going. These are perfect the pool party, your floating game station, or even playing in a hot tub.
Sipping on beer, cider, or margarita while out on your pool float is pretty much mandatory in our backyard pool party.  We think of all the possibilities and fun themed drinks for any adult pool party. Why have you not bought a margarita machine yet?

8. Flamingo Floating Pool Cups

Not only is drinking from a plain old glass cup boring, but can be a safety hazard for all your shoeless friends. Your pool party friends will always be thirsty, so make sure to keep them hydrated with a funny favorite drinking cup. Just thinking of summer time and being able to bring out our flamingo cups makes us smile.

Now that you have got your pool party cups, margarita machine, and pool bar, you may need to put your drink down somewhere. While playing games you may not be able to put the drinks on the edge of the pool, or have a raft handy, so the next logical thing is an inflatable drink holder. Float your drinks in styles with a fun and floating drink holder that will not tip over.  There are tons of super cute floating drink options available:

9. Swimming Pool Volleyball Game

You will want to use those floating drink holders stated above so you can get ready to get your pool volleyball on.  Feel free to make those exciting dives without worrying about hurting yourself with a fun game of swimming pool volleyball. There are different sets for different pool sizes and seriousness of players. Some people enjoy just hitting around a volleyball with a smaller floating set, while some players love a strong set to spike on. The biggest issue that some have is that the net posts are not heavy enough may fall over with too much force.  Click here to buy online.
Bean Bag Toss is a fun classic backyard game, but now you can take the same game concept to your swimming pool. This will have your entire pool party tossing their way to an awesome time.  And keeping cool at the same time! This is one game that should not need any introduction, but if so you can read the cornhole rules in another post here or get your own Floating Cornhole Game.
One of the best games to add to your swimming pool is a basketball hoop. For this you can decide if you are looking for a fully adjustable hoop for the side of the pool to dunk on, or a floating fun one for sinking shots. The hard thing about the adjustable pools you use on the side is having to jump in and our of the pool every time you miss a shot. Also for safety issues some adults get a little too aggressive with the slam dunks and may hang on the rim. Last thing you want is for the net to fall over on them. With this in mind we love the floating versions and take up less space. Buy a floating basketball hoop for a slamming good time!

Beer pong is one of those things that we love to hate. At first you may think that it is just for drunk college parties until you start playing it. There is real skill after slamming a few cold ones and draining a shot from 10 feet out and is addictive. Lucky for us the beer pong rules are really easy to learn and there are many variations.  Get different kinds of floating beer pong sets all depending on how serious you want to play. There are simple floating devices to entire tables.  This was inspired by our 15+ type of beer pong accessories.

Sometimes the simplest toys are really the most fun! Get yourself a waterproof football that’s great for diving, one hand catches, and throws a long distance. This may be true but is also great for throwing with a beer in the hand and does not hurt when accidentally hitting people in the side of the head when they should have been paying attention. Did we say it also floats! Buy a hydro football online.
Keep your valuables dry and protected with these waterproof bags. This is one of those precautions you wish you had when it’s too late, so just be prepared in advance.  Just put all of your possessions, clothes, cell phones, keys, and wallets and roll it up. It will also be super handy to go on your next adventure from floating down rivers, to hanging out pool side.  Here’s a bunch of waterproof bags.
You can never have a beach ball that is too big! They provide hours of endless fun in the pool and you can also float on them if you are tired. Smack them, kick them, or bounce them off each other.  The fact that they are inflatable and take up no room is a bonus if you want to bring them to the beach.  A new trend is giant beach balls, that are even taller than you when blown up to full size.  Some of the giant beach balls you can even get that you can step into.  If don’t want to embrace your inner hamster, a larger beach ball will still provide hours of entertainment.  Here’s a watermelon beach ball we like.
Have you ever been to a pool party that had a floating ping pong table? Probably not, so you should really go ahead and get one now.  The table, balls, and pattles float making it the hit of your party. The table can also be used indoors (on a table) so even during the winter months you will still have fun with this game. Learn how to play this awesome game and get your set today!
It was my dream to get a putting green if I ever got a corner office, obviously not since I blog about games!  Now I can fulfill that dreams in a much cooler way.  All the chipping you should be doing at your pool party should not only include fattening dip. Try a round of golf in your swimming pool with this floating golf game. Chip on to the green with these plastic balls.  This game will only work if you have an inground pool or if your pool is level with your patio.  Get the latest price.
Badminton is fun, but you can not get the birdies wet. This is why we love to play Jazzminton and Speedminton. Both of these game use special We use a special water-resistant glue for birdies that wont wreck or tear when you smack them. There are too many paddle games to go over, but Speedminton and Jazzminton are just some of our favorites.
The last and one of the most important things for any pool party is music. Swimming in your pool while streaming your favorite music through a floating speakers is an incredible feeling. You will want to come up with your own summer playlist long before the party. The new water proof (or at least water resistant) speakers are designed to protect against water, sand, and even beer spillage. We had been through at least one speaker a summer (usually from sand or dust) until we bought our own waterproof speaker.
We wanted to save one of the best pool games for last! If you have read some of our other games list, you may already know how much we love KanJam. We are excited to introduce a mini floating version for our swimming pool games for adults list. The classic Frisbee throwing game now floats and is so much fun to play for hours. It is not nearly as big as the official KanJam, but who cares when it floats! Here are the Original KanJam Rules or check the latest KanJam Splash price online.
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