15 Fun Pool Accessories to Stock Up on Before Summer

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<p>The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Amy Sheehan / FUNBOY</p>

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While pools are inherently fun in themselves, having a few bold and colorful accessories on hand takes it to a new level. We've rounded up 15 cute patio umbrellas, inflatables, coolers, and everything in between to help you make a splash at the pool this season.

Business & Pleasure Co. Vintage Blue Stripe Beach Towel

Buy at En.thenicefleet.com

Stripes are such a quintessential summer pattern, and the same goes for the color blue. This 100% cotton beach towel just so happens to combine both, so it's a classic.

Intex Flamingo Inflatable Ride-On Float

Buy at Amazon.com

It seems like it would be impossible to feel sad while floating your cares away on a giant inflatable pink flamingo. It also comes in a swan version for when you're more in the mood to exude grace and elegance.

Pottery Barn St. Tropez Beach Umbrella

Buy at Potterybarn.com

Fittingly named after a town along the French Riviera, this beach umbrella looks like it belongs at a Mediterranean beach club. It comes in four colors/patterns that all include fringe on the edge.

Pottery Barn St. Tropez Cooler Tote Bag

Buy at Potterybarn.com

An insulated tote bag can keep your drinks, sunscreen, and aloe vera gel all cool on the go. This one features a waterproof vinyl lining with a gorgeous floral pattern.

Business & Pleasure Co The Clamshell Base

Buy at Businessandpleasureco.com

If you're someone who appreciates the beauty in details, we know you'll want a beautiful stand to match a beautiful patio umbrella. This clamshell umbrella base comes with an extra insert to accommodate a few different pole sizes.

Tarhong Mesa Acrylic Outdoor Drinkware

Buy at Food52.com

Quality batch cocktails deserve quality cups like these. They're shatterproof and dishwasher-safe, so you'll never think twice before pulling them out for a gathering. The goblet version is especially perfect for sipping chilled white wine or rosé while floating on an inflatable lounge chair.

FUNBOY x Malibu Barbie Golf Cart Pool Float

Buy at Funboy.com

Buy at Revolve.com

Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie doesn't come out until late July this year, but in the meantime, you can catch us distracting ourselves from the anticipation on this adorable Malibu Barbie golf cart float.

&Sunday Champagne Translucent Lounger

Buy at Andsunday.com

If you're not one for drawing attention to yourself at the pool, this champagne-colored lounger might be more your speed. Its shape gives a playful nod to the inflatable furniture craze of the '90s, but its neutral and translucent nature makes it a stylish yet understated pool accessory.

Sun Squad Pool Volleyball Net

Buy at Target.com

Leave it to Target's Sun Squad brand to create an inflatable pool volleyball set that's both functional and aesthetic. It spans more than 7 feet wide, allowing for plenty of room for competition.

Funboy Rainbow Cloud Floating Drink Station

Buy at Funboy.com

If you (like us) simply can't be bothered with having to get out of the pool for a refill, a floating drink station is the answer to your woes. The chill temps of the water, coupled with the space for ice will keep your beverages and essential toppings cool.

Sunnylife Dive Buddies Set of 3

Buy at Anthropologie.com

Keep the kids entertained with some adorable search-and-retrieve toys. Sold in a pack of three, you can choose between mermaids, sharks, or ambiguous sea creatures to best fit your child's taste and personality.

Igloo Legacy 54 Qt Cooler

Buy at Igloocoolers.com

This heritage-inspired cooler by Igloo compares in both style and quality to vintage ice coolers. Plus, the built-in stainless steel bottle opener is a nice added touch. We especially love it in the gold, green, and teal colors, which really play up the retro.

Big Blanket Big Beachy Blanket

Buy at Bigblanket.com

Notorious for their giant blankets, the Big Blanket Co crew just released their newest product, the Big Beachy Blanket. It's 100 square feet and can comfortably fit 4 to 8 adults. So if you've got the patio room, it's the ultimate lounging or poolside picnic blanket.

Business & Pleasure Co The Sling Chair

Buy at Businessandpleasureco.com

Collapsible sling chairs are convenient, and this version with a scalloped edge and cozy headrest marries form with function. The company also sells mini versions for the mini-me in your life.

Frontgate Lana Island Hammock

Buy at Frontgate.com

If you enjoy lounging on a floating device but always find yourself missing the feeling of the cool water on your body at the same time, let us introduce you to your new favorite pool accessory: The water hammock. It also comes in a rectangular version.

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