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Dive into these kid-friendly pools

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Whether you’re looking for a cool spot to relax in the evening or a place to get your toddler blowing bubbles in the water, there are backyard swimming pools to suit everyone’s taste. Kiddie pools should be sturdy, safe, and size-appropriate. Dive on into some of our favorites.

Children are drawn to water, particularly in sunshine-rich areas such as Florida. And secretly, or maybe not so secretly, every kid wants a pool. Backyard pools used to need a big area and a big investment. But today’s kiddie pools provide big fun for kids of all ages.

Twice the options

blue and green pool
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One great feature is the big shower from the frog sprinkler. Simply attach an ordinary garden hose and it sprays water past the pool. It’s easy to reach the kids or kids-at-heart on the grass or patio, and include them in the fun. The blue and green pool has an interesting geometric design, too.

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Buy now: Splashin’kids 3 in 1 Inflatable Sprinkler Pool

Fruity favorite

watermelon pool
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Cool off in sweet, fruity style. Beach, backyard, in the basement, this kiddie pool is sturdy enough for a sandbox or ball pit, and strong enough for a pet bed (sometimes they want to climb in, too). This watermelon patterned pool has so many uses. The bright design adds a festive touch to your occasion. Your little one will love playing in his or her very own watermelon pool. Each of the three inflatable side rings has its own valves and comes with a patch kit just in case.

Buy now: XFlated Kiddie Pool

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Quick inflation and deflation

oxsami pool
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You can’t overfill this pool. It is specially designed with an overflow slit that releases water so when someone like dad gets in the pool, the water won’t flow out over the sides. Two dolphins and the tail make this turquoise pool a treasure for your child’s adventures. Hook up the hose to the biggest of the three dolphins and shower in another layer of fun. Add balls or floaties and your kids will entertain themselves on the high seas all year long.

Buy now: Oxsaml Inflatable Pool for Kids

Mini theme park

slide pool
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What youngster doesn’t love a slide? Especially when it’s safe and comfortable, with a cushioned landing pad for even head-first slides. There are also four inflatable toys included. A little mushroom, two small ring tosses, and a pink glazed donut with sprinkles adorn this inflatable kiddie pool fun zone. Each chamber inflates in a minute and is made with thick plastic, but comes with repair patches for good measure. With room for three or four toddlers, we wish we had one to play with when we were little.

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Buy now: Hesung Inflatable Play Center

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