Pool parties present a wonderful opportunity to relax in the summer sun with your friends and family. Adding pool party games to these events can increase the amount of fun you and all of your guests have. The best fun pool party games accommodate multiple people, allow you to take full advantage of the water, are waterproof, and are durable enough to withstand the occasional boisterous fun that pool party games bring about. The following games do all of these things, making them great pool party game choices for kids and adults alike.
1. Watermelon Ball
This vinyl watermelon-like ball provides a new and durable tool for playing Watermelon Ball in the pool. Whether you want to exercise with it in the water, play the greased watermelon game, or engage in a kind of water polo, this ball is designed to do everything you need. It comes with the deflated ball, a filling kit, and instructions to help you get started on a summer of fun watermelon games in the pool.
The watermelon ball is designed to look and feel like a watermelon, while being far more durable and fun to use than the actual fruit. Once filled, the ball can be passed up to 10 feet underwater, and can be dribbled on the water. Its versatility makes it a great choice for any pool game requiring a ball, but especially for the Watermelon Ball pool game. In addition, its vinyl material is meant to last, making it a choice that can last you as long as you want.
Reviewers are overwhelmingly impressed with this ball’s durability. They report that it holds up well to multiple summers of hard usage. They also enjoy its function in the water (such as being able to pass the ball back and forth). Many reviewers find it to be the best from among the pool party games. The result is an exceptional choice for a summer of pool party fun.
2. Chuck The Duck Pool Party Game
The Chuck the Duck pool party game is a simple yet entertaining game for children in the pool. The game consists of five numbered plastic ducks, one Chuck the Duck, a whistle, five numbered chips, and a mesh carry bag. The game is played by throwing all of the numbered ducks and Chuck the Duck in the pool. Each player then selects a chip. Players then jump in the pool, look for their numbered duck, and bring it over to their chip. They then find Chuck the Duck. The first person to find their numbered duck and reach Chuck wins the game.
Chuck the Duck is a fun pool party game, because it can accommodate up to 5 people. In addition, hunting for the ducks adds a level of competition and excitement to playing in the pool. The game can be played by children 5 and up and, because it is such an easy game to play, can be played by kids of large age spans, or even adapted to give younger children an equal playing field.
Reviewers report that this game is a hit at their pool parties. The result is a fun and competitive pool party game for kids of all ages.
3. Swimming Pool Basketball Hoop
The pool basketball hoop from Dunnrite provides hours of basketball fun in the pool. The hoop comes with a 17in. X 19in. X 38in. polyethylene base, 14-inch rim coated in vinyl, a 31in. X 22in. polyurethane backboard, and a hoop. This basketball hoop is anchored to the side of the pool once it is filled with up to 115 pounds of water. The hoop itself is about 36 inches above the edge of the pool. Coated in vinyl to prevent rust, the hoop is designed to offer a way to enjoy basketball while in the pool.
This pool basketball hoop makes for a fun pool party game for kids and adults because, once filled with water, it is sturdy enough to safely withstand enthusiastic play. Its hoop is low enough to the water to make pool basketball possible, while its white and blue exterior make it a nice looking addition to the pool. Other details, such as vinyl covering, make it more durable and ensure its suitability for the pool environment.
Reviewers report that this basketball hoop makes many hours of pool basketball possible. They do report that the hoop tends to rust and, therefore, may benefit from the addition of some rust-resistant paint. However, the addition of the vinyl is designed to cut down on rust, and many reviewers report that the hoop lasts for years. The result is an appealing choice for a pool party game.
4. Spot it! Splash Card Game
Spot It! Splash is the ideal pool party game for kids and adults because it is waterproof. The game comes with the Spot It! cards laminated to make them waterproof, stored in a waterproof mesh bag. The cards sport summer themes and come with five different ways to play. At its heart, however, the game is still the Spot It! game that has become a beloved classic. Every pair of cards still has one matching set of pictures or words between them. Players try to find the matches between cards, and whoever gets the most matches wins the game.
Spot It! Splash is the perfect card game to take to the pool, beach, or hot tub because it is thoroughly waterproof. You can play it on the sand or next to the pool without worrying about the cards getting wet. You can even take the game in the water with you to enjoy some friendly card competition while cooling down. The bright and carefree images are the perfect accompaniment to a summer day, while the mesh bag is just right for storing the cards around the water. Because children and adults can enjoy the game, it is a fun pool party game to bring together people of many different ages.
Reviewers give Spot It! high praise for maintaining its classically fun game play while keeping the cards completely waterproof. Many reviewers confirm that the cards are impervious to water (and drink spills) and can easily be played in and out of the water. The result is the opportunity to enjoy a tried and true card game while soaking up the summer sun at the beach or pool.
5. Pool Volleyball Game
The pool volleyball game from Intex consists of a large, inflatable volleyball net and volleyball for fun in the pool. The net and ball are both made from vinyl (10-gauge and 7-gauge, respectively) to make them waterproof and durable. The net inflates to 94in. X 24in. X 36in., and comes with anchors that can be weighted to make the net more secure in the water. It also comes with a shelf box and a repair kit. Once inflated and secured in the pool, the net provides a fun pool party game for swimmers who want to play volleyball while in the water.
This pool volleyball game comes with a number of features that make it a good choice for the pool. The vinyl is sturdy and waterproof. The option of adding weights to the anchors ensures that even on windy days, you can safely use this net in the pool without it blowing away while you are trying to play. In addition, details such as the repair kit make it a better value and assist you in caring for the net for the long term.
Reviewers give this net and volleyball set high praise for being durable, with multiple reviewers finding that the net stands up to rough play for multiple years as long as it is stored away when not in use. They also note that the option to weigh down the anchors makes it easier to keep the net in the water. The result is a pool party game that kids and adults alike can enjoy.
6. Toypedo Bandits Dive Toys
The Toypedo Bandits dive toys from SwimWays are a fun pool party game for kids. The brightly-colored toys are shaped like torpedos and designed to glide underwater like a submarine. About 5 inches long, they can travel up to 30 feet when thrown underwater. They offer a fun way to keep kids entertained in the pool, with multiple options available for game play.
These dive toys are a smart choice for a number of reasons. Because they are small, they can be used in the pool or in the bathtub, and are appropriate for a wide range of ages, from ages 5 and up. The player simply needs to be able to swim and dive down to retrieve them. Their bright colors make them easier to see so they do not get lost in the pool. Perhaps their best feature is the fact that there are many ways to play with them. They can be used in a race to see who can throw them the farthest, or used as objects for a dive. Reviewers report that their children come up with many other ways to play as well, from tag-like games to underwater catch.
Reviewers praise these torpedoes for their versatility and for their popularity with children. Some of them mention that they have become a staple of their pools year in and year out. In addition, they find that these are good toys for encouraging children to learn how to swim and to practice diving and holding their breath. The result is a pool toy that has the potential to offer memorable fun year in and year out.
7. Water Sports Swim Thru Rings
The Swim Thru Rings from Water Sports provide a fun pool challenge for kids and adults alike. The rings collapse for easy storage and require no assembly to get set up in the pool. Each ring comes with a small air chamber decorated with a fun animal that can be inflated and deflated to determine how deep in the pool the ring sits. The rings can be used for races, tricks, and teaching children to swim underwater. They are ideal choices for pool parties, swim lessons, and backyard pools.
These Swim Thru Rings are fun because of their whimsical animal designs on the air chambers. In addition, they are easy to use. They require no assembly, and the air chambers can be inflated and deflated in a matter of seconds to adjust the depth. The mesh bag that comes with the rings, plus the rings’ collapsible nature, make them a snap to fold up and store away.
Reviewers find these rings to be a smart choice for their pools. They report using the rings in swim lessons, to encourage their children to improve their swimming skills, and to add fun to pool parties. They note that their children can spend hours enjoying the rings and coming up with new games to play using the rights. The result is an easy to use and fun addition to any pool party.
8. Turtle-In-Eggs Pool Game
The Turtle-In-Eggs pool game from Water Gear provides a pool party game that is versatile and suitable for larger groups of kids. The game consists of a durable plastic egg carton and 12 sturdy, weighted eggs with small turtles inside. Eleven of the turtles are dark green or blue, and the other one is black. The game can be played many different ways. For instance, you can throw the eggs in the pool and simply dive for them, or assign points to the green/blue turtles and more points to the black turtle. Alternatively, you can make the black turtle an undesirable catch and focus on getting just the green/blue turtles. The possibilities are almost endless.
This game is fun because of its versatility. Because there are so many ways to play, children can enjoy the games for hours, and almost anyone can find a way to play that they will enjoy. Because there are a dozen eggs, it is easy for larger groups of kids at a pool party to play together. Plus, the sturdy carton makes carrying the eggs around easy, and the material from which the eggs are made is designed to resist rusting.
Reviewers generally enjoy these eggs because the children who use them spend hours diving after them and making up games to play with them. While they report that the eggs can be difficult to open, they find that the fun the eggs provide, plus the easy storage, make them a winner as a pool toy.
9. Inflatable Dolphin Ring Toss Game
This inflatable dolphin ring toss game serves as a pool party game that can entertain children and adults alike. The dolphin is a 22-inch tall inflatable plastic dolphin. Its weighted bottom allows it to remain upright. The game also comes with four plastic rings. The game is played by trying to throw the rings over the nose of the dolphin.
The multi-colored rings and short stature of the dolphin make it fun for children to use. In addition, the dolphin’s height makes it easy for even young children to successfully get the rings over the dolphin’s nose. Because the dolphin is inflatable and weighted, it is perfect for both pool parties and other parties.
Reviewers give this pool party game high praise for its ability to add fun to any pool party or other type of party. While some are disappointed with the size, most find that the size is ideal for small children. In addition, they find that the dolphin is durable, standing up to regular use for months after the initial purchase. The result is an appealing, enjoyable, and fun pool party game.
10. Floating Hoops Basketball Game
The floating hoops basketball game from Intex offers an incredibly fun way for people of all ages to enjoy a little bit of basketball while in the pool. The hoop is made of vinyl (10-gauge), is 26.5in. X 21.5in., and comes with an inflatable ball. Once the base is filled with water, the hoop sits stable in the water, ready for a rousing game of pool basketball. The set also comes with a repair kit that can be used to help the hoop last even longer.
Designed for durability, this hoop’s 10-gauge vinyl will last for the long-term. In addition, the repair patch makes the already durable hoop last even longer. The fact that you can weight the bottom by filling it with water makes it possible to keep the hoop stable in the water so that you can play rousing games of basketball without worrying about damaging the net. These features make this hoop a smart choice for adding a fun activity to any pool party you throw.
Reviewers give this hoop high praise for its quality and durability. For instance, they note that the hoop manages to stay inflated after roughhousing from children and teenagers. They do note that the ball sometimes has difficulty getting and staying inflated, but note that other balls work just as well. They also find that the hoop is an excellent value regardless of whether you use the ball with it or not. They find that the hoop is not prone to tipping, thanks to its weighted bottom, and they find that it tends to be an excellent value for the price. The result is an enjoyable addition to any pool party.