‘Tis the season for swimming as often as possible. Whether it means jumping into the nearest pond or practicing our backstrokes at the community pool, we’re all united in our quest to find a nice body of water to cool off in over the summer.
But fret not my overheated friends, there’s hope to be had. The web is filled with affordable and transportable pint-sized pools that can instantly transform even the smallest sliver of lawn space into a bona fide backyard oasis. Don’t believe us? We rounded up the best portable pools for every size backyard (and budget) to prove our point. From an inflatable bathtub to a mini-above-ground pool, here are eight portable (and Prime-eligible) swimming pools on Amazon that probably cost less than a new window A/C unit.
It doesn’t get a whole lot better than an inflatable pool for just over twenty bucks. This 200-gallon vinyl cutie offers enough room for two adults and blows up to full size in minutes.
Searching for a mini-pool that feels more like a private spa than an actual swimming pool? This inflatable bathtub boasts a backrest, armrest, sponge cushion, and a cup holder for superior outdoor lounging, and even better, only offers room for one.
Constructed from super-tough laminated PVC, this ultra-durable inflatable pool is easily the longest-lasting blow-up option on our list. And despite providing enough room for up to four people, this petite pool is ready for water after only 10 minutes of setup.
Not only is this 639-gallon pool super easy to set up (just spread it out on level ground and inflate the top ring), it comes with a foolproof water filter that connects to your hose in case you prefer to swim in purified H2O.
Consider this family-sized lounger the Rolls Royce of inflatable swimming pools. Not only can it comfortably seat up to four people, this wade-style pool comes with built-in backrests and seat cushions so you can really kick back and relax in the water.
Supported by a strong powder-coated steel frame, this oval-shaped stunner is the ultimate portable swimming pool. Complete with a filter pump, ladder, ground cloth, and pool cover, this spacious easy set pool can hold 8-10 people, and is ready for water in just 30 minutes.
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