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OK, so you’ve likely seen those floats that are designed to keep your drinks safe while you sip them in the pool — and they are cute and all. But this. This takes the idea of serving snacks while relaxing in the water to a whole new level.
PoolCandy has invented a way for you to bring the snacks to your guests without having them towel off before chowing down on chips, dip and, more.
This buffet cooler pool float will change the way you party this summer. It’s designed to hold 4 feet of ice and snacks while floating in the pool. The sides are even illuminated so that you can keep the fun going after dark (the LED lights run on AA batteries). And since the idea of having to wait an hour after eating before going swimming is more of a myth than actual medical advice, this is a pretty genius way to serve snacks this summer.
The illuminated buffet cooler float — which, alas, is currently sold out — was for sale for $24.99 at PoolCandy:
What kind of snacks could you put in this cooler? Well, it will keep your drinks and your veggie trays cold while also serving as the perfect spot to place a plate full of skewers straight from the grill. While it looks like it would be better for colder food items, as everything sits atop ice, you can certainly make it work for other foods.
Believe it or not, this buffet cooler pool float isn’t the only product like this on the market. There are plenty more floating coolers where this came from.
For instance, this inflatable folding cooler from Intex is perfect for days spent on the lake, because it can easily be tethered to an inner tube. If you purchase enough of them, everyone in your group can have their own personal cooler to reach from. They cost only $13.95 on Amazon — so that could be just the thing to do!
You can also find inflatable coolers for as low as $11.99 on Amazon. While it does not seem meant to be placed inside the pool directly, it definitely looks like a great way to keep food icy cold. Keep your picnic table full of food from spoiling in the sun!
The only thing that might make your life more convenient this summer now that you know inflatable coolers exist is this motorized float, which is also sold by PoolCandy and is available for pre-order for $199.99:
That way you won’t even have to use your arms to paddle over to the floating table of snacks. How genius is that?
Of course, you could get an inflatable “island” that can carry all your favorite people and everything they need for a day of fun on the water. Check out the CoolerZ Tropical Breeze Inflatable Floating Island, which is on sale for $154.91. It features a cooler, six drink holders, pillow back rests, and room for six people. This thing could be great for a lake outing for the whole family, complete with picnic!
If you do need some drink floaties, they’re becoming ever more creative and cute. Here are some available on Amazon from PETUOL, with a 9-pack of different designs available for just $7.99.
If you’re looking for something else that can make your day on the water even better, it’s probably out there! Do you like oyster-shell floats that make you look like a mermaid or Botticelli’s Venus? Bean-bag floats for slouchy comfort? Sloth floats that hug you?
With so many options available, there’s an inflatable float for every preference. Now, who’s ready to never leave the pool this summer?
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