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This Light-Up Buffet Cooler Pool Float Is Ridiculously Perfect For Summer Parties

This is pretty genius!

OK, so you’ve likely seen those floats that are designed to keep your drinks safe while you sip them in the pool — and those 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 and dip and more.

This buffet cooler pool float will change the way you pool-party. It’s designed to hold 4 feet of ice and snacks and sit directly 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 is going for just $24.99 at PoolCandy:


At 4-feet long, this cooler 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. That way, the snacks and beverages will be floating alongside your guests so that they can feed themselves without leaving their laid-back-in-a-pool-float positions.

And believe it or not, this 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’re 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, and this one from Solar Marine points out that this cooler works great in and out of the pool — as it can also be a great way to keep a 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, 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.


And 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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