sunnylife amara mermaid pool

Best kiddie pools and inflatables for summer splashing in your backyard!

Tell us a better way to while away the hours on long hot summer days in your backyard than an inflatable paddle pool…we’ll wait.

There’s nothing that says summer is almost here like your dad almost hyperventilating from blowing up the backyard inflatable swimming pool…ahhh memories. The best part is that these days inflatable kiddie pools come in all shapes, sizes and designs for all ages and stages! No need to drop $70K on a concrete swimming pool or give yourself sunstroke on a boiling day at the beach when you can throw the hose in a blow up pool in your own backyard.

We’ve found our fave inflatable kiddie pools for the summer, the best of the best blow up pools, whether you have a toddler or a tween, a small space, a big backyard or somewhere in between!

Best blow up kiddie pools for the backyard


sunnylife glitter pool


Bring the holiday vibe to your backyard all summer with Sunnylife! Sunnylife are arguably the MVP’s of summer inflatables, there’s nothing they can’t (and don’t!) do! Slip on your swimmers and plonk yourself smack-bang in the middle of one of their inflatable pools and fill-up on glittery good times and seaside energy.

best kiddy pools

best inflatable pools for kids

greek eye paddle pool

With multiple designs for for kiddos including seahorse unicorns, surfing dinos and even an azure blue greek eye for those wanting to channel their Grecian holidays of yesteryear, Sunnylife know kiddie pools, and they’ll keep you oh-so-very-cool this summer!

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pool buoy

Pool Buoy Inflatable Pools

Pool Buoy is here to be your stylish new splashy spot (just in time for mojitos). Turn your backyard into a summer paradise this summer… just add water! It’s the perfect designer cool down, without the crowds!

Pool Buoy’s are the inflatable pools that went to design school – would you just. look. at. them?! All the love heart eyes.

pool buoy inflatable pool

Designed in Melbourne, these inflatable, non toxic and extra durable pools are at your service to dispense splish and splash.

They also come with free standard shipping Australia wide. That’s what we call ticking all the boxes!

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Minnidip lay claim to being the first ever designer kiddie pool… and they sure do serve up summer prints that will turn your backyard into the tropical holiday we’re all dreaming of right now.

minni dip inflatable kiddy pool

minnidip watermelon

Yep, these pools will bring tropical vibes wherever you dip…backyards, decks, patios, you name it! Bust out your pineapple tumblers and feel the palm breeze while you squeeze the most out of your summer.

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cotton on inflatable pool

Cotton on Kids

Cotton on know kids and they certainly know cool summer prints! Their kiddie pools will have your summer sorted; set them up in your backyard or pack them up and take them away on holidays with you, they come in canvas bag for easy storage and carting here there and everywhere.

pelican pool

While you’re there, Cotton On Kids have just about the cutest kiddo swimwear going right now, so set yourself up for a summer of cool pools and the cutest swimsuits to boot!

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kmart inflatable pool


Kmart sure know how to offer a bargain basement blow up pool, and they have plenty of kid-friendly designs to choose from that will have your little people dreaming up big adventures while they’re having a splash.

kmart inflatable pool

kmart inflatable pool

lagoon pool

Your kiddos can have hours of fun playtime whether you want a traditional shaped kiddie pool for dipping in, a splash zone for toddlers or a canopy covered shady swim spot.

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target inflatable pool


Get those kids off the couch and out into the sun with the H2OGO! Splash Tower Mega Water Park from Target! This is the ultimate kiddie pool come adventure splash park for your backyard.

They’ll be going up the climbing wall and down the giant slide over and over all day long. Parents, the best part of all is the included blower that can inflate this mega water park in just 2 minutes! Create your own backyard water adventure and say adios to summer boredom for the season.

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