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How To Buy Pool Floats

By: Bob Schmitt

Imagine leisurely floating around in your backyard pool, watching the clouds drift by, soaking in the sunshine and running your hands through the crystal clear water of your pool... sounds dreamlike doesn't it? All that you need to convert this dreamlike scenario into reality is a good pool float (and a pool of course)! Pool floats are among the most popular pool accessories and if you go shopping for them you'll find that there is no shortage of options.

You can pick the size and color based on your needs and taste. The ideal size for an adult would be about 26 by 70 inches. Durability and buoyancy are two of the most sought after features in pool floats. Thick foam floats have both these features and they come in a variety of surface textures such as smooth, rippled or honeycomb, etc. You can choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

Foam floats that come with glossy vinyl coating are relatively more expensive; however, they are far more durable as the coating protects them from damage caused by exposure to sun, chlorine, and salt water. Modern day floats also come with special features like full roll pillows for extra head comfort, compact carrying cases, and designer graphics, etc. The better the features the higher the price. Finally, before you pick a float, make sure that it comes with at least a year's warranty. There is no harm in paying a little extra for a float that promises quality and durability.

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