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Make pool-time more fun this summer with our top pool games and activities. gardener4u/Pixabay (CC0)

It’s summer again! This means long, lazy days, parties with friends and loved ones, vacations that you’ve been meaning to take and of course, pool fun under the sun!

Spending a day to lounge around in the pool with your closest friends and family is one of the best ways to spend this season. If you want to make your summer more memorable, here's a list of the 15 best pool games and activities you can enjoy with kids and adults, along with items you will need to do these.

Best Pool Games and Activities for Kids and Adults

For Adults
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Ever played table tennis? Now you can enjoy it while dipping in the pool with your buddies. If you’re looking for a great pool game, then you should try this. It’s an activity that you can enjoy without tiring yourself out in the pool.

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Baccarat? Blackjack? Bring out your inner card shark and best out your friends with this floating pool table designed for all your favorite card games. It even has cup holders for your drinks to keep things more interesting.

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Do you find traditional golf boring? How about trying pool golf? It’s basically the same game, only this time, the holes are on a floating platform in the water. Be careful not to end up hitting your friends in the face.

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Volleyball is always a fun group activity, especially when played in the pool! It’s physically demanding and requires you to be active, giving you and your friends a good workout while having fun.

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After a full day of fun, why not end the day with a refreshing beer or two by the pool? These beer floaters are designed to make drinking in the pool much more convenient, whether alone or with friends.

For Kids
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If your kids are competitive and good swimmers, then we’re sure they’d love this underwater obstacle course. It’s designed to give kids a good challenge and is easy to set-up.

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Kids love playing with balloons even days after a birthday party, why not give your kids something more fun? These helium-filled beach balls make for a great game of air ball. Just hop in the pool and make sure the ball doesn’t hit the water.

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Floaties are designed for lounging around, so why not take the fun to the next level by having the kids race with them? This two-piece floatie set is perfect too, just let them cling on its back and pedal until someone wins.

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If your kids love shooting hoops, then playing pool basketball should be right up their alley. This set comes with everything they'll need, including a sturdy floating hoop, water balls and a hand pump.

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There’s nothing quite like a squirt gun battle in the pool to keep the kids excited. It’s fun, fast and very safe. The games your can come up with this toy are endless, whether it’s a simple competition or something more complicated.

For the Whole Family
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Tug of war is always good fun. You don't need much to enjoy this and it’s perfect for just about any age group. The whole family can join in on the fun. This tug-of-war set comes with a carry bag for the rope, as well as extra medals for the winners.

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Trust us when we say that you’ve never played tic-tac-toe like this before. It’s a giant, inflatable version of the game, making it even more fun.

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If your pool is spacious enough, then a good game of water frisbee is sure to keep the whole family occupied. Not only is it fun, but it presents a fair challenge especially for the ones that need to go diving to retrieve the disk. Your pet dog can even join in on the fun.

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How about a round or two of noodle joust? The great thing about this game is that it can be enjoyed in plenty of ways, whether standing on a small platform or sitting on the shoulders of your partners as you try to hit your opponents. What’s more, these pool noodles are very soft, so there’s no harm of hurting anybody!

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When the day is done, why not enjoy a nice movie by the pool? Pick a movie the whole family will love, get a projector and relax on these chair floats. Make sure to bring some snacks. It’s certainly a unique way of enjoying a movie.

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