Beating the coming heat with these prices is going to make my summer season so much cooler. From deals on kiddie pools, pool floats, and pool toys to themed sprinklers and pads, you’ll be able to save and enjoy the hottest months of the year more than ever if you follow my tips.

If you download the free Krazy Coupon Lady app, you’ll be notified of all of the great deals online and in store for pool floats and water games.

 

1. Don’t spend more than $20 for cheap kiddie pools.

I wouldn’t spend more than $20 on a cheap kiddie pool, because they don’t last long. If I fork over more cash it’s because it will get me through a few summers. Though you can find good deals throughout the summer on kiddie and adult size pools, the off-season (spring, end of summer, early fall) is always the best time to buy. In the past, I’ve found deals for pools at Kmart, Amazon, Target, and Home Depot.

Amazon:

Buy 1 JOYIN Inflatable Kiddie Pool three-pack $35.99, regular price
Online only
Free shipping with Prime or on orders $25+
Final Price: $35.99, that’s $11.99 each

Dick’s:

Intex Just So Fruity Pool Set, (reg. price $19.99), $9.99 sale price
Sign up for email and get 10% off
Free shipping to your local store
Final Price: $8.99

 

2. Get a water slide on sale for about $35.

Don’t pay more than $35 for a backyard water slide, no matter how cool the picture looks. Why am I saying this? Because my kids and their neighborhood friends destroy these after a few uses. Okay, I might contribute to the wear and tear, too.

Here’s one deal I’ve seen:

Buy 1 Bunch O Balloons Small Water Slide $20.99, regular price at Target
Save 5% with RedCard
Free Standard Shipping on orders $35+ or free store pickup
Final Price: $19.94

 

Before you read on, be sure to bookmark the KCL Pool Toys Deals page to stay informed about all the deals.

 

3. Shop BigLots.com for pool floats and toys.

Big Lots has an impressive selection of pool floats and toys. I like this 2-pack of loungers, because I need something to lean back on, and added bonus is the drink holder. Plus, $9 apiece is the cheapest I’ve found for these deluxe loungers.

Summer Waves Inflatable Relaxing Pool Lounger Floats, 2-Pack, regular price $18.
Sign up for emails and get 15% off
Shipping free to store or orders over $49
Final Price: $15.30

 

 

4. Save up to 33% on themed unicorn swimming pool toys and yard sprinklers.

The next time you’re shopping for pool floats and backyard water games, check out the themed section for sales. I’ve found unicorn water toys on sale with up to 10 – 33% knocked off the original price.

Whether you like unicorns or lean towards Finding Nemo and Paw Patrol, you’ll find better deals on themed items at places like Target, Walmart, and Kmart, like the ones I’ve found in the past.

Walmart:

Kmart:

 

5. Find Amazon pool toys on clearance whether it’s Prime Day or not.

Amazon’s Prime Day is a big day for savings on stocked-up products, which means you’d be hard-pressed to not find deals on water toys. Prime Day is held annually in July, but due to COVID-19, they pushed it back until September in 2020.

For big purchases, like adult-sized above-ground pools, waiting until Prime Day or for it to go on clearance will save you a boatload. A few years ago, I was patient and it meant the difference between paying $746.57 for the Intex 20-by-12 feet by 48 inch Oval Frame Pool, versus the $349.99 I actually spent. That’s a 53% savings.

If you’re interested in shopping for your water toys through Amazon, you can get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Not a member? You can sign up for Prime and try their 30-day free trial. Otherwise, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more.

Remember, whether it’s Prime Day or not, the best deals on water toys and games happen during the spring — ranging from 5 – 56% savings:

Buy 1 Aqua four-in-one Monterey Hammock Inflatable Pool Float (reg. $15.99) $15.03, sale price
Use Amazon $1 off coupon
Free shipping with Prime or on orders $25+
Final Price: $14.03

 

6. Shop Zulily’s 24-hour Summer Shop sales for backyard water toys from $11.

Through June 14, 2020, Zulily.com had a Stay-At-Home Summer Shop featuring pool floats, outdoor toys, and more with prices as low as $10.99. Like in previous years, these 24-hour sales pop up in early to mid-June — be sure to mark your calendar.

Note: You’ll need to create an account on Zulily and log in to view their sales.

Buy 1 Poolmaster Dolphin Super Jumbo Rider (reg. $32.99) $15.79, sale price
+$5.99 shipping and free shipping after first purchase
Final Price: $21.78

 

6 Ways to Get Deals on Kiddie Pools, Pool Floats, and Pool Toys