This chic adult-size inflatable pool from Target inflates in minutes using a hair dryer
Being able to retreat to your own pool on a sweltering summer day is quite the dream, but not all of us have the budget or space to make it a reality. Unless you jump aboard the inflatable pool train, that is. "Wait, those are for kids!" you're probably shouting at me through your screen. And while that once was the case, inflatable pools have gotten larger and more attractive to accommodate adults who are looking to beat the heat. Case in point: This adorable Minnidip Tufted Pool, which retails for just $53 at Target. Let's dive in, shall we?
Designed by Minnidip founder Emily Vaca, this pretty-in-pink beauty is a far cry from the flimsy kiddie pools you probably remember splashing around in during your childhood. It's constructed with a non-toxic vinyl that's soft, yet sturdy enough to resist holes and tears — and filling it with air isn't the chore your parents had to endure, either. While it doesn't include an air pump, any standard bike pump will do, and if you don't have one (or feel like buying one), you can even inflate it using the cool setting on your hairdryer! It doesn't get much easier than that.
At 5.5 feet wide, it can fit 2–3 adults for a fun little pool party, and its 21-inch-high sides and 125-gallon capacity ensure you'll have plenty of water to lounge in. Of course, kids would love playing in it, too, but there's no shame in designating the Minnidip an "Adult Swim" zone!
It probably sounds strange to refer to an inflatable pool as "chic," but that's just what it is. Its scalloped edges will elevate any backyard's aesthetic, and the eye-catching palm leaf print lining the bottom gives it added visual appeal. Get ready for all of your friends who come over to ask, "Where did you get that?!"
If you still need more convincing that this summer essential belongs on your patio, here's what some of Target's five-star reviewers are saying about it:
"I bought this silly pool because it was super cute and fun but didn't expect it to be great quality," said one. "So far it has been amazing! I also didn't expect that my husband would look forward to hanging out in it, LOL! In the evenings, our new favorite thing is to make some cocktails and unwind in our little pink pool."
"This is great for a small space, I created a little cute setup in our backyard," wrote an impressed customer. "The quality is great and it's easy to set up. It can fit up to three adults comfortably."
"I love this pool!" exclaimed an enthusiastic user. "Just read the instructions and don’t over-inflate.... I’ve used it multiple times with no problems. My Dalmatian even plays in it, and his nails don’t rip it."
"Amazing quality," raved a final reviewer. "Shocking how big it truly is. A person over six feet could stretch in it, no problem. It only takes a few minutes to air up with a blow dryer on cool setting."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.