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5 Pool Bag Essentials We Love

Family | June 29, 2022

We love getting outside as a family during summer, especially at the pool! In this post, I am sharing my top 5 pool bag essentials. Scroll down to check them out!



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5 Pool Bag Essentials We Love

A day at the pool!

We love getting outside as a family during summer, especially at the pool! There are so many items that you can be tempted to take for a day by the pool, but I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 pool bag essentials to make it easy on you.

Check out how to pack the perfect pool bag!

Pool Bag

The Pool Bag

First, you need the actual pool bag! I found this lightweight, breathable bag at Target, and it easily holds all the things! My favorite features are that it can be carried as a shoulder bag or a backpack.

Plus, on the bottom is a zipper cooler pouch to hold snacks and drinks. 

Pool Towels

Pool Towels

How cute are these towels? Every summer I get my children new pool towels and these are all so bright and fun.

  • Tie-Dye Beach Towel here
  • Shark Travel Size Beach Towel here
  • Warm Striped Beach Towel here
  • Daisy Beach Towel here

Pool towels in bag

They can all fit inside the pool bag too!


Sunscreen for a day at the pool

I think we can all agree on this is a pool bag must-have!   I still prefer the lotion over the spray because of the coverage.


Pool Float from Target

Any age enjoys a tube/float! This cute striped tube is plenty big for adults and has handles for the children to enjoy. 

Paul has jumped into it, and I’ve enjoyed cooling off in the pool with it too. 

Backpack Cooler with Tumbler

Backpack Cooler for the pool

An extra cooler (especially in the hot summer months!) is always handy for a long day at the pool. And, having one that you can carry as a backpack is great for a hands-free option.

This cute stripe backpack cooler is perfect.  It’s big enough for sandwiches, water bottles, soda cans, fruit, and other snacks too.


Tumbler for the Pool

Last but not least, this warm ombre tumbler is perfect for getting your water in by the pool! It fits nicely into the pocket backpack pocket.

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I think we can all agree that Target has such great items to make these summer moments happen with your family. Which item are you loving most? Let me know in the comments below.

Backpack cooler for pool

Now, pool time!


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