It is no secret that Texas is hot. Texas has 4 seasons- almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas. Because of this, like our sunny neighbors California and Florida, we happen to have an abundance of pools. As a child I remember counting the days till school was out, dreaming of the perfect swim suit, and all the different ways we could have summer fun in the water.
Along with pools usually come some sort of pool floats, and nowadays they come in a ton of different varieties since the old days of the standard blow up plastic float. I personally seek out a float that allows me to be slightly in the water, so I am not just frying on top of something that happens to be in water. In my mind there are three varieties, plastic, foam, and now the new SwimWays Spring Float. I have never been a fan of the plastic ones, they do not last long, the plastic edges are sometimes sharp, plastic smells terrible and they will usually have a hole within 3 uses. The foam ones are much better, but they have their downsides too-very pricey, the coating gets too hot and feels like it melts to your skin, and after some use they start to crack as well. Neither one of these floats really allows you to be somewhat in the water, I find myself having to periodically splash myself as I float along, which totally destroys the relaxation aspect.
The third and newest variety is the SwimWays Spring float. This thing is brilliant. It is like a hammock for the pool. The edges are inflated, similar to the plastic ones, but the float is covered in fabric to add some comfort and durability. No more plastic float cuts. The interior has a mesh inner spring that allows you to actually hang out in the water, while floating above it and getting an even tan. These floats inflate pretty quickly without an air pump and when you are done you twist the wires on the edge of the float to fold up and are good to go, about the size of a dinner plate. Best of all, starting at $22.99, they are totally affordable. This float delivers all the relaxation without plastic cuts, weird plastic melting or stickiness feelings or heat stroke!
The Spring Float Papasan is especially convenient as it folds into the included carry case, making it easy to take along on the next family adventure or store at home. Spring Float models are also available for children (ages 9 months and up), allowing for easy relaxation for the whole family!