Kentucky Lake is where you can find me in the summertime. I love boating, wake surfing, and water skiing, but my favorite activity is floating. Bobbing in the water with a cold drink in my hand and some tunes playing is my recipe for fun in the sun.
I consider myself a float connoisseur. I’ve tried your basic inflatable from the dollar store, saddles, a giant peacock float, and the Lily Pad floating mat. They all have their pros and cons, but I recently discovered an inflatable pool float that really floats my boat — and it only costs $13!
Whether you prefer the pool, the lake, or the ocean, the Aqua Original 4-in-1 Monterey Hammock Pool Float and Water Hammock is a total summer game-changer. Here’s why you’ll love it too.
Why This Pool Float Is The GOAT
What makes this Aqua brand float the greatest of all time? Let us count the ways:
1. It’s Compact
The float was so compact before it had air in it that it was delivered to my mailbox. Once it does have air in it, it is still much more compact than other floats because just the two armrests are inflated; the rest is just mesh.
2. It’s Easy To Inflate
It is super easy to inflate this float using just your lungs. My husband and I each grabbed a side and had it ready to go in no time. Not having to use any kind of air pump to blow up the float was a big plus for me.
3. Use It In Several Positions
There are four ways to use this versatile pool float: Lay in it as a hammock, sit in it like a saddle, use the floats as armrests and sit in it like a chair, or just hang on to it in front of you.
4. Easy To Get On And Off
It seems there is no graceful way to mount or dismount a float, but it is pretty easy to get into this floating hammock. The mesh hangs lower than the inflated floats, so you can easily swing a leg over. To dismount, simply swing your legs around from a hammock position to a sitting position and slide out.
5. It Is Stable
It’s just like sitting in a chair in the water. Unlike other floats, you don’t have to worry about falling off. If you sit up in it, you don’t even have to get your hair wet!
6. It’s Super Affordable
No one will have to float you a loan for this pool float! The Aqua Original 4-in-1 Monterey Hammock Pool Float can be yours for just $13!
7. Choose From A Variety Of Sizes And Colors
A variety of colors are available, including burgundy, yellow, light blue, lime green, orange, pink, and navy. The hammock pool float is also available in extra-large, which is 30 percent longer and wider than the standard Monterey and designed for people 5’8″ to 7’4″ feet tall. The regular Monterey Hammock Pool Float is perfect for people up to 6 feet tall, but I ordered the extra-large one for my extra-tall husband. If you want to float with your honey, there is also a double size called the Catalina that lets you float together side-by-side.
8. It’s Made To Last
With a weight capacity of up to 250 pounds, the Aqua 4-in-1 Monterey Hammock is made of mesh and sturdy non-stick PVC material, which is 50 to 70 percent thicker than most other “sticky PVC” hammock pool floats. It will definitely last longer than one of those dollar store inflatables! It also comes with a 60-day limited warranty.
9. It’s Easy To Store And Transport
The Aqua 4-in-1 Monterey Hammock is perfect for travel. Let it dry so it doesn’t get moldy, then roll it up and store it away, or let the air out if you want to pack it up in a tote bag. I love that you can leave the float inflated to store since it doesn’t take up much space. It is definitely more compact than my peacock float or Lily Pad!
Make A Splash With This Awesome Pool Float
I took my new float out for the Fourth of July, and all of my friends wanted to know where to get one. Everyone also loved my Drink Float — a floating can cooler my hubby picked up at Walmart for six bucks. I made fun of it until I saw how handy it was in the water!
With the Aqua 4-in-1 Monterey Hammock, you’ll be the envy of any pool party!