Three Types of Coolers that Every Pool Party Planner Should Consider

Keep guests cool and beverages even cooler with these fantastic and versatile cooler products.

Beer cooler
Keeping drinks cold can actually be part of the fun.Shutterstock

No pool party is complete without a variety of ice-cold beverages, so don’t forget to pick up a cooler (or two!) before the big day arrives. Keep soft drinks, beer, and wine frosty and delicious as guests lounge poolside without worrying about melting ice or leaks. Take things to the next level by considering a floating option in addition to traditional coolers, so your guests won’t even have to exit the pool to pop open a cold one. Just no glass in the pool, please!

yeti cooler

Stand the Test of Time

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A virtually indestructible rotomolded construction makes any cooler “armored to the core,” and you can bet that the interior will stay ice cold with three inches of PermaFrost insulation and extra-thick FatWall design. Whether you plan on camping in the wilderness or lounging by the pool, these coolers are made for a variety of uses to last a lifetime.

patio bar

Multifunctional Design

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Guests will know the party has arrived when the cooler is rolled onto the patio. An attractive wicker design hides 20 gallons of stainless refrigeration capacity, which can keep up to 100 cans (or 50 bottles) cold for 48 hours and hot food warm for eight hours. Bells and whistles include a side-mount removable metal cutting board, a bottom shelf for extra storage space, and even hangers for wine glasses. Multi-directional, 360-degree rolling wheels make it a breeze to transport, while the two-wheel locking system keeps it right where you want it.

floating cooler

Maximize Your Convenience

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Why bother getting out of the pool to grab a cold, refreshing beverage when you can make the beverage come to you? A floating cooler boasts a removable ice chest with three air chambers that can hold up to 72 cans with ice. Simply place your cup or can in one of six conveniently built-in cup holders while you relax—because thanks to a tough vinyl construction and durable handles, you can rest assure your beverage isn’t going anywhere.