From unicorns to flamingos: How wacky pool inflatables are all the rage this summer 

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From unicorns to flamingos and even slices of pizza: How wacky pool inflatables are all the rage this summer

  • Social media has been flooded with holidaymakers posting snaps of their Instagram-friendly pool inflatables 
  • Brits have been snapping up the pool accessories with 25 being sold every hour on eBay in the past 3 months
  • Wacky inflatables include those that look like unicorns and flamingos and even pizza slices and doughnuts 

Jennifer Newton for MailOnline

Unicorns, flamingos and even slices of pizza have been seen floating in pools and in the sea all over the world this summer.


In the shape of wacky inflatables, that is, which have become all the rage.

And many have been flooding social media with snaps of their inflatables using the hashtag #poolinflatables.

Wacky pool inflatables seem to be all the rage this summer, especially the unicorn

Wacky pool inflatables seem to be all the rage this summer, especially the unicorn

Wacky pool inflatables seem to be all the rage this summer, especially the unicorn

Many holidaymakers have been flooding social media with snaps of their Instagram-friendly inflatables

Many holidaymakers have been flooding social media with snaps of their Instagram-friendly inflatables

Many holidaymakers have been flooding social media with snaps of their Instagram-friendly inflatables

Food themed inflatables are among the most popular, especially those shaped like ring doughnuts and pizza slices 

Food themed inflatables are among the most popular, especially those shaped like ring doughnuts and pizza slices 

Food themed inflatables are among the most popular, especially those shaped like ring doughnuts and pizza slices 

In the past three months alone, eBay has sold 54,449 inflatable unicorns, flamingos, donuts, watermelons, swans and pizza slices

Retailers have been selling the pool toys at an incredible rate.

According to ebay.co.uk, 25 of the inflatables are sold online every hour in Britain.

In the past three months alone, the online marketplace has sold 54,449 inflatable unicorns, flamingos, doughnuts, watermelons, swans and pizza slices.


But it’s the trendy unicorn that is the lilo of choice, outselling pizza slices by 14:1. Perhaps sales have been buoyed by pictures of the England team with them. 

Retailers have reported selling the inflatables at an incredible rate, including ones that are in the shape of a swan 

Retailers have reported selling the inflatables at an incredible rate, including ones that are in the shape of a swan 

Retailers have reported selling the inflatables at an incredible rate, including ones that are in the shape of a swan 

In second place is the flamingo inflatable with a grand total of 16,888 being sold over the past 90 days.

Doughnut inflatables are the third most popular followed by the watermelon, swan and then pizza slices.

In addition to inflatables, eBay says water sports must also be high on Brits’ agendas.

Some of the trendy pool inflatables that Brits have been snapping up to take on holiday 

Some of the trendy pool inflatables that Brits have been snapping up to take on holiday 

Some of the trendy pool inflatables that Brits have been snapping up to take on holiday 

As well as pool floats, water sport equipment such as kayaks, snorkels and paddle boards are also being snapped up by Brits

As well as pool floats, water sport equipment such as kayaks, snorkels and paddle boards are also being snapped up by Brits

As well as pool floats, water sport equipment such as kayaks, snorkels and paddle boards are also being snapped up by Brits

This is because in the past 30 days alone, more than 30,000 kayaks have been bought – the equivalent of almost one every minute.

Snorkels are also proving popular with 504 masks being sold each day, which is an increase of 59 per cent in the past 30 days.

And paddle boards have also seen an increase in sales, with them being snapped up at a rate of 97 per day as more Brits take advantage of cool coastal waters to enjoy the heatwave in. 

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