Floating Furniture

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We spend a lot of Sundays at the pool. My in-laws have a lovely in-ground pool at their house, and we are lucky enough to be able to go over there most weekends during the summer.

There is a collection of pool floats of varying sizes and designs. On Sunday, the whole family was the pool at the same time. Each on a different float. And I suddenly realized that during the summer months those floats are actually the most used pieces of furniture in the house!

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The big yellow sun is the star of the pool, and everyone’s favorite. It is large enough for two adults to lie on comfortably.

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The gold donut has a head rest is a float for one. Its puffed round shape can make it tricky to balance on at at even the best of moments.

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The new addition – the colorfully striped grey chair float – has some obvious style to it. It has a back rest that is truly comfy, and a cup holder. Its one flaw is that the seat of it dips beneath the water level, taking in water. So on a day where the water is chilly, it is not the preferred choice.

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The blue body float is 6 feet long, and able to accommodate a tall adult. But is is made of spongy rubber material, not inflated, and puts a person in contact with the water at all times. It is nicest when one wants the experience of swimming without the effort.

It is a favorite of my in-laws’ doggie, Morgan.

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On a nice day, there is actually quite a bit of competition between us all over who gets which float.

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All in all, the realization that this is our “floating furniture” just made me want to buy more! Perhaps a his & hers matching set?

Ok, back to the pool!

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