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The Pool Gear You Need This Summer

Soon—maybe even now—you’re going to be in a pool. Or a lake. Or some kind of lost underwater civilization. We’ve only got one piece of advice: be prepared. Here’s how.

Introducing the Waterproof Pool Table
FOR THE POOL

Introducing the Waterproof Pool Table

It’s the final frontier of human endeavor: playing pool, while in a pool. Your move: this waterproof table, which can be customized to fit your swimming hole/hot tub/Olympic-sized swimming pool. Next step: playing horse on horseback.

A One-Person Water Ski
FOR THE LAKE

A One-Person Water Ski

You’ve only got one complaint about waterskiing: you have to choose between driving and skiing. Unless, of course, you have a miniature jet ski you can steer from a set of handlebars at the end of a 40-foot tow rope. Possibly while wearing a waterproof tuxedo.

The Scuba Scooter
FOR THE OCEAN

The Scuba Scooter

At long last, your dream of an underwater Segway is real. Kind of. You can steer this two-person submarine up to 40 feet deep without scuba gear—the miniature diving bell on top provides your air. You’re on your own for figuring out how to play polo with it.

The Floating Cooler
FOR THE HOT TUB

The Floating Cooler

You don’t need much. A pool. A sunny day. A linen Speedo. And most importantly, a buoyant stock of beer. This orb can keep a 12-pack cold and above water. Or, you know, any demi-bottles of bubbly.

Playing Cards in the Pool
FOR THE AQUATIC CASINO

Playing Cards in the Pool

You’ve already incorporated a few Vegas staples into your daily life. (Manilow just finished a two-month run in your living room.) And now: swim-up poker with waterproof cards. Pro tip: it’s a lot easier to tell who’s bluffing when you can see how they dog-paddle.

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