The Top 10 Best Floating Pool Speakers in 2017 – Complete List

Best Floating Pool Speakers

Take your music to swim with you. On a quite evening, what’s better than swimming in your pool with your favorite music floating right with you? Most outdoor speakers are waterproof enough to be stationed by the poolside. But they sound distant when you are doing laps or floating at the other end of the pool. This is where the floating pool speakers brush off the dust and get in the pool. These speakers can stay afloat on the water instead of going down like a rock. They are also designed to be waterproof. As with every out-of-the-box design, there are technical and acoustic problems with getting pool speakers right. But we found the best floating pools speakers that can take the victory lap with you.

How waterproof is my floating speaker?

There’s the IP code that gives you this information. You can rely on the IP certification to understand what aqua-tortures your floating pool speaker can take without damage. IP ratings are mentioned as IPXY. The X signifies protection against dust ingress into the speakers. Y denotes how well your device will respond to water. These are the IP ratings we looked at for the best floating pool speakers:

IPX7: Here ‘X’ does not mean no protection. It just means that a Solid Particle Protection rating has not been formally assigned. Since the second place is a high ‘7’, it will most likely show a good amount of protection against particle ingression. ‘7’ denotes that the speaker can be immersed into 1m water for 30 mins without damage.

IPX6: It means that this floating speaker can be exposed to water jets for short intervals. So it denotes that the device is splash-proof.

IP67: ‘6’ means that the floating pool speaker is completely dust tight.  It will not be harmed by dust under normal conditions. ‘7’ means it is waterproof for 30 minutes under 1m water.

IP68: ‘6’ means complete dust protection. ‘8’ means that the pool speaker can be immersed in up to 1.5m of freshwater for up to 30 mins without water ingress.

Which are the best floating pool speakers?

There are some speakers which do well outdoors and float as an added advantage. Then there are some speakers which are designed specifically to be used as floating pool speakers. We rounded up the best amongst them both based on:

Audio: Audio is our topmost priority while selecting a speaker. Even if it is a maverick design, it should satisfy the regular audience with its sound. We make some allowance for the fact that waterproofing affects the sonic response. We have chosen those as the best floating pool speakers which can produce reasonably good audio in spite of their waterproof architecture.

Water-resistance: We chose only those speakers which had IPX7 rating and above. The best floating pool speakers are likely to get submerged when weight is applied on them. They should be ready for such scenarios. And they should take water splashes in the pool with good humor.

Features: Important features like speakerphone, Bluetooth range, Bluetooth connectivity etc. were considered while drawing up this list. Each one of them weighs into making pool speakers a more enjoyable experience.

Budget: As it is floating speakers are an indulgence. So we looked for speakers that keep the budget down. This will help when you are trying to spend smart.

The Top 10 Best Floating Pool Speakers in 2017 – Complete Chart

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NameWireless RangePrice

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 1. ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 33 feet$$4.5 
 2. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker 30 feet$$$4.3
 3. Anker SoundCore Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker 33 feet$$4.3 
 4. UE ROLL 2 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker 65 feet$$ 4.3
 5. ECOXGEAR Eco Stone Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker 33 feet$$$4.3 
 6. Ecoxgear Ecocarbon Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker 33 feet$$$4.3 
 7. House of Marley EM-JA009-MI Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Chant BT Sport 65 feet$$$4.2 
 8. ECOXGEAR – ECOROX Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker 33 feet$$4.0 
 9. Monster SuperStar BackFloat High Definition Bluetooth Waterproof Floating Speaker 35 feet$$$4.0 
 10. NYNE Aqua IPX7 Rated Waterproof Floating Portable Bluetooth Speaker 150 feet$$3.8 
  1. ECOXGEAR ECOXBT Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersEcoxgear builds its speakers to be super-durable in face of the worst environment. So we were not surprised to learn that their Ecoxbt waterproof wireless speaker floats. Its quirky architecture packs thundering bass whether it’s under, on or out of water. For its price, it bangs big, right on to a spot on the best floating pool speakers list.

Design and Features

Ecoxgear Ecoxbt Bluetooth floating pool speaker is a tough nut. It has a racetrack-oval frame around the speaker. This serves as handles on both sides. There’s a hatch at the back which keeps the charging port and aux input dry. The charger port is mini-USB and not the standard micro-USB. The hatch has a pull tab and an O-ring to prevent water from getting inside.The top side has all the buttons. These include call control, volume controls, pairing and power button. In the upgraded model available now, you can skip tracks using volume buttons.

An IPX7 rating certifies that this floating speaker is waterproof.  It can stay stable on water with the speaker face up. Its construction inspires confidence it in its durability. As a result Ecoxbt clocks 1.5 pound weight, but that does not deter it in water.

The Bluetooth connectivity of this wireless pool speaker ranges to 30 feet. It shows a battery life of 10 hours per charge cycle. You can also make calls on its speakerphone if there is a pool emergency or you think your party is in need of some more teenagers hooting.

Audio

The Ecoxgear Ecoxbt waterproof floating speaker brings you a lot of audio action. It gets real loud in the pool and outside. JBL Charge 3 can sound muffled if it turns over into the wrong position. And this is highly probable because of its can-like design. But Ecoxbt can float speaker side-up, which is why it beats Charge 3 to the punch.Its audio is not stifled by water in the pool. As for the overall sound quality outside the water, Charge 3 has more substance.

The audio plays with punchy bass.  It can get deflated at high volumes, as Ecoxbt curbs the bass to avoid distortion. The mid and highs suffer from no such issues.  You also get some spatial cues from its stereo sound if you are really close to the speaker.

Pros:

  • Floats speaker side up, IPX7 rated
  • Has speakerphone
  • Balanced sound with good mids and treble
  • Has handles on both sides and lanyard attachment
  • Comes with a carabiner

Cons:

  • Bass sounds clipped at high volumes
  • Mini-USB charging port

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  1. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersJBL Charge 3 waterproof wireless speaker has blazed its trail through many best speakers list.It has the best sound on this list. Its powerful bass radiators create tiny fountains off its sides. The vibrant colors and reasonable price also make it a pet pool companion.  It is hard to keep such party animal spirit out of the best floating pools speakers list.

Design and Features

For some reason JBL Charge 3 wireless pool speaker reminds us of a neatly rolled up towel. This canister-like body is covered in a robust fabric which keeps the water on the outside. All the buttons stand in sharp relief against its body.  Apart from volume, power and Bluetooth pairing buttons, it has a JBL connect button. This can be used to share music between any two JBLspeakers that have this technology, through their app. There’s also a Play/Pause button which doubles as a call answer/reject and a track forward control.

There’s a stand at the back of this waterproof floating speaker. It keeps it upright and embeds the battery indicator LEDs. Under them is a watertight hatch with the 3.5mm auxiliary port, a micro-USB port to charge the speaker and a USB charger port. JBL Charge 3 isa 6000mAh battery bank for charging your portable devices and uses this port. It also has a speakerphone to make calls while you sip mocktailson a floatie.

Bluetooth connectivity is seamless in this Bluetooth floating pool speaker unless you completely dunk it in water. It can connect to 3 devices simultaneously and play off them in turns. The battery lasts through 20 hours per charge on average volume.

Audio

The audio of JBL Charge 3 swimming pool speaker is a huge improvement over the JBL Charge 2+. It is richer, louder and much more balanced. The bass reaches deeper and that shows at low volumes.  It can chug out almost twice as much volume as Charge 2+. Charge 3 handles bass and treble more naturally but Charge 2+ has clear and articulate mids. As a casual listener, you would prefer the Charge 3.

When floating in the pool, the sound does get muffled if the stand-side is under water. Bass keeps pumping out of the passive radiators on the sides. The upgrade in volume helps when JBL Charge 3 is taking a swim.

Pros:

  • Loud audio with deep bass
  • IPX7 waterproof and floats
  • Can connect to 3 devices on Bluetooth simultaneously
  • Share music with other JBL speakers through JBL Connect

Cons:

  • Midrange performance could be better
  • Aux 3.5mm cable is not included

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  1. Anker SoundCore Sport Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersAnker SoundCore Sport waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a party waiting to happen in a little box. Roughly the size of an alarm, this speaker plays audacious sound. The build is rugged and ready for many outdoor scenarios. Its Bluetooth specs are pretty impressive for its size. It parties its way right into our best floating pool speakers list.

Design and Features

Anker SoundCore sport wireless speaker is a square music-box with curved edges. It has the speaker grille on both faces. All its sides are covered in a rubberized finish with a gripping pattern.  Its architecture is shockproof and heavy-duty. There’s a small pull-up hatch on one side. It contains the aux-in and micro-USB charging port. On the top there are four buttons. Apart from a power button, you have a Bluetooth pairing/play/call button.  And then there are volume buttons that double as track forward/backward buttons.

Carrying this waterproof floating speaker around is really easy. It weighs 8 ounces. It is a 1.8-inch thick square box of 3.4-inch sides. It has a waterproof lanyard attached to its side. It has IPX7 waterproof rating. It can be submerged in water for 30 mins in 1m depth.

This Bluetooth floating pool speaker comes with a speakerphone integrated. It is a mono speaker that operates within a 33-feet range from the playback source. It can labor continuously for 10 hours per charge.

Audio

For a tiny swimming pool speaker, Anker SoundCore Sport puts forth a loud volume. We were taken aback by the blast of sound initially. Even for a 3W speaker, it is loud.When we took it for a bath, it still performed like a pro with spluttering speaker grille. There was no bass distortion or sibilance in the high frequencies. It sounded just like it does when it is dry.

A wireless floating speaker this size cannot be judged with the audiophiliac viewpoint of bass-mids-treble. So suffice it to say that it played enjoyable audio at all volumes. At no point were we forced to stop the audio due to any disruption or static.

Pros:

  • Highly compact and portable
  • IPX7, floats showing the speaker side
  • Has speakerphone
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Loud, balanced audio

Cons:

  • Might be difficult to handle the buttons with wet hands

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  1. UE ROLL 2 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersUE Roll 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker is a versatile music-maker that redefines haute-couture. This uber-stylish accessory not just floats in your pool, it makes a great pool decoration.  It carries the UE brand of audio, so be ready to experience some audio voodoo as well. It rolls right into our best floating pool speakers list.

Design and Features

UE Roll 2 Bluetooth floating pool speaker is edible-looking in its build. You heard right! It has a saucer-shaped body that is thick in the middle. UE architects must have been listening to Pharrell Williams’ Happy when they designed it. They went for some wild color combinations and patterns for the speaker grille face. It only carries the oversized volume buttons on the front. The back of this pool speaker smoothens out with a rubber finish. This side carries the power and Bluetooth pairing button. As usual there’s a watertight compartment with micro-USB port and aux input. It has a bungee cord on the back which can be used to carry it in many configurations.

This wireless floating speaker is IPX7 rated. Interestingly, it comes with a floatie. You put the speaker on it and use it in the pool.  There’s an ingenious UE companion app that lets you change tracks, create a stereo pair or even remotely power off the speaker.

The Bluetooth connection works for 9 hours per charge on this wireless pool speaker, in a 65 feet range. Its speakerphone is handy when you quickly want to call your mom for snacks from the kitchen. Roll 2 can remember up to 8 recently paired devices. It can be connected to two Bluetooth-enabled devices at a time

Audio

UE Roll 2 waterproof floating speaker pumps out audio at high volumes which caps at 85dBA. Its midrange and highs take the attention away from bass. The vocals and guitars play warmly over the controlled reach of bass.  The highs are clean. Crisp treble has the snap to it that makes audio lively.Bass remains the weak point for this wireless pool speaker. It sounds lean and vanishes when the party gets noisy.

Pros:

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Clear highs and mids
  • Stylish looks
  • Comes with a floatie
  • 65 feet Bluetooth range

Cons:

  • Bass is subdued

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  1. ECOXGEAR Eco Stone Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersEcoxgear Eco Stone outdoor Bluetooth speaker has all the characteristics of a tank. It is weatherproof and durable. And it can get you shakin’. It need not be restrained to your pool. It can accompany you through the worst hikes and the rockiest mountain bike trails. It is even snowproof. We need such a hard-core music-maker in our best floating pool speakers list.

Design and features

Ecoxgear Eco Stone wireless pool speaker looks like Ecoxbt but with just one handle. It adds more brawn for durability and clocks 2.7 pounds weight. It floats on water anyway and safely so, courtesy its IP68 rating. It can stay underwater up to 1.5m.It has the speaker grille on the front and a subwoofer on the back. Along the top end runs the controls array. It has separate volume and track controls. The back side has an O ring-lined compartment which holds a 3.5mm input, a USB port, a micro-USB port and a master power button.

This waterproof floating speaker allows Bluetooth music streaming for 12 hours per charge within a 60 feet range. It also moonlights as a power bank and a speakerphone. You can charge your devices through the USB output port at the back. A pleasant surprise is the flashlight on the top which has a separate power button.

Audio

Given its considerable size, the Eco Stone Bluetooth floating pool speaker gets loud. It can rock you into your swimming attire and get you to join the pool. The bass is powerful and slightly bumped to be heard outdoors.  Mids are clear and build on the bass presence with pleasant vocals. Highs are not as sparkly as we would like them to be. This pool speaker sounds good for its price with all its bells and whistles.

Pros:

  • Highly weather-proof
  • Has integrated flashlight
  • Works as a power bank and speakerphone
  • 12 hours playtime and 60ft. Bluetooth range

Cons:

  • Treble detail is lacking
  • Distorts at high volumes

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  1. Ecoxgear Ecocarbon Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersEcoxgear is going to figure in this best floating pool speakers list often. Not only do they arm their speakers to the teeth, they all float! The Ecocarbon Bluetooth waterproof speaker comes with a great haul of accessories too.  Its reasonable price seals the deal for it to be shortlisted here.

Design and Features

The Ecoxgear Ecocarbon looks almost exactly like the Eco Stone. It has a ribbed handle that looks like the extension of the speaker body.  All the necessary buttons are on the top. Like Eco Stone, it also carries separate track and volume navigation buttons.  The back side has a lidded area. It packs away the micro-USB power port, the USB output port and the 3.5mm auxiliary port. A pull tab helps you access this hatch. It also has a loop for a lanyard or carabiner attachment. It is lighter than the Eco Stone at just 1.1 pounds.

This wireless pool speaker is IP68 rated. So it can be dunked in 1.5m of freshwater for 30 mins. It can float speaker side up.It can even stand temperatures up to 140F.

This pool speaker has a flashlight and a speakerphone. It can double as a power bank. It comes with a carabiner and a car charger. You can stream music over Bluetooth for 12 hours. It works without connection drops within a 33 feet range.

Audio

Ecoxgear Ecocarbon waterproof floating speaker is a pro at bass. Even with songs that have complicated bass response, it catches up well. In the sub-bass region, it reaches deep and thumps authoritatively.  It is surely not as good as the Bose SoundLink Mini. But Mini has years of superlative Bose experience backing it up. Ecocarbon powers up a mid-sized pool. It gets loud because of its 2 8W speakers.Clarity is enough to satisfy a noisy crowd.

Pros:

  • Highly weatherproof
  • Has flashlight and speakerphone
  • Doubles as a power bank
  • Vigorous bass response and is loud.

Cons:

  • Sound clarity is low

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  1. House of Marley EM-JA009-MI Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Chant BT Sport

Best Floating Pool SpeakersHouse of Marley Chant Sport wireless speaker is a relatively untapped talent. Its compact design with subtle style wins you over. The fact that it is waterproof and floatable only ups its ante. Although a little expensive, it croons right into the best floating pool speakers list.

Design and Features

The Chant BT Sport Bluetooth floating pool speaker looks like a collectible. It is roughly the size of a soda can. It has rounded edges with speaker grille placed strategically. A carabiner clip is attached to its side.  Four buttons are embossed discretely on the top. These are the volume, Bluetooth pairing and power buttons. It is built to fit inside any cup-holder. IPX7 rating proves that it is waterproof. Even though it clocks 1.4 pounds, it is customized to float in the pool.

This wireless pool speaker connects using Bluetooth 4.0. It can stay afloat for 8 hours on a single charge. It packs a 3.5mm aux cable to connect to music playback devices. It has a microphone in case you need to make calls. This is a pretty basic pool Bluetooth speaker in terms of features.

Audio

House of Marley Chant BT Sport waterproof floating speaker houses two 4.5W drivers and 2 passive radiators. For comparison Anker SoundCore sport has only one 3W speaker. Needless to say, the 360⁰ audio has the impact of a huge speaker. Usually speakers don’t perform well outdoors because there are no reflective surfaces. Chant BT Sport pool speaker remedies that by reflecting the sound off its own walls.

The sonic output is devoid of distortion or sibilance. Midrange has a concert-like quality with rich thrum of instruments. Treble and bass indulge without taking away the focus.

Pros:

  • Stylish appearance
  • Waterproof and floats
  • Hardcore, balanced sound

Cons:

  • Expensive for its limited features

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  1. ECOXGEAR – ECOROX Rugged and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersAnd the Ecoxgear encores with the Ecorox waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Like all Ecoxgear speakers, this one oozes machismo. Its architecture has tactile advantage in the pool. The audio is loud and boisterous, although not audiophile-quality. It qualifies for the best floating pools speakers list with flying colors.

Design and Features

Ecoxgear Ecorox waterproof floating speaker is all majestic with its ribbed edges. There are no handles this time. This 5.3 inches long speaker is kept relatively minimalistic.  It weighs a little less than a pound. There are speaker grilles on the entire front face and partly on the top. The top grill hides the passive radiator. There’s a button array running on the top. Ecorox also has separate track and volume navigation buttons that are annoyingly absent in many speakers on the best floating pool speakers list.

This wireless pool speaker is IPX7 rated. It can be submerged in water. But if it falls off your canoe, it will float first. It has a threaded port at the bottom for attaching on a screw-on mount. This mount has to be bought separately. It also has speakerphone and an auxiliary input port for connecting to music playback devices. It can work for 10 hours on a single charge. It charges via a micro-USB port.

Audio

This pool speaker has audio that does well for its size but not in all situations. It plays really loud. But it is not all that clear or distortion-free. Its best performance is with bass but that distorts at high volumes. Meanwhile mids and highs sound a little muddy.  Ecoxbt beats the Ecorox swimming pool speaker flat out. Some casual listeners will not discern the difference. For a swim in the pool, the audio quality is okay. But it is not stellar for a quiet afternoon of RaminDjawadi’s finest.

Pros:

  • Small but heavy-duty
  • Waterproof and floats
  • Has speakerphone
  • Decent battery life

Cons:

  • Audio clarity could be better
  • Distorts at high volumes

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  1. Monster SuperStar BackFloat High Definition Bluetooth Waterproof Floating Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersMonster Superstar BackFloat Bluetooth waterproof speaker is specially designed for the pool use. The audio is mildly impressive but not ground-breaking stuff. You won’t have to keep turning it over or fishing it out of water to keep the Bluetooth streaming open. A dedicated pool speaker is exactly what the best floating pool speakers list needs.

Design and Features

Monster Superstar BackFloat wireless pool speaker is only splash-proof with an IPX6 rating, not waterproof. So we suggest that you do not take it to a pool with overzealous tweens who are likely to dive and land on it. If you are taking a solitary swim in your private pool, this will float companionably with you. This 10-ounce pool speaker has a 7.2 inch long body. It is 3 inches tall and 1 inch thick. The entire front side of the speaker is covered in speaker grill. The volume, pairing and power buttons are on the top.

This waterproof floating speaker comes with an acoustically transparent case that can be used to transport it. It has speakerphone capability. The Bluetooth music-streaming lasts over 6 hours per charge on an average volume.  It takes 2.5 hours to charge via a micro-USB cord. It can also connect to playback devices through a 3.5mm port.

Audio

The sonic quality of the Monster SuperStar BackFloat swimming pool speaker can be rated decent. It covers a mid-sized room with its volume. The bass is served up taut and punchy in simple songs. But the complicated bass tracks confound this speaker. If you are a casual listener, the loud volume and regular audio will suffice. If you are the type who has been spoilt by UE Megaboom and Bose SoundLink Mini 2 speakers, you should not shell out the bucks for this pool speaker. At a discounted price, we would have been able to welcome its performance with more elation.

Pros:

  • Designed specifically to float
  • Charges fast
  • Has speakerphone

Cons:

  • Sound is mediocre
  • Expensive

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  1. NYNE Aqua IPX7 Rated Waterproof Floating Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Best Floating Pool SpeakersNyne Aqua floating portable Bluetooth speaker is created to go swimming with you. Its odd raft-shaped body floats well on the water. The audio quality is just about okay, so you might want to wait for a discount. We really liked the architecture and think it has potential. May be an upgrade will solve the acoustic problems. For its pioneering design, it deserves a place on the best floating speakers list.

Design and Features

The unique blueprint of the Nyne Aqua wireless pool speaker helps it stay afloat. It consists of three solid areas separated by vents. The middle panel contains the buttons for volume controls, power, call/play/pause and equalizer. It can also be used in shower with a hanging strap that ships with it. It comes with a good-quality 3.5mm auxiliary cord and a USB charging cable. It is flat and long at 9.7 inches and weighs 1.3 pounds. It is IPX7 rated so it is waterproof.

Bluetooth v3 lends this waterproof floating speaker its wireless connectivity. It can survive 10 hours on a single charge. It has speakerphone capability.  The equalizer button lets you cycle through 4 preset equalizer settings.  It is available in the somber black color and a more fashionable white/blue combination.

Audio

Sonic output is where the Nyne Aqua Bluetooth floating pool speaker does not match up with its price. If it costed lower, it would be a bargain. The sound is loud but it distorts at high volumes. The audio is decent. It can please the kids and the spouse when you are out having a good time at the pool.  You will not find the sound to be as natural as the Megaboom or as aggressive as the Ecoxgear Eco Stone. Given that this is dedicated pool speaker, you could give it a break. But we would wait for the price to dip.

Pros:

  • Dedicated floating architecture
  • Waterproof
  • Has speakerphone
  • Comes with quality accessories

Cons:

  • Audio is only okay not good

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