There are a lot of Bluetooth speakers that don’t like to be near water, let alone being put in water.
Not to mention, asking it to go floating around while playing tunes.
This is where a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that is specifically built to float on water, for example in a swimming pool, comes into play.
There are two kinds of floating Bluetooth speakers. One is built to float if it accidentally ends up in the pool. Whereas the other is built to be used while floating around in the pool.
Enjoy your music right with you while you are swimming around in the pool.
Floating pool speakers with LED lights are swimming pool speakers that are built with water in mind. They are constructed in such a way that audio can be heard clearly while they are floating around in a pool or anywhere else that you may want to have music playing.
First off, how is it possible at all for a waterproof Bluetooth floating speaker to float in blue water without sinking? It’s fairly simple science, really. The floating speaker has floats installed inside the pool speaker case, which are filled with air that forces them to float.
The rest is left to the water, as long as the floating speaker is made in such a way to have balanced buoyancy, it will float around all day without it being submerged. This enables the user to play their music uninterrupted right in the water with them while they are swimming.
As for the various lighting effects that are installed into floating pool speakers, they are mostly achieved by using LED lights and a simple chipboard.
If such functionality is built into the floating speaker, the settings of the speaker with lights will allow you to change the colors. Many of these floating speakers will also have other cool settings such as party mode, flash, and more.
These outdoor speakers are not only waterproof but also are best to put on a show at an outdoor pool party while floating in the water.
We selected 8 of the best Bluetooth floating speaker options for you to check out and have broken them up into 2 categories: to use in the pool and to use by the pool.
First off, is our selection of floating pool speakers with LEDs. These portable audio devices are able to be used in the water and will provide incredible audio sound without the speaker itself filling with water and being distorted. You can thank their IPX7 rating that confirms they are waterproof.
The WOW World of Watersports floating pool speaker is perfectly made to float around in any pool. The WOW-Sound unit is designed and made for living outside.
This speaker has a built-in battery that gives the user 50+ hours of playtime.
Its 360 degrees audio is achieved by 4 speakers pumping out amazing Hi-Fi sound. Bass is achieved by an integrated bass radiator, which altogether produces a full clear 360-degree audio experience.
The WOW-Sound is the perfect Bluetooth speaker for wet environments as this portable speaker has an IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating. Not only is it water- and dustproof, it also comes with a couple of cool accessories.
Included is an inflatable float that improves the unit's floating abilities and a waterproof phone cover, which allows you to have your music right there in the water with you.
This rugged designed pool speaker has a convenient handle in case you need to carry or hang it after use.
A built-in LED light will give you full 360-degree lighting at night, so you can still see to change the track via the buttons on the side of the portable speaker.
Lastly, the WOW-Sound Speaker is pairable to another one of its kind as well, for those times you would like to have double the volume and boom from 2 of these portable speakers.
This one’s a lightweight floating Bluetooth speaker for the pool, whose case is built from a product called ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), which is a fairly well-known thermoplastic. LEDs integrated into the speaker allow the whole case to light up while floating.
Constructed in such a way to allow the unit to float around in the pool with you keeping you entertained.
The waterproof portable Poolmaster has an IPX7 rating, which means it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water with no problems for approximately up to 30 minutes.
No more fear of dropping your precious smartphone into the water. No more jumping out of the water and running to look for your phone when it suddenly rings. If a phone call comes in while you’re in the pool, this Bluetooth speaker can act as a speakerphone meaning it will allow you to take incoming calls without having to get out of the water.
With a built-in button that allows calls to be answered, you can even redial the last number that called you. And it can be connected via Bluetooth with a range of up to 60 meters.
The Poolmaster floating wireless speaker is another product that will allow you to add another one of them together giving you even more volume by pairing.
The battery delivers an impressive 10 hours of playtime from a single charge.
This speaker sounds like it should: clear and loud.
It will also let you light up the gathering while keeping you amused.
And all while it is floating around playing your music. The best accessory for any outdoor adventure.
The integrated lighting on this Bluetooth speaker will transform your tunes into ambient effects. What’s more, the colors are interchangeable and there is also an option to set one of 7 different modes.
To add to the above, you will be able to choose between changing themes, as well as fast and slow flashing modes.
Turn off the pool's light and let the Blufree work as an underwater light pushing light down into the water.
Pools, big or small, will be lit up with this speaker's cool show and will impress the people you have at your party.
With an IPX7 waterproof rating, which protects its internal electronics, this portable speaker can float around the pool all day long. If it gets a little rough, no problem, it can be submerged in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
With a microphone built into the unit, you can take hands-free calls anytime you want from your cellphone via the wireless speaker. Even if you are in the middle of the pool or out in the lake having a swim, hands-free is there to assist you.
7 hours of playtime is what you can hope to get from a fully charged battery - a good amount of time to relax in the pool listening to your favorite tunes.
Nothing but clear loud audio comes from this waterproof speaker in full stereo, so you can enjoy clear uninterrupted music.
It is, in our opinion, the best speaker, if you want lots of light and color.
The Cowin waterproof Bluetooth floating pool speaker is another great product that’s also protected with an IPX7 waterproof rating. It’s capable of floating around on top of the water for hours.
It has 32 LED lights installed on the top of the speaker, which can perform a fantastic show of light.
There are 5 different modes for you to choose from.
This one would be one of the best entertaining Bluetooth floating pool speakers for children, too.
Easy use, with Bluetooth 4.0 installed, all wireless connections are simple and clear without interruption. With a 10-watt subwoofer built-in for bass and three passive radiators for an even range, you will enjoy your time in the water. All of this together provides nothing but clear uninterrupted audio streaming, letting you lay back and relax in the pool.
Charging is easy, you can do it via a micro USB slot, which is protected by a rubber plug. There is also in the same port a micro SD card slot if you want to load your own music to play this way, meaning you don’t have to be connected via Bluetooth.
Battery life is fairly reasonable, requiring up to 4 hours to be fully charged.
Once charged you can expect up to 10 hours of playtime, depending on the volume level the Cowin swimmer Bluetooth speaker is played at.
All in all, a quality all-around pool speaker with a cool light show that loves floating around.
Here are a few other Bluetooth speakers that are waterproof and don’t mind swimming in water. Although, they won’t sound great when they are in the water. They will still float, though. Best to blast the music from the sidelines while you’re swimming around.
If it’s all about the light show for you, then you will want to give the Bluetooth-ready JBL Pulse 4 a look. The Pulse 4 does float, however, it will not sound as it should while it is in the water. With a 360-degree high-resolution light show, it has to be one of the best out there, if you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker with entertaining lights.
The experience is pretty awesome with speakers on the top and the bottom of the case to push the music out to a full 360 degrees.
Battery power is reasonable with up to 12 hours of playtime. Not bad for a wireless speaker with all those lights.
As far as using it near water, there is no issue there, as it comes standard with an IPX7 waterproof rating, which allows the wireless JBL Pulse 4 to be fully emerged for up to 30 minutes.
Another added bonus worth mentioning here is that this Bluetooth speaker comes with the option of using an app for convenience if you want to.
And, of course, it has PartyBoost, which allows you to connect multiple speakers together via Bluetooth and also provides the PartyBoost option.
Connect a few JBL Pulse 4 Bluetooth speakers to create a massive light array for the party.
You'll soon be the go-to for parties with a great portable setup like that.
If you’re after a first-rate Bluetooth speaker that floats, and have no interest in LED light shows or lighting at all, then check out these quality three options below.
Ultimate Ears have a huge range of Bluetooth speakers that can float. The Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker is one of their middle-priced wireless speakers, however, it still has a huge arsenal of features and sound.
It comes with an IP67 rating, so has no issues when it comes to water and wet areas. Take it in the pool with you, if you want.
Although, when it’s underwater you might not hear it too well, though.
With a 15-hour battery life, this Bluetooth speaker is happy to keep you entertained with plenty of loud music all day and into the evening.
More volume can be achieved with the Ultimate Ears Party Up mode, which allows you to add up to 150 Ultimate Ears portable speakers together.
And, of course, all this noise is pushed out a full 360 degrees thanks to the unique shapes of the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 waterproof portable speaker that also floats. This great product is available in blue among other colors.
Looking for a cool quality mini Bluetooth speaker that can go anywhere you want? The Anker Soundcore is a lightweight entertainer that will put out a big sound.
It is dustproof and waterproof and comes with an IP67 rating to back up the claim.
Pair two of them together for extra volume or even use them as computer speakers on your laptop while you’re out and about.
The Anker Soundcore Flare mini can be used for taking hands-free calls as well.
It has a mic built right into the case and there are buttons, which allow you to answer calls without even needing to take your mobile phone out.
Battery life is outstanding for such a small item giving you 8 hours of playtime to get you through the day.
Recharging is made possible via a USB Type C charging cable and there is even an AUX-In jack, in case you want to plug a device directly into the unit to play your music from.
Another smaller-sized light speaker that will go anywhere. It is well protected from dust and water with an IP67 rating, which makes it perfect for outdoor use, and will also float if it happens to end up in the water.
With 15 hours of playtime, it will keep playing into the night wherever you may be.
The perfect companion for long trips or just for lazing by the pool.
If you want more volume than this already loudspeaker puts out, just pair a second one and you’ll have double the sound. Compatible with voice assistants as it has a built-in microphone.
And also, when it comes to hands-free, no problem you can answer all your calls via the Bluetooth speaker.
The EcoDrift is a tough little waterproof portable unit that’s going to perform best when it’s out in the elements and keeps you entertained with your music for hours.
Floating speakers that can be used in the water are often difficult to use and are not built in the correct manner. Now that you can see which Bluetooth speakers are built the correct way, you will be listening to your music play while floating around in the water yourself.
Even better, as you have seen above, these wireless speakers can be great providing not only lighting but also a light show in the swimming pool. Any of the floating Bluetooth speakers, we have mentioned, will provide countless hours of entertainment, no matter, where you may be.
Keep in mind what you are actually looking for in a quality Bluetooth speaker when you want to purchase one, as it can be more of an advantage to not have features you’re not going to use.
Sometimes, this can mean that you get a better-performing wireless product that will play longer and sound better.