Living in Las Vegas, and spending so much time in the pool has taught me, you need to keep drinking, to stay hydrated, and the liquid should be cool.
(Notice I am not saying *WHAT* Liquid)
Having a cooler full of ice, and liquid is fine, But It needs to sit BY the Pool,
so to get a drink I have to leave the pool, trek over hot decking, get my drink, head back into the pool, set my drink on the hot deck, while I am in the water, or swim with my drink.
Now I have seen some of the floaty drink holders in the Pool stores $34.00 holds 4 drinks .. BAH!
I don't understand why there is no "floating ice chest" that holds 10-15 can's or bottles with enough ice to keep them cold for a few hours..
Well, THIS IS INSTRUCTABLES ... SO ... I PRESENT ...
The $1.99 Noodley Beverage Boat
Seeking inspiration, I went to the Local .99 cent store, and bought a pool noodle (basically its a kinda fibrous floating material) a medium sized plastic storage container (with a locking lid) and some waterproof nylon rope.
Cut the Noodle into 4 pieces (Two Long, and two shorter) Used the rope to tie them all together, and wrapped the noodle and rope around the lid of the plastic container.
Took my project to the pool, for first test; filled the container with water, placed it in the pool, then jumped it and tried to capsize it.
(with no success) then drained out the water, added Ice, and cold sodas and beer, placed back in the pool ...
[Editors note, I "TOFTT" here, to make sure that the beverages stayed cold, and did not spill, no matter how many I drank, It was a hazardous and dangerous risk, not only to myself, but to my bladder]