LivAbility Magazine

Edition 17 | Summer 2019

Relaxing in the pool just got easier!

Story by Cipriano Chayrez, Jr.
Photo by Summer Sorg

For many, summer means cookouts, pool days and having fun in the sun with close friends and family. When it comes to making sure you have all the summertime essentials, you may want to add the Float’n Thang to your checklist.

The Float’n Thang is a flotation device designed to allow users to lounge in the pool in varying positions, while also allowing users to bring along their favorite beverages with two built-in cup holders.

Doug Masi, CEO and Founder of Float’n Thang, said the inspiration for his creation began when he was using aqua therapy to recover from knee surgery and pool noodles weren’t getting the job done.

“I would have to double up on noodles just to get the right buoyancy and I thought, ‘If only this had a couple of cupholders it would be alright,’” Masi said.

Masi designed the Float’n Thang to fit people of all shapes and sizes, so the whole family can enjoy each of their own.

“It’s fit to support someone who is between 200-300 pounds, so it can float kids like crazy,” Masi said.

Masi’s business partner and General Manager of Float’n Thang, Pete Cabrera, also emphasized how versatile their product is.

“With a variety of floating positions, the options encompass just about everyone, no matter your physical condition,” Cabrera said.

The unique flotation device can be purchased online,, where the price for a single Float’n Thang starts at $89.00.

Cipriano Chayrez, Jr.

Cipriano Chayrez Jr., (C.J.) is a student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. His love for all Arizona sports teams began in 2008, and he has been living with the consequences ever since.

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