At the beginning of the summer I bought a $3 inflatable floaty thing for G, and it worked fine... but then it popped. And I realized that I didn't like it that much afterall! It was bulky and took a lot of blowing to inflate! Anyhow, I got this one, and love it. It's a cinch to blow up and is much more fun for G, since she can actually touch the water and splash around.
Also, it twists up (like my KidCo PeaPod Plus) and pops open, so it takes up a lot less space!