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20 Instagram Captions To Use For Your Next Poolside Photoshoot

Let’s face it: no Instagram post is complete without an Instagram caption. But all too often, choosing an Instagram caption can be even harder than taking the actual photo — trust me, I know. 

Since hot girl summer (and plot girl summer, of course) has officially arrived, it’s time for poolside and swimsuit pics galore — and with it, poolside and swimsuit captions. While the OG Instagram swimsuit picture was arguably born with Kim Kardashian’s iconic fur bikini back in 2015, the Instagram poolside photoshoot is still a fan-favorite today in 2022, with celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and Matilda Djerf (because it’s a Matilda Djerf summer, bestie) spearheading the trend. 

So, what do you do if you want to partake in the poolside Instagram trend but don’t know what caption to use? Look no further! Whether you’re spending summer Sharpay Evans style (you know, a trip to the pool, a dip in the spa) or just need an excuse to post a thirst trap, here are 20 Instagram captions for pool photos that are bound to be fabulous.

easy breezy

And the living’s easy!


Simple, straightforward, to the point.

don’t forget the spf

Because it’s SPF girl summer.

sharpay evans was right, i need fabulous

Enough said.

current wfh

Because who doesn’t love to WFH from the pool?

summer uniform

Bikinis all day long, bestie.

is it hot in here or is it just me

Drizzy said it best.

thot girl Sh*t, i’m a real hot topic

Have to pay an homage to our OG hot girl, Megan Thee Stallion.

itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini

Or replace “yellow polka dot” with the color and pattern of your choice.

wanna play mermaids?


it’s always hot girl summer


sun kissed

Always a vibe.

feels like summer

Because really, if summer isn’t your favorite season, you’re lying. I don’t make the rules.

warm me up

For when you’re feeling a little ~ spicy ~.

enjoy the view

“I like the view.“You do?

soak up the sun

Because if the UV index isn’t over 8, I don’t want it.


Another simple and straightforward caption for when you just can’t be bothered.

heat waves

Sometimes all I think about is you… (Glass Animals? No?)

solar power

Lorde said it best.

the living’s easy

Summertime for the win.

Set up that tripod, spray on your sunscreen, and get ready to pose. Instagram and I are waiting to see you glow!

Executive Assistant at Her Campus Media. A lover of all things health & wellness, music and ofc Grey's Anatomy.