Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Or perhaps you'd like to do something creative and fun with your family? You can make this Halloween memorable by decorating your swimming pool for the holiday. Here are some Halloween decorating ideas for your swimming pool:
6 Halloween Swimming Pool Decorating Ideas
1) Dry Ice – When dry ice is placed into the water of a swimming pool, it causes the water to bubble and generates a spooky "fog" of carbon dioxide and water vapor. Dry ice burns skin, so be sure to wear gloves or handle it with tongs, and be very careful. Also, don't allow swimmers in the pool while there is dry ice in it.
2) Bubbles – Another option is to add laundry soap to create a bubbly foam on the surface of your pool. This does affect the chemical balance of the pool water, so when the festivities are over, check the chemical levels and make adjustments to get everything back within normal ranges.
3) Floating pumpkins – Just float some plastic pumpkins on the surface of the pool. This may be the easiest way to decorate your swimming pool for Halloween. By the way, real pumpkins can also be floated in a pool, but only the top quarter or so stick out of the water, plus they are usually more expensive and far heavier to move to and from the pool.
4) Spooky lighting - If you float some plastic pumpkins in your pool, drop an LED light into each. And of course you have lots of options for jack-o-lanterns, black lights and other spooky lighting in planters, trees and other places around the outside of the pool
5) Blood in the water – Swimming pool dye can make a pool blood red temporarily. It’s non-toxic and won’t stain your pool. This is not true of all dyes, though, so be certain the dye you use is specifically labelled swimming pool dye and safer for swimming pools.
6) Floating bodies, zombies, skeletons, etc – If you want to go all out, having a fake dead body floating in your pool will get just about everyone's attention. If you're going for a little lighter ambiance, float some skeletons or zombies on inflatable rafts or on inner tubes.
While it can be a lot of fun to scare visitors at a Halloween party, the last thing you want to do is frighten your family and guests away on other days with an old, dilapidated pool. If your pool is scaring away swimmers, call the the best Tampa swimming pool builder, Grand Vista Pools, to discuss remodeling your pool and adding some life to it.