For some pool owners, fall is the perfect time to close your pool for the winter. For those in warmer climates, October is the perfect opportunity to throw a spooky Halloween party. Check out how you can use your pool as a decorative Halloween centerpiece.
(If you are closing your pool, you can find our pool closing checklist here: http://bit.ly/1j8nUai )
Decorating for a holiday is always a great way to get in the “spirit” of things. Create a floating pumpkin patch with resin Jack-O-Lanterns or with real pumpkins. Yes, they will float! If you don’t want the trouble of fishing them out later, carve the pumpkins and place them around your deck or swimming pool for ambient lighting.
Using dry ice in your pool is another great way to give your pool area a foggy/swampy effect. What you want to remember is if you are using dry ice in the pool you should not allow people to swim in it. You don’t want to create a situation where the swimmers vision is blocked or whoever is watching to be sure your swimmers are safe. Remember to place the dry ice in a container before floating it in the pool so the surface will not stain.
You can give your pool an eerie touch with these haunted body parts. Place glow sticks in surgical gloves, blow them up and tie the gloves off then float them in the pool! This will give your pool great lighting and turn it into a spooky grave yard.
If you have one, float a skeleton on the pool or lounge them in your outdoor furniture for extra bodies at your pool party.
Pick a swamp thing, mermaid, or lagoon-themed costume to really tie together the aesthetic. If you need ideas for other costumes, Halloween decorations, or snacks, visit out Halloween Pinterest board here: https://www.pinterest.com/swimmingpoolcom/halloween-ideas/