Add atmosphere and ambiance at Halloween with pool dye & fog to make things ultra-spooky. When your parties flow outdoors, it makes sense to bring your pool into the decor. Create a big splash for not a lot of cash with just a little ingenuity.
Try Fog Machines to Create a Mood
Check out these two photos of a really spooky pool putting a fog machine next to the pool. Cover the pool light with a red cover for a great effect.
Even spookier with floating heads, floating bodies or this guy coming up the steps:
Take care that the pool edges are demarcated with plants, jack-o-lanterns or witches cauldrons or hats. You don’t want your guests to walk into the fog and fall in the pool!
Another way to create clouds of fog vapor is by using dry ice in the pool. You need a lot of dry ice, the water needs to be hot-to-warm, and it does not last that long. It acidifies the pool water so keep chlorine out of the pool for a day until the ph is back to normal.
Some people use liquid laundry detergent to create ‘clouds’ on the pool water surface. This affect looks very different from the fog but still offers a foggy feel. The hundred candles are a nice touch, too.
Using Pool Dye to Create a ‘Blood Bath’
Another spooky option is using red Pool Dye to turn your pool red with a harmless dye. Pool dye is readily available on Amazon and many pool supply stores carry it year round. 3 bottles sell for $28 and that will make your pool water look like blood. Toss a dismembered head into the pool, or a zombie head coming halfway out of the water. The best thing about this dye is that it does not stain your pool and will filter out in about 24 hours. And amazingly, your pool guy will probably never know!
Oriental Trading is probably your best bet for a great selection of props. How about a life-sized skeleton mermaid? or life-sized skeletons floating in inner tubes with a glass of wine? Halloween is such a fun time of year so let your creativity run wild using pool dye and fog.