Halloween is here! If you decide to dress your house up in its spookiest, you may have considered using dry ice as an element in your decorations. Dry ice, which is solid carbon dioxide, is a popular Halloween prop excellent for creating creepy fog on lawns, in jack-o-lanterns, and in drinks. If you especially want to make a splash with your Halloween party, though, try putting dry in the pool!
How to Get Dry Ice
Dry Ice Corp. asks that Halloween orders come in five days before the requested shipping date. They offer dry ice delivery to your Maryland home from their Baltimore location. All you have to do is order online. If you need next-day shipping, order their dry ice products before 10 a.m. Otherwise, you may ask your local grocery store if it supplies dry ice. Make sure to exercise the proper safety precautions when transporting and handling dry ice.
How to Use Dry Ice in the Pool
In an unheated pool, 50 pounds of dry ice will sublimate (turn from a solid to a gas) in about 1-2 hours. While wearing protective gloves, place your dry ice pellets in a large bucket, and dump the lot into the swimming pool. The dry ice will sink to the bottom of the pool, while its gas will rise to the top and exude the spooky fog that everyone enjoys.
Maintaining the Pool
Depending on which way the wind blows, your dry ice fog will float in one direction or another. If your pool is near trees, you may have to clean up the leaves that get into your pool after the party is over. You will also want to check the pH level of your pool once the dry ice has sublimated. Most importantly, remember not to let anyone swim in the pool while the dry ice is in it and to keep children and pets away from the edge.
Extra Halloween Pool Tricks
Dry ice in the pool for your Halloween party is one fantastic way to create an eerie special effect. As cool as filling a whole pool with dry ice, one can go even more extra with the theatrics. Just as one can combine dishwasher or laundry detergent and dry ice with water, so you can do with the pool. Face the jets upward and let the pool froth your laundry detergent into a bubbly wonderland. Mix in some dry ice, and your concoction is a sight to behold! Remember to shock and filter the pool afterward to get rid of the suds.
Dry Ice For All Your Needs
Dry Ice Corp is the largest regional supplier of dry ice and related products in the Northeastern United States. Our dry ice is fresh and delivered right to your doorstep. We are happy to help you determine the best way to ship your goods, whether you have a huge amount of cookies or a single pie, and help you select the perfect amount of dry ice for the job. Give us a call at (201) 767-3200 or contact us online for a quote. To connect with us online, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.