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    glow sticks

    Is there any reason that I could not throw a bunch of glow sticks in the pool at night for a cool effect? (as long as none are leaking?)
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    Re: glow sticks

    Don't see why not... sounds cool!

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    Re: glow sticks

    They're sealed so that the stuff inside can't leak out, and they're plastic, and will likely float, so there shouldn't be any problem with them in the pool. They will likely end up in the skimmer or the kids will start tossing them around and they'll end up over the fence.

    The big question is how many glow sticks will it take to light up a pool? And don't do that Owl and Tootsie Roll thing and just say "3".
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    Re: glow sticks

    Don't forget the photos

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    Re: glow sticks

    Here's a detailed report on Chemiluminescent Glow Sticks. They seem pretty harmless.
    http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/156/9/901.pdf
    We put a bunch of rings in last year. Kids had a blast.
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    Re: glow sticks

    Be careful with the skinny cheap ones found at dollar stores, etc., they break easily. I don't know what's in them if it's toxic or not.
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