(Closed) Need help: Floating candles in pool?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
46226 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You can buy special candles at a pool supply store. They are shaped like water lilies.

You can also use votives in a container high enough to keep out the wind. Float tem on a tray or shallow bowl.

Normally you turn off the filter to decrease the movement on the water.

You can also attach a string or a piece of fishing line cut to a length that equals the depth of the pool. Attach the other end to a weight that is heavy enough to act as an anchor and keep the candle relatively still.

Post # 4
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

My best friend used to work at a classy wedding venue where many couples had their rehearsal dinner as a BBQ around a pool the night before the wedding, and one couple asked them to float candles in the pool. Partway through the festivities, my friend smelled something nasty and chemical in the air, like plastic burning. Yep, all the candles had floated into the filters and were steady at work scorching the plastic. So the advice to turn off the filters is good!

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