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swimming light

light swims around your pool
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take one of those swimming fish they have for pools, theyre battery operated and attach a light to it, instead of having boring pool lights, you have cool fish lighting up your pool swimming around, they can also be different colors...how mesmerizing, like christmas lights that swim around...
adaziz, Aug 17 2004

Lake of Firesnakes Fun Pool http://www.halfbake...snakes_20Fun_20Pool
similar [FarmerJohn, Oct 04 2004]

Swimming Pool Fish http://www.intheswi...id/18633/storeid/48
[adaziz]' starting point. [jurist, Oct 04 2004]


       At first I was going to write about how much battery this would eat up, but I can imagine LED lights lasting a while. Here, feed your fish this bun. (oh, and welcome to the 'bakery)
Worldgineer, Aug 17 2004

       Very nice, have several of them different colours, different strobe effects and you could imagine you're back in the sixties.
scubadooper, Aug 17 2004

       I love having a midnight swim before going to bed. These lights would enhance my swimming experience...kinda like fairy lights in the pool. Nice.
Machiavelli, Aug 17 2004

       I gotta say, as a swim instructor, getting kids to put their heads underwater can sometimes be difficult. Now I don't have to lie to them about there being fishes in the pool. "Put your head underwater and look for them!"+
swimr, Aug 17 2004

       You could also chuck one into your water cooler.
bungston, Aug 17 2004

       Can we have it play the Jaws theme? That'd be great at night.
shapu, Aug 17 2004

       Clever fish could dock with an inductive power supply (forget the correct term, please post it you who know) and recharge when the pool's empty.
wagster, Aug 17 2004

       //recharge when the pool's empty.//   

       Those are clever fish. Will they grow legs, or wheels? :)
GutPunchLullabies, Aug 17 2004

       <begin rant> Finally, someone who spells "chaise longue" the way it's supposed to be spelled, and not "chaise lounge." Can you believe too many interior designers misspell/mispronounce the damn word? It's embarrassing! <end rant>
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004

       By the way, a martini sounds lovely. I could really use one.
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004

       Most Americans say "Chaise Lounge," because that's just the way we do it.
shapu, Aug 18 2004

       [bwv], what [shapu] said. But it's wrong and it annoys me. Just a pet peeve.
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004

       how about jelly fish that are translucent and glow? just up and down really, but probably very cool as well...
adaziz, Aug 18 2004

       Yes, but "longue" in french means long, so it means "Long chair." Which it is, unless you have one specially designed for the little people. At which point it's...not...so...long. Right.
shapu, Aug 18 2004

       I prefer Del Taco to Taco Bell, but can you tell me how to pronounce "Chalupa," [scout]? ...being the cultured, mutli-linguist that you are. Oh, and //“You look lovely in that dress that shows the tops of your breasts.”// this had me rolling on the floor for a good 15 minutes. Thanks.
Machiavelli, Aug 18 2004

       chaise longue n. A reclining chair with a long seat that supports the outstretched legs. [French : chaise, chair + longue, long.]   

       lounge n. A long couch, especially one having no back and a headrest at one end. [Possibly from French s'allonger, to stretch out, from Old French alongier, to lengthen, from Medieval Latin allong re : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin longus, long; see long1.]   

       They look pretty much the same to me.
FarmerJohn, Aug 18 2004

       they'd have to be large enough to not clog up your filter. great idea adaziz, go for it!
scubagal11, Aug 19 2004

       If the omission of just that teeny weeny itsy bitsy two letter word was a grand enough occasion for the mighty UnaBubba pop up then, why, I'll do it again and again.
neelandan, Aug 19 2004

       [I learnt 5 foreigh languages when I was in high school, does that make me sophisticated?]   

       I want my fish to look like big spermatozoids. Have them swim away from light, so they 'attack' swimmers in the pool...
nietsch, Aug 19 2004

       Seeing jurist's link, I would like my pool to be swimming with fairy light turtles.
Ahh, UB, back in the fray again. Seems like the bakery universe has just swung back into kilter.
goff, Aug 19 2004

       i hate grammar
adaziz, Aug 19 2004

       Great idea! Give them some basic robot intelligence... perhaps heat/motion sensors. That way they would always be drifting around looking fishlike, looking for warm spots, and coming over to you when you are in the pool.   

       Also, if someone peed in your pool they would be immediately surrounded by bright lighted fish, and then ridiculed by all present.   

       Fish would not need to be too clever to find a power supply (that is the correct term, [wagster]) as there are many methods they could use to find it. The simplest would be to put it next to the filter. Dead fish would simply float over, where they would be recharged.
eulachon, Aug 19 2004


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