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Understanding Pool Noodles

April 01, 2024
Pool noodles from Alcot Plastics Ltd. in Guelph, ON

It won't be an overstatement to say that pool noodles, also known as water woggles, are the world's most popular pool toy. These colourful floatation devices are found in pools and swimming clubs worldwide. The popularity of water woggles in terms of being used as a swimming aid is unmatched. What's more? Thanks to their bright colour and lightweight, kids find them rather appealing. Give kids some pool noodles and they can spend hours in a pool playing and having the time of their lives. This blog lists everything you need to know about these colourful floatation devices. 

All You Need To Know About Pool Noodles

The buoyancy is one of the most significant factors making pool noodles immensely popular. It is a popular pool toy because it can stay in a pool without drowning. What makes water woggles so buoyant? The credit goes to polyethylene foam. It is the material a water woggle is made of. Polyethylene foam, also known as PE foam, is one of the world's most popular polymers.
The closed-cell structure of PE makes it moisture and water-resistant. This means a foam noodle won't absorb water even when left in the pool for hours. Moreover, this pool toy is safe to be around kids as it doesn't grow harmful mould on it. Did you know these colourful and versatile foam tubes are not just for the pool? While they are commonly seen in swimming pools as flotation devices or toys, their uses extend far beyond aquatic activities.
Pool noodles can be repurposed for various DIY projects and home hacks. From protecting sharp edges on furniture to creating fun obstacle courses for kids, the possibilities are endless.
As we have seen in this blog, the world's favourite pool toy is much more than that. Its versatility makes it ideal for art and DIY projects. Alcot Plastics Ltd. is a trusted manufacturer and supplier of pool noodles in North America. We can custom-manufacture foam noodles to meet your specific needs. What's more? We also offer them in different colours. Alcot Plastics Ltd. also manufactures water woggles with a hole in the middle so that they can be cut in two halves if needed for different DIY projects. Call us today at 519 767 2899 to learn about all we can do for you.