Swim noodles £1..............Poundland
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Swim noodles £1..............Poundland

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Found 28th May 2012
Swimming noodles, ideal to give the little ones a little extra confidence in the water (and for fighting with of course!) I know that they have been in 99p stores a couple of months ago but if like me you dont have one nearby they I'm happy to pay the penny extra from poundland.

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Why cold?

Have some heat Cheap hours of fun for the little ones Sure theyll invent all sorts of other games with them

ABsolute bargain I paid 4.50 each from Amazon before our holiday.

Taken from Wikipedia

A pool noodle (also known as a water log or (in the UK) woggle) is a cylindrical piece of polyethylene foam, sometimes hollow. Pool noodles are used by people of all ages while swimming. They are useful when learning to swim, for floating, for rescue reaching, in various forms of water play, and for aquatic exercise. Pool noodles are particularly useful to support amateur snorkelers. The most common dimensions are about 160 cm (5'3") in length and 7 cm (2.5") in diameter.

A pool noodle connector is a piece of pipe made out of foam, slightly larger than a pool noodle so that it can connect two pool noodles by encasing the end of each. This allows larger structures to be built from pool noodles. There exist at least two-, four- and six-hole connectors.

A "Noodleskin" is a custom cover that is placed over a foam pool noodle which allows 2 pool noodles to be made into a floating seat.

The purpose of the hole in some noodles is unclear. Children often use this hole to blow water into the unsuspecting faces of their peers.
Other uses

Medieval warfare LARPs often make extensive use of pool noodle with such cores for foam weapons. It is generally the least expensive form of construction available and very easy to make into a safe weapon, however pool noodle foam is more prone to break down with extended use than other types of foam.

Modern Martial artists occasionally use pool noodles as Tameshigiri (test cutting) targets, in lieu of more expensive targets like meat or tatami omote mats.

FIRST Robotics Competition robots use the foam from pool noodles as a bumper to protect the robots from damage during collisions.
They sound like they are well worth a pound.

Super deal, good find op. I look forward to playing Gladiator style games in the pool with my kids.

Do these come in chow mein flavour or just chlorine?

Original Poster

I know that you can have a lot of fun with these, but I've found them to be really usefull for my six year old who although he has learned to swim lacks confidence. He wont swim if he cant touch the bottom of a pool but one of these under the armpits does the trick and we have a much better time as a result. Then they become light sabres as soon as we get out!

Our local communal chav swimming pool has brown pool noodles, at least thats what I think they are. They're usually around 3 - 6 inches, float and give off a terrible pong. Much squishier than I expected, and look like they come with yellow bits in them which look like sweetcorn.



Sorry, couldnt resist.

Just voted hot. I bought one from swimming pool for my lad after his lesson. It is £5.99. Later saw it at Tesco for half the price and felt mugged but at this rate I could've had six!

On the back of the label it says not to be used as a water flotation aid or something like that.

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florafo

On the back of the label it says not to be used as a water flotation aid … On the back of the label it says not to be used as a water flotation aid or something like that.



Got the label in front of me, here's what it says:

Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard.
Warning! Only to be used in water in which the child is within its depth and under supervision.

Not too sure about the choking hazard, thy're 150cm long and 6cm diameter! I guess some little ones do have piranha like teeth and may bite chunks off but other than that it's just common sense, it doesn't say anything about not being suitable as a flotation aid.

florafo

On the back of the label it says not to be used as a water flotation aid … On the back of the label it says not to be used as a water flotation aid or something like that.



probably so people can't sue if something goes wrong whilst one is being used

http://lmculwell.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452931669e2015433a2b857970c-320wi

Banned

simplez



Blimey - he's looking like an OAP these days!
Edited by: "seefman" 28th May 2012

seefman

Blimey - he's looking like an OAP these days!



he is 71 !

If these are the hollow tube-y type, cut them into 3 or 4 inch wide open tubes, work great as plastic-bag holders to stop them cutting into your hands

these are fab been waiting for them to come back but tbh you can always use the pools own aswell if you just ask

I love noodles, what do these taste like?

ripoffh8er

Got the label in front of me, here's what it says:Warning! Not suitable … Got the label in front of me, here's what it says:Warning! Not suitable for children under 36 months. Choking hazard.Warning! Only to be used in water in which the child is within its depth and under supervision.Not too sure about the choking hazard, thy're 150cm long and 6cm diameter! I guess some little ones do have piranha like teeth and may bite chunks off but other than that it's just common sense, it doesn't say anything about not being suitable as a flotation aid.



You have not seen ones in pools with bite marks and chunks the shape of kids mouths bitten out all over them. Yuck!

Original Poster

Faberge

You have not seen ones in pools with bite marks and chunks the shape of … You have not seen ones in pools with bite marks and chunks the shape of kids mouths bitten out all over them. Yuck!



Even more reason to get your own for a quid!

they make great lightsabers with some black and grey tape

They also sell them in the 99p shop.
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