The pool open/closed life ring measures 18"Dia. One side of the life ring says "POOL OPEN" and the other side says "POOL CLOSED". The life ring is red & white in color with blue writing. It is made from canvas sewn on a lightweight core. This item should be used as an indoor decoration only. It will ruin if it gets wet or if it's exposed to the elements. There is a rope around it to add to it's authentic look and for easy hanging. Even though this life ring looks very authentic, it should be used for decoration only. It will add a definite nautical touch to whatever room it is placed in and is a must have for those who appreciate high quality nautical decor. It makes a great gift, impressive decoration & will be admired by all those who love the sea.