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Wee turns a different colour in swimming pools

This section contains beliefs all on a common theme: Wee turns a different colour in swimming pools. Show most recent or highest rated first or go back to swimming pools.

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My name is Adam and until recently at the age of 43 I believed that if you peed in a pool the water changed colour . Sadly I am still not convinced .... Am I thick ?

Anon
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I used to believe (up until about 3 minutes ago) that if you went for a wee in a swimming pool, special chlorine in the water would turn the water pink or green around you. The sad thing is the only reason I now know this not to be true is from reading other peoples beliefs from this site and coming across someone who believed the same thing as me. AND I AM TWENTY THREE YEARS OLD lol!!

J
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When I was 8, I would go to my elementary school's after-school program and every Friday we would all walk down to the pool at another school. The teacher that was with us made everyone sit down (every week) so he could explain the rules. The most important rule was to not pee in the pool because it had special chemicals in it that would make a purple ring would appear around you and everyone would know you did it and make fun of you. He even told us this whole elaborate story about how when he was little his brother told him the same story and he didn't believe it and when he peed in the pool the purple ring appeared and everyone made fun of him for the longest. Then, at my summer camp, one of the counselors told a similar story, except at that pool, apparently, the chemicals made the water turn red instead of purple. Needless to say I always made sure I got out to go to the bathroom after that (but only at those 2 pools!) Long story short, the tales were so convincing that I believed them all the way up until yesterday when I first heard about this site. I was reading the list of the most common beliefs and saw it listed, so I asked my mom if it was all a lie and she just laughed at me! I was so stunned! I couldn't believe it! I felt so ashamed that I was 15 years old and just finding this out!

Yasmine (15-years-old)
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The mother of a friend of mine always warned us to use the restroom before swimming, because (according to her), the water would turn green around us. I believed it for the longest time.

Anon
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my afterschool teacher(who held afterschool at her home) told all the kids that she put a chemical in the pool the reacts when you pee in the pool be forming a red trail behind you. i was always so scared to go swimming because i thought i might accidently leak urine into the pool. every 5 seconds i looked behind me and one time i was just seeing things but i thought i saw the red trail and started crying because i thought i peed in the pool and didnt know it

Anon
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I always thought if you pee in the swiming pool the water will turn read.

Dennis
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My older cousin told me when I was young that if I peed in the pool the water would turn purple. I didn't do it for a long time until one day I was brave enough to proove it false. hehe.

Kelly R.
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i just read a belief by someone who was told that if someone peed in the swimming pool it would react with the chemicals and make a trail of colour and everyone would know.

i thought that was true... is it really not??

Indigo (19 years old)
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When I was little my parents took me swimming, and they warned me that if I had an accident, it would react with the chemicals and a bright trail would follow me and everyone would know. Needless to say i was terrified that it would happen and their warning did work. I actually did beleive this until I was almost 12! I will definately be using this on my future kids!

Anon
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My parents told me that if i peed in a pool, the water around me would turn purple and surround me for the rest of my swim.

chelsea
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When I was a child I used to believe that if I pee in the swimming pool the water around me will turn blue and everybody will see what I have done.

Josef Kalina
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My big brother told me that if you peed in the pool, it would turn purple and chase you.

Elizabeth
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When I was a kid, my mom told me that they put something special in the water at the pool, so that if you peed it would change the water around you into a different color and everyone would know what you did. I was so afraid of this happening that I always scrubbed myself off (down there) before putting my suit on because I didn't want there to be even a trace of anything on me that would alter the water color. It took me years until I found out that that's not true.

Anon
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when i was little my older sisters told me that if i peed in a pool the water around me would turn red so everyone would know i peed! it took me a few years to figure out it wasn't true...

Anon
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An older kid used to tell me that when you peed in the pool a big red line would follow you around. I wasn't sure whether to believe it or not.

Anon
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When I was about eight my dad told me that when you pee in the pool, it would turn red and follow you around so everyone would know. I used to tell people to swam in my pool not to pee because we had 'the detector', as if it was some well known mechanism. I still don't know if it is true or not... so if I let a little bit of pee come out in the pool, I swim very far away, very quickly.

Alana
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I went to a family friend's pool while visiting. I was about 6 at the time. He told me that there was a new chemical that made a red ring around a person if they peed in the pool. I then went to school later on telling my friends all about this awesome chemical, and I told them to watch out for it.

Anon
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When I was little I used to believe that if you peed in the pool, the water you peed in would turn yellow and everyone would get out and laugh at you. Now I know that that was a lie. How do I know? You figure that one out

dontjello
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My cousin once told me that the city had a special chemical that could detect if people had peed in the public pool. She said it would cause the urine to turn the water green, thus outing the perpertator for everyone to laugh at. I still don't like to swim in public pools for fear of seeing the water turn green.

Brandy in 'Bama
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my brother told me if i poo or pee in a pool i would get a ring around me if they had a certain chemical in the pool

jared
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