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Wee turns a different colour in swimming pools

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When I was little, one of my mamma's friends had a swimming pool. Before getting in, she always told us that they had a chemical in the pool that made the water turn red if you peed in it. I believed her and it made me very paranoid. I guess it was just her way of making sure we didn't pee in the pool.

Anonymous
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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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I used to believe that if you pee'd in a public pool that a red ring would appear around you and embarrass you.

Tara
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I was about 5 or 6 when my swimming instructor lead me to believe that if you pee'd in a swimming pool, you could not get away with it, 'cause your urine would turn red, and it would form this red ring around you, so everyone would look at you in disgrace!! I went on to believe it for many years to come, and always refrained from doing so!

Rob
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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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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 grandchildren believe that if you pee in the pool the water turns blue as a result of a chemical added to the water to prevent such things from happening and thus everyone will know when you have done it. Of course, this came from their grandpa, who told them this to prevent them from peeing in the pool.

Mamaw in Oklahoma
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I used to believe that if I urinated in our pool the water would turn red. My father made me believe it, telling me there was a special chemical in the pool-system which could detect urine. I plan to use this method on my own kids as well.

Stefan
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i remember when i was swimming with my friends once, they said if you peed in the pool, a big yellow cloud would surround you so everyone would know who peed in the pool. i believed them for quite a while.

a.
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We had friends that had a swimming pool and to prevent our son from peeing in it we told him there was a chemical that would turn the water purple if indeed he did pee in it. He was in and out of the pool quite often going in the bushes!

Lisa from Illinois
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I was told that if you urinated in the public swimming pool that there was a special chemical added to the pool water that would go red around you, so that everyone would know.

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

Dennis
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