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I just recently wrote a post on my blog about this very subject and I think we need to talk about it. In late June and early July, you are going to start getting a lot of questions. The reason is because a movie is coming out on June 25th called "Grown Ups" starring Adam Sandler and friends. There is a part in the movie (and also the trailer) where it depicts grown men peeing in a public pool and the "chemical" turns their urine blue.

Check out the video here:
http://www.swimuniversity.com/blog/the-chemical-that-turns-urine-blue-in-the-swimming-pool/

So, educate your employees and tell them that the chemical does not exist. Perhaps you can sell those customer who ask, a pool sign that clearly says "Don't Pee In The Pool."

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  • Been a long time since I was in chemistry, but, I am sure a chemical to detect urine could be developed. Problem is it would likely react to sweat as well so you would be swimming in a blue "aura" the entire time. :)
  • i like the one that says we dont swim in your toilet so do pee in our pool

    Don Parish said:
    The better sign is "Welcome to our ool, notice their is no "P" in it. Please keep it that way!"
  • I remember seeing a novelty product that basically looked like a bag of rocks that you'd put on the ladder rails that was said to contain a chemical to color urine
  • The better sign is "Welcome to our ool, notice their is no "P" in it. Please keep it that way!"
  • It's not Blue (Adam Sandler) or Red (Bruce), my Mom always told me it would turn purple, and Mom's know best..
  • That's an oldie Mathew. Another version has the water turning red but I really like the blue one better. Keeps 'em guessing!
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