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Paul T08/06/2018 17:05:24
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Dear All

Does anybody know what has been added to the water at New Brighton boating lake to make it appear blue?

The water has the appearance of Elsan Blue but without the peculiar smell.

Paul

Cookie08/06/2018 17:53:37
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Paul , Maybe they have just given it a good clean out ,years ago i had a issue with algi in my pond and on the advice of my local aquatic guy i added a cup full of this liquid and the water turned a amazing blue colour and it did indeed cure the algi ,maybe that's why ?

Dave yes

Paul T08/06/2018 18:05:44
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Hi Cookie

It could be something like that, the club members certainly keep the water and surrounding area very clean, whilst I was there I witnessed one of the members fishing out some wind blown rubbish with a sieve on a stick.

Paul

Gareth Jones08/06/2018 18:06:44
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Paul,

It's almost certainly a blue dye added to the water to reduce the penetration of sunlight into the pond and inhibit the growth of weed. Its is quite commonly used now that the use of herbicides to kill the weeds is banned.

If you want the full technical details there is an article here:- **LINK**

Gareth

Paul T08/06/2018 18:28:57
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Hi Gareth

Thank you for the information as it certainly seems to answer the question yes

Paul

Chris Fellows08/06/2018 23:11:48
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Yes, they must have used that at Knightcote, as the water there is a very unnatural blue.

Obviously environmentally friendly as I saw a load of tadpoles, a newt and plenty of large fish.

Chris

Cookie09/06/2018 07:39:45
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Yes i was able to leave the fish in when i put the liquid in , i seem to remember the blue tint lasted a couple of months .

Dave wink

Chris Fellows09/06/2018 20:11:52
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Few photos from Knightcote:

TadpolesBig FishHydropro Affinity

Paul T09/06/2018 20:29:42
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Hi Chris

Yes it looked just like your photos especially the last one, at one point when my boat was chewing up the waves it created a mass of bubbles in its wake and I thought that some wag had put detergent in the pond.

Paul

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