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It Looks Like A Beautiful Spot To Take The Family Until You Discover What’s In It

This former rock quarry is known to locals as the Blue Lagoon. The water is crystal clear and from a distance, strikingly blue. But don’t let its looks fool you. Because of the contents of the lake, the water in the Blue Lagoon is actually not pleasant at all. In fact, it’s as toxic as bleach… but it’s still one of the most popular tourist destinations of the area.

The water contains car wrecks, dead animals, excrement and trash.

water contains wrecks

The quarry’s pH is pH 11.3, just less than ammonia at 11.5pH and bleach at 12.6pH.

pH is 11.3

The most shocking part? Families still insist on swimming in it.

most shocking part

Signs like this one are posted all around the lake.

Signs like this

There is even visible trash piled up as well. But that doesn’t stop people from going in.

visible trash piled

Families flock to this lake in Buxton, Derbyshire, to swim even with the warnings.

flock to lake

They believe that if they don’t go in deeper than their neck, they will be okay.

believe be okay

However, they are basically swimming in poison.

swimming in poison

The bright water is caused by the surrounding limestone rocks which leach calcite crystals into the water, turning it turquoise.

caused by limestone

Residents have even appealed to a local council with a 760-name petition, calling for action to stop people from visiting the site. However, because it’s privately owned, the government can’t interfere.

Residents have appealed

Locals have even tried to get the site drained, but the water board will not drain it because the water is so toxic.

Locals have even tried to get the site drained

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People have even seen mothers taking their infants into the water to swim, ignoring the numerous signs posted in the area. It seems they have a death wish for themselves and those they love. Who knew using common sense would be such a hard thing to do? Better share this article before your friends dive in. Let us know what you think in the comment below: