Swimmers warned to avoid the beautiful deceptively blue lagoon that looks like “a bleach bath”

The beautiful lake is known for hiding car wrecks and even dead animals beneath its sparkling surface and is “probably the UK’s most dangerous water”.

The lagoon’s high alkaline pH makes it similar to swimming in a bleach bath

Police have warned swimmers to stay away from a deceptively beautiful blue lagoon known to have waters so toxic they can burn skin.

The disused lime quarry in the Harpur Hill area of ​​the Peak District has stunning turquoise pools that could be mistaken for a tropical paradise.

But swimming in it could cause chemical burns and infections due to its high alkaline levels, making it “probably the most dangerous water in the UK”.

Indeed, its high alkaline pH makes it similar to swimming in a bath of bleach.

Derbyshire Police have now issued a new warning urging tourists and holidaymakers to avoid bathing due to the risks involved.

In May last year, the force issued a warning after around 2,000 people traveled there in hot weather, reports Yorkshire Live.

Police have urged tourists to avoid paddling in dangerous waters



Police received no reports of anti-social behavior around the quarry over the Bank Holiday weekend, although they are now urging people to stay away.

“There are a number of disused quarries in Derbyshire and across the country,” the force said.

“Many of them are on private land, so in addition to the risk of penalties for trespassing, people swimming in quarry waters are exposing themselves to cold water shock, injuring themselves from objects hidden under the surface or other pollution-related health problems.

“Please don’t put yourself in danger. »

Police dyed the water black last year to deter visitors



In March 2020, police dyed the water black to deter visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of signs leading to the pool warn visitors that the water is toxic enough to cause “skin and eye irritation, stomach problems and fungal infections such as thrush”.

Another notice informs potential visitors that the lake has been used as a dump.

It is known to contain car wrecks, dead animals, feces and trash beneath its gleaming surface.

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