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Ok, so I just moved to Florida and am fortunate enough to have an in-ground pool at my rental property. Because I didn’t do anything last year in Montana I am really considering doing a walkthrough on Halloween and using my in-ground pool as a vat of acid and dissolve a half dozen bodies... I’ll corpse out a few Buckies, get a few rubber body parts and throw them in the pool. I’ll use fake blood to color the water and add dry ice to complete the scene. Or alternatively, I was thinking about adding the blood bodies and instead of dry ice; Gater tails and Sharks fins to play off the Florida reality a bit. If I go that route it’s full on pirate. Which way should I go? Let me know your thoughts. And here’s a picture to help get an idea of what the pool looks like.
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I was hoping that you meant real bodies:cry: Either idea would be fantastic. I would suggest going with whichever you prefer.
 

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I agree, it could go both ways, and both sound like great ideas! For me, it would depend on what I was doing in the other areas of the walkthrough and which scene would transition the best.
 

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A fogger working nearby might help the atmosphere some, too. Not sure how much light you plan on using, but precautions against anyone actually falling in to the pool probably ought to be in place.
 

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A fogger working nearby might help the atmosphere some, too. Not sure how much light you plan on using, but precautions against anyone actually falling in to the pool probably ought to be in place.
. I have a “cage” entirely around the pool. I found out that in Florida they put aluminum cages around the pools to keep big bugs, snakes, lizards of all sizes and other critters out of the area. And I has hoped for a gator to show up someday.? I guess that won’t happen but at least I already have the precautions in place:).
 

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Hope your landlord doesn't see this.
Big corporate land holdings company... I don’t care if they do see it they only care about making $ not the color of my pool water. Besides, I’ve been told that the pool has leaked for years and they haven’t bothered to fix it so my putting blood in it for a night won’t matter much anyhow. I’ll just have to shock the hell out of it when I’m done.
 

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It's kind of gruesome, but I like Plan A, with the bodies and blood and dry ice. And if you do go that route, I hope you find a chance to video it Halloween night. It sounds great!
 

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It's kind of gruesome, but I like Plan A, with the bodies and blood and dry ice. And if you do go that route, I hope you find a chance to video it Halloween night. It sounds great!
If I do decide to go that route I’m going to do a... well, I guess it would be a “wet run” sometime in the near future just to see how difficult it will be to shock it. Although when I experimented with a large glass of pool water and bleach I barely used two caps... pool shock is far more powerful so I think it will work better but I’m going to have to find out. When I do I’ll run video of that... I’ll use everything but the body parts for the test.
 

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I’ll use fake blood to color the water and add dry ice to complete the scene.
I would strongly advise against this idea of using fake blood. Fake blood of almost every variation uses red dyes to create the look. That stuff can stain nice white pool walls. Even the shock treatment might not remove dye set into plaster. It's kind of like finding out you put a pair of red socks in your underwear and turned them all pink. Undoing that isn't going to happen no matter how hard you try.

I'm sure the corporation that handles the property could care less if you have plastic body parts floating around in it, but they will not be happy to see the pool walls take on a pinkish cast. So save losing your cleaning and damage deposits for something more eventful than a color of water most kids won't even notice Halloween night. Just put a red gel over your pool light or add some underwater red LED pucks and you'll get the same effect.

You could always take a tip from Pumpkin Rot and just swamp out your pool.

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A few buckets of duck weed in September and it will cover the top by October. That way your alligators and swamp critters will feel right at home. You just have to be willing to net the stuff out for three months following the big day. hahaha
 

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Ok, so I just moved to Florida and am fortunate enough to have an in-ground pool at my rental property. Because I didn’t do anything last year in Montana I am really considering doing a walkthrough on Halloween and using my in-ground pool as a vat of acid and dissolve a half dozen bodies... I’ll corpse out a few Buckies, get a few rubber body parts and throw them in the pool. I’ll use fake blood to color the water and add dry ice to complete the scene. Or alternatively, I was thinking about adding the blood bodies and instead of dry ice; Gater tails and Sharks fins to play off the Florida reality a bit. If I go that route it’s full on pirate. Which way should I go? Let me know your thoughts. And here’s a picture to help get an idea of what the pool looks like. View attachment 713211
Read this and thought “GROSS!” And then thought... EPIC! Followed by: post pictures!
 

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Of course if it was a good vat of acid, there'd be no blood or body parts left. :) #justsayin

Agree with chubstuff the fake blood dye could/would stain the walls of the pool.

However, specialist Pond Dye should be OK, but check they guarantee it won't stain first. Most manufacturers will states something like "Non-staining, non-toxic". Check with a reputable supplier before use.

Pond Dyes come in lots of colours, surprisingly, this site for example hyrda pond dyes even has a Special Occasion Dyes page! There's a Fluorescent Green which I reckon might be even better for the 'vat of acid' theme.
 

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Of course if it was a good vat of acid, there'd be no blood or body parts left. :) #justsayin

Agree with chubstuff the fake blood dye could/would stain the walls of the pool.

However, specialist Pond Dye should be OK, but check they guarantee it won't stain first. Most manufacturers will states something like "Non-staining, non-toxic". Check with a reputable supplier before use.

Pond Dyes come in lots of colours, surprisingly, this site for example hyrda pond dyes even has a Special Occasion Dyes page! There's a Fluorescent Green which I reckon might be even better for the 'vat of acid' theme.
Looked up the product... it says do not use with chlorine... I’m assuming it’s because chlorine reacts with it. But it could simply be that it does the same thing as the blood did... it takes quite a bit to achieve the coloration and when you add more chlorine to it you lose the color pretty quick. Needless to say. I don’t know that I’m willing to risk a reaction with the chlorine instead of the simple reaction that I found with the blood. (Color diffusion). I’m pretty sure the blood will be safe. I don’t intend to use enough to make it as thick as the normal concentrate and I will be shocking it within less than 12 hours. I will test the color permanence on similar materials... (the pool is one of those pre-manufactured I ground pools that can be used as infinity pools with a current.
 

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Ok, so I just moved to Florida and am fortunate enough to have an in-ground pool at my rental property. Because I didn’t do anything last year in Montana I am really considering doing a walkthrough on Halloween and using my in-ground pool as a vat of acid and dissolve a half dozen bodies... I’ll corpse out a few Buckies, get a few rubber body parts and throw them in the pool. I’ll use fake blood to color the water and add dry ice to complete the scene. Or alternatively, I was thinking about adding the blood bodies and instead of dry ice; Gater tails and Sharks fins to play off the Florida reality a bit. If I go that route it’s full on pirate. Which way should I go? Let me know your thoughts. And here’s a picture to help get an idea of what the pool looks like. View attachment 713211
The pool stores sell a red dye specifically for pools and spas, works great.
 

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Ok, so I just moved to Florida and am fortunate enough to have an in-ground pool at my rental property. Because I didn’t do anything last year in Montana I am really considering doing a walkthrough on Halloween and using my in-ground pool as a vat of acid and dissolve a half dozen bodies... I’ll corpse out a few Buckies, get a few rubber body parts and throw them in the pool. I’ll use fake blood to color the water and add dry ice to complete the scene. Or alternatively, I was thinking about adding the blood bodies and instead of dry ice; Gater tails and Sharks fins to play off the Florida reality a bit. If I go that route it’s full on pirate. Which way should I go? Let me know your thoughts. And here’s a picture to help get an idea of what the pool looks like. View attachment 713211
I would go full on pirate showing off my pet Kraken.
 

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the land lord may not fix the leaking pool but you can bet if your blood stains the walls they will be coming after you with the repair and cleaning bill. you might want to talk to a pool cleaning service to see if they can suggest colors that won't stain the pool or at least easy to clean after you flush the pool. issues I see are you are going to have to flush the pool afterward, remove stains from walls and probably clean the filter system, none of which are going to be cheap.
 
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