This new trend has greatly piqued my curiosity! While I had been doing with virtual tours of major hotels around the world, just to see what’s new in design, I came across a number of hotels (in Morocco, Brazil, Thailand and Koy) who wore blood red pools! My first reaction? Yuck! I would have no desire to immerse myself in water so morbid!

My eye, however decorator saw the potential of such a concept, to design a completely original, colorful and unexpected! I did my little research and I found a product that seems to be the world’s only carded and you can get it here in Quebec. This is a dye specifically designed for pools, spas and fountains. This dye is temporary (it may take several hours to days) and completely safe for both bathers (tested by a dermatologist) for equipment pools. We have developed a range of colors: mango, deep lagoon, turquoise and fuchsia. I am not sure where the big hotels were given the red that appears nowhere available.


How it works?

For a swimming pool, simply remove the undiluted chlorine tablets, wait overnight and can then add the dye, according to recommended dosage. Its duration will depend on the level of disinfectant in the pool or the pool and the color will persist until the chlorine level is below 1 part per million (PPM), so no more than a week. Perfect for themed parties to entertain children or grandstanding, you can also create your decorative theme by arranging your pool umbrellas and chair cushions. In short, let your imagination run free!


The dye is environmentally friendly. It will not alter the transparency or pH balance, or that the water quality. There is no consequence even if you drink the colored water. I then asked if my little white jersey would be affected and it is not. The product does not stain! Little known here in Quebec, however, this trend is all the rage in the world. It is used to decorate the large pools at private events and even the fountains of Versailles! So feel free to make your pool the focal point of your little parties, your informal meetings with friends, or talk to your neighbors!