The Blue Pool, Dorset

August 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

 

In the early 17th Century the pool was a clay pit. Purbeck Ball Clay was dug up from the pit to make clay pipes and pottery.

The blue pool owes its name to the colour generated by minute particles of clay that are suspended in the water.

The particles diffract the reflecting light and produce light yielding colours from grey to green to turquoise.

The metallic blue found in some photographs is a reflection from the sky.  

 


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