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    Views from the bottom of my pool

    Thanks to this forum I have the nicest pool water I have ever been in. It is also incredibly clear. Here are a few fun photos showing off my water. These are all real. The only image processing was to shrink them.










    Yes those are real ring bubbles. I just love blowing them. I had to keep quite still and hold my breath for a while to let the surface calm down to get these shots.

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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    Those were interesting. I keep thinking I should find an underwater camera.

    And, what's funny to me is that I discovered by accident yesterday that you could blow ring bubbles.
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    These were taken with a Fujifilm FINEPIX Z33 WP. This is a pretty good compact camera for a fairly low price.
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    Those pics were great! Isn't it a great feeling to have the best looking water on the block . So tell me, how DO you blow ring bubbles? I know it is something at which I will want to try my hand or shall I say...lips
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    Those are pretty neat photos!
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    The pics are stunning. Nice work on your water quality.

    Now, the important part.....PLEASE tell us how to blow ring bubbles....inquiring minds want to know!
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    I don't know about jmills, but I ended up with ring bubbles by being at the bottom of the pool, looking up, then simply letting out a little air. I didn't blow the air out; just sort of quickly opened & closed my mouth to let some air out. My daughters & I had been watching each other blow air bubbles & I wanted to see the bubbles from below... and sometimes, rings happen.

    Edit: I particularly like the 2nd photo, loooking up at the trees, because it practically looks like there is no water.
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    great job, jmills - the pool and the photos - showed the bubble photos to my family and they didn't believe they were real - such cynics!
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    I don't have a waterproof camera, so I'm SOL there. But I may just try the ring bubbles. I can blow smoke rings, it ought to be similar....

    Water looks great. You need to invite some folks over, preferably someone with a milky pool. Their kids are likely to blurt out the obvious

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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    To blow ring bubble you do have to have your moth pointing straight up. I use a scuba mask to keep the water out of my nose and see what I am doing. Next pucker your lips like for a kiss. Then puff out a short blast of air. With practice you can get different sizes depending on how much air you expel. Start small, its more reliable.

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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    I gotta admit, I spend about 2 hours trying to blow ring bubbles yesterday evening. I got it! Thanks jmills for the little lesson. My life is now complete!!
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    If anybody needs me I'll be at the botom of my pool trying to blow ring bubbles!
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    This reminds me of a time long pass where we use to sit on the bottom of a 18ft deep pool and blow bubbles and sometimes bubble rings. They lasted, what seemed, forever as they made their way to the top.

    I think if I went down 18 feet these days, my head would implode.
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    Thank you for the inservice on how to blow ring bubbles or is it bubble rings I'll be glad to pay you in lessons on how to speak Pig Latin

    Kias; laughed heartily at an imploding head. You crack me up.
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    Kias; laughed heartily at an imploding head. You crack me up.
    I wonder what the shock level for that would be....

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    Re: Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Kias
    Quote Originally Posted by Dora
    Kias; laughed heartily at an imploding head. You crack me up.
    I wonder what the shock level for that would be....

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    OMG!! I just spewed my drink all over my phone LMAO!!

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    My head is blowing up from reading this thread.
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    Was already heading to the pool - now I have a purpose other than forgetting work!
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    Re: Views from the bottom of my pool

    Never have tried the bubbles, but I do have an underwater camera...
    http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... 8wIwATgA#p
    fuji xp10 for ~$150 shipped. Pretty nice camera overall...especially for the price. Took me a long time to research one and found this by accident. Glad I did.

    Well now I have a mission for tonight...learn to blow bubbles!!
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