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Salt Water Pool as Emergency Water Supply?

Discussion in 'GATE Survival & Preparedness' started by woggie, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. woggie


    Jan 22, 2009
    Frisco, Tx
    I was wondering what, if anything, could be done to the water from a salt water pool to make it safe to drink. We have a salt water pool and I was not sure it could be used in an emergency if needed. I thought about a water filter but was not sure that would work.

    Also, what about a "plain old chlorine" pool?

  2. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

    Oct 8, 2007
    Saltwater pools and traditional chlorine pools would need to be treated/filtered appropriately for drinking.

    The saltwater pool water should go through a desalinator and then a good water filter that will remove chemicals such as chlorine. (The traditional chlorinated pools should be filtered with a water filter to reduce that chlorine level down to 3ppm or less.)

    Katadyn is a well-known company that makes both desalinators and a range of high-quality portable water filters.