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11-15-2010, 10:32
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?


JC Refuge
11-15-2010, 11:06
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.