I was curious to find out some answers to water filter questions. I work in the
outdoor industry and had a customer ask a Y2K question. Can a Pur Scout handle
filtering water straight out a of a swimming pool (high chlorine levels)?
If so, what would levels of chlorine that high do to the filter's life?
Here is a response from Shawn, the Sales Manager for Pur's outdoor filters.
"Regarding the use of PUR water purifiers for use in pool water, we have not
tested them for the reduction of such high levels of chlorine. Our household
products are tested and designed to reduce chlorine in tap water, while our outdoor
products are designed and registered by the EPA to eliminate all microbiological
dangers (including Viruses, Bacteria, and Protozoa). The new carbon StopTop that
comes standard on PUR purifiers will reduce flavors and chemicals in the water."
There is a way to treat pool water with something (carbon?) that might make the
water drinkable. A good book on pool maintenance would explain this. I think it is
part of the process in which pools are cleaned and refilled with new water every year
So, the answer as far a PUR filters goes, is no. I suspect that other filters will be