According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the following elements are listed as sources not recommended for drinking water:
- Radiators, hot water boilers (domestic heating systems)
- Water toilet bowl or hunting tank
- Water beds
- Pools and spas
The chemicals and contaminants that are commonly found in the swimming pools are as follows: increase in pH, decreasing the pH, increasing alkalinity (sodium bicarbonate, baking soda), reducing alkalinity (hydrochloric acid, bisulfate of sodium), increasing the calcium hardness, chlorine, bromine, beef, cyanurical acid, ammonia, salt water, bacteria and other pathogens, algae, insects and animal waste. The presence and concentrations of these chemical contaminants depend on several factors, including the types of swimming pools, the types of disinfectants used, the dosages of disinfectants, the number of bathers, the temperature and the pH of the pool water.
The Black Berkey purification element ® has been rigorously tested by third-party laboratories independent for the elimination or reduction of contaminants such as herbicides, inorganic non-metals (including chlorine and chloramine), pathogenic bacteria, parasites, pesticides, compounds Perfluorés, oil, pharmaceuticals, radiological, trhasle, viruses and volatile organic compounds.
In conclusion, the position of New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. On chlorine in a water source is that, according to test data, the Black Berkey purification element ® seems to reduce more than 99.9 % of chlorine. That said, we think that the elements will eliminate a threat of chlorine given the facts of the test data. However, we do not recommend drinking the pool water for regular consumption because it can contain additional contaminants or chemicals other than chlorine which may or may not have been tested before by our vast catalog of independent third party tests.