While it’s technically possible to boil pool water to make it drinkable, it’s strongly discouraged for several reasons:
1. Chemical Contamination: Pool water is treated with chemicals like chlorine and bromine to kill bacteria and maintain hygiene. Boiling doesn’t remove these chemicals, and ingesting them in concentrated amounts can be harmful.
2. Impurities: Even in well-maintained pools, there might be organic matter like sweat, sunscreen, and cosmetics. Boiling won’t completely eliminate these impurities, and they can give the water an unpleasant taste and potentially cause stomach upset.
3. Ineffective Purification: Boiling might kill some bacteria, but it’s not a guaranteed method for purifying water. Other harmful contaminants like parasites and viruses might not be eliminated through boiling alone.