My wife, of 26 years, is saying that a swimming pool is a great prepper idea. I asked her why she said its 15 thousand gallons of stored water. How do I argue that point. Any thoughts for fellow preppers on this idea......
When the SHTF 15 thousand gallons of water is not much good, maybe 2-3 months before it is either taken or contaminated.
The concept behind prepping is to become self sufficient so you need to have a reliable source of water for YEARS not weeks. So if the wife is saying lets put in a pool, its a good prep then sorry she is wrong.
If you have a pool then it is a good prep but only for a very short term.
Water WILL be the number 1 concern if the SHTF so have a infinite source and a way to make it drinkable. The only reliable way is a well and a filtration system, open sources will quickly become unreliable.
Like I said above it could be used to flush toilets, even if not drinkable. Most sewer systems work on gravity so you could probably use your toilet for a long time. All you need to do is have a 3 gallon bucket to flush the toilet with. Also could be used for wash yourself and clothes freeing up your drinkable water. At least 90% of the water we use is not for drinking. You would also have a 15000 gallon water catchment system, and with a little enginuity you could make it drinkable. Could be your biggest barter resource.
Thanks for the input I know that we would probably never BO as we don't have a BOL, so we would stay put we live in a fairly rural area but in a small sub division. On just one acre that is totally privacy fenced so that peeping eyes don't see or know everYthing we are doing.