Here I am, collecting water from dead artist's swimming pools. No need to answer what that means (because I don't know yet either).
Donald Judd's pool is officially called a "tank." It does not have a filtration system nor can it be drained (in other words... yuck). This evening, I pulled out my Chinati manual and this is what Judd wrote about it in the Selected Texts section:
After Nate and Marni sent me a mason jar full of water from Robert
Rauschenberg's pool earlier this summer, it was fitting to do the same
A thunderstorm storm, fortunately, forced everyone on the tour to stand
under the arbor not in the rain, so it wasn't difficult to pull the jar
out of my bag and slide it into the water on the 8' side.
I couldn't fly back with it in my luggage so a trip to the
Alpine post office was in order. Luckily, the water sample arrived
without breaking and now I have two large containers to contend with.