How long can a person be in water before their flesh "goes bad"?

So I spent about 6 hours straight in the pool today, and when I got out my skin was pruny. So if too much of a good thing is a bad thing, then how long could I be in water before my skin would start to deteriorate or be permenatly damaged. Does that vary if I am in pool water vs natural water?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    As long as you have blood flow to your tissues, they're not just going to decompose. You can stay in water for a long time.

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