A mineral pool is a variation of the traditional chlorine pool but it utilises minerals as a sanitiser. If you’re considering installing a swimming pool or changing your current pool system in your home, you might be overwhelmed by the many options available. However, there is an innovative option worth considering, and that is a mineral pool. In this blog post, we'll answer the question of 'What is a mineral pool?' and how they differ from traditional chlorine pools. We'll also explore the benefits and negatives of mineral pools Finally, we'll discuss why you should consider installing a mineral pool in Australia, where the warm climate and outdoor lifestyle make swimming a popular activity year-round.
What is a Mineral Pool?
Mineral pools are a type of swimming pool that uses minerals and other natural elements to sanitise the pool water, instead of traditional chlorine. The water is treated with a blend of minerals like magnesium chloride, potassium borate, and sodium chloride which are known for their health benefits and ability to kill bacteria and algae. Mineral systems offer a more natural and gentle swimming experience, with water that feels softer and silkier than traditional pools.
The Pros of Mineral Pools
When it comes to having mineral systems, there's a range of health benefits and other pros to them like;
- Softer water quality: Minerals used to sanitise the pool water are gentle on the skin and eyes.
- Gentler on the skin: Minerals can help alleviate skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
- Great for relaxation: Some minerals, like magnesium and potassium, are essential for overall health and well-being, promoting relaxation to the nervous system and can help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Better on your pool equipment: As well as feeling great on the skin, minerals such as magnesium, act as natural flocculant aiding water filtration and clarity. You will be amazed at how a mineral pool looks!
The Cons of a Mineral Pool
- Still needs chemicals: A mineral swimming pool still requires chlorine for effective pool sanitation as the minerals themselves do not sanitise the water. To maintain water clarity, a mineral pool system will require some form of sanitisation such as a salt chlorinator. There are other systems and tools we can use to ensure the levels of salt and chlorine are minimised and yet maintain a healthy pool.
- Expenses: They can be more expensive to run than the traditional chlorine-based system.
Recommendations and Installation Process
Installing a mineral pool in Australia requires specialised knowledge and expertise. At Pool Assist, we have years of experience recommending and installing mineral pool systems for both residential and commercial clients in Perth. Our team of experts will work with you to recommend pool systems that meet your specific needs and preferences. We'll help you choose the right minerals and equipment to ensure that your pool is both healthy and sustainable.
Our installation process is efficient and minimally invasive, so you can start enjoying your new pool as soon as possible. We'll take care of the integration process of your new mineral system, making sure that your pool works as it should. We'll also provide regular pool maintenance and support to ensure that your pool remains in top condition for you to enjoy.
Learn More with Pool Assist
Mineral pools offer a healthier, more eco-friendly, and low-maintenance alternative to traditional chlorine pools. They use natural minerals to sanitise the water, which is better for pool owners looking for a gentler approach to the chlorine-based pool. At Pool Assist, we have the knowledge and expertise to design and install a mineral pool that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Fill out our form to learn more about our mineral pool services and how we can help you create the pool of your dreams.