Building the pool of your dreams is an exciting time. There are many parts of the planning process where you can let your imagination run wild, such as choosing the design of your pool, its colour, and landscaping to surround it.
One area of pool planning which you may not have given much thought to, is actually one of the most critical aspects: water and filtration. There are multiple types of filtration systems out there in the market, and you’re likely familiar with chlorinated pools, but did you know you can also get salt-water and mineral water pools?
These three systems are the main contenders available and offer various different features. Chlorine-based chemical dosing systems have long been used in home swimming pools. While effective at cleaning the pool, chlorine systems can leave skin and hair feeling dry and eyes feeling a bit stingy, due to the chemicals. Not everyone is a fan of that chlorine smell, either!
In terms of salt-water and mineral water pools, they are kinder to skin and hair than a chemical-dosed system, but these two systems also differ in the way they work.
How do Salt-water and Mineral Water Swimming Pools work?
The key element to salt-water and mineral water pools is that less chemicals are involved.
These swimming pools sanitise by using a system of electrolysis to keep the water free of bacteria and pathogens. A salt-water pool, much like other systems, has its water cycled through a sand filter, but with a mineral water pool, the water goes through a filter filled with glass media, achieving a much higher level of water clarity. Not only are both these systems recognised for their low maintenance requirements in comparison to chlorine dosing systems, they both offer an enhanced level of comfort for when you’re swimming.
Setting the benchmark for bather comfort is the mineral pool. It usually swaps out most of the salt for a combination of salts and minerals, making the water softer and gentler on the skin, eyes and hair. The pinnacle of mineral water pools is MagnaPool – the original and authentic mineral water pool system that is the world’s only salt-free mineral pool. It delivers supreme bather comfort and water clarity by removing all added sodium content from the pool. With the added sodium content gone, the result is comfortable swimming with no sticky residue on your skin or in your hair!
Benefits of a Mineral Water Pool
Maintenance tends to be very straight-forward with a mineral water pool. In many ways, it’s easier to maintain a mineral water pool than it is a chemically dosed pool, as the minerals and additives help to minimise problems.
Most mineral pools include magnesium and this is because magnesium pools deliver some of the best water clarity you can get. Due to the way magnesium interacts with the water and filtering systems, it does a fantastic job filtering out tiny micro-particles that can cause pool water to appear slightly discoloured or murky. Magnesium also helps prevent calcium build-up on pool components and surfaces, so you can avoid expensive repair and maintenance costs in the long-term.
Aside from keeping water clean and clear, mineral water pools also provide numerous health benefits. Magnesium plays a crucial role in many of our bodily systems and is especially important for bones and tissue (skin). Something else to note: the body can absorb magnesium transdermally, i.e. through the skin.
Magnesium makes skin feel soft and silky, and this difference is especially noticeable when compared to other methods such as chem dosing or saltwater systems which are more drying to skin and hair. Not only does magnesium make your skin feel lovely, it has also been shown to help with conditions such as eczema, acne, and sensitivity, while restoring your skin’s natural elasticity.
You’ve probably heard how magnesium can benefit sore and tired muscles. If you have a magnesium bath before an intense workout, the relaxing soak will help to prevent muscle fatigue and tearing. Well, with magnesium being part of your mineral water pool, you’ll be able to get that benefit too!
The premier mineral pools system, MagnaPool, without that added sodium can allow the uptake of magnesium through the skin to be enhanced. The sensitivity to environmental factors is also boosted as the water can be used for irrigation purposes (i.e. you can use your back wash water for watering your garden), plus, there will be a reduced need for backwashing.
MagnaPool incorporates a unique blend of magnesium and potassium minerals to aid in supporting the body’s natural systems, reduce stress, and ease aches, plus you’ll find it will help to boost your energy and foster an all-round sense of wellbeing.
Planning a Mineral Pool with Narellan Pools
Narellan Pools has been bringing dreams to life for almost 50 years through our incredible range of high-quality swimming pools and spas and exceptional client service. Our network of local pool builders are highly experienced, and will work with you to plan the pool of your dreams. If you’re interested in installing a mineral water-based fibreglass swimming pool, you’ll be glad to know that Narellan Pools’ extensive range of pool designs are all available as client-favourite MagnaPool mineral water versions.
To embrace the many benefits of MagnaPool, reach out to your local Narellan pool builder today.