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Are Mineral Pools Worth It?

The cost of a swimming pool is dependent on a number of factors in the decision-making process. A few initial considerations include what material the pool will be (fiberglass vs. concrete vs. vinyl), choosing between aboveground and inground pools and the pool equipment system. Other cost factors will also come into play in your initial planning and budget.

If you have already looked at the pros and cons of different pool systems, chances are you already know MagnaPool™ mineral pool system comes out on top in the comparisons. 

*Note: More points=better savings on costs/energy and better bather comfort

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But if you want to focus on the costs, here we break down the initial and ongoing costs for you to consider:


Initial costs of different pool systems

Mineral pools generally do have a slightly higher upfront cost than traditional pool systems, however, you’ll recover this extra cost quickly with fewer ongoing monthly/annual costs. This is because mineral pool systems require less chemical usage than traditional chlorine and saltwater systems. This also offers the extra benefit of saving you time, as the pool requires less pool maintenance.

Note: The initial overall cost for each system will vary depending on the equipment you purchase, whether or not you get it professionally installed and store pricing.


Ongoing costs of a MagnaPool™

The MagnaPool™ mineral pool system requires MagnaPool® Minerals, which are generally sold in 10kg bags. Once your MagnaPool™ has been built, maintenance is simple and quite affordable. Mineral dosing will vary considerably based on rainfall, dilution and frequency of backwashing. ie in tropical or heavy rain areas you will double or more the average of drier zones

We recommend contacting a few MagnaPool dealers as prices will vary from store to store (rough average is around $50/bag). But on average the guidelines for mineral dosing for pool sizes are as follows:

  • 30,000 L pools require around 10 to 12 x 10kg bags of MagnaPool® Minerals each year which cost approximately $500 per year.
  • 50,000 L pools require around 15 to 20 x 10kg bags of MagnaPool® Minerals each year which costs $750 per year.


Ongoing costs of a chlorine pool system

Traditional chlorine pools can cost anywhere between $400 and $600 per year on chemicals for an average size pool. Chlorine itself costs around $25 for 20lt, and for most pool 20Lt will only last for a few weeks during the summer months, making it much more expensive than MagnaPool® Minerals.


Ongoing costs of a saltwater pool system

Saltwater pools cost $120-$180 per year for salt, which is more affordable upfront, however, this does not include other associated chemicals and elements of the pool such as backwashing water costs. You may require more additional chemicals such as clarifiers, flocculants etc. so it evens out fairly similar to a mineral pool. 

One of the big savings from mineral pool systems is water-saving as you need to backwash far fewer thanks to the glass media and MagnaPool minerals, in some pools, this can save thousands of litres every year. And if you dilute your backwash waste you could use it for irrigation on your grass.

All costs considered many people opt for a mineral pool sanitation system over saltwater and traditional chlorine as it is less harsh on the skin, eyes and hair. Mineral systems also have proven wellness qualities and are much more environmentally friendly. If you’d like to find out more about our MagnaPool™ pool system – whether you are looking at building a pool, or wanting to convert your current pool – contact our team today.

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