Converting Your Existing Pool to a Mineral Pool | MagnaPool

Converting Your Existing Pool to a Mineral Pool

Are you considering the switch from a traditional saltwater or chlorine pool to a mineral pool? Transitioning is a straightforward process that can greatly enhance your pool experience. However, we know what you're thinking: "How much would converting to a mineral pool cost me?"

Investing in a magnesium pool may seem expensive at first, but it can save you a lot of money in the long run. By converting your pool to a mineral pool, you won't need to add chlorine anymore, so you won't have to worry about adding water conditioners or shocking your pool to eliminate the chlorine smell. Your pool will feel like a million bucks with silky smooth water, no chlorine smell, and a gentle feel on your skin. Your eyes won't turn red after swimming, and your friends will be impressed with the luxurious swimming experience.

Here are some factors that we need to consider:

  • Select the right filter with glass media

We recommend using a pool media filter filled with glass for optimal performance. While a cartridge filter can also work, it should be a larger model to accommodate the exceptional flocculent properties of minerals. Keep in mind that some pools may require a cartridge filter due to limited space.

  • Water analysis

Before converting the pool, conducting a thorough water analysis is essential, which will ensure a smooth transition and help determine the necessary adjustments.

  • Specialised Equipment

MagnaPool Hydroxinator is an easy-to-use, fully automated system right at your fingertips, featuring a reverse polarity cell that helps keep cleaning and maintenance to an absolute minimum.

  • Magnesium minerals

When it comes to a mineral pool, it's important to ensure that you are using the right blend of magnesium and potassium for optimal performance of a magnesium mineral pool without any sodium. Choose a trusted brand that offers only the best pool supplies at a fair price.

Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Your Pool into a MagnaPool

The MagnaPool system consists of three key elements, each offering its unique benefits: - Hydroxinator & Reverse Polarity Electrolytic Cell - Glass Filtration Media - MagnaPool® Minerals Now, let's break down the conversion process into simple steps:

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Step 1: Hydroxinator Installation

Have a qualified pool care professional install the Hydroxinator and connect the electrolytic cell to the plumbing line. This step is straightforward and cost-effective.

Step 2: Media Filter Upgrade

Ensure you have a suitable media filter, either thermoplastic or fibreglass. Most media filters utilise sand, but for a MagnaPool®, you should switch to glass media. A pool professional can assist in this process, which involves replacing the sand with glass media for improved filtration and backwashing capabilities.

Step 3: Determine Mineral Requirements

Conduct a salinity and/or TDS test to determine the quantity of MagnaPool® minerals needed for your pool. Your local pool shop or pool professional can assist with this calculation.

Step 4: Adding MagnaPool® Minerals

Based on the measurements from the previous step, add the appropriate amount of MagnaPool® minerals to your pool. Afterwards, switch on your filtration equipment.

Step 5: Circulation and Dilution

Allow the system to run continuously for at least 24 hours to ensure proper circulation and dilution. During this initial phase, you may notice some foaming, which is a normal part of the process.

Now, enjoy your new MagnaPool.

The transition to a MagnaPool® offers a refreshing change and enhances the overall pool experience. If you have any questions or require assistance, don't hesitate to consult your local pool care professional for guidance and support.

Mineral Pool FAQ

  • Do I still need to use chlorine to clean my mineral pool?

Mineral pool doesn't require the addition of external chlorine since it produces its own chlorine.

  • How much would it cost to convert my existing pool to MagnaPool, and how long does it take?

To switch over to MagnaPool, it should take no longer than a day. The most time-consuming task would be changing your sand filter to glass media if needed. If you already have glass media, a thorough backwash before and after adding minerals should suffice. You'll need to install a Hydroxinator and electrolytic cell, then add the minerals to the pool. The overall cost may vary depending on your specific requirements, so it's best to consult a local MagnaPool specialist for an accurate quote.

  • Are mineral pools more expensive?

Although premium minerals may cost more than standard salt, it is similar to paying more for premium fuel. A mineral pool's running costs are lower than saltwater or manually chlorinated pools. This is because it requires fewer chemicals and maintenance requirements. For instance, there is less backwashing, no need for clarifiers or flocculants, no salt cell protector is required, and there are fewer chances of cell calcification.