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What Is A Mineral Pool System?

Throughout your life, you have undoubtedly been told that maintaining a well-balanced diet is crucial to your overall health. However, have you ever considered the health of your pool? Perhaps a mineral pool system is precisely what your pool needs to remain clean, clear, and properly sanitised.

If you're looking for a healthier option for pool sanitation, mineral pools might be a good choice. Unlike traditional chlorine and saltwater pools, mineral pool systems use naturally occurring ocean minerals such as sodium and magnesium. MagnaPool water stands out from other mineral systems as it solely combines magnesium and potassium, completely free of salt, creating a more gentle and soothing water quality. Even though all mineral pools, including MagnaPool, generate a small amount of chlorine, it's only to ensure cleanliness and prevent the growth of algae and bacteria.

In case you don’t know the difference between Chlorine vs. Saltwater vs. Mineral systems yet, here’s a quick guide to bring you up to speed on the pros and cons of these different systems. Mineral pools require less chlorine, which means that the walls and floors of your fibreglass or concrete swimming pool won't require as much upkeep or resurfacing. The water in mineral pools feels more natural on your skin, and because there's less chlorine(whether in solid or liquid form), it smells better and doesn't dry out your skin as much.MagnaPool quote

Mineral Pools Pros and Cons

Are you considering installing a mineral pool system instead of a traditional chlorinated pool? There are both advantages and disadvantages to this option. Let's explore the world of mineral pool systems together so you decide what will work best for you.

Benefits of the Mineral Pool System

Benefits for the body & mind

Besides relying solely on sunscreen and shade, there are other ways to safeguard your skin while swimming. In fact, your body can absorb as much as 500mls of pool water per hour of swimming. Therefore, swimming in pools with high concentrations of chlorine and harsh chemicals may affect your health. MagnaPool provides 100% salt-free and low-chlorinated water that is gentle on the skin, eyes, and hair. It contains potassium, which helps in hydrating the skin.

Unlike chlorine, mineral pools do not produce an unpleasant odour that can cause dizziness or affect people sensitive to smells. Studies have proven mineral pools are gentle on skin conditions such as eczema, with other health benefits. Furthermore, MagnaPool has a rich magnesium content, an essential mineral for humans that we can absorb transdermally or through our skin. Magnesium exposure aids in reducing stress, anxiety, and body aches for swimmers. It also relaxes muscles, reduces muscle fatigue and prevents tearing, which is particularly beneficial for athletes. Magnesium exposure also contributes to restorative sleep by enhancing blood circulation to the heart, brain and muscles.

Benefits to cleaning & maintenance

MagnaPool mineral system uses Zodiac filter crystals that have a smooth surface that prevents bacteria from sticking to the glass, making it a more hygienic filtration method compared to sand or zeolite. MagnaPool minerals and glass media filtration deliver outstanding water clarity, with magnesium effectively filtering out micro-particles that cause water discolouration and cloudiness. Moreover, fewer harsh chemicals and chlorine are needed, which extends pool equipment lifespan and reduces erosion. Furthermore, mineral pools require fewer added chemicals, resulting in reduced pool maintenance time.

Benefits to the environment

If you're looking for an eco-friendly solution for your lawn and garden, using the backwash water from a mineral system can benefit your plants and grass by providing them with essential nutrients like potassium and magnesium. To ensure the water is appropriately diluted, we recommend mixing five parts with one part of backwash water. By efficiently backwashing a MagnaPool®, you can save up to 65% water, reducing your carbon footprint and saving on your energy bill. And if you're concerned about the environment, you'll be happy to know that Zodiac filter crystals are made from 100% recycled clear glass, making them an environmentally friendly choice for filtration. It's no wonder that MagnaPool® has received recognition from SPASA, Australia's Climate Care Certified program.

Mineral pools not only feel smooth on your skin but can also enhance your health. The minerals can alleviate aches and pains in your body, while the minimal chlorine content means no eye or skin irritation. Talk to our pool specialists to find out how to get a cleaner, healthier, and clearer swimming pool!

Cons of the Mineral Pool System

Higher initial cost

When you decide to install a mineral pool system, you may notice a higher upfront cost compared to traditional chlorinated pools. This is because specialised equipment and minerals are needed to establish the system. However, since the mineral pool system requires less maintenance, you can save the maintenance costs in the long run and make up for this initial investment.

Bottom Line

Mineral pools not only feel smooth on the skin but can also enhance your health. The minerals present in the water can help alleviate aches and pains in your body, while the low chlorine content ensures that there is no irritation to your eyes or skin. If you're interested in learning more about how to maintain a cleaner, healthier, and clearer swimming pool, our pool specialists are available to provide expert guidance.


1. Blue Haven Pools & Spas. (2019, September 27). Everything You Need to Know about a Mineral Pool 

2. Swim University. (2021, April 19). The Complete Guide to Pool Mineral Systems