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Summer swims are arguably the best part of the holiday season, but days on end in the pool can take a toll on swimmers young and old. Irritated skin and eczema breakouts, knotty hair and that lingering chlorine smell can take away from the coveted holiday at home vibe. Mineral pools are the solution to these issues and are the hottest trend coming into the summer.

Poolwerx CEO John O’Brien shares the top five reasons why making the switch to a mineral pool will keep your family feeling happy and healthy during the holidays.

1. A Mineral pool uses fewer chemicals

A mineral pool uses naturally occurring minerals like salt, magnesium and potassium and pairs them with a water purification system that works to keep your pool clean and significantly reduce the need for chemicals such as chlorine.

2. They have skin benefits

Switching to minerals means swimmers are left with soft, silky skin, which can help with dryness or inflammation. People often say their eczema or psoriasis doesn’t flair up like it would in an ordinary pool, as the minerals in the pool soothes sensitive skin.

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3. And also work to heal from within

Each of the key minerals used in a mineral pool has different health benefits for swimmers.

Magnesium in particular can help reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, stimulate hydration and improve sleep.

Salt (sodium chloride), magnesium and potassium are essential to the functioning of several body organs and can help detoxify your body.

Salt helps detoxify your body, relaxes, and helps skin-barrier function. The calming and detoxifying effects of salt in pools can support the immune, nervous, and lymphatic systems.

4. A Mineral pool is easy to install and maintain

Some people may also think it’s expensive to install or maintain, when in fact the installation process is very affordable and maintenance costs won’t differ too much from that of a salt or chlorine pool, ultimately allowing you to enjoy a luxurious spa experience in your own backyard.

Any pool can be transformed into a mineral pool and the process is fairly straightforward. You don’t need a new pool, you don’t need completely new equipment, you don’t need to empty out your pool and refill it.

A Poolwerx qualified pool technician can come to you, test the water chemistry of your pool and advise on the best process to turn your backyard pool into a new resort style pool.

The process may differ from pool to pool. If you use a mineral additive, your pool will be transformed overnight. With mineral salts, the process is more gradual, and conversion depends on the size of your pool.

5. A great investment for the whole family

The team at Poolwerx have seen mineral pool transitions more than double over the last year alone, and we expect this number to continue to grow coming into summer

Everyone can enjoy the benefits of a mineral pool, and as the ‘healthy pool people’, we’re seeing many clients convert their pools due to the wellness and beauty benefits while still retaining a healthy pool.

From young children with skin issues such as eczema or sensitive eyes, to seniors with aches and pains and athletes using it for its recovery purposes or you just want to enhance your pool, the benefits of a mineral pool will appeal to people of all ages.

Plus, with more people spending time at home backyards than ever people, the swimming pool has become not only a tool for fun and exercise, but also for relaxation.

Have you swum in a mineral pool before? Do you have a swimming pool at home? Tell us in the comments below.

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  • This makes so much sense! Can’t believe we haven’t been doing it for years. The health and skin benefits alone are totally worth it. If I ever get lucky enough to have a yard let alone a swimming pool I will definitely be getting a mineral pool

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  • Interesting, almost sounds like a float tank. I don’t have a pool but we spend summer in my PIL’s pool and this sounds a lot more nicer than their salt pool

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  • No point in us getting a swimming pool at our home. The local pool is only a 3 minute walk from home and since we live half an hour from the ocean. Main reason though is that I can’t swim.

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  • I’m not sure how true that article is. Mineral salts are a lot more expensive that normal salt and much smaller bags so you need way more bags and they need to be topped up throughout the year. Also you need to be very careful if you have family members taking low pressure medication as using magnesium in pools can be very harmful for them.

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  • We have just installed a mineral pool. Hubby and son have noticed the difference. I haven’t had a chance to swim in it yet!!

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  • If I was ever in a position to get a pool, I’d go with a mineral one no doubt. The benefits sound amazing and so much better for your skin & health. Plus less chemicals for the upkeep & cleaning.


    • The benefits for skin hair and health are so good indeed ! My youngest has Down Syndrome and she always ingests heaps of chlorine at swimming lessons, how much better would mineral water be !

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  • Sounds better for you but still a lot cheaper just to go to the local pool. My parents had a pool that we didn’t use anywhere near as much as they thought we would and quite expensive to run. They’ve since filled it in and now have plants there.

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  • Sounds good !
    However I don’t have a pool and don’t want to have a pool 1. because I have 2 kids with special needs who I don’t trust around a pool 2. because I don’t have the time & money to keep it clean

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  • Very innovating …ive always wanted a pool but seemed to.hard to manage

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  • I’ve never heard of this but it sounds like the way forward

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  • I have a friend who just installed a mineral pool. It is definitely on my radar for the future for our household.

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  • Seems as though there are lots of benefits. If I ever have the money to put a pool in, or my kids become cashed up enough to get one, ill have to remember this

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