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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.

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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