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Mineral Pool Systems: Diving into the Benefits

By Meagan - Updated On: 08/29/23

A mineral system is an alternative or supplementary means of sanitizing your pool; an important step in swimming pool maintenance. They use minerals, metals, or elements from the natural environment to produce water quality benefits that would otherwise be produced by synthetic chemical systems.

Now, for a fun fact! Ever hear of the Dead Sea? The Dead Sea has been famously stapled as “The Fountain of Youth” due to the long-time belief that the sea has beneficial healing properties. Upon further research, results have concluded that this holds some truth! The high salt and mineral make-up of the water does indeed provide benefits for our bodies! Hence where the idea originated to bring that same style of therapy to your very own backyard.

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What Minerals are in a Mineral Pool System?

So, what exactly makes up a mineral swimming pool system, and how do those components contribute to overall better health?

Mineral systems are typically a combination of sodium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, and borates.

Sodium Chloride

In simpler terms, salt can be used to produce chlorine through electrolytes. When salt was first implemented into pool maintenance, you could taste it. The expected salt level back then was closer to 7,000 ppm where as now, only 3,200 ppm is preferred. Fast forward a few years where systems utilizing salt have advanced so much that you do not detect a salty presence at all. As an added bonus, salt is a gentler approach to clean water versus chlorine when it comes to sensitive skin.

Magnesium Chloride

This component to the mineral system holds a list of benefit!

  • Prevents calcium build up
  • Detoxes the skin and body by relaxing your nervous system
  • Relieves anxiety and stress
  • Soothes the skin
  • Makes the water silky smooth
  • Acts as a flocculent to filter out fine particles

Potassium Chloride

Have you ever been told, that if you wake up in the middle of the night with cramping leg muscles (or any cramping muscle for that matter), to immediately eat a banana to relieve the pain? This is because bananas contain a high amount of potassium. Potassium chloride makes a swimmer feel relaxed, eases any sore muscles, and does not irritate dry or sensitive skin. Not only that, it is great for hair and nails! Adding this mineral to your pool will have you feeling like you are off to a spa day or even bathing in a natural spring!


Benefits of borates include:

  • Soft and Silky Water
  • Prevents PH Rise
  • Reduces Chlorine Demand (less algae)
  • Provides a Comfort Feeling
  • Clarifies Water by Removing Ultra-fine Particles
  • Can Be Used On All Pool Types

Add a Mineral System to Your Pool

Needless to say, you can reap many benefits by using a mineral system for your pool chlorination. If you would like to know more, make sure to check out some of these options:

However, thanks to the recent shortage and price increase of chlorine tablets the number one complaint folks have when using a mineral system (the fact that still have to use a good amount of chlorine) has been completely solved! Yeah, as crazy as it sounds, you can run a fully sanitized, healthy, pool with the most refreshing conditioning water you've ever experienced all without having to add any chlorine tablets. Read more here. 

You may also call our store at 866-532-8194 and a representative will be happy to assist you!

Thanks for choosing Royal Swimming Pools for all of your swimming needs! Happy swimming!

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