Mineral pool vs salt water pool

If you’re concerned about the health of your loved ones, the cost of maintaining your swimming pool and the impact it has on the environment, it might be time to consider converting your high chemical pool to something better. In recent years, Australians have been searching for alternatives to chlorinated swimming pools because pools with high levels of chemicals are harmful to people and the environment. Keeping up with maintenance is time-consuming and costly. Now, imagine swimming in crystal clear water that’s clean enough to drink! The Freshwater System is designed as an easy way to upgrade your existing pool from salt or chlorine, or others. But first, let’s explore the other options.

Convert swimming pool to saltwater

Is it true that a saltwater swimming pool is better for you than a traditional chlorine pool? The truth is a saltwater pool is, in fact, a chlorine pool. It’s a common misconception that a saltwater pool has no chlorine, but it actually involves converting high levels of salt into chlorine to clean and sanitise your pool. The chlorine levels are lower in a saltwater pool than in a regular chlorinated pool, but a saltwater pool’s upkeep is more. It’s crucial to monitor and balance a saltwater pool to ensure the water doesn’t become too acidic, damaging any concrete parts of your pool and surroundings. Also, the saltwater will corrode pool equipment and you may need to convert aspects of your pool to salt-resistant. In addition, the power costs of running your saltwater system will be higher than a regular chlorine pool or freshwater pool.

Converting salt water pool to Magnesium

A magnesium pool (or mineral pool) is widely marketed as a healthier alternative to chlorine or salt water pools when in fact, magnesium is merely added to a pool system and still produces chlorine as the primary sanitiser. So, a magnesium pool is still a chlorine pool. Adding magnesium rather than standard pool salt may make the water softer on skin, hair and eyes, but unfortunately, adding magnesium to your salt chlorinator requires more maintenance, more costly products and more of your time. The chlorine will still be produced in your pool, damaging pool equipment, bathers and pool surrounds. Converting your salt water pool to magnesium is a little bit like a bandaid fix. It has some minor benefits that come with higher costs and more maintenance and be careful of the taste of your pool water. Can you imagine drinking magnesium and potassium in water?

Mineral pools vs salt water pools

You can convert your saltwater pool to a mineral pool. A saltwater chlorinator works by combining salt and chlorine to clean and sanitise pool water, while a mineral pool combines magnesium and potassium to generate chlorine. Both options still require chlorine to sanitise the water, kill bacteria and prevent algae build-up. Mineral pools and saltwater pools demand a lot of time and money to continually balance the water in your pool to keep it clean and safe to swim in. A freshwater pool will save you up to 50% on running costs and free up your time to enjoy your outdoor sanctuary oasis without worrying about maintaining it!

Convert existing pool to freshwater

If you’re looking to convert your salt water pool, chlorine or mineral pool to something fresh, then convert your existing pool to a freshwater pool. The NKD-R Freshwater System uses innovative technology to harness an age-old method of sanitising and disinfecting water. Through the use of copper and silver to naturally prevent algae build-up and produces crystal clear water, the NKD-R is the future of swimming in pools in Australia. We’ve combined 40+ years of pool innovation experience to utilise this same technology that NASA even uses to produce clean drinking water in space. The Freshwater Pool System will make swimming in your pool reinvigorating and refreshing while being safer for your families health. Speak with the team at Naked Pools today to learn more!