Eva's Story

Swimming relief for eczema sufferers

Monday 5th November, 2018

Eva Swimming Chemical Free

Families who suffer with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis are set to enjoy year-round swimming comfort with the introduction of new technology in swimming pool sanitisation. While chlorine can help to reduce bacteria that causes infections in eczema-prone skin, it can also act as an irritant, worsening symptoms and causing painful, itchy flare ups. Chlorine sanitises and disinfects pool water, but Australian company Maytronics has found a way to reduce chlorine levels by up to 80% whilst achieving superior sanitisation and without the irritation and pain sometimes caused by exposure to chlorine and other harsh chemicals.

A unique combination of magnesium, sourced from the Dead Sea in Israel, and the naturally purifying element known as ‘ozone’, is creating a water purification system up to 3,000 times more powerful than traditional swimming pool chemicals. Dermatologists and biochemists around the world agree on the calming and healing effects of magnesium on sensitive skin, with the ancient act of balneotherapy (bathing in natural mineral-rich water) still regularly recommended for sufferers of eczema.

Brisbane mother, Natalie McKeering says her daughter, Eva 11, experiences itching and tingling after exposure to regular chlorine in pools and has to shower immediately after every swim. “We have to keep Eva out of swim squad during term 3 because her eczema is worse during the dryer weather and her skin is just too sensitive for chlorine during that time,” said Natalie. “She recently swam in a pool treated with the magnesium and ozone combination and she didn’t even need to shower afterwards. The water was so much more gentle on her skin and it actually felt softer and more hydrated afterwards.”

Maytronics also offers the only 100% natural skincare range made from ingredients inspired by Dead Sea minerals. The AHAVA skin care range for men and women extends the hydrating, rejuvenating swimming experience beyond the pool and is bottled at the only skin care laboratory located on the banks of the Dead Sea, Israel. Mineral Swim™ is the only magnesium pool system available in Australia that includes the additional water purification of Ozone Swim™. Mineral Swim™ can be installed in existing domestic or public chlorine or saltwater pools. Eva swam at the Rackley pool in Pimpama.

Why Mineral Swim?

Mineral Swim™ is the only magnesium pool system available in Australia that includes the additional water purification of Ozone SwimTM. Mineral Swim can be installed in existing domestic or public chlorine or saltwater pools. Eva swam at the Rackley pool in Pimpama. Available at selected stockists.