Mineral Swim FAQ’s

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How much would it cost to convert/manage my existing pool over 12-months?

Approximately $3,600.00 fully installed for an average-size pool and approximately $400 per year in mineral costs, for an average pool in a temperate climate. This cost may be lower in a cool climate and higher in a tropical climate. For the purposes of providing an indicative costing, 45,000 litres is the volume of an average-sized pool in Australia. People switching from chlorine pools require an ozone system with an integrated chlorinator, whereas people switching from salt pools require just an ozone unit. These two options vary slightly in cost also depending on pool size (bigger pools may require a more powerful ozone unit). Cost excludes any further savings that may be realised through reduced usage of electricity from running your chlorinator at a reduced level.

Can I use Mineral Swim minerals in my spa?

We’re currently testing Mineral Swim for use in spas with cartridge filters (normal high-flow filters commonly used with spas). This R&D is focusing on the effect of flocculants as they do their job and accumulate with other 'contaminants' (ie sand, dirt and hair). We don't anticipate any problems, but because of the way people use their spas differently to pools (on and off), we wanted to test and be sure. We can say the heat in spas has no bearing on the Mineral Swim system and that the water clarity and health benefits are the same.

What is a “flocculant” and why is it good for my swimming pool?

A flocculant attracts tiny particles in the water together, to form a bigger particle. This helps the filter to catch the combined particles and your pool robot (cleaner) to pick them up.

Why do I need an Ozone Swim water purification unit? Does this really make a difference?

The minerals in Mineral Swim have major health benefits for people suffering from conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. They also hydrate the skin and act as a muscle relaxant. The extra benefits brought by ozone water purification include exceptional water clarity and hygiene. The ozone adds its own powerful sanitising/flocculant effect eliminating microbial contaminants such as bacteria, skin cells, viruses, urine, oils, chloramines and other organisms such as cryptosporidium and giardia (augmenting the flocculating effect of magnesium chloride). In conjunction with an effective pool cleaner – like a Dolphin robot – that removes particles from the bottom of the pool, your pool water will have exceptional clarity.

Why do I need minerals? Can’t I just buy an Ozone Swim unit?

The Mineral Swim system is based on the combined benefits of minerals and ozone, which together delivered unparalleled water clarity and health benefits. However, the ozone system can be installed on its own. Please enquire with your nearest Mineral Swim Dealer.

Is it easy to convert my existing pool? How long does it take?

Whilst all pools depend on chlorine, either through dosing with chlorine or using salt (using a chlorinator to convert salt to chlorine), the advantage of salt pools is that they already use chlorinators. This is significant because the Ozone Swim unit attaches to your chlorinator. This is a relatively simple installation process that takes about 1 hour. If you have a chlorine pool, this may take a little longer as you will be installing the Mineral Swim system that includes a chlorinator.

What is a “fresh water” swimming pool?

There’s not really any such thing as a fresh water back-yard pool, because all pools depend on chlorine to sanitise swimming pool water. Some systems claim to offer “fresh water” through lower salt or chlorine content, or the use of high-risk sanitising agents such as silver and copper (heavy metals) with questionable health implications; it’s a case of buyer beware.

Is chlorine bad for my swimming pool?

Chlorine in general is not bad for swimming pools, as it tends to be relatively diluted (not over-dosed). The by-product of chlorine is chloramine. Chloramines are the toxic chemical that cause red eyes and itchy skin. On occasion, they can also exacerbate people’s allergies on-contact with the skin or when inhaled (whilst swimming). The Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) used by public pools all around Australia determine that a minimum amount of free chlorine is always required in the swimming pool to maintain good quality water while ensuring nasty bacteria and viruses are eliminated. It’s how the by-product of chlorine (chloramine) is treated through the sanitation process, that is important. The advantage of Ozone Swim is that it eliminates toxic chloramines and preserves a minimal amount of free chlorine to eliminate nasty pool water contaminants.

Does a pool with a strong chlorine smell mean there’s too much chlorine and it’s unhealthy to swim in?

The smell comes from chloramines which are the by-product of chlorine acting with some contaminants in your pool water (such as sweat, skin cells and urine). Chloramines are not necessarily unhealthy for everyone, but they can irritate people with allergies, asthma and skin sensitivities such as eczema and psoriasis. Ozone water purification is effective because it specifically attacks chloramines.

How does Mineral Swim help me use less swimming pool chemicals?

There are a number of ways the Mineral Swim system helps reduce the need for chemicals. The first is by using 100% natural Dead Sea minerals in conjunction with ozone water purification. Together these dramatically reduce the load on your chlorinator. In most instances, your chlorinator’s output will be halved. Secondly, the flocculation effect will make your filter more effective.

How does Mineral Swim reduce the maintenance required to keep swimming pool water clear and sanitised?

The filter and the skimmer box work to keep the pool clear of large contaminants like leaves and debris. The flocculation effect of Mineral Swim system (minerals + ozone) helps remove small contaminants from the water, including nutrients that algae need to grow. The chlorine and the ozone work together to neutralize micro-organisms. With a Mineral Swim system, the maintenance work a pool owner needs to do is minimised.

Why is Mineral Swim ideal for people who suffer from allergies, asthma or eczema?

The 100% natural Dead Sea minerals in Mineral Swim are soothing and hydrating for the skin and can provide relief from a variety of skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. The magnesium can also act as a muscle relaxant. The same minerals are used in AHAVA skin care products. The minerals are converted to chlorine by a chlorinator (all pool systems rely on chlorine as a sanitising agent), but a Mineral Swim system will use much less chlorine because it is also uses an ozone water purification system that is more powerful than chlorine and removes a range of other pathogens and contaminants.

What is “ozone” and how does it work in my swimming pool?

Ozone is a strong sanitizing agent, that can neutralise dangerous micro-organisms and viruses like cryptosporidium. The ozone works together with chlorine to keep your pool water safe by preventing problems like algae growth.

Where is the Mineral Swim system made?

The technology for the ozone water purification is designed and built in Australia. The minerals are 100% natural and imported from the Dead Sea.

Does the Mineral Swim system work in a salt or mineral swimming pool?

The Mineral Swim system works in any mineral or salt pool.

What is the benefit of combining Ozone Swim with Mineral Swim Minerals?

Together the ozone and minerals provide the safest, clearest and healthiest swimming water available. The minerals soothe and hydrate your skin, relax your muscles and flocculate the water, whilst the ozone provides one of the most effective sanitising agents in nature.