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Cobb & Co split stone walling and coping paired with Harvest crazy paving in classic pool design

Cobb & Co split stone walling and coping paired with Harvest crazy paving in classic pool design

When it comes to building a new swimming pool, deciding on what type of water and filtration system you will include is a key consideration.

The experts explain the health benefits of mineral pools

The health benefits of mineral pools are drawing more people to choose this pool over the more traditional options.

A quality home pool treatment solution should help to protect those swimming in your pool from harmful chemicals, as well as offer an effective water filtration that saves you time and money.

Dean Herald from Rolling Stone Landscapes explains deciding on your pool’s filtration is really important whether it’s a chlorine pool, salt pool or mineral pool.

“With a chlorine pool, the part per million these days are so low that they don’t create those issues we might have had back when we were growing up where the pool was green or your hair was green,” Dean explains.

“With a salt pool, you must understand what that’s going to work with. Surrounding plants may cause issues with coping.”

Mineral pools are very popular due to their health benefits

In recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of mineral pools greatly due to the therapeutic benefits that comes with soaking in the water. Mineral pools have been found to help improve circulation, alleviate pain, relieve stress, as well as being gentler on the skin. The health benefits of mineral pools are seemingly extensive.

According to Dean: “The mineral pool is a new element on the market. It’s becoming popular. You have to make a choice for what’s going to work for you.”

Matt Bramley of Splish Splash Pools agrees with the health benefits that have been proffered around mineral pools. “Mineral pools are an extension of salt water. They have been on our market for a few years now”, he says.

It’s basically magnesium chloride, Epsom salts, which is just a big bath. Very, very good for the skin, very therapeutic.

Matt Leacy from Landart Landscapes says of the positive effects of mineral pools suggest it’s worth considering. “It’s softer on your skin. It’s better for kids with eczema. It’s easier on the eyes.”

“I’ve experienced it myself. It’s worth trying,” says Matt.

 

Now you’ve read about the expert option and health benefits of mineral pools, are you considering installing one of these in your home?

Click here for more pool advice from the Eco Outdoor Learning Library.

 


Interview Transcript:

Dean Herald of Rolling Stone Landscapes: Making a selection on your filtration is really important, whether it’s a chlorine pool, salt pool, or a mineral pool. With a chlorine pool, the parts per million these days are so low that they don’t cause those issues we might have had back when we were growing up where the pool was green or your hair was green.

Matt Leacy of Landart Landscapes: It’s definitely important. If your pool is larger than 100,000 litres, which is considered to be a big pool, a chlorine feeder is probably gonna be the best system for you.

Dean: With a salt pool, you just gotta understand what that’s gonna work with. Surrounding plants may cause issues with coping. And the mineral pools is a new element on the market. It’s becoming popular. You just gotta make a choice for what’s gonna work for you.

Matt: Mineral pools are an extension of salt water. They have been on our market for a few years now. It’s basically magnesium chloride, Epsom salts, which is just a big bath. Very, very good for the skin, very therapeutic.

Matt: It’s softer on your skin. It’s better for kids with eczema. It’s easier on the eyes. So I would give that a go. It’s much nicer on the skin. I’ve experienced it myself. It’s worth trying.

Matt: For your average backyard, for the mom and dad, the recommendation definitely is to go salt or mineral. It’s very easy to run. It’s cheap with the upkeep, not much mineral or salt will be required, and it’s gonna be the nicest to swim in, for sure.