How a Mineral Swim Magnesium Pool works

By now you’ve probably heard about Magnesium pools and the health benefits to both you and your pool. But how do they work and why are they so superior? We break down some of the science below (don’t worry, you won’t have to brush off your old high school textbooks to understand), and explain how you can easily transition to a Magnesium pool like Mineral Swim.


How does it work?

The Mineral Swim system combines magnesium-rich minerals found in the world famous Dead Sea, known for its health benefits, with ozone water purification from Ozone Swim.

The minerals used in a Mineral Swim pool are 100% naturally occurring with no synthetic additions.

The chlorinator cell uses electrolysis to convert the Magnesium Chloride in the water into small amounts of chlorine (approx. 0.5-1.0ppm in a standard pool), which is necessary for keeping the pool water free of bacteria and organic material after the filtration system has turned off.

This level of chlorine is significantly less than a typical salt of chlorine pool that usually sits at 2.0-3.0ppm. With this small amount of chlorine present in the water it’s almost undetectable by swimmers and doesn’t require showering afterwards to the 'remove ‘sticky’ chlorine feel.

Minerals are added to the pool water manually and only need replacing when water has been lost or fresh water added. They also provide many health benefits on top of being used to produce the low levels of chlorine to sanitise the pool. They also act as a natural flocculant, so any debris clumps together and drops to the floor of the pool, ready to be easily vacuumed up by your automatic cleaner.

Mineral Benefits:

  • Stimulates hydration

  • Relaxes muscles

  • Crystal clear water

  • Detoxifies & regenerates the skin

What is Ozone?

The Ozone system is 3,000 times more effective at killing organic contaminants than chlorine alone. It does this through a process called Oxidisation which is a transfer of atoms from one molecule to another. In this case, it is the transfer (or stealing) of atoms from the organic matter like bacteria and algae to free oxygen molecules created by the Ozone system which in turn kills the bad stuff.


Almost all bottled water goes through an ozone process to purify it before being bottled & sold


A more scientific answer: Oxygen is O2 (2 x Oxygen atoms) whereas Ozone is O3 (3 x Oxygen atoms). When Ozone is injected into water it wants to break back down into Oxygen. It does this by leaving one lone Oxygen atom to ‘steal’ (oxidise) other oxygen atoms from harmful water contaminants like organics, impurities, bacteria and viruses. This is a natural and safe process.

The increased oxygenation in the water helps maintain water freshness and clarity, leaving the water feeling noticeably softer.

Ozone Benefits:

  • Safe water purification

  • Odour-free

  • Soft on skin & gentle on eyes

  • Compatible with any existing pool system

Now what?

Now you know how the minerals and Ozone components of the Mineral Swim system work together to make your pool water healthy and crystal clear, it’s a really easy process to make the change from your current system.

Having one of our service technicians install the Mineral Swim system is super quick, taking only about 1-1.5 hours. It can be installed on an existing pool regardless of if it was a chlorine or salt pool previously. Once installed, the system works exactly the same as any other pool system on a timer.

After the first year, the minerals cost approximately $400 annually (this is less than what you would normally spend on salt, clarifying chemicals and flocculants used in a salt pool). Mineral Swim also comes with a 12 month Customer Service Guarantee as well as a 10 year warranty on parts.

You’ll also get your own AHAVA skincare gift pack like the one below and until December 2019, you’ll receive an extra 6 x bags of minerals for free with your Mineral Swim system purchase!