Do you use chlorine in your pool? And, is Theralux a healthier option?
Salt VS Chlorine VS Mineral Pools
Understanding the differences, and; is Theralux mineral water a healthier option? We ask Eddie Lloyd, marketing director for International Quadratics:
Great question. There are typically three types of pool sanitation in Australia and New Zealand:
- Chlorine; this is where chlorine and other water balancing chemicals are added to the pool, generally by hand or through an automatic feeder. There are different types of chlorine (stabilised and unstablised) and can come in tablet, granular or liquid format. What is common between them all is that they all oxidise organics (e.g bacteria, algae and perspiration) and are effective to keep bathers safe.
- Salt/Sodium; These are marketed as Salt Pools, however in actual fact they still produce chlorine but it is less harsh and more gentle than a traditional chlorine pool. To explain very briefly, what happens is that when salt is added to the pool water it travels through a ‘salt chlorinator cell’ and through the process of electrolysis, chlorine is produced. This process is used by 80% to 90% of the Australian pool market, however this is dropping with the rise in popularity of mineral pools.
- Mineral Pools – and what Theralux is; we use a chlorination process however we add our magnesium rich blend of minerals to the water. By doing this we provide ancient known health and wellbeing benefits by allowing the skin to naturally absorb the minerals. Our Theralux mineral blend is nourishing and ultra comfortable for the bather, whilst also enhancing the water clarity through its natural flocking (dropping suspended particles in the water) ability. There is the added benefit of also being a natural de-scaler, preventing calcium build that protects your equipment making it last longer. Unique to Theralux, we also have a pH buffer in the blend which keeps the water stable for longer – this means less work and maintenance!
When comparing the options of sanitation systems for your pool and spa, if you have selected the right mineral system (in our opinion, the right mineral system is one that is not going to cost you hundreds of dollars each time you go the Pool Shop), the health benefits it provides should be the clear choice for your family. After all, who doesn’t want water that is gentle on the skin, easy to maintain and is clear, clean and odourless?
Do you have an existing pool or spa and want to convert to a mineral pool?
Are you building a new pool?
Please contact the Theralux Mineral Pool team on 1300 131 788 for a consultation.