Pool sanitisers – salt, mineral, or chlorine-free?

Whilst the bulk of pool purification is taken care of by the filter, sanitisers add an extra level of cleanliness by removing bacteria and algae. The question now is, salt, mineral or chlorine-free?



Salt is the most popular form of chlorination. Easy to use and nice to swim in, the system converts sodium chloride (salt) to sodium hypochlorite (liquid chlorine) through a process of electrolysis to kill any germs in the pool. When combined with an automatic pH controller such as Viron eQuilibrium, this system ensures the day-to-day water balance of the pool.

pool salt chlorinator


As an alternative to salt chlorination, a mineral blend can be used to treat the water. We recommend Mineral Swim. It has the same chlorinating effect as salt, however the water is softer. Mineral Swim is composed of authentic salts and minerals rich in Magnesium from the Dead Sea. Swimming in a Mineral Swim pool helps to aid relaxation, reduce muscle tension and helps to rehydrate the skin.


NKD1 is a hybrid system combining Oxidisation with Ionisation to deliver crystal clear, fresh water for your pool. Because of the extremely low amounts of salt and minerals present, the water in a Naked Pool has a soft and rejuvenating feel. Swimming in pools with these systems is best described as swimming in a freshwater stream. It is healthier for you and the environment, more gentle on sensitive skin, eyes and less damaging to pool surrounds and equipment.



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