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Salt-Friendly Swimming Pools

Saltwater can be extremely corrosive to your swimming pool if the appropriate measures aren't factored. Check our guide.
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Salt, as most people learn from the metal components in their cars in the winter, is very corrosive. With the advancements in sanitizing technology and alternatives to chlorine becoming more common, the construction of the pools themselves must also improve. Plastics have also improved enough to be able to replace the metal components in above ground swimming pools without jeopardizing structural strength.

The corrosive aspects of salt require the pool to be constructed of more durable, longer lasting material that is not susceptible to corrosion.

The salt-friendly above ground pools available at The Pool Factory are also covered under the manufacturer’s warranty for use with salt system generators.

A salt-friendly swimming pool will have resin (high quality plastic) parts in the following areas:

  • Top Ledges
  • Top Tracks
  • Bottom Tracks
  • Top Plate (jointer)
  • Bottom Plate
  • Caps (Ledge Cover)

Resin will ensure this pool will not rust in those areas due to the added salt. Even if you decide not to use a saltwater generator, a salt-friendly swimming pool is even a great choice when using regular chlorine.

Our Saltwater 5000, Saltwater 8000 and Saltwater LX will also have a stainless steel service panel that protects the skimmer and return lines from rust and corrosion.

Stainless Steel Service Panel specifically on our Saltwater 5000, Saltwater 8000 and Saltwater LX pool models
Saltwater 5000 Above Ground Pool

Includes Free Shipping, thru-wall skimmer and blue liner.

Saltwater 8000 Above Ground Pool

Includes Free Shipping, thru-wall skimmer and blue liner.

Saltwater LX Above Ground Pool

Includes Free Shipping, thru-wall skimmer and blue liner.

Introducing The Saltwater Aurora

The Saltwater Aurora features an all resin pool frame with resin composite wall technology, bringing above ground pools to an entirely new level. This 100% corrosion resistant resin wall and resin frame will provide longevity and durability unlike any other above ground pool on the market today. The Saltwater Aurora’s exclusive resin composite wall utilizes a multi-layer reinforced polymer design which proves to be stronger than steel or aluminum. The 6″ wide injection-molded resin top ledges resist saltwater, chlorinated water and constant wear.  The top & bottom tracks are also injection-molded resin and give the Saltwater Aurora added strength and support.

The Aurora’s innovative Corrosion-Resistant Design offers a lifetime of enjoyment and includes a 360 Worry-Free Manufacturer’s Lifetime Warranty. The Aurora’s warranty also covers semi inground installation up to 27″ in the ground.

Saltwater Aurora Pool With Resin Composite Wall
Saltwater Aurora Curved Side View
Saltwater Aurora Straight Side View
Saltwater Aurora Pool With Resin Composite Wall

Includes Free Shipping, thru-wall skimmer and blue liner.

Adding a Saltwater Chlorine Generator

A saltwater pool in combination with a saltwater chlorine generator is one of the best ways on the market to make your pool nearly maintenance free. The Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ saltwater chlorine generator found at The Pool Factory is a great choice for use with any one of our saltwater compatible swimming pools. This system easily installs to your pool’s return jet fitting and is extremely user friendly.

The water in a salt-friendly swimming pool with a saltwater generator is soft with no taste of salt or resemblance to the ocean. Although since it is about 3500ppm salt, it is very close to the amount of salt in our eyes and therefore not irritating to the eyes or the skin. Chlorine pools are generally considered less healthy as chlorine can often irritate the eyes and skin and also fade clothing and swimsuits.

Solaxx Saltron Retro Jet RJ Saltwater Chlorine Generator

This system produces a pure, elemental form of chlorine by electrolysis of salt added to the pool water. After the salt is converted to chlorine and bacteria has been killed, the chlorine reverts back to salt and this process is ongoing.

  • December 26, 2014 at 9:18 PM
    Lyneese Grimes

    Price for the 5000 and 8000 Salt Water pools and available financing.

  • March 12, 2015 at 7:26 AM
    Pam Eldridge

    Please send me pricing on the 5000 and 8000 saltwater pools, thank you.

  • August 2, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    what are the differences between the salt water 5000 and salt water 8000 pools?

    • August 5, 2015 at 4:10 PM

      Hi Margie,

      The Saltwater 8000 has a much heavier frame including an 8″ wide resin ledge that is injection molded resin and very thick. The Saltwater 8000 pool is 54″ high.

      The Saltwater 5000 has a 7″ wide extruded resin ledge and is a 52″ high pool.

  • August 19, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    what’s the differences between the 8000 and LX?

  • April 18, 2017 at 9:03 AM

    How does the resin hold up with the extreme winter temperatures in Michigan? Some suggest that it is more prone to cracking. Would it be better to go with a chlorine pool instead of a saltwater resin pool in our climate?

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