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.
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.
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.
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.
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.