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Saltwater Pool Comparison

The Pool Factory offers several different Saltwater compatible pool models. You can learn the differences between your choices below.
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The Differences Between Our Saltwater Pool Models

A saltwater pool is a pool that is warrantied by the manufacturer for saltwater use. Saltwater can be corrosive to most above ground pools. You should only use a saltwater system with pools that are specifically built for handling a saltwater system.

The Pool Factory carries 5 pool models that are warrantied for saltwater use;  the Saltwater 5000, Saltwater 8000, Saltwater LX, Saltwater Aurora, and the Intrepid.

Saltwater 5000 vs. Saltwater 8000

Saltwater 5000 Round Pool
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Saltwater 8000 Round Pool

The Saltwater 5000 has a 7″ wide extruded resin ledge and is a 52″ high pool. The Saltwater 8000 has a much heavier frame including an 8″ wide true curved resin ledge that is injection molded resin (the best kind of resin for a pool ledge). The Saltwater 8000 pool is 54″ high.

Saltwater 5000 Top Cap and Ledge
Saltwater 8000 Top Cap and Ledge

Both of these pools will come with a Stainless Steel service panel for superior corrosion protection. The Saltwater 8000 has a decorative wall bolt covering that conceals where the stainless steel panel connects to the rest of the pool wall. The Saltwater 5000 does not have this covering.

Saltwater Pools
Saltwater 5000 Stainless Steel Service Panel
Saltwater 8000 Stainless Steel Service Panel

The Saltwater 5000 and Saltwater 8000 are semi inground pools. They are warrantied for semi-inground installation up to halfway (26 inches or 27 inches) in the ground.

Saltwater 8000 vs. Saltwater LX

The Saltwater 8000 and Saltwater LX pools have all the same features. The only difference is the color. The Saltwater LX features resin top ledges and sleek resin top caps in a rich Chocolate hue. The uprights are a mocha metallic color.

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54" Saltwater LX Round Pool

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 Oval Pool Semi Inground
Saltwater Aurora Curved Side View
Saltwater Aurora Straight Side View


Unlike our other Saltwater models that are made mostly of resin components, the Intrepid is made entirely out of extruded aluminum. Aluminum is a metal that does not rust, therefore can be used with a saltwater system.

The Intrepid is made differently than our other pool models. The wall of the pool is assembled with interlocking panels that give it superior strength. For this reason the Intrepid Pool model can be installed up to 36 inches in the ground.

Intrepid Oval Pool Semi Inground
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