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To Tile, or Not To Tile? The Pros and Cons of Tiling Your Pool Surround

If you're considering building a swimming pool or renovating your existing one, you may be wondering about the best options for the pool surround. One popular choice is tile, but before you make a decision, it's essential to understand the advantages and disadvantages of surrounding your pool with tile.

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Swimming Pool Heater/Chiller Units: What You Need to Know

What is a Swimming Pool Heater/Chiller Unit?

A swimming pool heater/chiller unit is a device that uses a heat exchanger to regulate the temperature of the water in a swimming pool, either heating or cooling it depending on the current need. It heats the pool water for comfortable swimming in cooler weather or cools the water during hot summer months. These units work by transferring heat energy from the air or the water into the pool water, or by the use of internal cooling fan units that chill the pool water as it circulates through the pump, depending on whether the heater/chiller is being used for heating or cooling.

Heat pump units and pool fan chillers are often used by pool owners for the same purposes, although such standalone devices can only warm the water, or cool it— not both. In regions where the seasonal air temperature runs consistently either cold or hot, such single-purpose units are adequate. But a combination heater/chiller unit is ideal for those who live in regions where the temperature fluctuates widely throughout the year.

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Freeform vs Rectangular Fiberglass Pools

Choosing the Right Pool Shape For your Backyard

When it comes to deciding between a freeform vs a rectangular fiberglass pool, there are several important factors to consider. Backyard design, water activities and functionality are the main priorities we recommend focusing on. If you have been shopping through images daydreaming about your new pool already, then you probably have been either leaning towards a shape, or agonizing over this ever-important choice. Whether you are almost positive or totally uncertain, today we will help guide you on which pool shape is a better fit for your home and lifestyle. 

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Salt Versus Chlorine: The Fiberglass Advantage

All prospective pool owners will need to make important decisions when choosing the type of swimming pool they want to own. This includes the type and style of pool, any additional features desired, and all required elements pertaining to the use of the pool and its continued maintenance. 

A huge part of any swimming pool system is water treatment and sanitization. Untreated pool water swiftly results in bacterial overgrowth, mold, and algae blooms that can turn your crystal clear pool water into a soupy green mess.

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Your Fiberglass Pool: The Basics

If you are in the market for a swimming pool and seek information about what type of pool would be best for you, Barrier Reef has the answers. Barrier Reef offers a wide selection of beautiful, durable fiberglass pool designs, and our expert technicians are proud to say we build some of the finest fiberglass swimming pools in the world today.

Read on to learn more about our fiberglass pools: what they are, and why you need one.

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Fantastic Features: Spas, Ledges, Waterfalls, and More

If you are in the market for a fiberglass swimming pool from Barrier Reef, you're in for a treat! Barrier Reef offers a wide selection of pool designs, most of which can be equipped with amazing additional options to delight and astound any pool lover. Available features include integrated and add-on spas, underwater ledges for lounging or tanning, water features such as spillways and waterfalls, special decking features like customizable tile and paver coping options, and integral pool lighting. From spas to waterfalls, there's something for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about these fantastic features!

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Preparing For Your New Fiberglass Swimming Pool: Steps To Take

If you're in the market for a new swimming pool, a fiberglass pool is definitely the way to go. Long lasting, easy to maintain, and essentially preassembled as a self-contained installable unit, a new fiberglass swimming pool with its many options in size and shape can be the ideal solution to your dreams of swimming pool ownership. But before you take a dip, there are some things you’ll need to do to prepare for your new pool. In the post below we will outline the steps you need to take to get everything ready for the acquisition of your new fiberglass swimming pool.

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Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most from Your Fiberglass Pool

When it comes to relaxing with family and friends nothing beats ownership of a well-maintained inground swimming pool to make you the envy of the neighborhood. But pool ownership can be so much more. Whether you’re looking for tips on how to keep your fiberglass pool in tip-top condition, or fun tricks to expand your enjoyment of your existing backyard pool environment, you’ll find plenty of ideas here to inspire you.

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Pros and Cons of Fiberglass Pools

When shopping for a swimming pool, there are many different factors to consider. The first decision you must make involves what type of pool you should choose—there are several types of swimming pools available, each with its own pros and cons. One of the most popular types of swimming pools available is the fiberglass pool. Such pools are widely respected for elegance, practicality, and their variety of features. If you’re in the market for a fiberglass pool we’ve compiled a list of pros and cons for your consideration while shopping for your new pool.

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