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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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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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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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