Glacier Pool Coolers Supplies Pool Chiller for Olympic Games
By Claire Natale -
Thursday Aug 05, 2021
Arizona-based company will outfit unique model for U.S. Team in Japan
This year’s Summer Olympics is set to return on July 23 in Japan. Thousands of athletes are gathering from around the world in a display of sporting brilliance. Turning the attention to the swimming events, an Arizona-based company, Glacier Pool Coolers was chosen by the U.S. team as their pool chiller for this year’s scorching hot games.
Glacier Pool Coolers’ GPC280 Model Series Pool Cooling System is being used in the U.S. National Team’s 50-meter private pool facility where the Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic swim teams practice between events.
A pool cooling system is essential for swim competitions in warm weather– particularly in a humid climate like Japan. Pools that are too warm requires more effort from the athlete to swim in due to excess sweating. Keeping the pool at an optimal temperature allows for peak performance and training. The Glacier Pool Coolers’ pool chiller has brought the water temperature from 86 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees Fahrenheit at the training facility.
“U.S. Olympians are competing in an intense, hot climate this year,” said Rick Argovitz, president of Glacier Pool Coolers. “Our GPC280 Model Series Pool Cooling System will give swimmers a relief from the heat and deliver an optimal training environment in the water.”
Typically, heat pump chillers are used to maintain or regulate water temperature. However, these come with substantial running costs and energy demands. The GPC280 Model Series Pool Cooling System uses no Freon, heat exchange or gas, but rather an electric fan. Since the U.S. Olympic Committee will be using a pool chilling system that uses an electric fan, it will reduce the cost of running and operating the pool during the event.
Glacier Pool Coolers is a Texas born company that created a product line after testing equipment on pools during hot, humid and muggy Houston summers. The company used this knowledge to cool water in pools, fish hatcheries, sea life exhibits, hydro farms and stacked lakes globally. Now based in Scottsdale, Glacier Pool Coolers serves the Valley with pool-cooling needs.
About Glacier Pool Coolers
While currently located in Scottsdale, AZ, Glacier Pool Coolers is a Texas-born company. All research and development were carried out in Texas, with continued testing conducted in all climates from the desert southwest, to the Florida Keys. It allowed the company to produce pool chilling systems that were designed for some of the hottest and muggiest climates in the world. The business was spawned in 2004 and has gone on to develop numerous pool chilling systems for both commercial and residential clients all over the globe. For more information visit glacierpoolcoolers.com or like them on Facebook at @Glacierpoolcoolers.