Many homeowners ask us what time of year is best for buying a new pool. With temperatures rising and days getting longer, many of us start to dream of owning a pool. So, we thought this would be a good time to share what we’ve learned.
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Inspiring Pool Makeover Projects
Looking for inspiration and ideas to update your pool? Check out the entries in our 2017 Tara Ultimate Makeover Contest. Pool dealers from across the country are sending us photos of their current pool remodeling projects. We’ll be posting these photos to Facebook and Pinterest so you can see examples of all types of pools being transformed. This will be a great opportunity to find the perfect solution for you backyard.
Tara Adds to the Communities We Serve
Since we started, part of our mission at Tara Liners, has been to contribute to the improvement of our community. Volunteering and contributing money and resources to local organizations helped us connect to our community. In 2015 we were inspired to expand the community we support. That year, we experienced a serious flood that left many local residents and employees without shelter. The Red Cross responded as soon as it happened. They helped many in our community by providing food, shelter and support. We were overwhelmed by the speed, the organization and the range of services the Red Cross was able to provide. This event motivated us to want to contribute to their disaster relief efforts in the future so they could help others, like they helpded us.
Choosing The Water Color of Your Pool
One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your new pool is the water color. The color of the water is the image that stands out the most in your backyard, so it needs to be perfect. You may think that the pool liner is what will create the look of the water. Although the liner pattern makes a big difference in the look of the water, there are several variables that also play a large role. In this article we’d like to give you some insight into these variables so you can choose a pattern that gives you the look you want.
What's the Best Pool Safety Cover for You & Your Family?
A safety cover is an important addition to your pool but choosing the right one for you, may be confusing. There are 3 types of pool safety cover. Each of them will keep your pool safe and protected. They also offer reduced water evaporation, which reduces water and chemical use, saving you money. Plus, no matter which type of safety cover your choose you'll have a better looking pool all year round. There are important differences between each type of cover that can effect which one you prefer. In this post we break down the advantages of each type of cover, to help make your decision easier.
The 4 most important factors that determine the lifespan of a pool liner are:1 - The Quality of the Vinyl
The quality of the vinyl liner material is critical for a long-lasting liner. High quality North American virgin vinyl is the best material to withstand the harsh pool environment. It is designed to resist fading, weathering and abrasion. Cheaper foreign vinyl is not tested and proven to meet the same quality standards. Over time it breaks down and is prone to fading and cracking. Tara uses only 100% American made virgin vinyl to ensure you get the maximum life out of your pool's liner.
The CARE Center hosted the 6th Annual 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun this year. The “I Race Because I CARE 5k” was started in 2010 to help fund and support The CARE Center's efforts to help and assist the citizens of Southeastern Madison County. This year's run helped the CARE Center achieve 75% of the money to fund the organinzations education initiative, Fuel Their Hunger to Learn.
Tara uses only American made virgin vinyl. Not all vinyl is created equally. The best vinyl in the world is produced in the United States and Canada. The 2 companies that produce vinyl for pools, all belong to the CFFA (Chemical Fabrics and Film Association) and are held to the highest standards.
The thickness of a vinyl pool liner is critical to how the liner fits. To work properly, a pool liner needs to have a good balance of different properties. Imagine a gymnast, that needs a balance of strength, flexibility and size. Vinyl liners are similar. The liner needs to be strong and flexible but not too thick or heavy.
Six Steps to Selecting the Perfect Pool Liner
With pool season approaching, do you find yourself wanting a change of scenery in your backyard? Or are you needing to replace a worn out, tired liner. Choosing the right pool liner can be a difficult decision. It is probably one of the most important decisions you can make about your pool. You want to choose a liner that will suit your needs, a style that will suit your taste and will also hold up for years of enjoyment. Tara has some suggestions for choosing the right liner that can help you make the best decision.
The best way to update the look of your pool is to get a new liner. Once a pool starts to age it can loose it’s luster. Fading and stains can hurt the appearance and make the pool look worn out. Times and tastes change as well and a liner pattern that looked great 10 years ago, may look dated now. More importantly, vinyl liners have come a long way in recent years. The technology, patterns and options available have made vinyl liners as beautiful and luxurious as anything on the market. Here are 3 reasons why there’s never been a better time to update your pool!
A wrinkled liner is a costly but often rare problem. Vinyl manufacturers in the U.S and Canada produce a very durable product. Their products are designed to take a little abuse without showing signs of stress. However, a problem is beginning to emerge in the vinyl liner industry. There are increasing reports of wrinkles developing in liners that are just a few years old. Not only are there more pools experiencing wrinkles but the wrinkles are also more severe. What is the reason for this and where are these wrinkles coming from? New research is shining some light on this subject and the evidence suggests that off-shore material is the likely culprit.
After somewhere around 20 years (but who’s counting) in the liner industry I’ve helped many homeowners with choosing their liner pattern. Installing a new pool or updating your existing pool is one of the most exciting times for any family. However, choosing the perfect pattern can be a difficult decision. The pattern you choose can change the whole complexion of the backyard. This article is designed to give you a few tips and some advice based on what I’ve learned.