POOL RESOURCES 2016

Tara Liner Blog

Information and advice for pool lovers.
Thomas Kennedy is the Marketing Director for Tara Liners and Safety Covers.

How to Choose a Vinyl Liner

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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.

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Expert Advice for Choosing a Liner Pattern

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After around 20 years in the liner industry (but who’s counting),  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. 

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The Basics of Water Color

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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.

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The Truth About Thickness

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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.

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Exposing a New Cause of Liner Wrinkles

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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.

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The Best Pool is a Safe Pool

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For playing, relaxing and entertaining outdoors, a swimming pool is the best addition you can make to your backyard. It’s the perfect place to spend time with your family and friends. As a pool owner, ensuring that your swimming pool is safe, is your most important responsibility. That can be difficult, though. Children and pets are vulnerable around a pool and you can’t supervise them all the time. Pool alarms and fences provide a level of protection but they can’t do it on their own. To effectively secure your pool, you should consider adding a pool safety cover. A safety cover will seal off your pool and prevent anyone or anything from falling in.

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Value of North American Vinyl

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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. North American companies conform to the standards of the CFFA (Chemical Fabrics and Film Association) to produce the highest quality pool vinyl.

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When is the Best Time to Buy a Pool?

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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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Choosing A Safety Cover

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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.

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Storing your safety cover for summer

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It’s warming up and your ready to start using your pool. Hopefully, you made the wise decision to protect your pool with a Tara Safety Cover. If so, the first step towards taking a dip, is removing your safety cover. It’s not a difficult thing to do. We recommend that you get someone to help, though. It will make the process much faster, easier and your less likely to damage the cover. Follow these 6 simple steps and you'll be ready to jump in, in no time.

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4 Essential Ingredients for a Long-Lasting Liner

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The 4 most important factors that determine the lifespan of a pool liner are:

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How Long Does it Take to Build a Vinyl Liner Pool?

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One of the advantages of vinyl liner pools is that they take less time to construct than other types of pools. On average it can take between 2-5 weeks to install a vinyl liner pool whereas, a gunite pool can take about twice that time. Each project is different but your Tara Authorized Dealer can give you a good guideline for for the phases of construction to be completed. With every type of pool construction there are several factors that can impact how long the process will take. So, in this post we list the main factors that could influence your pool project.

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Pool Transformation

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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!

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Caring for your Safety Cover

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A safety cover doesn’t require much maintenance when it is in use. Most of the upkeep takes place when you put it on and remove it. With a little care and attention during these two times, you can keep your cover looking great and working properly for many years.

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The Top Money Saving Addition to Your Pool

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We all look for ways to save money and get more for what we pay. That makes a safety cover a sound investment for any pool owner. Not only are there cost savings when you add a safety cover, it adds value to your home and helps you get more out of your pool. After your initial investment, a safety cover immediately starts to pay you back. Better yet, the real benefits show up over time. The more you use your cover the better your return.

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How to keep your liner looking beautiful

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A vinyl pool liner is a strong, beautiful finish for your pool. Taking proper care of your vinyl pool liner will greatly add to the beauty and life of the liner. It's important but not difficult to care for a vinyl liner. 

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A better looking pool all year

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During the summer, your pool is the highlight of your backyard. Your family and guests all love the clear sparkling water of your beautiful backyard oasis. However once the leaves start to fall, the water is littered with their unflattering colors. Try as you might, vaccuming them out becomes an impossible chore. Besides, the fall is busy enough with back to school, holidays, football, etc. So what can you do to keep your pool looking clean and spiffy till it's time to splash around again? A pool safety cover is your best option and here’s why.

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Protect Your Safety Cover Bag

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You know it's important to take care of your cover but what about your safety cover's bag, we've got you covered with the storage pouch. We've even made it possible to get one for FREE!

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Preparing Your Pool for Winter

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Once pool season is over, it’s time to start preparing your vinyl liner swimming pool for winter. Properly winterizing your pool will protect if from damage and extend the life of your pool liner and pool equipment. Closing a swimming pool is a little more challenging than opening one. You would not be out of line getting a pool professional to do it for you. But if you’ve got a little time and some patience you can certainly tackle it on your own.

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New Color Choices for Solid Safety Covers

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We are proud to announce we have added 2 new color choices for our solid safety covers. Beginning this season, solid safety covers are now available in tan and gray. These two new color choices give you 4 colors of solid safety cover to choose from.

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Protecting your pets around the pool

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Our pets are some of our closest companions. We love to have them around no matter what we're doing. Swimming in the pool is no exception. Whether they are swimming or just relaxing with us around the pool, it's important to keep them safe. Here are some tips to make your pool a safe place for your pets this summer.

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