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.
The terms used to describe different measurements or parts of the pool can vary across different regions, manufacturers and product categories. We put together a list of terms that we often get asked about. Below is the definitions for some of the most common terms we use in liner manufacturing.
When you’re installing safety covers one of the problems you might encounter is the need to remove an anchor. If you run into this situation, there is a simple and inexpensive way to extract an anchor from the pool deck. The tools you need are all pretty common and can be found at Lowes or Home Depot. Please let us know if you find this method helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shipping is simple when you use Tara Liners and Safety Covers. Tara is offering our customers an easy low cost solution for shipping their products. From now till the end of the year, we will ship your liner or safety cover to your distributor for only $35 freight. This offer is good for anywhere in the lower 48 states.
Of all the pool shapes, a freeform is the most difficult to measure. To get an accurate measurement we recommend using the A - B point to point method. It involves measuring a series of points around the perimeter of the pool from two fixed points roughly 5 - 10 feet from the pool. This method is versatile and can be used for any size or shape of pool. If it’s done right and all of the measurements are recorded correctly, it gives the designers a very accurate layout of the pool’s perimeter. If you use this method you can measure any pool that comes your way.
Replacing an old safety cover can be a difficult task. Matching a new cover to the existing anchor locations is often the most challenging part of the process. It requires detailed measurements of the safety cover and all of the anchor locations. Obviously, taking that many measurements takes a great deal of time and effort. Luckily, there is another way. Tara’s easy remake program takes all of the hassle and frustration out of replacing an old safety cover because we take care of the measuring.
Vinyl liner (package pools) are not just versatile and affordable, they are also a better choice for the environment. They are made from recyclable materials including steel, plastic, wood and vinyl. Because they are shipped as a kit and assembled on-site, they require less energy to transport and construct. The smooth non-porous vinyl surface prevents algae growth so a vinyl pool uses fewer chemicals. The vinyl liner also insulates the pool, reducing energy consumption.
Our new lotus liner pattern was selected as one of the Top 50 products for 2019. Pool & Spa News (PSN), one of the leading industry publications, presents this award each May. The prestigious award recognizes the most innovative and popular new products to debut each year. This year Lotus was the only vinyl liner pattern selected for this recognition.
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.
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.
This year we have not been able to catch a break from the rain. So far, it's been one of the wettest on record. That means many of us are dealing with flooding and high water tables which can easily lead to floating pool liners. When water builds up behind a liner it can lead to wrinkles, balloon shaped swelling or the liner coming loose from the track.
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.
Quality products and services can’t be delivered without quality people. For businesses to thrive in today's economy they need to have strong stable workforce. The knowledge, skills, relationships and camaraderie that your employees posses are valuable assets. When you loose a good employee it can cost you more than you may realize. So, investing in your employees is one of the best investments you can make.
A safety cover is a large investment for any pool owner. The cost can make alternatives, like water bag covers, look attractive. However, a safety cover can actually be a cost saving addition to a pool. Of all the products you sell, safety covers have some of the greatest cost saving benefits. Explaining this to pool owners, can persuade them to upgrade to a safety cover. In this article we give you some solid evidence for selling the value of safety covers.
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.
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.
If you’ve ever looked at a Tara Liner box, you may have noticed the pool shapes printed on the top. These drawings show where the “tabs” are located. The tabs are an indicator Tara has used for years to help pool professionals quickly position a liner in a pool. If you place the liner tabs in the location indicated on the top of the box, the rest of the liner will be easy to position. Using the tabs takes much of the guesswork out of installation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
St. John's Bay and Beale Street are two of our most popular patterns. The mosaic style floor pattern, for both of these liners is inspired by ice cubes. This design gives the pool a clean refreshing loook. The variation in blues, from light to deep blue, will definitely make your water sparkle.