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Lotus Awarded Top 50 Product


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.

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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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Guest — Alessia Hayden
I feel quite happy while reading the blog!! Pool covers prevent water evaporation by up to 95 per cent so they are one of the best... Read More
Monday, 02 April 2018 13:07
Guest — Joe
What is the difference in weight between the 3 cover options?
Saturday, 11 August 2018 21:24
Thomas Kennedy
Thank you for your question Joe. The Regular Mesh is 4.7 oz per sq. yard, HD Mesh is 7.1 oz per sq. yard and Solid is 13 oz per sq... Read More
Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:53
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The Basics of Water Color


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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Guest — Brittany
The pool liner is such a great way to update a pool! Thanks for sharing!
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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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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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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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The Truth About Thickness


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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In the world we live in today, bigger is better, more of anything is surely better, if a little does a little good then a lot will... Read More
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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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Guest — Mike Sigler
Thickness should be last reason to choose liner. 20 mil is fine and will last as long or longer than 27 mil. n... Read More
Friday, 01 May 2015 13:44
Guest — Curt
A list of good things to consider when ordering a new liner. We're replacing our second Tara liner in 26 years and have been very ... Read More
Thursday, 18 June 2015 20:41
Guest — roberta allen
does the color or the pool liner affect the water temperature at all? we have a neighbor that has a very light liner and the water... Read More
Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:07
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Protecting your pets around the pool


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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Hi. just wondering if anyone has had issues with pets (dogs specifically) that swim in the pool and have torn the liner? This woul... Read More
Monday, 15 October 2018 08:26
Thomas Kennedy
Alwyn, that is a reasonable concern. We always tell people that the FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT thing they need to do is to train the... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2018 12:51
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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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This is an excellent article. Thanks for posting. We're in southern California so anytime is a good time! https://www.eastvalepoo... Read More
Thursday, 19 April 2018 01:27
Guest — Andrew Agar
Please do an article on when to go for pool renovation?
Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:02
Thomas Kennedy
Thank you Andrew that is a great suggestion. We will put something together on that for you.
Thursday, 30 August 2018 13:10
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A better looking pool all year

Safety Covers keep leaves out of your pool

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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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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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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I loved the way you discuss the topic. Great work! Thanks for sharing your informative post. Try this http://www.pinespoolcleaner... Read More
Saturday, 29 September 2018 09:25
Guest — Lewis
Thanks for sharing these tips I covered mine with a winter pool cover and it really helps to keep the pool out from debris leaves... Read More
Friday, 07 December 2018 12:32
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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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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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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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Thanks for the tips on how to care for your pool's safety cover. My husband and I are thinking about getting a custom pool cover t... Read More
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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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It makes sense that pool covers will help you prevent debris from getting into your pool. My wife and I would like to get a cover ... Read More
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:13
Thomas Kennedy
Stefan, thanks for your comment. If you need help finding a dealer who can recommend the best safety cover for your needs and inst... Read More
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 15:24
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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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When you're choosing proper safety equipment for your pool it always helps to have a proper pool cover. As the article points out,... Read More
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Pool Transformation


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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Tara teams up with the Red Cross

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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.

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Find Your Inspiration with the Tara Ultimate Makeover Contest

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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.

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Vinyl liner pools are best in business as far as my experience tells me
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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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New SureStep Pattern | St. Johns Bay

Pool lined with St. Johns Bay

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. 

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