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Why Tara?

Located in Owens Cross Roads, Alabama, Tara is a family-owned and operated pool and outdoor products manufacturer that supplies pool professionals, across the country, with high quality vinyl swimming pool liners, pool safety covers and shade sails. Every product Tara produces is custom designed and built using state of the art design software and manufacturing equipment. To ensure the best fit and durability Tara uses the best materials available. Tara has been serving the swimming pool industry for over 37 years.

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Tara offers the highest quality vinyl swimming pool liners, pool safety covers and commercial and residential shade sails. Our products are known for their incredible fit, quality construction, strength and durability.


Tara is dedicated to producing high quality products at very fast turnaround times. It is our goal to be the fastest, most efficient pool liner, safety cover and shade sail manufacturing company in our industry. We pride ourselves on being innovative and forward thinking so that we can provide the best products and services to our valued customers.


As a leader in vinyl liner and safety cover manufacturing, we are committed to sustainability in multiple ways, including manufacturing efficiency and waste recycling. Our new 60,000 sq.ft manufacturing facility uses half the energy of older plant.

The History of Tara Liners

Founded in 1984 by Marshall Richardson, Tara has been a leader in the pool industry for over 37 years. We have played an important role in the development of the pool liner. Tara was one of the first companies to incorporate computers into the design and cutting process. Tara’s innovation transformed the process of manufacturing vinyl liners. We took a handcrafted product that was inaccurate and unreliable and created a product that was precise and durable. Since then, we have applied the same innovative solutions to develop a pool safety cover that exceeds ASTM standards.

Tara has always been more than a manufacturer for our customers. We are a resource for them, providing tools that make it easier to sell and install Tara products. We know that our customers' reputations rely, in part, on the durability and quality of our products. We also provide an effective, responsive customer service team that will help answer not just Tara-specific questions, but other general pool-related questions. Today, Marshall’s daughter Tara and her husband Larry share leadership of the company. Marshall still plays a role in the company though. He provides his time and wisdom in helping guide Tara Manufacturing into the future.

Tara Furlough (Current CEO) with her father Marshall Richardson (Founder)
Marshall Richardson holding the 2016 PoolCorp Vendor of the Year Award